Elementary Methods Course Unit 2: Integrating Literacy Summary: Over the last decade or so, starting with No Child Left Behind, there has been an emphasis on mandatory state testing in reading and mathematics. The Department of Education uses student test scores to evaluate teachers and school districts. With the focus on reading and math, other content areas such as science and social studies classes have been reduced to only a few minutes each week or have completely vanished. In some districts, science and social studies can only be taught if it is integrated into reading and language arts classes.
She thinks if you are in America you should be speaking English and if students are learning another language in school it takes time away from other curriculum. During the San Francisco School Board meeting, many people shared their thoughts having all San Francisco public schools students become bilingual. Dr. Ling-chi Wang, a scholar and activist, shared that knowing a second language stimulates and enhances learning in other subjects. Another man mentioned how only knowing English places limits on his job (ie. business). The business industry can be worldwide and not knowing a second language can create obstacles for people to do
Gatton believes that The point Gatto argument begin to emerge is that students are getting borned in school easily and also are the teachers. He talks about how Then he started to question “Do we really need school”? On page 684.Then he goes on to talk about how school is five days a week and nine months and twelve years. He talks about how students are not really learning they are just inputting information and then outputting it back to the teaches which is not learning. Gatto even goes on to mention a few famous people that did not go through the schooling system such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln,Thomas Jefferson.
Informative Speech Preparation Outline I. INTRODUCTION A. Gain the audience’s attention: Koch states in the article Special Education in 2000 that 1.7 million disabled children were not able to attend public schools until IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, was implemented (Koch, 2000). Transition to Thesis: A high school diploma is necessary in todays life, but many students with special needs are still facing challenges to receive theirs. B. Thesis: The environment where a student is taught has a major impact on their general education, their future educational experiences, and the likelihood of graduating and continuing their education. C. Credibility Statement: After extensive research on special education and background knowledge from a Children with Exceptionalities class, I have gained the knowledge and information to inform you of the impacts of teaching special education inside of the general education classroom.
But, after he goes back to home, he decides to go a school again. It means that his thought is changed through his process of constructing identity, and probably his idea towards identity is changed, too. There is one more evidence that shows his way of thinking becomes different from before. In the last chapter, he says, "I sort of miss everybody I told about" (214). When he was at the school, he kept his individual identity by trying to be different from others and he despised other people.
I was presented with a whole new curriculum and teaching styles. Needless to say, my school grades went down since I was still adapting to a new language and school system. My first two school years in the United States were by far my worse but that did not stop me from succeeding. Even though I was young, I was able to understand what I was going through. I knew that I needed to not just put in the same effort as other kids my age but far more.
High school has impacted my life in so many ways. High School taught me so many things, from personal relationships to creating a relationship with my education. As a freshman, I made a huge amount of mistakes and I regret doing foolish things, but I’ve realized, I was only maturing into the young adult I am today. Freshman year, I was out of focus and I was only trying to find myself. I would also prioritize other things and ignore my parent’s advice, where they would tell me to focus in school and give it my full attention.
It was the day that I’ve been waiting for over 3 years. A day that would finally let me be normal like everyone else and have the choices as other people without being ridiculed by the teachers that saw me as unqualified to be taught in a standard way. Thanks to my mom thinking that it would be a marvelous idea to have me be placed in special education due to my lack of effort taking reading comprehension test. I was placed in special education at the end of 5th grade, and sought to see the end of it. That day would eventually come on early April of 2015, where I was called upon to the office during class in 8th grade.
One of the most talked about issues of students with Learning Disabilities is about the inclusion. Whether they should spend their education time in schools in General Education or be driven away from it, and into a more specific and restrictive field of education often called ‘inclusion’. This very question was first brought up in 1968 by Lloyd Dunn, and again, 7 years later by IDEA in the USA in which they mention “students with disabilities are educated along with students without disabilities to the maximum extend possible, and only in cases of very severe disability that education in regular classes with the use of supplemental aids and services cannot be achieved properly” (Part B, Section 612) “Inclusion, is seen as a process of addressing
That is why some of the parents are taking consideration on home schooling their children. After all, they can see their child’s improvement as time passes by. And for some schools, it was a challenge to find the resources to maintain their special education programs. Some principals write foreign governments for donations, while others approached government agencies for specific projects. The good news is a total amount of Two Hundred Forty Million, Two Hundred Forty-Five Thousand Six Hundred Pesos (P240,245,600.00) allocated for all SPED Centers in elementary schools shall be based on the SY 2014-2015 enrolment and this will be computed at Eight Hundred Pesos (P800.00) per pupil.
I’ve seen students struggle with being literate and numerate so I’m not even sure they could begin to concern themselves with becoming competent in STEM fields during high school. It would seem that educators might be more helpful to encourage students to use high school to build a breadth of knowledge in many different areas, knowing that college will be the time to build depth. High school could be used to develop the basics and apply elements from many, non-science fields to their work similar to a liberal arts approach. Providing students with a broad-based high school foundation before entering college would help develop them into well-rounded students prepared for whichever program they choose whether it’s a STEM program or not.
Lots of people say that middle school is hard, has lots of responsibilities and you have to be on time for everything. Then I thought there weren 't serious till I actually went to middle school myself. Soon after elementary I went to a middle school that I went to was called Lincoln middle school, it wasn’t a big school, but it was a decent school. When I first went into that building I was excited to make new friends and meet my teacher, but then this lady that was the 6th grade dean(consular) gave me this piece of paper that had many classes on it and I ask her “why there are so many classes?”
The National Honors Society has been a constant but distant presence in my life ever since I was in middle school. Every once in awhile, teachers would mention our GPAs and tell us to keep them up if we wanted to be accepted into NHS, or they would attempt to coax us into behaving better by telling us that the National Honors Society frowned upon our current behavior. Back then, NHS was a prospective part of my future, and I didn’t worry too much about preparing. In my first two years of high school, I watched my fellow students in NHS work to keep up their grades up and to meet the volunteer requirements. I watched them and waited my turn to join them, because after learning what the National Honors Society really was and what it stood for,
Before the class started Megan sat down with me and explained the new recent change in the students being mainstreamed, as well as the basics of what it is like to be an interpreter at this specific middle school. The students at this school have never been mainstreamed before, so much so that some of the students actually believed that their interpreter was their teacher. When I asked Megan what law/act caused this change and she informed me that she was not sure, however she knows that it was along the lines of “The inclusion model from the department of education.” When it comes to ethical decisions, this school’s situation is in a very grey area. I was told that all of the students at this school are very dependent
Being taught the proper way to speak about disabilities really helps, I am now trying to speak in “ Person first” so as not to discriminate or place a stigma upon a person’s shoulders. When I eventually become a teacher all the new information I learned about diversity and disabilities in SED 125 such as knowing that not all children learn the same way or that some children may have a bigger struggle than others, and how to build healthy positive relationships with my future student. I will try to apply all the new information to my classroom