We oversee the state’s diverse public school system, which is responsible for the education of more than six million children and young adults in more than 10,000 schools with 295,000 teachers. We are in charge of enforcing education law and regulations and continuing to reform and improve public school programs. As I began to get more successful in my work life, I stopped going to junior college for a while because of my work hours and the challenges college was providing. I didn’t really have to overcome adversity in my homeschool setting, so it was a coping skill I needed but had not yet obtained.
Excellent hub. I have four children in grade school now. Fortunately, my oldest is able to attend SCF Collegiate School, she started last year for sixth grade. It’s based on a European learning style. This will be her second year in it and we couldn’t be happier.
Yes, Denise, our expectations for public school teachers are unrealistically high. They cannot be everything to everybody, but we so want them to be. With this huge push for academic rigor at younger and younger ages, I see children getting turned off to reading. They’re getting instructed on the mechanics of it before first experiencing the magic of it. When you read to your stepdaughter, you made her feel special and she connected those good feelings with books. Thanks for commenting and blessings back to you!
A. Sign language gives deaf children a point of reference that helps then to relate the sign’s concepts to English words. I didn’t I said that sign teaches deaf people how words sound. When children know a sign, they can make the connection between the concept of the sign and the English word or mouth shapes or speech. Without a point of reference, it is much more difficult for deaf children to learn English.
But I would hate teaching them. Smart classrooms these days can allow immediate access to online resources to illustrate or expand on what the professor is talking about; now that we’re past the experimental phase (dropped connections, faulty audio, you name it), greater spontaneity can be achieved in the classroom-so any question a student has off the cuff can be addressed.
There are two major types of census: de jure de facto. A De jure census counts people at their usual place of residence, while a de facto census counts people wherever they are found on the census day. Each person is counted on sight, and, for valid results, travel is always restricted during the census exercises.