This Saturday I have an 8 a.m. final for Adolescent Psychology, and I just really wish Saturday School hadn’t ended for the middle schoolers last week. I’d much rather be with them. For closing ceremonies they did a skit on the theme “What would happen without Saturday School?” (it was difficult to convince them to come up with BAD things instead of fun ones) and they made me so proud. And we all got these cute souvenirs and the head of the program took all the teachers out to eat and
the end of the school year always brings mixed feelings, doesn’t it?
My poster is cute, okay?
And all the visual aids are attached with Velcro so I can detach them when we’re talking about them.
American Public Education: An Origin Story →
#history of education
I thought this was a nice little summary
Where did public education begin in the U.S. and how has it progressed?
“With public K-12 education free to every child in the United States, it is hard for modern Americans to imagine a world where public schools did not exist. Yet, 150 years ago in many places throughout the country, not even elementary education was provided publicly; in fact, even by the turn of the 20th century, some young people still did not have access to free public high schools. Luckily, today, every American can get a free education and obtain a high school diploma, thanks to the efforts of our civic-minded predecessors. Let’s take a look at the developments that made this possible…”
A++ for the #education tag for promoting stereotypes.
"A lot of people think that when you choose to teach, something must have went wrong. However, it means just the opposite- it means something went incredibly right. It means that you fell in love with something and in trying to share that something with those around you - you fell in love with teaching."
6% of Oregon Students Graduated Without Passing Reading Exam →
“Oregon graduated nearly 6% of its high schoolers last year despite their failure of the state reading exam, The Oregonian reports. The nearly 1,700 students failed the exam and chose to avail themselves to another method of proving competency, according to public education records. Last year was the first time that the test was required […]
…There is some concern, however, that the latitude allowed to schools in grading the reading exercise could have been used by teachers to pass students who didn’t have the reading skills required for graduation.”
Tumblr list of non-teacher #education members →
Hey all! As per the recent discussion about ways that we can get more out of the #education community, a few of us worked on putting together a form to compile a list of non-teacher #education community members.
So if you’re not a teacher, but you still care about education, blog about education, and enjoy talking about education in a community of people that also care, fill out this link! This includes students, education activists, parents, and just general concerned citizens.
As soon as we figure it out, we’ll post the link to the actual spreadsheet so you can start connecting with other people. Stay tuned.