This year my school celebrated National Inclusive Schools Week, but in a slightly different way. The opportunity presented itself to have our yearly Heritage Day and Inclusive Schools Week at the same time. The decision, to include Heritage Day in the mix with Inclusive Schools Week, proved to be a challenge but ultimately a good…Continue
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SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPENSES
This week we will discuss the major expenses involved in school budgets. Last week we had a friendly discussion on how we fund our school programs. If you read the last post you already know that we essentially rely on local property taxes and state aid to fund our schools. We also know that you cannot raise local property taxes more than two percent each…Continue
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The intention of this blog is to explain school budgets in the simplest terms so that anyone can understand these concepts. According to state law revenues (monies coming in) must equal revenues (expenses going out) at the time the budget is created. In reality, at the end of the school year, revenues do not exactly equal expenses. Budgets are spending estimates and they are not an exact science. Unexpected expenditures can occur as well. The difference between revenues and expenses is…Continue
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Today, we had the privilege of catching up with Pernille Ripp, an award winning teacher and blogger. If you missed her #RSCON4…
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Maybe you have thought about the question – “Why is it that nearly all infants, barring the very few with some chemical or physical issue, learn to speak their mother tongue(s) to the level of their peers and only a few years later these figures get reversed?” That is very few children once they go to school ever learn a subsequent language to any level of decent…Continue
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La educación especial, léase con formato integración/inclusión en el Uruguay es absolutamente deficiente y los pasos para lograr superar el formato “reparativo” médico son lentos y sin una planificación acorde.
Por nuestras similitudes culturales con los españoles, buscaremos mostrar la diferencia positiva a favor de este modelo, aún cuando resta mucho por lograr, por lo menos existe un “modelo” a desarrollar. Los países latinoamericanos, y en especial del MERCOSUR, son muy similares a…
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Graham Bell and Einstein are two brilliant minds of science who struggled due to learning disabilities. Learning disabilities don’t necessarily affect aptitude, yet how students are taught and directed impacts social and educational achievements. Today’s minds are the brilliant scientists, teachers, and mothers of the future. Proper schooling and social adjustment within warrants the attention of those doctoring and administering laws regarding the trajectory of special education.…Continue
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It is acknowledged that tools help with the "perception" of knowledge. The magnifying glass, the telescope, and the microscope were objects that opened up an entirely new world. It is also acknowledged that people's fingers are too big to examine an amoeba, and people can't just walk up to the moon.
The other biggie in the knowledge game was "the drawing", the recording of information, but further to this was the "sequential" recording of data, which led…
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When I saw this statement in a recent discussion... on another education forum on a different site, I went cold.
My feeling is that such a statement is only true if you create a situation where people are taught to believe it.....
It seems to me that this is one of those self-fulfilling prophesies…Continue
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Having just found this Ning, I was asked why I wanted to join the "Future of Education?" I was intriqued immediately by the question as my first response was " Why wouldn't I?" and its follow-up question "Why wouldn't EVERY teacher?"
This question has been pushing me to my "leading edge" (Thanks Joelle!) for quite some time now.
What IS the future of education? I think it is reigniting educational curiosity, questioning truths while respecting others, and developing ethical…Continue
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