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Assistant Professor of Teacher Education - Special Education, Director of the Master of Arts in Education

Year Joined RCNJ: 2010

Contact Information

Education:

  • Ed.D. – Doctor of Education in Educational Administration Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.Ed – Masters of Education in Educational Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • MA – Masters of Arts Degree in Special, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • BA – Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Studio Art, Hunter College, City University Of New York

Convening Group: Teacher Education

Courses Taught:

  • Undergraduate courses at Ramapo: Introduction to Special Education, Social Context of Education, Social Issues, Social Issues – Living-Learning Community section, Honors Interdisciplinary, Independent Study, Student Teaching, Student Teaching Seminar
  • At other Colleges: undergraduate courses on Serving The Young Child With Special Needs, Introduction to Special Needs in the Home, School and Community Exceptionalities in Home, School and Community, Instructional Designs II for the Learning Disabled
  • Graduate courses: Administration and Supervision, Organization Leadership, Curriculum For Teacher as Leader (Distance Learning), Literacy For Diverse Populations, Literacy For Diverse Populations (Distance Learning), Educating All Populations, Educating All Populations (Distance Learning), Curriculum Development, Integrated Block Methods: Topics in Math/Science/Social Studies, Integrated Block Methods: Topics in Math/Science/Social Studies (Distance Learning), Methodologies For Teaching Across The Curriculum, Methodologies For Teaching Across The Curriculum (Distance Learning), Meeting The Instructional Needs Of Diverse Learners, Collaborative Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom, Collaborative Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom (Distance Learning), Meeting the Inst. Needs of Mild to Moderate Exceptional Students, Education of The Behaviorally Disordered

Research Interests:

  • Social Justice for individuals with disabilities
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Bullying/Conflict Resolution
  • Collaboration/Team Teaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Technology

 

Recent Publications:

* Norflus-Good, J., DeGroot, A., Urbiel, A., & Schussler, M. (2016). Charter Schools and Special Needs Children: A Research Focus on Problems and Solutions Book Chapter in The Charter School Experience: Voices from the Field. Edited by Bitz, M. Sense Publishers, The Netherlands.

Good, J., DeGroot, A. Horton, A., (2015). Plunge into Flipping. An Instructional Strategy for 21st Century Learning. https://saanys.org

Norflus-Good, J. & DeGroot, A. (Spring, 2016). It’s All About the KNWS AMTNJ News XLI, 4.

Norflus-Good, J. (Winter, 2016). 40 Years Ago…. AMTNJ News XLI, 3.

Norflus-Good, J. (Fall, 2015). It’s All About The Team……AMTNJ News XLI, 2.

Norflus-Good, J. (Spring, 2015). Enhancing The Home School Connection! AMTNJ News 42 (2).

* Norflus-Good, J. (Spring, 2015) Wrote a Case Study for a Peer Reviewed Textbook. Sadeghi, Leila with Kathe Callahan, Educational Leadership in Action, Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Norflus-Good, J. (Winter, 2015). And Take a Deep Breath! AMTNJ News 42 (1).

Norflus-Good, J. (Fall, 2014). I challenge you to challenge your students! AMTNJ News 41 (3).

Norflus-Good, J. Primary Author (April, 2004). Pushing Classroom Boundaries: Ramapo College Offers a Master’s in Special Education. Advertorial that was featured in the Star Ledger, Bergen Record, Suburban Trends. J-2.

Norflus-Good, J. (Spring, 2014). 100 Years in the Making. AMTNJ News 40 (2).

Norflus-Good, J. (Winter, 2014). Take The Plastic Off. AMTNJ News 39 (1).

Good, J. (January-February, 2014) Chanukah Barnert Style!. Barnert The Magazine p28

Norflus-Good, J. (Winter, 2013). Clarifying The Process. AMTNJ News 38 (3).

* Norflus-Good, J. & DeGroot, A. (2013). But I am a math teacher! Why do I need to know about reading? New Jersey Mathematics Teacher. 71(1) pp. 6-11.

* Norflus-Good, J. & DeGroot, A. (Winter 2013). Choice Boards: The Alternative to Drill and Review. Journal School Administrators Association of New State. (42) 1.

*Peer Reviewed

 

Awards and Accomplishments:

Recipient of the Student Recognized Faculty Scholar Student – Athlete Reception, April 2017, Kerianne Connor
Recipient of the 1st Student Recognized Faculty Scholar Student – Athlete Reception, April 2016, Amber Miller
Recipient of a Student Recognized Office of Specialized Services Award, May 2014
Recipient of the Beta Kappa Sigma and the Women’s Center Recognition Award, March 2014
Inducted in as an Honorary Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (first year students Honor Society) Ramapo College of New Jersey, 2013 (dedication and efforts in assisting first-year students with their transition to Ramapo College.)

 

Conferences State:

Norflus-Good, J. (2014, January). Increasing Critical Thinking Skills within the Inclusive Classroom. Presented to participants at the Association of Math Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ) Special Education Conference. Jersey City, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. (2013, November). Choosing To Use Technology to Differentiate Instruction! Presented to participants at the New Jersey Education Association, Atlantic City, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. (2013, October). Creating Critical Thinkers in the Inclusion Classroom. Presented to participants at the Association of Math Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ) 2 Day Conference. East Windsor, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. (2013, January). Understanding The Common Core Mathematic Standards and Next Generation Assessments…. Implications for Teaching and Learning. Presented to teachers and administrators at Bloomfield HS, Bloomfield, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. (2013, January). Differentiate Instruction by Incorporating Technology into Choice Boards. Presented to participants at the Association of Math Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ) Special Education Conference. Jersey City, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. (2012, November). Choosing To Use Technology to Differentiate Instruction! New Jersey Education Association, Atlantic City, NJ. (Conference was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy)

Norflus-Good, J. (2012, October). Infusing Common Core Standards intoLearning Centers. Presented to participants at the Association of Math Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ) Conference. East Windsor, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. & DeGroot, A. (2012, March). Using Literature to reduce bullying in your inclusion classroom. Presented to participants at the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC). Mahwah, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. (2012, April) IDEA and 504. Presented to participants at the Field Directors Meeting. Ramapo College. Mahwah, NJ.

 

College-Wide Presentations:

Norflus-Good, J. (2013, April). Being a Special Educator. Presented to participants at the Future Teachers at Ramapo College (FTAR) meeting. Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J & DeGroot, A. (2012, November). Responding to Student Writing: How to (and not to) respond to errors and weaknesses in student papers. Presented to participants at the Faculty Development Institute, Ramapo College. Mahwah, NJ.

Perez-Strumolo, L., Norflus-Good, J & DeGroot, A. (2012, November). Creating Assignments for Critical Thinking: Helping Students Develop their Reading and Writing from Summary to Critical Analysis. Presented to participants at the Faculty Development Institute, Ramapo College. Mahwah, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. (2012, October). Choice Boards. Presented to participants at the Future Teachers at Ramapo College (FTAR) meeting, Mahwah, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. & DeGroot, A. (2012, March). Creating a climate of acceptance in the Classroom. Presented to participants at the Ramapo College School of Social Science and Human Services Child Development Institute Conference on Stopping Violence. Mahwah NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. (2012, February). The Nuances of Special Education. Presented to participants at the Future Teachers at College (FTAR) meeting. Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ.

Norflus-Good, J. (2012, February). The Nuances of Special Education. Presented to participants at the Future Teachers at Ramapo College (FTAR) meeting. Mahwah, NJ.

 

Professional Contributions:

2014 – Present          President, New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC)

2013 –Present          Co -Editor of the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children Newsletter/E-Mail Blast (NJCEC)

2013 -present            Member of the New Jersey Department Office of Special Education Stakeholders Advisory Group. Meetings, December 19, 2013, January 17, 2013

March 17, 2014         Conference Chair Spring 2014 New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC) Connecting Students to Success! at Ramapo College.

2012 – 2013              Vice President, New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC)

March 18, 2013         Conference Chair Spring 2013 New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC) Conference; Assessment and You! at Ramapo College.

March 30, 2012         Conference Co-Chair Spring 2012 New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC) Conference; Bridging the Gap at Ramapo College.

2009 – Present         Special Education Liaison, Executive Board Member, Association of Math Teachers of New Jersey (AMTNJ)

2009 – 2011              Board member, New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC)

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