Teens often believe that they can successfully carry out many tasks at the same time.

1.Teens often believe that they can successfully carry out many tasks at the same time. Discuss the evidence for or against their belief. What would you say to a teen who watches TV while doing homework? 2.Create a classroom based upon principles set out in Piaget’s theory. (Identify what age level the classroom is targeted for.) How would the classroom be different if it was run according to Vygotsky’s ideas? 3.Describe 3 types of learning disabilities. What long-term outcomes are associated with having a learning disability? 4.What effects does poverty have on academic achievement? Describe 3 aspects of poverty that underlie these effects. 5.How do children who grow up bilingual from birth and attend bilingual education programs compare to children growing up monolingual? Discuss language milestones, later cognitive milestones, school success, and language success as older children and/or adults 6. Define and explain dialogic reading. Explain what it helps develop and why it is important. 7. What is temperament? Describe Chess and Thomas’s 3 types of infant temperament. Compare these types to Rothbart’s 3 types of infant temperament. 8. Annie has a secure attachment to her mother while Angela has an insecure avoidant attachment to her mother. Explain what each of these types of attachment would “look like” between child and mother, and discuss why they may occur. 9. Based on what we now know about how self-esteem develops, if you were a fourth-grade teacher, how would you promote the development of self-esteem in your students? What would you avoid doing? 10. Use Marcia’s/Phinney’s status of identity development to describe various ways in which teens relate to their own ethnic identity. Discuss the benefits of achieving a clear ethnic and racial identity in adolescence. 11. What is play? Define it specifically. Describe four reasons why play is important for children’s development. 12. Many parents begin their children in sports activities during preschool, including playing actual games. Explain to a frustrated parent specifically why his child may not be involved successfully in a competitive game at this age. 13. Give five pieces of advice to parents who are about to divorce to help them promote positive development of their children. Use research findings to support your ideas. 14. A teenager has stayed out past his curfew. Describe how an authoritative, an authoritarian, a permissive and an uninvolved parent would respond to this situation.




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