Gone are the days when school children across America had to trudge through several inches of snow to make their way to one-room school-houses. Likewise, fallen by the wayside is the use of the three R’s as the primary curriculum for this nation’s schools. A rap across the hand with a ruler is no longer used as a method of classroom discipline. Many of the traditions and standards of education have become antiquated and outdated. Perhaps the next casualty of societal change should be the widespread use of homework as a learning tool for today’s children.
Education and society as a whole have grown increasingly more complex. Society bears little resemblance to what it was just a few short years ago. Children today face an entirely different school day than that of their parents and grandparents and the children of decades ago. National and state standards require a much more rigorous program of study for today’s student. As a result, the curriculum is greatly expanded with many concepts being introduced at a much earlier grade level. In order to accommodate the expanded curriculum and mandated standards of accountability there has been a major decrease in the
Exams and tests can be a stressful time for most students, but follow these fantastic stress-free tips for revising… and you might find yourself at the top of the brainy class!
- Study in a quiet place away from the TV and computers etc that is both light and comfortable.
- Make a ‘revision timetable’ and always let your family know when you are revising.
- Create summary notes and anything simple that helps your memory – as short notes, drawings and sayings are much easier to remember.
- Get help. Ask friends and family to test you. Also attend any teacher revision classes – as teachers will know better than anyone what will be in tests and exams!
- Record yourself reading notes and occasionally listen to them instead of reading.
- Take a 5 or 10 minute break every hour and do some stretching exercises, go for a short walk or make yourself a drink.
- Allow yourself some fun-time each day to relax…and make sure you get a good 8 hours of sleep each night.
- Eat well. Good brain foods? Wholegrain foods (cereals, wheat bran, wheatgerm and whole wheat pasta). Blueberries. Blackcurrants. Broccoli. Tomatoes. Oily fish. Nuts.
- Don’t panic if you feel a bit nervy. A
Proliferation of private schools in Pakistan has harmed the state owned schools alarmingly. Education in public schools has extinct and they have turned into ghost schools. The route cause is not the administration or teachers but the mindset of public that ‘a paid item is always high in quality’, has been developed for last two decades.
If parents are alive, make a living and are not oblivious of children’s future, it is considered their parental obligation to send their children to any but at least private school. ‘any’ denotes the quality of not necessarily being qualitative but quantitative in terms of fees structure. This attitude is same as customers’ attitude towards products which have high price tags are believed to be qualitative.
After denationalization in 1990s the rapid increase of 69% in the number of private schools in 1999-2008. The private sector was catering to the educational needs of about 6 million and then 12 million children in 2000 and 2007-08 respectively, the number of teachers also doubled. But it did not keep pace with Pakistan’s literacy rate 43.9 percent in 1998, 57 percent in 2009, 58 percent in 2012, and according to UNESCO it is still 55 percent in 2015 for
This article explores four evidence-based comprehension reading strategies and one comprehension routine relevant to improving reading comprehension for struggling readers. The four research based comprehension routines discussed will be as follows: visual representation-mental imagery, summarization, and strategies used by good readers. The comprehension routine will discuss inferring and/or drawing conclusions. All of these research-based strategies and comprehension routines are important to the effectiveness of teaching reading and being a child in a classroom.
“ There is an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. When it comes to comprehension, this saying might be paraphrased, “a visual display helps readers understand, organize, and remember some of those thousand words.” (as cited in Duke and Pearson, 2002, p. 218). Visual representation and mental imagery are very important to the reader. When children see an image, it helps put things in a different perspective in reference to what is occurring in the story. The right comprehension strategy can mean the start or the end to a wondrous relationship with reading.
Children of all ages, grade levels, and those with disabilities can use mental imagery to digest what has been read as it provides them with a mental picture in their head. Early
Toni Bickart, author of WHAT EVERY PARENTS NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD GRADES observed: “The process of learning how to write begins at a very early age. Young children, using crayons or markers, write with great enthusiasm and eagerness. Toddlers and preschoolers think that all they have to do is pick up a pen and scrawl little lines and dots.
Gradually, they realize that writing is speech in the form of symbols on paper, so they talk and scribble away and expect you to read this scribble. As their fine motor skills develop, children draw pictures and dictate words to accompany the pictures. Sometimes they try to write words. They may start with words they remember seeing somewhere, or they may attempt to write the sounds they hear when they say the words aloud. For example, a child might write “d” or DG” for “DOG.” From these modest but enthusiastic beginnings, writers emerge.”
The following advice will help your child develop strong writing skills:
First, encourage writing at home. Bernard Ryan, author of HELPING YOUR CHILD START SCHOOL concluded: “Children get a big kick out of writing their own stories and poems, even jokes and riddles. Encourage your child to write
The Left always wants to make the rules. Naturally they devised a sophistry to prevent others from making any rules at all.
Descriptive versus Prescriptive: another left-wing scam
Everywhere we look, we’ve got pompous professors telling us they don’t dare prescribe what’s right in language. No, no, no, no. It’s not their role. Nor yours either. People can express themselves as they wish. It’s America, the 21st century. God forbid we should tell anybody how to do anything.
“Weird Al” Yankovic put out a popular video called “Word Crimes.” It’s gotten almost 27,000,000 views. In effect, he says: “Hey, moron, do it the right way.” He got everybody talking about correct grammar. Boy, we needed that. Thanks, Weird Al.
Naturally, all the primly pontificating nuisances crawled out of the woodwork to tell us: Hey, stop all that prescribing! You can only describe.
And why?? Because when anthropologists go in the jungle to study a primitive culture, they must remember that the natives are the experts on their own language. Great. That’s fine and dandy. But that has nothing to do with how we should deal with our own language. How’s that, you want to know. You ask the relevant experts (teachers, novelists, journalists), average the
Families of children with special educational needs are facing a postcode lottery to get extra help at schools, BBC 5 live Investigates suggests.
Figures from 125 councils in England and Wales obtained by a Freedom of Information request found a huge range in responses to assessment requests.
On average half of all requests by parents to get help are turned down.
The Local Government Association says standards are clearly set to try to meet the needs of each child.
Around one in five children in England and Wales has special educational needs (SEN) and is eligible for extra help at school.
The first step to getting help, over and above what can normally be provided in mainstream schools, is to request an assessment from the local education authority.
A Freedom of Information Request relating to applications for an initial assessment found when parents asked for an assessment they were on average more than twice as likely to be turned down as a school or professional making the request.
BBC 5 live Investigates contacted local education authorities in England and Wales and of the 125 which responded with figures from 2013/2014 – the last full academic year – the refusal rate for schools or professionals was 22%,
My wife died when my daughter was just four. She took it very hard and became a very quiet and sullen child. Her teachers advised me to take her for counseling but even that didn’t seem to help. After three years, I moved to Bangalore to be closer to family. Even being closer to family didn’t help her come out of the shell she seemed to have gone into. After visiting many schools, I decided to enroll her in Candor International School. Though the school was very big almost 20 acres the school was new and just had 200 students. So I thought the small number of students would make her feel less intimidated.
At first there wasn’t much difference. She was still quiet but slowly I found her starting to talk more, draw, paint and make and play with friends in the new apartment complex. I was extremely curious and wanted to know what had changed. So one weekend I went across to meet her class teacher. Her teacher had also noticed the difference and said that my daughter had befriended another student who also experienced a loss of a parent recently. Both the girls bonded immediately. That student somehow
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So what is online homeschooling high school? Online high school programs are an alternative to traditional high school programs, in that all of the classes are done online versus physically going to a brick and mortar high school for seven to eight hours a day. This virtual high school allows students to obtain a traditional diploma just as they would from attending classes in person. This is not an equivalency diploma or GED and it allows anyone to complete high school classes. This is a flexible program that allows anyone, teen or adult, to finish his or her education online.
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