Literacy AutobiographyWhat is the meaning of the word literate? The definition of literate is having the ability to write and read. I am going to take you back to my childhood when I was first entering kindergarten, which was the beginning of me turning into a literate person. Before I started kindergarten my mom is the one who taught me my alphabets and numbers. Since my birthday is in November and school starts in September I was supposed to wait another year before I turned five to start kindergarten. Instead my mom talked to my elementary school principal and argued with him to admit me into his school until he gave in and said I had to take a reading and math test. I don’t remember much of taking the test but I know I passed and was admitted to kindergarten in Loesche Elementary School. As a four-year old kindergartener I felt special since I was up to the same level as the older kids.When I moved onto first grade for some odd reason I was put into ESOL for my reading level. The school thought I was up to pace with the reading level since I did below the standard on the state standardized test. My mom was angry with me because she thought I was supposed to be good in English since I was born here which in my opinion was a biased thought. A lot of people in America are illiterate even though they are born here, so in my opinion I think that people who are taught in other countries then come here to finish there school are more literate than some of the people who went to
Play Based Early Childhood Curriculum
More and more academic performance and standardized testing has become the focus of school systems. Recess, physical fitness programs, art and other subjects are being deemed "extracurricular" and are being cut back or cut all together to focus on areas that are included on standardized tests. As a result a trickle down effect has taken place and from a very young age children are expected to complete worksheets and other teacher-led learning activities for…
NCLB Act requires that after the 2005-2006 school year all teachers are to be highly qualified in the core academic subjects. This means that teachers must “have at least a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate competencies in each content area as defined by their state” (Simpson et al., 2004, p. 70). For new teachers, it means passing challenging state exams in order to be allowed into the classroom. Practicing teachers are also required to pass these state exams or are asked to demonstrate competency…
the long and short term? More scientists and researchers are asking these same questions as well as the question: Is this the best solution? Increasingly, underachieving children that score poorly on standardized or achievement tests are held back, or have to repeat an academic year of school. Grade repetition, most commonly occurs during the first grade year when children are between the ages of five and seven years old. This common educational practice, aimed to remedy the failing student…
constantly and frantically doing whatever they can to balance their transformation; from childhood to adulthood, on a day to day basis. During this period in life, adolescent teens struggle to balance many things, especially with school and the stress that is developed from it. School is one of the most important parts of an adolescent teen’s life. According to research done by Peg Dawson, a psychologist in the Seacoast Mental Health Center, “between 15% and 30% of all children may have a sleep disturbance…
Health Literacy and Child Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review of the
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developmental curriculum. Having to gain knowledge from the early childhood text helped me to create what I consider to be the perfect classroom plan. Preschool education is very important because this is their first experience towards twelve years of grade school. The knowledge they gather will increase as they grow and development.…
Best Ways That Preschool Programs Support School Readiness for Children of Immigrants
I chose as the best practice question, what is the best way that preschool program support school readiness for children of immigrants. The reason why I chose this topic is not only because I think it is relevant information in the Education field but also because I am an immigrant and I have a 3 year old daughter so I would…
1. Addams: woman’s sphere is the public sphere
2. Paul and Gilman: women are people too
676 Ida Tarbell
676, 726, 775, 809 Upton Sinclair
700-01, 741, 767, 773 Jane Addams
698-9, 772-3, 830 Robert M. La Follete
IX. Progressive Politics
A. Political reform
1. La Follete and the “Wisconsin Idea”
2. regulating business on behalf of the public
3. government more responsive?
A. responsive to whom?
B. Theodore Roosevelt, progressive…
The Company has also supported the cause of education by adopting the government school
at Noorabad, in Madhya Pradesh, and has also taken affirmative action by adopting Jyotiba
Phule Govt. SC/ ST Girls Hostel at Kankroli, Rajasthan, and infrastructure has been upgraded
at both locations. The Company continues to support Ekal Vidyalayas…
intelligences have to do with my classroom?
4. How has M.I. theory developed since it was introduced in 1983?
5. Who are the critics of this theory and what do they say?
6. What are some benefits of using the multiple intelligences approach in my school?
7. How can applying M.I. theory help students learn better?
8. How can I find out more about M.I. theory?
PART II – Demonstration
1. Seeing MI in action
2. What do M.I. lesson plans…