• Differentiated Instruction in the General Education Elementary Classroom

      Adesso, Briana (State University of New York at Fredonia, 2019-07)
      Differentiated instruction is the way in which a teacher anticipates and responds to a variety of students' needs in the classroom. To meet students needs, teachers differentiate instruction by modifying the content, the process, and the product of the way that students demonstrate their learning. Differentiation involves making a learning task fit students need instead of the other way around. The goal of differentiated instruction is to bring the ideas and concepts of the curriculum to the learner at a pace and a depth that is appropriate for the ability of each student. I created a handbook for teachers to utilize when they need suggestions on differentiating instruction in the classroom. Different learning styles, and tips for teachers to accommodate to those learning styles will be categorized in the handbook. It will also include information on how the teacher can set up the classroom to promote differentiated instruction. The purpose of this handbook is to provide teachers information about differentiated instruction and give ideas about how it can easily be done. It is important to keep each student in mind when lesson planning, and making sure everyone is on the same page with the content being taught.
    • Grit relationship to student grade point average

      Erickson, Jordin (State University of New York College at Fredonia, 2017-05)
      The importance of choosing students for a specific program has been something many specialized schools struggle with. There is little research completed on the relationship between Grit and GPA on middle school aged students. The author collected data on student grade point averages GPA and Grit score from 10th grade students who were enrolled in a dual college high school program. The top 5 performing students and bottom 5 performing students according to GPA were selected for the study. The researcher was investigating if there was a relationship between student GPA and Grit score. The findings showed there was a relationship between Grit and GPA. [from abstract]