"One of my best experiences with the Department of Education was in the 4th grade. My fourth grade teacher was my favorite teacher in elementary school. She was the reason that I fell in love with math and the reason I wanted to work harder in school. She showed us that she cared about us and our education multiple times and taught us very well. She also inspired me to learn and made me want to become a teacher because I wanted to change people's lives the way she had changed mine. It was the first time I had actually found value in education and had wanted to learn. My worst experience with the DOE was when in 6th grade I had an extraordinarily unkind teacher. She always chose favorites and only punished the kids that she didn't like. I was a quiet kid so she never gave me detentions or in school suspensions when she gave other kids those punishments for the same broken rules. She often reminded us that she didn't care about our lives and that all she cared about was that we did our work quietly and that we obeyed her. I had been one of her "favorites" but I had seen how she had ruined other students' desire to learn. I wish that she had been fair." - @monochromaticmelodramatic
New Beginnings! _______________________________________________So excited to start the year off with a number of new partnerships! Especially my middle schoolers! #ca4a#collegeaccess#collegeaccessforall
"To deal with the overcrowding, the counselors tried everything including: establishing visiting hours, issuing passes, locking the office door, then simply kicking students out!" _______________________________________________"Who's Going To Help With My College Application? _______________________________________________Link in bio! Read my story!
"Growing up, my sisters and I had everything we wanted and needed....Imagine my surprise when I realized that based on government metrics, we were low-income. Low what? When I started my college application process, I found out I qualified for several college programs based on my parent’s “low” income." ______________________________________________Check out my new blog post! "Who Is Samantha" Link in bio.
In a perfect world, students would show up to class, receive education, and leave with a satisfied smile everyday. Unfortunately academics are not as easy to sell to adolescents as cell phones, sneakers, or fast-food. The best educators are the ones that are able master delivering informative, innovative, and engaging lessons consistently. There is a particular balance of entertainment and educational value that must be incorporated daily to reach students. I received a new student today that had no problem verbalizing his disapproval of being placed in my class. I was not offended because I understood where his disgruntled nature originated. The student claimed completing any assignments would be a waste of time considering he would be filing for a schedule change immediately. I began engaging the student to re-direct his off-task behavior. The inquisitive student eventually chimed in to discuss his opinion on raising the federal minimum wage. By the end of the period he was leading the exit discussion. There are times when education may be hard to sell, but it's always worth every penny. #day3#movetheculturedaily#movetheculture#academic#progress#education#school#publiceducation#urbaneducation#urban#departmentofeducation#reynoldstheeducator#teacher#educator
Orchard Knob Middle School is one of five Innovation Zone schools in Hamilton County. The "iZone" designation is given by the Hamilton County Department of Education to under-performing schools. Despite a pool of $10.6 million granted to the five schools, there has been little progress to report, according to the Tennessee Department of Education (TDE). The Times Free Press reports the response from the TDE to Orchard Knob Middle: "Teacher turnover is a problem. Expand professional development allowing teachers to put the strategies they are learning into practice while receiving feedback. Attendance rates have improved, but chronic absenteeism is close to 20 percent. Look at effective strategies to increase attendance and help families understand the importance of school attendance." The Times Free Press continues, "In addition to the five schools that would be included in the partnership district, Hamilton County has about a dozen schools that are in the bottom 10 percent of schools statewide and could be eligible for state intervention if progress is not made." A partnership district would include only the five iZone schools, becoming an entirely new district with a new board and additional funding from the state.
What good are pictures that just sit on your phone? Adding these pictures to my website reminds me of the great campus visits with each school group! So excited to start planning for the fall! Check them out! Link in bio.
This time, the good ones won. NYLAG is very proud to announce that a settlement in one of our cases will require the US Department of Education to provide #studentloan debt relief to thousands of former students—mostly women—who fell victim to a for-profit school in the 80s and 90s. After decades of financial burden, women like Daisy will finally experience relief 🙌 photo credit Will Glaser/New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/business/wilfred-student-debt.html
There are many aspects of public education that are often scrutinized and overly criticized. The premise of educational reform has always involved identifying necessary changes that must take place to improve the system. I have come to the realization that although there are definitely areas that need immediate improvement, there are others that are thriving. The important role of the classroom teacher is often overlooked, although they serve as the foundation of education. There are still teachers, veteran and novice, that perform their duties with pride on a daily basis. I had the amazing opportunity today to observe three teachers deliver similar lessons. Each educator was able to effectively execute the plan using varying methodology. The true art of imparting knowledge is an amazing process to witness. #day2#movetheculturedaily#movetheculture#academic#progress#education#school#publiceducation#urbaneducation#urban#departmentofeducation#reynoldstheeducator#teacher#educator
"I had this really bad substitute teacher in 5th grade. Basically, she had a really bad attitude while teaching. She wouldn't actually answer our questions whenever we were confused. She wouldn't explain the reasoning behind why we do things in math, instead she would shush us and tell us that we talked too much. Whenever we questioned a concept in math she would respond with "that's just how it works." Luckily we had a student teacher and she was really cool and kind and taught us properly.
I personally like math but if I had had her as a permanent teacher I probably would've despised it. She shushed us even when we weren't talking! Once when we asked "too many questions" she just stopped the class and made us put our heads down- for asking questions! She was the type of teacher who didn't care about her job or her students. That was my worst experience with the doe. In fifth grade I also had a substitute teacher who was extremely good at her job. I loved the way she taught, she made everything fun. She was called on short notice but was ready with an educational science card game. With her we got all of our work done and had extra time left over. During that extra time she played congies with us! She seemed to really care about us and was just really cool over all. I wish all teachers would care about their jobs and their students." - @hk.humaira #changefocusnyc#change#nyc#education#newyorkcity#departmentofeducation#story#teacher#bestexperience#experience#school#class#student#nyc2017#nyc2017 🗽 #youth#youngpeople#teaching#changes#best#worst#agency#opinion#thought
"Welcome Back" I am familiar with the adage,"absence makes the heart grow fonder." I appreciated freedom from the traditional duties of classroom educators that accompany the summer season. As an artist, I believe you have to step away from the picture to attain a better perspective. The months spent rejuvenating helped me understand my worth and re-evaluate my purpose for joining the wavering field of education. A violent, tumultuous season in my city has lead to my enlightenment of why moving the culture on a daily basis is one of our best solutions for making the nation stronger as a whole. I was happy to see excited, ambitious, and even several annoyed faces to signify the beginning of our 180-Day pursuit of academic progress. #day1#movetheculturedaily#movetheculture#academic#progress#education#school#publiceducation#urbaneducation#urban#departmentofeducation#reynoldstheeducator#teacher#educator
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Securing this meeting wasn't easy (yay @lindamatsolo ✨), but we are so determined to ensure an increased focus on masculinity and gender as part of the South African Early Childhood Education curriculum! One step closer to making "Tackled!" workshops a continued reality...
"One of my best experiences with school was meeting people like other students and teachers. This is one of my best experiences because I find it interesting how different everyone is by the way they act or look. My worst experience with school was when I was getting bad grades because I didn't understand the lesson or the subject in general. I didn't understand because I didn't pay attention. I had trouble paying attention because I was bored in class. I just didn't feel interested in the material. I feel like the teachers could've done more to make the interested in the topic. I wanted to learn but I just didn't find the topic interesting." - Anonymous #changefocusnyc#change#departmentofeducation#school#teaching#class#worstexperience#bestexperience
In less than a week, many students will enter #college#campuses for the first time. While this is a time for discovering yourself and being independent, you must remain focused on your optimum goal and receive your degree. With that being said, it is extremely important that you determine your #major within their #first year of entering #college . Not only because you don't want to seem like you are meandering around aimlessly trying to discover your passion which can lead you remaining in school beyond the four years but also, it can affect your financial aid. As some may already know, the Department of Education has placed limits on the amount of student loans that can be borrowed but now there are limits on how long you can receive the Pell grant. While this grant may be free, the government has set a cap on the amount of terms and percentage a student may receive the Pell grant. This limit is called Pell Lifetime Eligibilty Used. There is a limit to the total amount of Federal Pell Grants that a student may receive, which is the equivalent of six school years or 600%. Therefore, if you attend school for an entire year basically "testing the waters" to see what classes you like, you will be hurting yourself in the end because those classes will be counted toward your 600%. If you want to learn more about the financial aid limits and ways to stay on track, I will be conducting a free webinar to answer questions
#pellgrant#lifetimelimit#pellleu#college#financialaid#free webinar #gettheknowledge#firstgeneration#askquestions#campuslife#chooseyourmajor#departmentofeducation#doe
"In fifth grade, my teacher would always tell us stories about her life outside of school. It made me feel like I could trust her with both my education and personal problems because it proved she was human, which a lot of students forget.
In elementary and middle school my cousin was bullied. He didn't want to fight back so i was always protecting him. We didn't tell any of the adults at school. We thought we could handle it. We knew that the teachers could fix the problem but we thought that they would blow it out of proportions, which is why we didn't want to involve them." -@statueofmangoes
#change#changefocusnyc#nyc#newyork#departmentofeducation#changesneedtobemade#nycstudent#nyc 🗽 #nyc2017#education#bullying#bully#story
"In second grade my teacher seemed to grade from strictly favoritism instead of actual things regarding to academics. Also, in 5th grade I got an anonymous note, but I recognized the handwriting, and it was basically just another jab at my weight, so I told the teacher, who told the vice principal, but she took the girl's side while I sat there crying." -Anonymous
Education - it's not all about teaching!
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Panel contributors will present a brief profile of their organisation and an outline of the types of job roles and their recruitment process. This is a great opportunity to hear tips and tricks from the people actually responsible for hiring in this sector.
Employer panel includes: - Deakin University
- Gordon TAFE
- Department of Education & Training Victoria
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In an open letter to Jeremy Corbyn, Neil Wilson explains how #Labour can frame its #policy on student debt forgiveness after they take power and abolish #tuition fees.
Wilson says the winning play is to announce that on taking office, Labour will wind up the #StudentLoan Company, return university funding to the #DepartmentOfEducation , and pass legislation that cancels securitised loans sold to the private sector and any consequential #government guarantees.
This last point is the best one, because, as Wilson explains, it sends a clear message to debt-buyers: "If they buy chunks of securitised #taxation in the future, a subsequent Labour administration will just cancel them." So let’s explain reality to people. Student loans are not really loans. They are a list of people subject to additional taxation. We’re going to get rid of that taxation because those who earn more already pay more tax and we want to encourage people to follow the path of lifetime education, not put spikes in the road.
And we want the private sector to be very clear. If they buy chunks of securitised taxation in the future, a subsequent Labour administration will just cancel them.
This is as near a zero cost political choice as you could get. The only real cost is to those who currently have a job at the Student Loans Company in Glasgow, Darlington and Llandudno, and finding them new work has to be a priority. (via Naked Capitalism)