The Tao, or “Way of Nature,” is a flow of energy in the form of two forces: yin and yang. In Star Wars, the Tao is expressed as the Jedi force, and Obi-Wan Kenobi teaches Luke and Anakin Skywalker how to harness it positively. The Jedi Way is a mix of Eastern religions or philosophies, says Chris Sunami, a writer and philosopher of social change (more…)
If a teacher tells a child to guess what a word is, that teacher is basically saying: “I’m not going to teach you how to read. I don’t care if you learn to read. You will probably become a functional illiterate and that’s okay with me.”
Admittedly, many teachers are in a hammer lock, as superintendents and principals may have ordered the teachers to use an unworkable (more…)
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The excellent teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires”.A great quotation by William Arthur Ward which served as my guiding principle as a teacher. I remember when I was in kindergarten, everytime my friends would ask who will be our teacher in grade one, all they have to do is ask me. I knew all our teachers (more…)
• Spelling strategies: What kind of spelling skills does your child have in place?
• Pencil Grip: Does your child hold his pencil correctly?
• Colors: Can your child name and/or recognize all of the basic colors?
• Shapes: Can your child name basic geometric and 3-dimensional shapes?
• Direction – Following: Can your child (more…)
What do chili peppers and mathematics have to do with each other? Last year, Kevin Kelly, Lexington (Mass.) High School pre-Calculus teacher would have said “nothing.” But today, his answer would be “everything.” Frustrated with the standard lecture approach to mathematics, he and his colleagues have developed a hands-on, interactive lesson that uses the relative heat of chili peppers to introduce (more…)
It is a widely accepted fact that unlearning is a far more complex process than learning as it not only involves not using the already learned things but also substituting them with new things. Many people who go to America from other countries face a problem of developing a natural American English accent and are not able to pronounce American English properly. Due to the artificial (more…)
By Ronnie Phillips
Why is parental Involvement Important in Children’s Education?
Numerous research has been done to conclude that parents who are involved with their children’s education are building the foundations for a better educated child. These children will be better adjusted to school which can lead to more education. In addition, (more…)
By Michael Delgado
Everyone wants to succeed in school, but it gets tough when you have so much homework and tests to prepare for. To help you study smarter, here are seven helpful tips to help you succeed:
Talk with your Teacher during Office Hours
Most students never visit their teachers during office hours. Office hours are a great time to get clarification on concepts (more…)
Over the past decade, thousands of school districts around the country have implemented mathematics curricula based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. These Standards, first published in 1989 and revised in 2000, laid out a new vision for the teaching and learning of mathematics, and prompted (more…)
In recent years Frank W. Ballou Senior High School in Washington, D. C., has suffered some well-publicized traumas, including the on-campus murder of a 17-year-old and a deliberate mercury contamination by students that forced the school to close for a month. Meanwhile, barely 3 percent of students scored “proficient” in reading, and just under 10 percent (more…)