During the time that my children attended a Waldorf School I was amazed at the positive influence it had on our family. Although they attend school during the day, they carry home with them a peaceful yet enthusiastic sense of the world and this is engaging and contagious. I feel that all families could benefit from this educational method, even without having a child attend a Waldorf School, so I have made a list of suggestions. Gibbs (2004) maintained that black males have been stereotyped and often described …by one or more of the five Ds: dumb, deprived, dangerous, deviant and disturbed” And even though these words …are seldom spoken or written, they reflect mainstream cultural values and are often reflected in educational policy and practice”. He further argues that black men have been miseducated, mishandled, mislabeled and mistreated.

Thank you for your comment! It’s true, college is so expensive, and tuition keeps on rising! I was lucky that I was able to get grants and scholarships to pay my way through. I also transferred from community college to a University which saved a lot of money as well. I agree, we really do need to look at what other countries are doing to try to improve our own education system.

Nick Jr. also offers a lot of really nice resources for adults. They have a beyond the backpack tab which is full of a ton of excellent information about kindergarten preparedness. There is also a link to the Nickelodeon Parents site which is overflowing with great information including printable activities, crafts, and healthy recipe ideas.

You either need to supply each student with a chalkboard or pieces of paper to write their answers on, or you can give each one 7 pieces of paper with the names of the continents and they hold up the correct answer. Questions should vary in difficulty as you want every child to be able to move forward at least once, but you also don’t want them all ‘winning’.

Educational psychology can in part be understood through its relationship with other disciplines. It is informed primarily by psychology , bearing a relationship to that discipline analogous to the relationship between medicine and biology Educational psychology, in turn, informs a wide range of specialties within educational studies, including instructional design , educational technology , curriculum development, organizational learning , special education and classroom management Educational psychology both draws from and contributes to cognitive science and the learning sciences In universities, departments of educational psychology are usually housed within faculties of education, possibly accounting for the lack of representation of educational psychology content in introductory psychology textbooks (Lucas, Blazek, & Raley, 2006).

I am just hoping too hard that people in the Department of Education and its stakeholders will take more effort to deepen their understanding on how K to 12 can be a tool for societal change and social relevance. That people in this department will see hope in this educational program as to widen its effects in terms of changes personally, professionally, organizationally, and socially. Good luck to all of us.Education