Thursday, December 12, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
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Sunday, November 17, 2013
TALKING POINTS- I thought that this article had many great points. Is there a way that one day LGBT and disability issues in schools will someday change? Hopefully one day when we are teachers learning all of this can help us and we can change this. I feel like if in a classroom and being a teacher if you bring the whole class together as one on even the first day when no body knows each other, everyone will be accepting of everyone no matter what the situation.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
By Joseph Kahne and Joel Westheimer
Sunday, October 20, 2013
BY: LINDA CHRISTENSEN
Sunday, October 13, 2013
FIVE REASONS TO STOP SAYING "GOOD JOB"
After reading Five Reasons to Stop Saying "Good Job!" By Alfie Kohn, I completely disagree with the point that this author is trying to make that saying “good job” should not be allowed. Students need that extra support in life no matter what. As a matter of fact I feel as though all people need to be told they did a good job or a bad job, it is simply a part of life.
While at a school last week helping a fourth grade science and math class, there was a student who had gotten in trouble. While he thought that the teachers in the room did not notice him rolling around on the floor and acting with poor behavior, he got his name written on the board with a sad face. The student spent the next twenty minutes disappointed in him moping around. The main teacher of the class noticed this and stopped what she was doing and she asked the class if they had ever gotten in trouble. The majority of the class raised their hand and said yes. She then looked at the boy and told him that yes, everyone gets in trouble. You live and you learn from it and then you fix the mistakes you made and it is not the end of the world. After the student saw the rest of his classmates and when the teacher talked to him, he held his head high and he did an awesome job of participating the rest of the class and forgot about what he had done and the teacher acknowledged the fact he did this by saying “good job”.
I think that this is important because if a teacher tells someone they did something wrong, it will only help them. When someone in life hears this it will help them correct their mistakes. If the students or even any human being is not told when they are doing good or bad, how will they learn anything? By saying good job yes, it is a confidence booster and I do not think Alfie Kohn should think this is a bad thing. I even think that people should saying something more than good job, something that has even a stronger meaning. Everyone likes to hear they are doing a good thing once and a while. It could even save a life if someone is having a bad day.
TALKING POINTS- I feel like saying good job to people is a must. I do not get why schools do not like this. Especially when I play in soccer it boosts my confidence so much and makes me work harder then I already when I hear that. I think that children need this especially when like Herbert Kohl said some children do not want to learn.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
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Sunday, September 22, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
My names Jaclyn Greenman. I am a transfer student from Southern Connecticut State University and Three Rivers Community College. I'm from a town in Connecticut called Waterford near the beach where I have lived my entire life and I would not change it for the world. In my free time I play soccer at RIC so when everyone is free come and check out a game!
Over the summer I spent most of my time working at the New London Probate Court, as well as subbing at an elementary school, going to the beach, hanging with friends, and playing in a summer soccer league.
I decided to take this class because I really wanted to get a feel for how it is working in the schools that we will be visiting because at home I was in a different area that was not as diverse as the schools we will be going to.
Can't wait to get to know everyone!