Oprah and Education?

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Oprah and Education?
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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 5:10pm

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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 1:14pm

We have a ESE , exceptional student education teacher/classroom and teachers who are ese certifited, they are the only teachers who can have a child who is in the ESE classroom in their classroom. We also have para's who remain with the child all day including lunch, recess, pe ect if this is in the IEP. One example, autstic children. My 12 year old was in speech, he never went to the ese classroom, or was he only with ese certified teachers, he went to speech...

Maybe that is how it works in all schools now...I dont know, I know when my kids were in charter, the ese child was mainstreamed the entire day and were not always placed with a teacher who was ESC certified.

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Registered: 05-10-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 1:16pm
You know what egd? I think we finally found something we agree on! lol
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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 1:31pm
i'm not familiar with the acronym ESE nor am i talking about the para-professionals/teaching assistants, while they need their own certifications, they are NOT a qualified teacher in the classroom..what i'm thinking of is more of a co-teacher, someone who is there to teach a particular part of the general lesson and who floats

 

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Registered: 05-10-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 1:48pm
We have some of those.
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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 2:01pm

ESE is exceptional student education I was just telling you how our school works and the ESE dept. A teacher without a ESE certificate may not teach a child who is in the ESE classroom. Just some of my random thoughts...

I agree with you about the children who are falling behind, we have this in our elementary school in reading and math, they may be pulled out for extra help or interaction with the children who are struggeling during teaching, class work. They determine this need thru AR scores, FCATS and progress reports.

In the middle shools FCAT scores determines the placement of the student to what classroom, for instance advanced or basic ect...

the Fcat is like a standardized test but much more intense.

Iam not real fond of the fcats though, they have classes on teaching the kids to pass the fcat! YUCK, but they are a state law in public/charter schools and how our schools are graded as a whole and how to place kids.

I know im rambeling, sorry... :/

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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 2:05pm

I didn't read the articles in the original post, but watched Oprah this past Friday when she had a "reaction" show to the Monday show (the one about this movie).

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 2:26pm

I understand that it can be a challenge to teach kids who come to school speaking a foreign language only or mostly.

However, I have been one of those immigrant parents who didn't know the local lingo and whose kid did not speak it when she entered school. My kid just graduated HS and I still don't have too fine a grasp on the local lingo. All the same, she has done splendidly in school and her language skills are extremely good, in the local lingo and in English (her home language). It is not being bilingual or having parents who do not know the local language that is the basic problem.


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Registered: 10-22-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 2:34pm

I live in a "farming town" we have many migrants families, we have a teacher who is strictly for non english speaking children to teach them English.

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 3:58pm
In our district resource teachers and sped teachers are the same thing. They just use the name interchangeably for whatever the teacher prefers. Resource teachers are usually the sped teachers who see the kids in groups who have learning disabilities (in our district) but they are sped teachers just the same.

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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 4:07pm

YOu may be technically who she is talking about but you are still not the same thing YOu are very educated and even though there is a language barrier, you are very knowledgeable about education, schools etc.

Also you were not transient. I do not believe your child was pulled out of school for months at a time to go live in another country or village, where your family is. (Ok correct me if I'm wrong).

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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