ch". My experience, much of it foreign, has shown that too much of what we teach has little meaning in our student's lives. And the way we teach it, does not address our present generation's style of learning.
If you think about it, teaching is very linear ... student lives are full of hyperlinks, multitasking and multimedia. If we don't connect with their lifeworlds, we don't connect with how they learn. So, how can we expect them to succeed?
Considering your second point, you are spot-on. I'd like to add, though, the capital of those of us who have been very successful with our students but have recently left the profession. Some recognition of all that experience needs to be given. The exclusion from tertiary institutions of those of us who have spent all those years in the classroom, and not studying for an MS or PhD, is a travesty. I would love to be involved in methods classes at university ... but alas, I don't have an advanced degree!…
we do look at for instance number of hours spent on teaching work,administrative work and any other work.Another part looks at behaviour attributes and values,performance,these are classified as Outstanding,Average or poor according to the score .We look at teachers attendence and Punctuality,Aspiration for excellence,Teamwork,Innovation,Having
fun,Respect for God and man,Cost Conscience.We there after give feed back after the evaluation encouranging each teacher to work upon any area of weakness and consolidate the strength.
Evaluations are undertaken after every end of term [3 Months].
- Who evaluates the teachers?
They first do self evaluation and there after a supervisor and teacher review the evaluation discussing why she/he awarded a certain score.The Supervisor will then also award a score and a comparison of total will be got.
- What are the criteria for getting a job?
We mostly depend on voluntarism and hand picked sourcing.The is so because we are not able to place radio or print advertisements.
- What are the requests when applying for a job as a teacher?
We look at the qualifications and the interest somebody has.
- Who establishes the teacher's salary?
The school appoints committee.…
e to teach the children how to blow their noses, wash their hands, line up, play safe, work together, discipline, discipline and more dscipline. I teach in on of the best schools in the country, and I still have children who come to school that have not been read to, cannot dress and feed themselves and cannot put on their own coat. Needless to say, I really need more time, not to mention that they need at least an hour outdoors each day (our system only allows 30 minutes a day max.) Let's add some time to our days which would help with the latchkey population, problems after school, and give children what they need, more breaks during the day so that they can think. Teachers also need more time to plan - I am in my forth year of teaching and I have yet to use the same lesson plan twice, unlike some of my friends. I spend at least a half of my day on the weekend working on lesson plans which includes content standards that no one every looks at. In my system, I even have to list the music and movement songs I will be using each day.…
f the world around us (both socially and scientifically) is still crucial. It does not matter whether the virtual forum, traditional classroom, or other forums are used, we still need the basics.
I don't care how a child is educated. What is important to me is that he has access to education. I would like to see some sort of global curriculum accessible on the internet. For example, this would allow people in a little village with no teacher, but access to the internet, to have the opportunity to become educated. It gives them a chance. In some places, they may choose to combine the classroom approach with virtual education, yet in others, choose a strictly teacher oriented approach. A classroom in one area of the world may look totally different to another location, but the children could still be acquiring an education. That is the important part.
Literacy and numeracy are crucial. A child who has been taught to read, and perform basic numeracy skills could begin working with a carpenter around the age of sixteen (give or take) and learn all the skills and knowledge required to do that job. He will have been educated for carpentry by the carpenter and may have the opportunity for more job specific learning through upgrading and training with colleges and universities.
I guess in this case, the destination is more important than the journey.…
Thinking from the perspective of the barriers or constraints that prevent low income and minority students from accessing higher ed..
1) Lack of preparation based on the quality of their secondary education experience -- leading to high drop out rates.
-- Models that help students access supports while they are in college.
2) Lack of affordable options.
-- Leading to models which radically lower the cost of higher ed. I know a company creating low cost online courses that make it possible to do five or more basic classes for $500 total that transfer to other colleges.
. That is controversial perhaps but their point of view is that these intro classes are generally over priced.
3) Lack of vision and realization that they can make the jump from secondary to higher ed.
Models that help students internalize that they can go to higher ed.
i sponsored a student to take a physics class in high school to help him "see" that he could and should be considering engineering (and these science classes like physics were not available in in his school in the Bronx.) This is an interesting model.
High schools located near or on college campases have been shown to increase the likely hood that students will attend college.
Can web 2.0 while virtual offer the benefits of helping students see links between secondary and higher education.
If you would like I can ask one or two students to participate. They are both in colllege now and attended in secondary school in the Bronx.…
n she was five. She started playing the violin at 23 months old, so we thought it would be fun to mark her unique odyssey by playing her violin around the world at key places.
This is the first installment, with the most exciting moment being her concert in the Sahara. She rode in on a camel and played for 60 Berber kids that have no running water and have never seen a violin.
This is a travel video, NOT a music or performance video.
The beauty that we are seeing and the kindness of people every where, makes this world seem like heaven. This experience has been a great gift to us and we would like to share some of it with you. Enjoy!
To answer some of the repeated comments, this is not a performance nor is this child a prodigy. The title is about her nick name Mozart, not the music which is Pachabel.It is a unique documentation of our open ended world tour that she wanted to do. You can hear her playing in other vids in our channel, but none are performances as that is not our purpose.
She is just a kid who loves music and is good at it, but also loves most things kids love and has a full life. It took 18 months to make this video and it was hard enough to get the film, let alone decent sound in these crowded, noisy environments. Thus we did a montage cover song as all do in these kinds of videos. She is young and it takes great concentration to play such sophisticated songs under such circumstances, but her nature is one of great joy as you can see in our other videos or website.We are not rich and travel and live on a total of 25,000 dollars a year.
For more information about our open ended family journey around the world, living large on little with lots of how-to information on extended frugal travel, see our website: