You can purposefully create a social environment conducive to your academic success and void of distractions and detractors. In this section we will discuss ...
Author: Grace M. Charles
Publisher: Gracie Mansion Publishing Co
GRACE CHARLES, award-winning high school student, Yeshiva University valedictorian, and medical student at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has years of experience tutoring high school and college students. But her forte is in helping aspiring students like yourself to excel. Here, she teaches you exactly how to succeed in high school...This thoughtful guide emphasizes the development of both an academically well-rounded student and an overall successful individual. The skills and character traits you develop will help you to do well in many aspects of your life, both in and out of school...With this interactive guide you will: - enjoy an academic program tailored to your individual preferences and lifestyle - gain confidence and a positive attitude towards your school work - develop effective time management skills - learn how to take concise and useful notes - start to read actively and outline your texts - achieve a calmer sense of mind and reduce stress in your life - learn how to fully prepare for exams - discover over twenty useful and effective memorization techniques - acquire a keen ability to spot trick questions - find out what to write when you don't know the exact answer - learn how to research for, create, and orally present structured and intelligent reports...High school is a defining time in a student's life. Your accomplishments, grades, and overall success as a student will impact the rest of your life. Make the most of your high school career with get to the Top of the Class: How to Succeed in High School.
As you read Vocabulary Instruction for Academic Success, you will see that current researchers make it very clear that vocabulary growth is essential to ...
Author: Hallie Kay Yopp
Publisher: Shell Education
Developed by renowned author Ellin Keene, Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies is an ideal tool for assessing students' reading comprehension. This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text. The book contains four reading passages for each grade level (1-8) that offer high-interest fiction and nonfiction text. Each assessment is accompanied by a rubric that allows you to document students' thinking and then score and monitor their growth. Strategies assessed include thinking aloud, using schema, inferring, asking questions, determining importance in text, setting a purpose for reading, monitoring comprehension, visualizing, synthesizing and retelling, and story structure/structural patterns. The assessments can be used in various ways to inform instruction and to assess learning. All passages, assessments, and rubrics are provided on the Teacher Resource CD and the assessments and rubrics can be customized.
efforts to improve academic success , and SEL serves as a critical element of it by assisting students in navigating the social and emotional contexts of ...
Author: Joseph E. Zins
Publisher: Teachers College Press
In this groundbreaking book, nationally recognized leaders in education and psychology examine the relationships between social-emotional education and school success—specifically focusing on interventions that enhance student learning. Offering scientific evidence and practical examples, this volume points out the many benefits of social emotional learning programs, including: building skills linked to cognitive development, encouraging student focus and motivation, improving relationships between students and teachers, creating school-family partnerships to help students achieve, and increasing student confidence and success.
Abstract AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE ACADEMIC SUCCESS Lawrence L. Scott, II Committee Chair: Absael Antelo, Ph.D. Committee Member: Jessica Kimmel, ...
Author: Lawrence L. Scott
Category: Social Science
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences and perceptions of 10 selected academically successful African American male leaders. In this study, "academic success" was defined as these African American men who attained a master's or postgraduate degree such as a M.D., Ph.D., or J.D. Even though there is bountiful research on the deficiencies in the lives of African American males, it is still unclear what conditions lead African American men to higher educational attainment. The goal of this study was to also add to the deficient, ever-emerging body of research in the area of African American male educational attainment, while providing viable solutions that speak to the plights of African American males from all educational backgrounds and experiences. Using a basic interpretive qualitative inquiry format, the research questions focused on (a) how professional and familial social capital is related to academic success, (b) the participant's perception of the role of resilience in the pursuit of academic attainment, and (c) how does self-efficacy influence academic success for these African American male participants? This research analyzed recurring themes from these participants, who were solicited because they can provide expert testimony on how an African American male can achieve academically. The inquiry produced three recurring themes: Self-Belief and Identity, Social Network and Support, and Faith, Spirituality, and Inspiration. After a comprehensive qualitative analysis of the themes, the following categories emerged: Resilience Over Faulty Mindsets; Competition; Above Mediocrity; Social Network and Support; Family; Positive Influences, Mentors, and Peers; Opportunities; Faith, Spirituality, and Inspiration; Faith in a Higher Power; and Historical Responsibility. All the participants identified Social Network and Support as a major factor in their academic success. Most participants credited a parent, peer, mentor, or teacher as the most influential person that helped them throughout their educational pursuits.
Study Skills Academic Success Academic Writing Skills for International Students The Business Student's Phrase Book Cite Them Right (10th edn) Critical ...
Author: Maria Herke
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: College students
This hands-on book introduces students to the demands of university study in a clear and accessible way and helps them to understand what is expected of them. It helps students to develop the core skills they need to succeed at university, and gives guidance on the key forms of academic writing, including essays, reports, reflective assignments and exam papers. It shows students how to recognise opinions, positions and bias in academic texts from a range of genres, develop their own 'voice' and refer to others' ideas in an appropriate way. It also features authentic examples of academic texts and engaging activities throughout to aid understanding.Packed with practical guidance and self-study activities, this book will be an essential resource for all students new to university-level study.
The results of this study indicate that children of divorce trail their counterparts in intact families in terms of academic achievement, ...
Author: William Jeynes
Providing an objective assessment of the influence of parental involvement and what aspects of parental participation can best maximize the educational outcomes of students, this volume is structured to guide readers to a thorough understanding of the history, practice, theories, and impact of parental involvement. Cutting-edge research and meta-analyses offer vital insight into how different types of students benefit from parental engagement and what types of parental involvement help the most. Unique among works on the topic, Parental Involvement and Academic Success: uses meta-analysis to enable readers to understand what the overall body of research on a given topic indicates examines research results in terms of their practical implications focuses significantly on the influence of parental involvement on minority students’ academic success Important reading for anyone involved in home-school relations/parental involvement in education, this book is highly relevant for courses devoted to or which include treatment of the topic.
A 1996 study31 by Bandura determined a parent's sense of academic efficacy for their child impacts their academic achievement in a positive way.
Author: Tutor Doctor
If your child is struggling in school, and you can’t find a solution, this may be the book for you. Tutor Doctor’s unique approach to learning takes a step back from the books and explores how your child is approaching their studies. Do they have a clear set of goals to motivate them? Are they finding the process fulfilling? Can they organize their time, and are they eating well? Do they feel comfortable in a learning environment, or is the classroom a place that makes them anxious? Knowledge is important, but without the right framework in place, even the brightest child will fail. That’s why the first step to addressing problems at school isn’t more schooling; it’s helping students become happy, confident, and motivated to learn. Over the past thirteen years, Tutor Doctor teams have worked with more than 200,000 students to build winning learning strategies. In this book, their leading experts explain how you, too, can guide your child to success.
for their academic success. The sources providing diverse resources and opportunities include shadow education, parental involvement, and cultural subtexts.
Author: Young Chun Kim
This volume tackles perceived myths surrounding the academic excellence of East Asian students, and moves beyond Western understanding to offer in-depth analysis of the crucial role that shadow education plays in students’ academic success. Featuring a broad range of contributions from countries including Japan, China, Taiwan, and Singapore, chapters draw on rich qualitative research to place in the foreground the lived experiences of students, teachers, and parents in East Asian countries. In doing so, the text provides indigenous insights into the uses, values, and meanings of shadow education and highlights unknown cultural and regional aspects, as well as related phenomena including trans-boundary learning culture, nomadic learning, individualized learning, and the post-schooling era. Ultimately challenging the previously dominating Western perspective on shadow education, the volume offers innovative theorization to highlight shadow education as a phenomenon which cannot be overlooked in broader discussion of East Asian educational performance, systems, and policy. Offering pioneering insights into the growing phenomenon of shadow education, this text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in international and comparative education, curriculum studies, and East Asian educational practices and policy. Those interested in the sociology of education and educational policy will also benefit from this book.
Promoting Health and Academic Success is a valuable resource for advocacy, planning, implementation, and evaluation related to the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach.
Author: Birch, David
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Promoting Health and Academic Success is a valuable resource for advocacy, planning, implementation, and evaluation related to the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach. It’s also ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses that address a coordinated approach to school health.
Pathways to Academic Success in Higher Education examines two major challenges facing the nation. The first is preparing high school students for college, a reform that has been tackled largely through state policy initiatives. The second is creating new pathways to academic success for underrepresented students in higher education, a challenge that must be addressed within a decentralized system of higher education. Part one: Presents and documents key findings from research on K-12 education policy. Part two: Provides action research using a state data system to inform colleges and universities. Part three: Focuses on the future of policy and organizational initiatives to improve opportunity. This book integrates studies conducted over nearly a decade and offers guidance on how best to understand and promote retention and success once students have gained access.
Author: Beverley Holden JohnsPublish On: 2014-10-28
impacts academic success, and academic success or the lack of it impacts behavior. If students are successful in the classroom academically, there often can ...
Author: Beverley Holden Johns
Publisher: Corwin Press
Powerful behavioral interventions to help your students succeed Behavioral problems can disrupt learning for the whole classroom if not managed properly, which is often a matter of frustrating trial and error. This must-have guide delivers a set of fifteen practical intervention techniques that can be applied to virtually any situation in both pull-out and inclusive classrooms. Backed by research and case studies, each chapter is brief and to the point with a focus on one behavioral intervention technique. Insights include: Incorporating student interests in classroom activities Understanding the reason the student is misbehaving to plan an appropriate intervention Understanding how stimulation impacts performance
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Author: Gail Craswell
Category: Study Aids
Writing for Academic Success is a vital practical guide for any graduate student. The authors show you how to acquire communicative rigor in research essays, reports, book and article reviews, exam papers, research proposals, and literature reviews, through to thesis writing, posters and papers for presentation and publication. This Second Edition has been fully revised to reflect the online learning explosion. The authors provide insightful new material about how to work productively in different online contexts such as with blogs and wikis, setting up an e-portfolio, and raising an online profile. They also set out a focused guide to issues unique to digital communication, and working with and across different media and technologies.
Students tutoring other students can lead to improved academic achievement for both student and tutor, and to positive attitudes toward course work.
Author: John H. Williams
Educators: "It is time we stand for something, Lest we fall for anything," as past demands on education have exhibited. This book is intended to offer a perspective of where education is; how it got there and to offer a new Portrait of Education. The contention is to regain the trust of our students and reestablish a relationship with them using the expertise of educators, who have been trained in how we learn, child development and enable them to remove "VIOLENCE" from the schools! Parents, attorneys, doctors, politicians, and other members of a school's community should be involved in their areas of expertise aiding educators in the reform of education.
Indeed, the literature examining the effects of children's race on their academic achievement has covered a large range of educational and sociological ...
Author: William Jeynes
The goal of this book is to examine the relationship between religion and academic success, both historically and in modern society. Very few books are dedicated to examining this very important topic. In addition, to this date there has never been a published quantitative metaanalysis examining the effects of religiosity and religious schools on academic outcomes. It is my hope that this book will be a useful tool for educators, researchers, professors, and parents who desire to examine this relevant and practical area of study. Our nation owes much of its educational foundation to the religious orientation of many of its founders, educational pioneers, and educational reformers. Although educational historians used to focus on the religious and moral orientation of people like Noah Webster, Horace Mann, Johann Pestalozzi, Emma Willard, Friedrich Froebel, and many others, contemporary educational historians inappropriately omit the religious roots of these individuals.
Teachers who create a classroom environment that promotes academic success have the following attributes: They Have Empowering Beliefs These teachers ...
Author: Lee Canter
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
This groundbreaking resource details the first management program designed to specifically address the first priority for today’s educator: improving the achievement of all students. Go beyond simply managing student behavior to quickly and effectively establishing an environment that promotes academic success in your classroom from day one. Teacher-tested, research-based strategies create a classroom in which children learn free from the distraction of disruptive behavior.
In this chapter we explore the relationship between health and academic achievement in schools and examine strategies for advancement of these important ...
Author: David A. Birch
Publisher: Human Kinetics
There is increasing evidence that health and academic success go hand in hand. Now educators and health professionals have a new model—the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach—to use in promoting health and learning in the schools. This new approach, developed by leaders in education and health, is a transition from the coordinated school health (CSH) model that was introduced in 1987. Promoting Health and Academic Success is a new resource for the transition from CSH to WSCC. Written by national leaders in education and school health, some of whom were involved in the development of WSCC, this book provides direction for education and school health professionals interested in promoting student health. It is valuable for individuals and groups interested in advocating for WSCC and for those engaged in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of this new approach. The book also is a resource for both undergraduate and graduate students in courses that address a coordinated approach to school health. Each chapter includes application activities that engage students in translating their learning in the context of WSCC simulations. In addition, the School Health in Action feature provides case studies that demonstrate the impact school health programs are having in schools across the United States. Applicable to both students and professionals, Promoting Health and Academic Success includes an appendix that presents a thorough guide to using school health assessment tools created by organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the National Association of State Boards of Education. Following is a partial listing of the tools: • The School Health Index helps schools improve health and safety policies. • The State Schools Health Policy Database facilitates sharing of policies across states. • The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool encourages children to adopt and maintain health-enhancing behaviors. • The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool assists schools in analyzing their curricula and comparing it to national physical education standards. • A Parent Engagement tool shares strategies for involving parents in school health. The book is presented in five parts. Part I unveils the new WSCC model, explains its components, and provides a historical overview of coordinated school health. Part II offers insights into the Whole Child initiative and examines the evidence linking health and academic success. Part III explores the crucial role of school administration in ensuring success, ways to meet the diverse needs of students and their families, and methods for getting the community involved. Part IV delves into planning, implementation, and evaluation aspects of WSCC. Part V looks to the future for WSCC and provides perspectives from the field. The appendix supplies the assessment instruments and tools.
Author: Marshena McCoy-Williams Ed.D.Publish On: 2016-10-11
Nothing except their children's health seems more important to them than academic success. For more than two decades, SKTLC has been providing customized ...
Author: Marshena McCoy-Williams Ed.D.
Category: Family & Relationships
Regardless of income, social status, or ethnicity, parents everywhere are concerned about their childrens academic performance. We all want our children to reach their academic potential. We all seek the peace of mind that comes with knowing our children are learning and mastering all the skills necessary for academic competence. In Boost Your Childs Academic Success, author Dr. Marshena McCoy-Williams offers a series of recommendations for empowering childrens learning capabilities. The founder of Smart Kids TLC, a tutoring and learning center in Greensboro, North Carolina, that provides academic services to public, private, and homeschooled children and their parents, she gives strategies parents can apply to improve their childrens academic performance. Designed for individuals from diverse ethnicities, cultures, socioeconomic strata, and family structures, the ideas can be mixed, matched, and modified to fit specific circumstances. Many of the recommendations and strategies are based on research in education, pedagogy, medicine, nutrition, and cognition. Some are traditional, and others are nontraditional. Each directly or indirectly helps develop intellectual and/or academic abilities. Boost Your Childs Academic Success provides a range of options from which parents can select to create a holistic and focused plan of action to improve their childrens academic experience and performance.
can educators promote ELLs' levels of academic success as compared to only facilitating acquisition of basic English? In the following chapters, ...
Author: Craig A. Albers
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Educators and school psychologists throughout the country are working with growing numbers of English language learners (ELLs), but often feel unprepared to help these students excel. This highly informative book presents evidence-based strategies for promoting proficiency in academic English and improving outcomes in a response-to-intervention (RTI) framework. Illustrated with a detailed case example, the book describes best practices for working with K-5 ELLs in all stages of RTI: universal screening, progress monitoring, data collection, decision making, and intensifying instruction. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes more than two dozen reproducible worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.