Teacher Express The Power Elite Thomas Dye, a political scientist, and his students have been studying the upper echelons of leadership in America since 1972. These "top positions" encompassed the posts with the authority to run programs and activities of major political, economic, legal, educational, cultural, scientific, and civic institutions. The occupants of these offices, Dye's investigators found, control half of the nation's industrial, communications, transportation, and banking assets, and two-thirds of all insurance assets. In addition, they direct about 40 percent of the resources of private foundations and 50 percent of university endowments. Furthermore, less than 250 people hold the most influential posts in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government, while approximately 200 men and women run the three major television networks and most of the national newspaper chains. Characteristics of the Power Elite According to C. Top Command Posts. Shared Attitudes and Beliefs.
Understood Pre-K Pages: Printables and Activities for Preschool Teachers National Association of Special Education Teachers: Teachers Teaching Exceptional Children Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy 100 Awesome Blogs for History Junkies | Best Colleges Online Posted on Wednesday September 10, 2008 by Staff Writers By Britney Wilkins If you’re a history junkie, you surely know by now that the Internet is a great tool for finding information. But did you know that blogs are some of the most useful resources out there? Here you’ll find blogs about periods in history, genealogy, war, and lots more. Periods Read about specific periods, like the Victorian era and the American Revolution on these history blogs. Cardinal Wolsey’s Today in History : Read Cardinal Wolsey’s blog for thoughts on Tudor, medieval, and early-modern history. Art These blogs highlight the history of fine art. Dracula vs. War Read these blogs if you’re interested in the Civil War, soldiers, and World Wars. Civil War History : Read Civil War History to learn about the Civil War, as well as new developments in Civil War history. Day in History These blogs offer a daily look at historical events and people. Religion Read about historical churches and church history in these blogs. Genealogy
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Technology Instructional Strategies for Pre-K and Kindergarten Adding technology to a preschool or kindergarten classroom is always a little bit tricky. You have to walk a fine line. On one hand, we know that when delivered in the right fashion, technology instruction can be beneficial for young children. On the other hand, we want to be certain that we aren’t just adding unnecessary screen time to the lives of kids who may already be spending far too much time on devices and watching TV. 1. You know that flip phone that’s been in your drawer forever? Children pretend old phones are smartphones and use them to take pictures and send texts. 2. Whether you’re demonstrating a concept for the or working with children while they play, you can use these times to teach them how to use and care for technology equipment. Another way to model good tech habits for kids is during free play time. 3. Mobile devices have made it so much easier to keep kids active while they’re using technology. Taking technology into the world. 4. 5. 6.
CSADP - Special Education websites Special Education The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): An international organization that is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. Disability Rights, Education and Defense Fund (DREDF): A national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC): ERIC EC (Gifted Education) gathers and disseminates the professional literature, information, and resources on the education and development of individuals of all ages who have disabilities and/or who are gifted. Tech&Learning Magazine March 31,2014 An independent study, published in theInternational Journal of Evaluation andResearch in Education and sponsored by theSchool Improvement Network, shows a directlink between professional development andgains in student achievement. More » The Flipped Learning Network recentlyreleased the following “Four Pillars” thatteachers must incorporate to create a“Flipped Learning” experience: More » President Obama’s new ConnectED initiatives hasthe following goals: More » Google’s annual science fair, the largest online science fair in the world, will beopen to students ages 13-18 worldwide through May 12. More » We call this generation of learners digital citizens More » Amplify ELA DigitalCurriculum More » March 28,2014 Belkin’s Stage App combines the convenience of adocument camera with the power of an interactivewhiteboard. More »