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Author: Timothy G. Weih

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City: Cedar Falls | State: Iowa (USA)

About Me: Timothy Weih, Ph.D. - I am an associate professor of education and write about children's education and social needs.

Articles by Timothy G. Weih:
  • Subtle Bullying is a Form of Violence-Part 1 ( 709 reads)   

    The best way to defend yourself against subtle bullies is to become aware of their tactics. Knowledge and discernment are your most effective tools for protecting and guarding yourself. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Subtle Bullying is a Form of Violence-Part 2 ( 597 reads)   

    The best way to defend yourself against subtle bullies is to become aware of their tactics. Knowledge and discernment are your most effective tools for protecting and guarding yourself. - Category: Self-Improvement
  • Reading Comprehension: Question-Text-Answer-Relationship (QTAR) Part 1 ( 1043 reads)   

    The QTAR Strategy makes the process of answering questions over reading material very clear and literal for students to understand, apply, and see the inherent relationships between the questions, the text, and the answers that students are to deduce. - Category: Education
  • Reading Comprehension: Question-Text-Answer-Relationship (QTAR) Part 2 ( 5934 reads)   

    The QTAR Strategy makes the process of answering questions over reading material very clear and literal for students to understand, apply, and see the inherent relationships between the questions, the text, and the answers that students are to deduce. - Category: Education
  • Reading Comprehension: Scan-Question-Read-Write-Review (SQRWR) ( 947 reads)   

    In order for students to learn information while they are reading, they need to understand how to actively think as they are reading, in other words, they need to learn how to DO something with the text other than just reading it. - Category: Education
  • Expository Poetry ( 1018 reads)   

    The Expository Poetry Strategy engages students in gaining subject vocabulary knowledge, subject content knowledge, reading comprehension, writing fluency, and collaborative work skills. - Category: Education
  • Context-Clue Strategy: Teaching Students Word Solving Skills-Part 1 ( 1262 reads)   

    Young readers or in the case of ineffective readers, either have not learned the processes involved in figuring out unknown words using context clues, or they fail to apply them. A helpful strategy that promotes the use of context clues for solving unknown words is the Context-Clue Strategy. - Category: Education
  • Context-Clue Strategy: Teaching Students Word Solving Skills-Part 2 ( 1792 reads)   

    Young readers or in the case of ineffective readers, either have not learned the processes involved in figuring out unknown words using context clues, or they fail to apply them. A helpful strategy that promotes the use of context clues for solving unknown words is the Context-Clue Strategy. - Category: Education
  • Prairie Burning ( 960 reads)   

    Today, many civic and governmental agencies, along with special interest groups have become involved in developing large areas of man-made prairies in parks, along roads and highways, and other public places. Careful consideration needs be made regarding the goals and purposes for establishing these large prairie areas. Healthy prairies are not maintenance free and they can be very costly. - Category: Nature
  • Attention Grabbers: Getting Students' Attention Without Shouting ( 1617 reads)   

    Attention Grabbers have many benefits for both teachers and students. When taught and practiced correctly, teachers can feel more comfortable allowing students to enter into meaningful student-led discussions (see Weih, 2016) without feeling they might lose control of them and have to resort to shouting for the sake of regaining their attention. Moreover, teachers can implement Attention Grabbers as a transitional choral response strategy to let students know that they need to get ready for a different activity. - Category: Education
  • Digital Collaborative Literacy Teams ( 1125 reads)   

    Teachers can help their students be prepared for today's challenging work environment through the implementation of the instructional method of Digital Collaborative Literacy Teams, which is a method that provides students the opportunity to build not only their collaboration skills, but also their technology skills. - Category: Education
  • Teaching the Literary Elements of Narrative Stories: Part One ( 1099 reads)   

    Beginning with the stories that all students have in their lives for teaching literacy promotes the idea to students that their lives are important, have meaning, and can be background knowledge for learning language in the elementary classroom (Part 1 of a 2 part article). - Category: Others
  • Teaching the Literary Elements of Narrative Stories-Part 1 ( 1237 reads)   

    Beginning with the stories that all students have in their lives for teaching literacy promotes the idea to students that their lives are important, have meaning, and can be background knowledge for learning language in the elementary classroom. - Category: Education
  • Contextual Factors For Instructional Decision Making For Grades K-3 ( 2552 reads)   

    Research has suggested that the best teaching takes into consideration the key factors related to children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. - Category: Education
  • Classroom Management For Grades K-6 ( 2820 reads)   

    Managing a classroom of children in grades K-6 involves teachers in learning aspects of organization, structure, school policies and procedures, as well as learning the pre-established mode of doing things in the school. - Category: Education
  • Content Standards For Curriculum and Instruction in Grades K-6: Part 1 ( 2552 reads)   

    This is the first part of a two part article intended to familiarize the beginning teacher with educational standards and objectives and how to plan content literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment that aligns with them. - Category: Education
  • Content Standards For Curriculum and Instruction in Grades K-6: Part 2 ( 4923 reads)   

    This is the second part of a two part article intended to familiarize the beginning teacher with educational standards and objectives and how to plan content literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment that aligns with them. - Category: Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Content Literacy For Grades K-6 (Part 1) ( 2562 reads)   

    This is part one of a two part article intended to familiarize the beginning teacher with how to plan and implement content literacy assessment and evaluation for grades K-6. - Category: Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Content Literacy For Grades K-6 (Part 2) ( 2242 reads)   

    This is part two of a two part article intended to familiarize the beginning teacher with how to plan and implement content literacy assessment and evaluation for grades K-6. - Category: Education
  • Curriculum and Instructional Program For Grades K-6 (Part One) ( 2232 reads)   

    This is part one of a two part article that covers how to create, develop, design, and implement a content literacy curriculum and instructional program in Kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms. - Category: Education
  • Curriculum and Instructional Program For Grades K-6 (Part Two) ( 1978 reads)   

    This is part two of a two part article that covers how to create, develop, design, and implement a content literacy curriculum and instructional program in Kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms. - Category: Education
  • Literature-Based Phonics Instruction For Grades K-3 ( 2119 reads)   

    This article describes practices, materials, and strategies for implementing literature-based phonics instruction in grades K-3. - Category: Education
  • Oral Reading Fluency Instruction For Grades K-3 ( 1954 reads)   

    This article describes practices, materials, and strategies for teaching oral reading fluency in grades K-3. - Category: Education
  • Reading Comprehension Instruction For Grades K-3 ( 1756 reads)   

    This article describes practices, materials, and strategies for implementing reading comprhension instruction in grades K-3. - Category: Education
  • Literature-Based Content Writing Instruction For Grades K-3 ( 1938 reads)   

    This article describes practices, materials, and strategies for implementing literature-based content writing instruction in grades K-3. - Category: Education
  • Writing the Discussion Section of a Research Grounded Paper ( 4398 reads)   

    This article explains how to write the discussion section of a research grounded paper. - Category: Education
  • Writing the Method Section of a Research Grounded Paper ( 2733 reads)   

    This article explains how to write the method section of a research grounded paper. - Category: Education
  • Writing the Results Section of a Research Grounded Paper ( 2493 reads)   

    This article explains how to write the results section of a research grounded paper. - Category: Education
  • Writing the Literature Review Section of a Research Grounded Paper ( 3057 reads)   

    This article explains how to write the literature review section of a research grounded paper. - Category: Education
  • Writing the Introduction Section of a Research Grounded Paper ( 2706 reads)   

    This article explains how to write the introduction section of a research grounded paper. - Category: Education
  • Is it Homework or Homeschooling? ( 2965 reads)   

    Homework remains a very hot topic, even being addressed on national news programs. Advocates for homework claim that it's necessary in order for children to keep up with other countries. Due to the recent emphasis on standardized tests, many schools have added test-prep practice to be done at home. Still some advocates hold the notion that homework is a means for making children into high achievers. On the other hand are those arguing against homework, or to be specific, too much homework for young children. Those in this camp hold that elementary children could develop a dislike for school and have mental health problems due to stressing over homework. In addition, the argument has been made that homework interferes with family time and the free time that young children need to develop extracurricular skills in sports and the arts. - Category: Education
  • Homework and the Defiant Child: A Parent's Guide ( 2833 reads)   

    There is a lot of controversy over homework these days and many times parents and children are caught in the confusion as to how to manage homework. There are numerous guides that have been published for helping parents handle homework with their children. But the problem area that many parent guides do not cover is how to approach homework with the defiant child: the child that fights homework, struggles at school, and does everything he can to subvert the whole process. This present guide is meant to help parents and children through those difficult times. - Category: Education



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