Sociology 101 - ContemporaryissuesatRutgers

October 6, 2010
• What are the standards? (
• What must the activities include?
(Bloom’s Taxonomy)
Lesson Plan – identify the levels of Bloom’s.
What should be included/excluded?
Word Press
• Tutorial
• Step by Step how to word press
• Quick Overview
Differences Between Boys and Girls
• Differences between genders
• Tale of two brains
Chapter Two
• Compare/Contrast (Venn Diagram)
– Behaviors of bullying by girls vs. boys
Respond to the following
• Respond to the following:
– Boys will be boys
– A little teasing makes you tougher
2. Challenge Day (MTV): “If you knew me…”
3. Character Education Curriculum
New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJPBSIS) is a partnership between the New Jersey
State Department of Education, Office of Special Education Program, State Improvement Grant and
the Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Pediatrics Department at UMDNJRobert Wood Johnson Medical School. The goals of the NJPBSIS initiative is to increase the capacity
of local school districts to develop programs and intervention strategies that reduce occurrences of
discipline and behavior problems and subsequently increase student achievement and the inclusion
of students with disabilities engaging in challenging behaviors within general education programs.
Collaborating school buildings send a building team of eight members to participate in six days of
center-based training in conjunction with .5 day a month of on-site technical assistance. Training
and technical assistance activities are designed to assist local school district to develop the capacity
Conduct school wide self assessments of behavior problems and patterns
Design and implement effective school and class wide interventions
Design environments that encourage prosocial behaviors
Use data based decision making to evaluate and modify programs and interventions
Assess, design, and implement interventions for students who engage in chronic patterns of
problem behavior
Character Education
What is Character Education?
As defined by Dr. Thomas Lickona, character education is the
deliberate effort to develop virtues that are good for the
individual and good for society. The objective goodness of
virtues is based on the fact that they: Affirm our human
Promote the well-being and happiness of the individual
Serve the common good
Define our rights and obligations
Meet the classical ethical tests of reversibility (Would you want
to be treated this way?) and universalizability (Would you want
all persons to act this way in a similar situation?).
Challenge Day
our vision
• Our vision is that every child lives in a world
where they feel safe, loved and celebrated.
our mission
• The Challenge Day mission is to provide youth
and their communities with experiential
programs that demonstrate the possibility of
love and connection through the celebration
of diversity, truth, and full expression.
Responsive Classroom
The Responsive Classroom is an approach to elementary
teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and
academic growth in a strong and safe school
community. The goal is to enable optimal student
learning. Created by classroom teachers and backed by
evidence from independent research, the Responsive
Classroom approach is based on the premise that
children learn best when they have both academic and
social-emotional skills. The approach therefore consists
of classroom and schoolwide practices for deliberately
helping children build academic and social-emotional
Homework for next week:
Classroom Management Pamphlet
“Students” – Chapter Two (in Ryan)
Respond to blog.
Work on technology essay report:
3 resources minimum
Average 5 pages
Due October 13th