Thursday, August 12, 2010

What do Educators Need to Know?

John Lloyd, an education professor at the University of Virginia is asking educators what they want to know about teaching and supporting students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, as well as when teaching students with Learning Disabilities.

I'm drawing a complete blank at the moment, but hopefully by the end of the day I'll have thought of some questions. Meanwhile, I'm sure the rest of you have plenty of questions floating around in your head- click over to his two blogs (links above) and ask away!

He gives some examples of the type of questions he's looking for:

Possible research questions about teaching students with LD:
  • Does RTI really help prevent problems in (a) reading, (b) writing, (c) math, and (d) social-behaviorl outcomes? Does effectiveness vary by age?
  • Do curricular approaches produce different benefits for students with LD?
  • What procedures produce the best outcomes for students with LD when they are 25 years old?
  • What specific competencies make teachers more or less successful in promoting learning by students with LD?
Possible research questions about teaching students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders:
  • Do consultation teams have greater benefits than school-wide behavior plans in reducing problem behavior?
  • Do students with EBD benefit differentially from highly structured classroom arrangements?
  • What procedures produce the best outcomes for students with EBD when they are 25 years old?
  • How can teachers monitor progress in student behavior across time, a la CBM for academic performance?
  • What specific competencies make teachers more or less successful in promoting learning by students with EBD?



1 comment:

Daisy said...

If you look at Glennon's father's letter and substitute the word "learner" for the word "teacher", you have a partial answer to what educators need to know. When children see themselves as learners, then a new "door" is available to them. They may need to have specialized keys to open that door, but they realize that they can do it. They can take pride in being a learner just as a teacher can take pride in being a teacher.

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