Items Tagged with "effective strategy"


Overview Mentoring has been a practiced art of developing and maintaining positive and helpful human relationships for hundreds of years, by nearly every culture, by varied individuals and groups, and in many different ways. It has survived the test of time and has been of enormous value to each mentee involved in a mentor program…. Read more »

Early Literacy Development

Overview The traditional approach to assisting children who are having difficulty learning to read was wait until they were developmentally ready to read (Pinnell, DeFord, & Lyons, 1988). Children with inadequate reading skills were retained or participated in pullout programs (Donley, Baenen, Hundley, 1993). Researchers now believe that it is better to intervene early and… Read more »

Early Childhood Education

Overview Birth-to-five interventions demonstrate that providing enriching activities and enriching environments in early childhood can enhance brain development. Providing the best possible classroom environment from the early childhood years throughout the primary and secondary years is one of the most effective way schools can reduce the number of children who will ultimately drop out. High-quality… Read more »

Family Engagement

Overview A synthesis of research by Henderson and Mapp (2002) concluded that there is a positive relationship between family engagement and improved academic achievement. This is true across socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and educational background for students of all ages (Mapp, 2004). Today’s call for families to become more involved in their children’s education both at home… Read more »

Safe Learning Environments

Overview Violence has become part of the fabric of our society. It is pervasive on television, in sports, music, video games, and even in our schools and workplaces. Schools are no longer safe havens for children. The Educational Development Center (1996) found that only half of the children felt safe in school. Approximately 160,000 students… Read more »

School-Community Collaboration

Overview School-community collaboration occurs when groups or agencies come together to establish an educative community. The educative community is composed of a multitude of educating entities such as school, home, places of worship, the media, museums, libraries, community agencies, and businesses (Drew, 2004). Everyone in the community is accountable for the quality of education. The… Read more »

Systemic Approach

Overview Systemic Renewal is “about continuous, critical inquiry into current practices, identifying innovations that might improve education, removing organizational barriers to that improvement, and providing a system structure that supports change” (Duttweiler, 2004, p. 56). It is very difficult to effect change in the educational system because of traditional methods of doing things and also… Read more »

Effective Strategies

15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention PDF  Since 1986, the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) has conducted and analyzed research; sponsored workshops and national conferences; and collaborated with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to further the mission of reducing America’s dropout rate by meeting the needs of youth in at-risk situations, including students with disabilities. Students… Read more »