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      The College at Brockport (2015-05-01)
    • Tabula Rasa

      Curtis, Tyler; Greece Athena High School (2020-01-01)
    • Taking a Second Look at First Impressions That Kindergarten Teachers Have of Their Students

      Begy, Gerald; Hubbard, Kiera; The College at Brockport (1999-03-01)
      This study attempted to determine whether there was a statistically significant difference between first impression scores of Kindergarten students and scores after time. To achieve this purpose, a teacher survey was administered to fifteen Kindergarten teachers. During the first week of school, the teachers were asked to rate five or their students on 18 different characteristics on a scale of 1-5. These characteristics included attitude, social interaction, respect for adults, maturity, independence, behavior, curiosity, risk-taking, creativity, enjoyment of literature, concept of print, understanding of math concepts, memory, academic ability, oral language, physical fitness, fine-motor skills, and socio-economic status. After eight weeks of school, the survey was given again and the teachers rated the same students on the same characteristics. A t test for paired two sample means was used to analyze the scores of each teacher individually and of all of the teachers together. The results of the study found a borderline significance between the scores of all of the teachers combined and that three out of the fifteen individual teachers had a statistically significant score.
    • Taking a Smart Approach to Community Problems

      Lumb, Richard C.; The College at Brockport (2016-01-01)
      When negative events persist, sometimes for years, the solution approach utilized is not working. Rather than continue along an unsuccessful path, a new tactic is needed. The model, the sustainable community capacity building, provides the steps for achieving successful and durable change. Public and private partners from within the community (neighborhood, business, volunteers, other geographic configurations and professional services) are critical in the examination of needs and the development of sustainable programs. Progress is required in adopting a course of action that includes problem identification and drill down exploration, community building, prevention strategies and sustainable solutions.
    • Talk within Literature Circles in an 8th Grade ELA Classroom

      Robb, Susan; Brown, Samantha S.; The College at Brockport (2014-05-01)
      This study investigates what kinds of talk students engage in during a Literature Circle with assigned roles. Participants were asked in an interview which type of discussion they preferred (Literature Circles or Whole Group) and why they preferred one type of discussion to the other. Data were collected through the use of semi-structured interviews, audio recordings, and observations. These data were collected and analyzed using a constant comparison method. Results of the study showed that students preferred Literature Circles rather than whole group discussion and that student talk varies in a Literature Circle discussions ranging from content-based talk and off task discussions. The four focal group students demonstrated a need to feel comfortable in their learning environment and the need for time to share their thoughts and ideas about the Literature they were reading.