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    Masters Thesis
    Nikolas Paul Bunton
    The aim of this thesis is to explore and analyze David Lynch’s films noir through a psychoanalytic lens, predominantly employing Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic theories to dissect and explicate these films. This thesis defines and explores wha . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Dasha Bulatova
    Gorge consists of poetry, prose poetry, and experimental/hybrid-genre pieces that explore obsession, trauma, and memory through personal and historical lenses. A loose narrative framework centers around the archetype of “Mudman,” an anti-hero whose . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Cook, Erin Lynn.
    Fly is a collection of short stories. The title suggests the main thematic element present, that of movement from or desire for some kind of freedom from a person, situation, or mind‐set faced by the characters. Some stories deal with this idea d . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Marg, Klaus Richard.
    The VO2 slow component (SC) is a slow, time-dependent rise in VO2 during constant-load exercise exceeding gas-exchange-threshold (GET). Approximately 86% of the VO2 SC reportedly originates from working peripheral muscles, with the remainder origin . . .
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    Project
    Tavasol, Marmar
    Cut the Bias is a project meant to bridge the gap between academia and the community through (1) community education, and (2) creative outlets such as performance arts. The project features events with presentations by experts on topics of race, preju . . .
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    Graduate project
    Viramontes, Alejandro
    This study’s main objective was to demonstrate a correlation between job satisfaction and the two main leadership styles, transformational, and transactional for Flowserve Corporation’s operation department in the seal division for North America. The . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Villanueva, Matthew Gaston.
    Purpose: Ten resistance-trained subjects participated in an investigation aimed to examine the impact of creatine loading with acute caffeine ingestion (CC) on upper body muscular strength (MS) and the associated neuromuscular function (NF). Method . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Bright, Ronna.
    Although the prevalence rate of intimate partner violence in LGBT+ relationships is similar to that found in heterosexual relationships, specific services for LGBT+ victims of intimate partner violence are relatively unavailable. In response to the . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Scheid, Liz.
    As a new mother, I chase the illusion of permanence, but I continue to find myself living in a world of transition—where everything collides at once— memory, dream, reality and imagination. As I result, I’m constantly rethinking truth and meaning f . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Grewal, Navjot.
    A qualitative study was conducted with five Punjabi women from a community in Central California to explore their experiences with depressive symptoms, their coping strategies, and their views on seeking help. Data were gathered using an interview . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Lim, Dianne Yenni.
    It is widely believed that particulate matter (PM) present in ambient air is responsible for a variety of health effects. The presence of quinones in ambient air has been suggested as a possible cause for the detrimental effects on human health. Be . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Smith, Eric Vincent.
    The following four stories involve protagonists who are struggling with issues of mortality and faith as they try to negotiate their roles in this life and the more-than-human world in which we all exist. Their anthropocentric beliefs are intricate . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Objective: The purpose for this activity is to make as much playdough as possible. At times, we run out of playdough so we do not have any for the children to play with. Most children can spend a lot of time on the playdough table. Now that we have th . . .
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    Other
    Student
    Purpose of Leason: To have children see a new and different way of painting. Activity is not only for chidren, I want parents to be able to imitate the activity at home. Learning Objectives: I want the children to repeat colors and shapes as they draw . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose: Most children will have a holiday meal at the end of November. Without saying what holiday most people celebrate we can open a dialogue to figure out how much information the children know about this event. At home, children are hearing about . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose: I have observed that not all children know about brushing their teeth. Some children do not have toothbrushes at home. Other children do brush their teeth, but not as frequently as needed. I have also seen many children with rotten teeth or m . . .
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    Other
    Veloz, Lorena
    Purpose: This lesson will provide the importance of fine motor development in children of many different languages. This lesson will provide support for children at home in order to continue developing skills. This lesson will encourage students by pr . . .
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    Other
    McCutcheon, Larisa
    Purpose: The children have been very interested in bookmaking and I occasionally see children binding pages together on their own. Children are also interested in several types of print including newspaper, books, and magazines. This lesson helps to m . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Main Goals: The theme for this lesson is based on the fall season. Wc don't see pumpkins in the regular basis. We can open a conversation about fall, using pumpkins for decoration or as food. The pumpkin is very versatile. The children will be encoura . . .
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    Other
    McCutcheon, Larisa
    Purpose: Children show an extreme interest in the things that are occurring outdoors in natural environments. This extends past gardening, but also observing what is happening in other parts of their environment, such as finding ladybugs in the grass, . . .
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    Other
    Purpose: they been touching and exploring just about everything that comes across them soft and hard material such as dolls, books, and soft blocks. They explore/touch everything that is near them at home, as well as in school. By observing the childr . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose Many children that I have observed spell or write their names using different size letters. Some children ask, "why is this letter big and this one is small?" This lesson will be used to explain to the children about upper and lower case lette . . .
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    Other
    Purpose of Lesson: storytelling through flannels. To expand children's vocabulary, identify animals and recall sequence in a story. Activity will increase vocabulary and learn to make predictions. Pre-math, children will have an understanding of place . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose: The children will be shown a picture of a body part and will be asked to idenfity it. Also, we can asdk students to point to the specific body part that is shown to them. For example, I can hold above my head a picture of a hand and ask the c . . .
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    Other
    Student
    Purpose of Lesson: To introduce children to a new texture. Activity also gives the children the opportunity to work together and share materials in the bin. Activitly can also help children learn how to use molds. Learing Objective: The activity will . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose of Lesson: Listens to stories read aloud. Demonstrates increasing levels of sustained and focused engagement during read aloud times. Comprehends story's main events. Learning Objectives: To guide children toward understanding what the story i . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Objective: The objective for this lesson is to have the children introduced to a pattern. Children wear patterns on their clothes. We have patterns in class and I would like to have the children create their own patterns. I can demonstrate that patter . . .
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    Other
    They been painting with pudding in their trays, and shared with a friend either next or across them. They share, explore/touch, everything that is near them. By observing the children and noticing that it comes from the children and connecting to thei . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose: The children ask me why I don't provide chocolate milk, sodas or Kool-Aid. I explain to the children that part of my work is to focus on healthy eating and drinking. Instead of bring into class unhealthy drinks, I bring the best drinks that a . . .
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    Other
    Student
    Purpose of Lesson: Engage children in conversation and uses of language and to develop relationships, to increase and expand children's vocabulary. Expose children to colors, and different animals. Ages: 4-6 Book for reference Brown Bear, Brown Bear W . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Objective: The objective for this activity is for the students to make art using our scrap art. Our scrap art is saved instead of disposed throughout the year. The children are learning to conserve instead throwing materials away. We would like to sho . . .
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    Other
    Veloz, Lorena
    Purpose: This particular book was chosen to encourage the appreciation of other cultures and welcome diversity. The children can engage in description of the colorful pages and discuss their knowledge and predictions. The author uses illustrations tha . . .
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    Other
    Purpose: Children can gain memory discrimination, by remembering where to put the marker for each shape once that shape comes out. Child can name the colors, and shapes. Main Goal: "Playing shape Bingo" Children can be exposed to shape discrimation, v . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Objective: The objective for this activity is for the children to visually see the song come alive. As we sing the Five Little Monkeys song, the teacher can place the corresponding felt pieces on the felt board. A student or students can also help the . . .
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    Other
    Student
    Purpose: Children will be allowed to learn from these Language flashcards in multiple ways. I've come a long way to seee that children enjoy learning by having fun and not by forcing them to do stuff that are no around their interest. Children around . . .
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    Other
    Student
    Purpose of Lesson: To teach children shapes. Not only what shape it is but how to make it. Learning Objectives: To teach the concept of making shapes and identifying different shapes. Ages: 3-5 English & Spanish
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose of Lesson: Creates two-dimensional artwork. Explores and experiments with dry chalk to create artwork. Explore and experiments with basic shapes and lines in work. Ages: 3-5
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose: The purpose for this exercise is to have the children introduced to counting. In our everybday lives, there are denominations of items. We can count pretty much anything such as we have 2 eyes, 2 legs, 1 nose, 10 fingers, 1 tongue etc. Childr . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    During free play, most children play at the playdough table. To expand on the child's thinking and imagination, we have a variety of playdough cutters. Shapes and figures make up this box of cutters that the children are so fascinated with. Some of th . . .
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    Other
    Student
    Purpose of Lesson: Introduction to new textures. Learning Objectives: To have children be exposed and accept a new texture to play with. Ages: 2-4
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Objective: Our objective is for the children to not only hear and see the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but too also have it at the reach of their hands. The teacher will put her arm through the caterpillar and the caterpillar will 'cat' the c . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Objective: I would like the children to work on their fine motor skills as well as their hand-eye coordination. This activity will help mc to analyze how well the children can control their fine motor skills. There are many different shapes and sizes . . .
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    Other
    McCutcheon, Larisa
    Purpose of Lesson: I am engaging children in this lesson because many show an extreme interest in their families. The children's development will be supported through using appropriate reading material and activities to support literacy through multip . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Objective: The objective for this lesson is to have a picture of each student with their families. We would like the children to have a picture of themselves and there family in the class. At times, students ask for their parents and with this activit . . .
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    Other
    Zuniga, Flora
    Purpose: They been touching and exploring just about everything that comes across them. They been playing with dolls that have Velcro on and they go back to close and open. They explore/touch and manipulate eveything that is near them at home, as well . . .
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    Other
    Purpose of Lesson: Children will associate the name of a letter with its shape. Children will name many uppercase letters. Children will participates successfully as a member group. Ages: 3-5
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose: At the beginning of each class, I ask the children, "how many girls do wc have today?" "Also, how many boys are in class today?" I usually have between 5 to 9 children at my work for Rcitcr Affiliated child care. Most children respond correct . . .
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    Student
    Purpose of Lesson: Allowing kids to experience salt in a new way. Learning Objectives: Have kids learn that painting doesn't always have to be the same. Ages: 4+ English & Spanish
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    Other
    McCutcheon, Larisa
    Main Goals: The goal of this lesson will be for children to experience an activity that relates to their family life in terms of them coming from family members who work in agriculture on a regular basis. Another goal is for children to have the oppor . . .
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    Other
    Student
    Puropse of the Leason: Exposing kids to new textures and differnent ways of painting. Learning Objective: Introduc new materials of painting to kids. Introducing them to a new feeling in their hands. Ages: 3-5+ English & Spanish
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    Other
    Purpose: Children seem to be attracted to music, animals, and colors. Children will be able to sing along to the song of "Little Bear, Little Bear what color are you?" Children will use visual discrimination as they play with the flannel bears. They c . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Main Goals: The goal for this lesson is for the children to notice the colors change. I am going to try not to say that the colors will change. I will only say, "I wonder what will happen if we mix red and yellow?" I will see if any of the children ha . . .
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    Other
    Purpose: Child and Parent can spend quality time together, talk about the past, child can gain history from parent back ground. English & Spanish Ages: 3-5 Books for possible reference "Belly Button" by Francisco X. Alarcon, "Animal Poems of the Iguaz . . .
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    Other
    McCutcheon, Larisa
    Purpose of Lesson: I am engaging children in this lesson because many show an extreme interest in their families. The skills learned will be most important so that children will be able to relate to others and understand family structure. This lesson . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose: With our many activities containing food items, we are expending on the theme of healthy eating habits and incorporating the definitions of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are in our every day vocabulary and children need to unde . . .
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    Other
    Student
    Purpose of Lesson: storytelling through stick puppets. To expand children's vocabulary, identify animals, learn names of animals, increase vocabulary and practice and learn to make predictions. Premath activity to prepare children to counting and numb . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose: Children love the opportunity to sing, during clean-up we sing the clean-up song. Any opportunity that we have to sing as a whole is great. Children can learn the song and sing it in the playground, at home or anywhere. This song will encoura . . .
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    Other
    Veloz, Lorena
    Purpose: Parents have been asking tor assistance in helping their child at home with letter recognition and letter sounds. This lesson will connect and review what is done at school by playing a game of matching the letters to the book “ABeCedarios” b . . .
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    Student
    Purpose of Lesson: Have children create a unique art work while recycling old crayons. Learning Objectives: Younger students will enjoy exploring with this activity while older students should be encouraged to investigate images and patterns. Ages: 4+ . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Purpose: Each child will get one construction paper that they will fold in half to represent a book. The teacher will place a stack of grocery newspapers in the middle of the table or hand each child one newspaper. The child will then cut out the pict . . .
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    Other
    Sosa, Brittany
    Objective: The objective for this lesson is to introduce the children to identify money. We are using play money, but it looks very real. We can ask the children if they know what is inside the see through bag. The children will most likely know it's . . .
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    Capstone project
    Wiley, Brittany
    This study utilizes studies on the research and exploration of the impact that schools have on parent participation and involvement in a child’s education, specifically when focusing on non-native English speaking families. This study investigates the . . .
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    Capstone project
    Schott, Jessica
    This study was performed in response to the problem of practices regarding school safety tactics. According to Tim Walker, author of “'School Hardening' Not Making Students Safer, Say Experts”, schools are spending millions of dollars on new technolog . . .
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    Capstone project
    Rodrigues, Kristi A.
    This paper discusses the various ways in which second language learners can be motivated in education. It is the job of the educator to try to build relationships with their students. Student-teacher relationships are critical to student motivation. T . . .
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    D'Augelli, Carissa
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    Capstone project
    Prusa, Nicole
    The purpose of this study is to look at some different variables regarding student mental health in the classroom and how trauma can affect the classroom community or students academic performance. This study seeks to answers the question “How can sch . . .
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    Dissertation
    Crystal O. Wong
    First-generation college students make up more than one-third of the California State University population, but more than 23% drop out in the first year. Yet little is known about their first-year experiences. Most institutions rely on the National . . .
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    Dissertation
    D ’Andrea Nicole Robinson
    This dissertation examines the implementation of a curricular intervention for directly addressing oppressive practices in the American public education system by implementing inclusive, culturally relevant curriculum content based in Black feminist p . . .
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    Capstone project
    Montelongo, Angelina
    There have been many studies done in the past ten years that question the effectiveness of zero tolerance policies and its contribution to the school-to-prison pipeline. Rather than creating an atmosphere of learning, engagement and opportunity, curre . . .
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    Capstone project
    Miranda, Nancy D.
    English Language Learners (ELLs) of all ages are found all across the United States. In California elementary aged ELL students account for more than 50 percent of all school aged English learners (cde.ca.gov). California is the state with the largest . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Dees, Brian
    American employees experience workplace bullying at rates four times higher than illegal harassment. The current literature approaches the problem as a descriptive analysis of the overall organizational environment or from an attempt to alleviate / un . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Wheeler, Jim
    Prior to 2000 most of the national conversation concerning homelessness revolved around approaches that focused on managing homelessness. Very few considered the idea that we could end homelessness. In 2000, the National Alliance to End Homelessness ( . . .
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    Dissertation
    Jones, Sterling Nicholaus
    Clinica Sierra Vista (CSV) is a non-profit health care corporation based in California. In 2009, the organization received $1.86 million from the State of California to implement electronic health records (EHRs), (US Department of Health, 2011). Howev . . .
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    Capstone project
    Messer, Jessica
    The problem of practice that I investigated in this inquiry research paper is that of poverty in the public school system, and the role that those in leadership positions in high-poverty schools play in the success of those schools. The methodology in . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Lucero, Christopher Adam
    This paper will propose a new policy that addresses California’s lack of law that requires recreational organizations to educate stakeholders about the severity of, protection and recovery/treatment processes and requirements of head trauma injuries a . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Giardina, M. Dolores
    Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in 1968 to help flood victims. The program was designed to reduce flood damages through mitigation, provide affordable insurance, and reduce the cost to taxpayers (FEMA, 2002). Before the NF . . .
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    Capstone project
    Lopez, Griselda
    The methods for remaining safe and socially distanced during the Covid-19 Pandemic has created a new array of problems for low-income families; namely the critical need for food security and mental health services. As a mother and future educator, I f . . .
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    Capstone project
    Lopez-Duenas, Alondra
    The purpose of this study is to explore different variables that are important for all afterschool programs to address as well as implement. The study seeks to answer the research question, what are the three main components of an after school program . . .
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    Capstone project
    Linder, Tara
    Every year many students come into the classroom after having gone through some form of trauma whether it is a family member who has passed away, parent(s) who suffer from substance abuse or are incarcerated, experiencing or witnessing abuse, poverty, . . .
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    Capstone project
    Horsley, Courtney
    This study explores how white teachers can best build relationships with students of color and students living in poverty. The barriers that these students face and how to combat these challenges are explored. The importance of student-teacher relatio . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Cortes, Adrian
    Praise is a consequence that consists of different features and it is used in many teaching settings. Research on quality of praise suggests that enthusiasm increases reinforcing value of praise; however, the limited research on type of praise suggest . . .