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Aborn, Matt – Education, 2006
Over the last three decades there has been a major shift in how practicing educators think about intelligence. One great driving force of this change can be attributed to "Frames of Mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligences," written by Howard Gardner in 1983. Gardner's book is conceived around the premise that every human being maintains seven (now…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Academic Aptitude, Expectation, Goal Orientation
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Utay, Joe; Utay, Carol – Education, 2005
All school professionals working with children and adolescents deal with social skills issues. Even if not the primary issue or goal, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, other specialists such as nurses, speech and language therapists, etc., and some administrators make informal assessments of their students' ability to successfully…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, School Personnel, Staff Role, Needs
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Cordry, Sheila; Wilson, Janell D. – Education, 2004
Increased parental involvement of parents may well be the hope of every educator. However, many teachers report little if any constructive parental involvement in the education of the children in their classrooms. This paper reflects on the growing need for parents to increase their involvement with their children in the home as well as become…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Parent Child Relationship