in traditional public schools. I favor the second because I feel all students were born to be useful at something. Lesser students can be inspired by gifted students when parents and teachers encourage the gifted to help the others. This is not a full time issue but group projects should happen once a week with at least 2 subjects. I am all in favor of eliminating artificial barriers. Grouping by age & sex are artificial barriers. With each student working on individual computers with individual curriculum this is easy. The more the student has to work to master the subject the more they will learn.
Love & Peace, Deborah
tter world for all.
I help youth turn their dreams into reality through the creation of a personal TEL.A.VISION vision video via a powerful combination of words, imagery and music. The TEL•A•VISION website - www.telavision.tv - provides students and teachers with on-line tools and curriculum that enable students to develop a three-minute vision video which becomes a compelling, multi-sensory ‘guided tour’ through their own desired future.
Reviewing the video regularly assists the student in making daily choices that align with their short and long-term life goals. TEL•A•VISION recommends daily review and periodic revisions, as goals are achieved and/or priorities shift.
I have been fortunate to share this with over a thousand students in the past few months. I'd love people to take a look, create your vision video and let me know what you think.
ery encouraging as we are wondering what is the actual usefulness of integrating the technologies into education if it fails to acheive educational goals and objectives to the utmost benefits of students.
I am learning about the topic and hope to be able to share my knowledge to my country men and fellow teachers. As you might know it Benin is a French speaking country and French speaking countries seem far way behind in the adoption and use of ICT in education. So, I am trying at my level to take up the challenges by making use of my English language skill to acquire first and then transmit to people around.
So I am very much interested in exchanging knowledge with you practioners of the tool. Would you mind if I add you to my friend list
looking forward to hearing from you
Benin, West Africa…
at's the right prescription.
On another note: California is considering or has passed a law to stop MacDonalds from providing a toy with their kids meal. One of the proponents stated that we are spending 2.2 trillion on health care, and we need to reduce the cost by not encouraging obesity.
David: Do you see where this is going? When the Government pays the bills, they get to make the rules.
When I was a kid (8-10 YO) and we played stick ball, the kid who owned the ball made the rules of the game. Believe it or not, a Spalding ball cost 39 cents. That was 20 returned coke bottles that we scrounged through garbage or walked beneath the boardwalk to collect. Just so you could say "Its my ball, I make the rules".
In Education, the same situation applies. The Feds give the money, the schools take the money,....Who makes the rules?????
en ended questions to individuals around the room). In my view it is the learners' life long responsibility to motivate themselves. To get the neural pathways blazing and challenge the corpus collosum bandwidth I set up authentic tasks emphasizing permanent change (problem solve) encouraging collaboration (social skills) and modeling how to switch from master learner to a novice learner (learning how to learn) as discoveries are made around the room to complete the task. In a session i usually like focus group as a master learner for 20% of time, spend 50% linking master and novice learners' in the class then calm down into a circle or view data show for the remaining 30% of time where students take the lead to demonstrate how problems were solved or state remaining complexities. Success -will respect for the individual, the valuing of diversity, legitimate ongoing social connections made in class continue 24/7?…
st scores often the sole measure of a teacher's skill, despite the many other factors that exist. At the same time, real income is decreasing because of larger health insurance premiums and medical deductibles, as well as increased costs such as food and fuel, which are not even factored into the Consumer Price Index, on which many COLAs are based. I have known many well-qualified people who chose other careers to a great extent because they knew it is almost impossible to support a family on a teacher's salary. The "only working 9 months" argument is inaccurate, since most teachers use summer to further their education (while paying extremely high tuition!) and many take on part time jobs during the summer to make ends meet. While I have found education to be an extremely rewarding career emotionally, I know that it has taken its toll on my family financially and socially, and I am extremely hesitant to encourage young people to choose this path.…