Oprah and Education?

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Oprah and Education?
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 6:34am
Here, Resource teachers are any teachers that are not assigned to a specific classroom or grade. We have one Resource teacher does do special ed and one who does math.
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 6:35am
It is the aides that have lunch and recess duty here. The teachers get the time for lunch and planning.
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Tue, 09-28-2010 - 6:39am

Spanish is offer in 7th here. Same with French. For those lucky enough to get into the immersion schools, it starts in 1st grade.

ODS is taking his second year of Spanish in 8th. They have split the HS course into two years. Last year he took Part A. In the end, he will have one year of HS spanish under his belt.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 6:40am
Hey! My DH speaks Norwegian. We was an exchange student in HS.
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Tue, 09-28-2010 - 6:43am

Thanks, and even the cultural divide problem holds for low-income, native-speaker kids. They are often not familiar with the nitty-gritty of the dominant culture.

Moving to Greece really opened my eyes. I had been an immigrant in the US too, but I was so privileged, in the sense that I was already fluent in the language and I looked like I belonged to the elite (typical WASP look). In Greece, I was a "real" immigrant. I did not speak the language, and although I wanted to learn and tried to learn, it was slow and difficult going. I could suddenly appreciate the plight of a busy Mexican mother with 3 kids, and understand that it is probably not that she doesn't try or doesn't want to learn. Apart from that, to most Greeks, I looked like a Polish or Ukranian woman, which to them meant that I had most likely come to Greece to work as a stripper, hooker or cleaning lady. Like I said, eye-opening.


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Tue, 09-28-2010 - 6:46am

A few years ago, Dd's HS had a visit from a HS in a Norwegian village in the middle of nowhere. The Greek kids were absolutely fascinated by the capacity of the Norwegians for consuming alcohol. Meanwhile, the Norwegians thought they were in heaven, given our lack of a drinking age and cheap liquor.

Anyway, they have kept in touch and one of dd's friends went up there for a visit this past summer.


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Tue, 09-28-2010 - 7:17am

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Yes, which has nothing to do with my point that time spent watching the kids chew their food would be better spent doing things that are actually related to teaching.





















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Registered: 03-27-2000
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 7:31am
Just curious, how do they know so many languages? Did you homeschool them?
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 8:21am

DD1 learned spanish in preK and kindergarten, we were living in iowa at the time.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 8:28am
ok..but i'd rather see a budget allow more co-teachers in the classroom so that all kids - bright, average, struggling - can learn than body relief at lunch so you can have more time planning..generally speaking, FM, not just you.

 

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