I love to read my students’ poems, and these interactives and poetry collections provide them inspiration and guidance. I’ve seen sparks of creativity fly for children and teens alike. The collections of poems include classic favorites as well as works by contemporary authors AND kids. And readers have added another dozen of their favorite websites to the readers’ recommendations list at the end of this article. The long answer is that I plan on supplementing their public education through learning at home and through field trips. Also, because my husband is a commercial airline pilot we have free travel benefits and I plan on my children learning while extensively traveling. I feel that parents can be powerful educators. I just do not plan to limit my children to my teaching at home.
Kate, Thank you so much for the compliments, they mean a lot to me. Having worked with children for so long, you must already have a great deal of knowledge. You sound like you are on your way to one day being a great parent. I think more parents (or future parents) should have access to this kind of information since raising great kids is the most noble … Read more
Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education. There is a Waldorf school in the area and I’m considering asking for a tour to see it in action, and ask a few questions. I know from working in education that it’s one thing to espouse a certain school philosophy, and sometimes quite different seeing it in action and evaluating the benefits. Websites easily make schools sound very ideal and yet it’s hard to find schools that match exactly their ideals.
My husband has read to him every night since he was very, very little, when he was not yet talking, and hardly able to sit up! We had no idea that he was dyslexic at this time. I have a video of him … Read more
High School education is perfect in so many areas that in order to truly comprehend its greatness, one must understand each of the aspects that make it so fantastic. From the grading system to teacher salary and student eagerness to learn, there are a wide range of qualities that make the high school education system the well-oiled-machine that it is. Great analysis, Distant Mind. Our current educational system tends toward teaching to pass standardized tests and not true learning. We must encourage our young people to analyze facts and be creative. Simple memorization will not cut it in our time nor should it.
Additionally, I’d like to point out that I’m not saying we should completely throughout Biology, Physics or Math, but we should try to dig ourselves out of the unnecessary details and try to see and understand the big picture. Let’s put the emphasis on the really fascinating stuff like the beauty, complexity and diversity of life instead of knowing each and every chemical reaction that is part of the Krebs cycle for Biology. Let’s put the emphasis of Physics on the miseries of the universe and the mindbogglingly paradoxes of the quantum world instead of solving interchangeable … Read more
Studies have shown that people with similar educatonal and socioeconomic backgrounds have a commonality regarding dating and marriage. They tend to like and appreciate the same things. This reasoning explains why college educated, professional women are better off dating men from a similar background and/or better. It is totally unwise for a college educated, professional woman to date a blue collar man and/or a man who does not have the same level of education that she has. According to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), some professionals in the field of deafness believe that if a child learns to sign, the child will be inhibited from learning vocal and written language. The NTID says that there is no published evidence that learning sign impedes the acquisition of spoken and written language.
read through some of the comments. in my experience I’ve had no problem getting work but I’ve always had valid documents and never told anyone my situation. as long as you’re capable of accomplishing the tasks of the job then i don’t believe anyone needs to know.
As far as curriculum goes, you can get assignment packets from the schools in question, and there are other good … Read more
As long as you follow the curricula and instructions and you are on time in submitting requirements, you will be fine. My friend was instrumental in organizing the charity, Friends of Tembaletu , joining with another charity, setting up a school near Cape Town, South Africa, to help to educate children with severe physical and intellectual disabilities – children who might otherwise have no education at all, as some of them are considered as outcasts by their family or have no family looking after them, and others who come from families too poor to send them to school and all of whom, sadly, were not provided for by the state. I have seen films of what they have been achieving to help these children, and it is heart-warming. The children, some of whom couldn’t even talk when they started school, are given one-to-one teaching, and, with appropriate play equipment and attention, learn to do things their families never thought possible.
Have them run around and burn off energy. Many indoor soft plays have cafes where you can watch them and have a drink. People are so busy demanding their rights that they are sucking school systems dry, causing teachers to … Read more
Studies have shown that people with similar educatonal and socioeconomic backgrounds have a commonality regarding dating and marriage. They tend to like and appreciate the same things. This reasoning explains why college educated, professional women are better off dating men from a similar background and/or better. It is totally unwise for a college educated, professional woman to date a blue collar man and/or a man who does not have the same level of education that she has. K12 will surely make filipino people globally competitive and employable! Hurray to the DepEd personnel for implementing this curriculum.! OK, let’s admit it. The bibliography is the ugly underbelly of research writing. It’s grunt work. But there’s a simple online tool for making this task easier. BibMe is an automated bibliography generator.
Social interaction totally depends on the family. I know families that keep to themselves 100%. We were involved in many extra curricular activities, including soccer, karate, gymnastics and dance, as well as youth group. We took outside classes, as well, in art, basket weaving, and participated in 4-H, so I think it is really up to the parents to make sure there are opportunities for their kids to interact with others.… Read more
Inclusive education is about the integration approach of the disabled learners in schools. It is under this inclusion model that learners with special needs spend most or all of their time with non-disabled learners. While inclusive education has its benefits, there are enormous challenges hindering its effective implementation especially in developing countries. This article briefly examines the following: Inadequate Educational Facilities, Poor Teacher Training, Poor policy implementation. They went together for a while and got married. Okay, let the games begin. Of course, this fellow was smooth and nice to her to get her to marry him. Then she realized the wide chasm regarding the educational, intellectual, and socioeconomic differences between them. She was earning twice as much as this postal clerk. She had interests widely divergent from that of the postal clerk. Their circle of friends were vastly different.
Our educational system is based on assigning ranks to everything. We are though to believe that some jobs and lines of work are better than others and that we all have to live our life as if it’s a race. Our education system ranks both us and itself at every chance it gets in order to let us know that … Read more
Parents appreciate the importance of early childhood education but wonder: What are the characteristics of a high-quality preschool? As a former early childhood educator and mother of two, I’ve seen which practices benefit young children, which ones don’t, and which ones are actually harmful to them (e.g. long Circle Times, teacher-directed craft projects, lengthy calendar activities, paper-pencil tasks in workbooks). One of my sons attended a non-profit parent-cooperative that strictly adhered to the teachings of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). My other son attended a privately owned preschool that came highly recommended but followed no road map other than the owner’s whim. Based on these divergent experiences, I learned how important it is that a preschool has a strong identity, a sound philosophy, and a firm understanding of developmentally appropriate practices. This bit I don’t. Kids can get structure and socialization from other sources besides a traditional brick-and-mortar school. Successful home-school parents are usually highly organized and structured people to begin with, so they can impart the structure thing on their kids. Also, there are many home-school cooperatives where kids get together and socialize. Plus there’s municipal sports leagues, church youth groups, 4-H, stuff like … Read more
Under the 1833 Factory Act no child could work in factories under the age of nine; and the hours children could work was limited, according to their age e.g. 9 to 13 year olds could not work for more than nine hours, and 13 to 18 year olds could not work for more than 12 hours a day. I noticed on Jan. 5, I had already left you my comment, but unlike the other writers, you never acknnowledged mine. Guess you were busy. Doing homework together gave me so many opportunities to praise my son for something real. Empty praise is useless, but a good piece of homework is a great way for them to earn praise that means something.
Microsoft YouthSpark seeks to empower all young people—especially those most at-risk of being left behind—by providing access to computer science education and digital skills needed to participate in a world transformed by technology. In some ways this will complicate life for parents who have become used to having schools become their babysitters, but those days are fast disappearing.
I wrote a comparison between Waldorf and Montessori that might be helpful to you. It should not be criminal for kids not … Read more
This writer engaged in extensive research examining the lives of black males and the educational system in America for a dissertation proposal. The findings of the research are detailed in the following paragraphs. I have to admit that I normally scan through lenses with heavy content…but your writing style sucked me in from the first line to the last. VERY nicely done. I feel like your lens taught me a few things I hadn’t considered before, and in my opinion, this is what makes a great lensmaster. Awesome, awesome!
There is no adequate support for inclusive education from the concerned stakeholders. In most of developing countries, most of the parents of the disabled learners are cautious about placing their children in an inclusion program because of fears that the children will be ridiculed by other children, or be unable to develop regular life skills in an academic classroom. This is mainly attributed to poor policy implementation. Many governments in the developing countries have not been able to effectively implement inclusive education policy framework. In some countries like Kenya, the education policy is an exclusively one-sided policy and fails to meet the needs of the challenged learners in inclusive education arrangement. … Read more