Oprah and Education?

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Oprah and Education?
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Fri, 09-24-2010 - 5:10pm

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 6:47pm
At my kids' school the teachers are required to sit at the table and eat lunch with the kids in their homerooms Monday-Thursday. Friday is scramble day where everyone sits with whomever they want. It is fun to watch the kids figure out that, guess what? Your teachers actually like to sit and talk to each other sometimes....it's not actually all about you all the time!
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Registered: 10-22-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 6:53pm

That is a really good point and yes... never looked at it that way since our teachers in our school do not do "lunch duty" and did not realize that some teachers in some schools do lunch duty everyday ...YIKES!

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:09pm

Did somone say bilingualism is the problem? I thought I read non speaking english families. I could see how trying to teach children who do not speak the English language could be very time consuming for a teacher.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:13pm

don't you have "planning" time?

 

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:15pm
That's fine, I was just being conversational-like. In our district if you called and asked for a resource teacher, then the secretary would ask you "was that Mrs P, Mrs H or Mrs. S?" They are sped teachers. We don't have anything ELSE that is resource, besides the small group pullouts for sped. But I understand that your district & others do.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:20pm
In our school, you miss your homework three times in a ten day period, you get a tracking form, which means the parents have been notified. If the problem continues they will eventually end up with in school suspention. I believe it is two tracking forms and then a refural which is meeting with parent/principle/student then in school supspension, then expelled.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:22pm
i have a friend whose family lived in indonesia for abouta 10 years.

 

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:28pm

Our school is becoming this way, english and spanish, they do not teach spanish but the two languages are used in our school and the kids catch on to the language...

IMO< this is a good thing since spanish is a widely used language in the U.S.

i will have to be frank though ...some of the non speaking English parents who are spanish refuse to learn the language and you have to talk to them thru their kids. Iam not talking about school issues we have translators Iam talking on a personal level :/

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:45pm
spanish should be a must have lesson in all schools.

 

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:52pm

Spanish is not offered as a class until h.s. here

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