I was told early into the semester by my professor Rogerio Zapata that we needed to write a six page essay on a regular meeting or a school board meeting. In fact in our first exam some of the questions were about the paper we needed to write. In addition Professor Zapata remained us every class to attend a meeting. As a high school student the first thing I did was to going ask my principle if she knew when the next school board meeting was going to be held. She give me great information and told me if I needed more about the meeting to go to the school website.
The meeting concluded at nine P.M. I had my displeasures over certain aspects of the meeting but, it was mainly enjoyable. Commencement of the Board of Trustees meeting began after all of the students had been seated and the meeting outline handed out. The call to order had been given and the pledge of allegiance rehearsed, soon after, the meeting was underway. Citizen comments were written into the schedule however, once called for there were no speakers, so the board continued with their meeting.
It strikes an interest in me because I am an Elementary Ed major and I will deal with certain situations that I have read about and I hope I make the right decision when my time comes. I want for all students to get the best education they can and be proud of who they are. I do not want my students to worry about other things besides school and helping them better themselves. I really hope I can express this emotion in my paper to earn a good grade and finish the semester strong. I just want to make a good
What the standardized tests already ensure are the unbiased and reliable way in measuring a student’s ability and a teacher’s effectiveness in the classroom. Having said that, making stricter standards and increasing testings are way to better the student in preparation for college. In January 1998, Public Agenda found that 66% of college professor said “elementary and high school expect students to learn too little.” After a surge in
Dress code is a crucial part of school since it teaches good habits while preparing you for the later in life and creating a feeling of equality. In most schools today there is no dress code, but that needs to change. There are tons of cases of bullying in schools all across America. By enforcing a dress code it can unify students and ultimately help them in the long run. Not only does the dress code lessen bullying, it ingrains good habits for later in life.
I found it very interesting when reading the, “Components of the Tough Kid Generalization Model,” particularly component 2, which is common classroom stimuli assessment. I never thought about how Tough Kids would almost forget what general education is like because they most likely have been in Special Education for so long. Therefore, certain stimuli that are common to students in General Education are a big deal to Special Education students unfamiliar with the procedures. This means it is important for students to be assessed to determine what stimuli are overwhelming for them. This form is completed with observations and questions asked to the student.
My Reflection of Real Talk for Real Teachers Real Talk for Real Teachers written by Rafe Esquith has been thought provoking as well as entertaining to read. I have learned a great deal from reading this book and I hope to implement a few of his ways in my future classroom. I can relate too many of the stories that have been told in this book because this is real life in a school environment. I would like to break my summary down chapter by chapter. Chapter One –Badlands (7-15) Esquith states that he offers “sugarcoated advice” (7) to new teachers but he really wants new teachers to know is that there will be bad days.
Elona Kalaja Professor Eleni Saltourides ENG 101 Critical Analysis Paper February 21, 2018 Flunking vs Students In the article, “In Praise of the F Word” Mary Sherry argues that flunking students is a method that has been effective in the past and is still effective todays day, and anyone needs to see is as a positive teaching tool. Sherry indicates that flunking students is a method that motivates students to study more and to be more responsible for what is their responsibility. Students challenge is not to get an A or B, but to succeed or to fail. Being in front of this challenge students try to work harder in order to succeed. In the article, Sherry uses pieces of evidence from her personal experience and examples to support her thesis.
I also know that it is ok to like kids that you know are really great. I know that all educators constantly make changes to improve the lives of their students. So now I am asking for one more change, a change that is simple but not easy but could cause and astounding change for so many. All I am asking you to do is to stop asking students, “What did you do this time?” Assume that all students are in the right and if they aren’t work towards resolution and not humiliation. Let them know that .you don’t have to fit in “somewhere” to fit in at your own high school.
I willed myself to communicate effectively. I helped my classmates see past our differences by being kind and studying with them. The two hours I spent commuting everyday was to attend the best school I could. My efforts became the genesis of my Academic Excellence and Scholar Athlete Awards, as well as lifelong friendships. Without a doubt, if I had not met such changes in my life with the same eagerness to excel, I would not be as well-adjusted of a person as I am
This took no more than the first five minutes of the meeting. One of the members then took the floor and spoke as the featured speaker talking mostly about how his life has been turned around since joining A.A. and that life couldn’t be better. He spoke probably close to fifteen minutes. The remainder of the meeting involved the other thirty people in attendance volunteering to share their thoughts with everyone else. No one
Once everyone was seated, the meeting promptly started with the pledge of allegiance followed by a moment of silence. This monthly meeting addressed concerns from the public as well as approved numerous items within the schools including financial reports. These reports consisted of but not limited to; salary changes for teaching personnel, approval of substitutes, termination/resignation of substitute teachers, approval of field trips and approval
“Part of education is to help students be prepared for jobs, all year schooling allows students to be more prepared for professional work day hours. In the real world, employees do not get 3 months off.“ —Doctor Hawk Because we agree with the statement by Doctor Janelle Hawk, my partners and I affirm the resolution: Year round schooling benefits students, their families, and the community. We offer the following three reasons to support our side. Overcrowding, frequent breaks, and benefits to low income families. Our first reason is Overcrowding in school districts.
And while we did have to compensate for their poor decisionmaking that year, the recall was eventually set forth and finalized at the beginning of my senior year. The school year my senior year has improved for both students and teachers releasing stress that the board had caused for the district. Along that, a new administration was set forth because of the sacrifices that our teachers have made to improve the quality of education for Arvada High School. But I felt that this incident had a point to show that people should pay more attention to their community and not stray ignorant of the things happening around them. I knew that that was the cause the led this situation with the board
it was because of this fire i had to be better that I reached out to teachers and mentors I felt I had in my corner wanting my success. The teacher that I had sought out most often was Ms. Scattergood, an English teacher whom I had never actually had, except for during the two-week transition program Sidwell offered to all new ninth graders. Ms. Scattergood helped me with my subpar organization skills and my lack of self-advocation in order to be able to get assignments turned in by their deadlines and schedule time to meet with teachers. After trying to change my study habits and staying more attentive in class, i learned which tendencies i needed to learn to get ahead and which ones i needed to leave behind. It 's these tendencies which i believe will let me enter college with the upper hand relative to my peers, because while others may have been successful in their schools, they may not have had to garner the skills to achieve said success at a higher level with less support, as i had to.