ELM 510 Discussion Questions with Responses Topic 1 to 6

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ELM 510 Discussion Questions with Responses Week 1 to 6

ELM 510 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1

Using extrinsic rewards in the classroom is often controversial. Where do you stand in terms of providing students with rewards for reaching behavioral or academic goals? After reviewing the readings and any additional sources, do you plan to use extrinsic motivators in your future classroom? If so, how?

ELM 510 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2

In order to encourage and promote student motivation and engagement, instructors must provide support while academically challenging students. Discuss strategies to provide support for academically, behaviorally, and socially diverse students. Be specific in naming strategies.


ELM 510 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1

How will you manage group and cooperative learning when it comes to meeting the diverse needs of students? In what way will you group your students so they do not feel inferior or superior and their self-esteem is taken into consideration? How do you ensure that learning is happening for everyone?

ELM 510 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2

Share two motivation strategies from the topic materials or from your own research and explain why these strategies will motivate, encourage, and engage students in discussion and instruction.


ELM 510 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1

Respond to the following scenario:
You discover that one of your student’s parents has passed away suddenly. This parent was an active member in the school and a volunteer in the classroom. Most of the students knew this parent.
How will you address this situation in your classroom? What resources are available to students who are affected by this traumatic event?

ELM 510 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2

Consider GCU’s Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work, which states, “Therefore, we have resolved to carry out our work within the public arena with compassion, justice, and concern for the common good,” as you respond to the following scenario:
You have a new student in your class that started in the middle of the year. You notice that the student is being bullied during recess.
How will you address your class? What strategies can you use to minimize bullying in your class? How can you approach this from a Christian worldview perspective in order to create a safe and positive learning environment?


ELM 510 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1

What do you consider a non-negotiable rule? Identify three of your future non-negotiable rules and explain why you chose them. What is the difference between non-negotiable rules and classroom values? How are these essential to the classroom?

ELM 510 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2

Consider GCU’s Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work, which states, “Therefore, we are convinced that the Christian life must involve compassion and care, not only for the spiritual needs of mankind, but also for basic physical needs that stem from poverty, oppression, and injustice,” when responding to the following discussion prompts.
How will you address diverse needs in your classroom? How will you ensure that students feel accepted and valued in their classroom?


ELM 510 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1

What is some communication do’s and don’ts when communicating with parents? Identify and rationalize two do’s and two don’ts when having a parent-teacher conference.

ELM 510 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2

There are a number of key stakeholders in a school system and the school community. List at least three important stakeholders, including parents, and explain the importance of your relationship with each of them. How will your relationships with these key stakeholders affect students?


ELM 510 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1

What is cyberbullying and how can teachers help prevent it? If cyberbullying does happen between students in a classroom or school, what steps should teachers take to address the issue?

ELM 510 Topic 6 Discussion Questions 2

What precautions should teachers take when using technology to enhance instruction? How should teachers prepare students for the use of technology in the classroom?