When examining the relationship between Philosophy and curriculum an educator will understand that Philosophy is one of the foundations of education. An educational philosophy is the approach to education. It incorporates the values and ideals that we want to accomplish. The curriculum is the diagram that encompasses the philosophy into the objectives of the lessons. In today’s world educators worry about lacking basic skills in Reading and Mathematics that our students are having and focus more on modern technology and having our students think out of the box.
The NCLB requires all states to utilize assessments to determine and report if a school has made adequate yearly progress (AYP) in the proficiency levels of all students. This is a relatively recent shift from local control of schools to centralized governance which is intended to improve education and eliminate harmful disparities in education quality (Ricci 342). Instead of school districts determining education standards, the state and federal governments provide the policy direction. One method to assess education performance and compliance with the centralized policy is the use of accountability measures - i.e., standardized tests. The NCLB, coupled with state policy, is intended to decrease inequality and set an objective measurement in place where school districts, schools, teachers, and even students can be held accountable for their progress or lack thereof.
A Third entity, The Core Knowledge Foundation has developed a Sequence for Language Arts. The Sequence represents an effort to describe and state the specific core of shared knowledge that all children should learn in U.S. schools, and that speakers and writers assume their audience knows. It should be emphasized that The Core Knowledge Sequence is not a list of facts to be memorized. Rather, it is a guide to coherent content from grade to grade, designed to encourage cumulative academic progress as children build their knowledge and skills from one year to the next. The Core Knowledge Sequence is distinguished by its specificity.
Students need to pass the English, social studies, math and science portion of the test to graduate (Copyright Texas Education Agency (TEA)). There’s no excuse for a student to fail if the test covers what should have been already taught. If schools are concerned that the results are not where they need them to be, they should be taking action. All those involved should be taking whatever action is needed in order to get the results they want. These types of tests are important in measuring student’s intellect, in this case determining if they are ready for college.
MISSION STATEMENT After studying and researching the various methods of teachings and education systems that exists throughout the globe, I do have to admit that if I had the authority and influence I would probably change the way the schools are currently managed in the twenty-first century. In my opinion, my “Ideal School” would be an independent school that educates children from Kindergarten through Eighth grade. In addition, I will incorporate a classroom for toddlers and infants for parents who do not have the luxury to spend time with their children on a full-time basis. In this school I will try to provide challenging programs for all grade levels. The school will offer classes in a variety of languages that parents can choose from for their child to learn either another language and/or their native language as well as English, of course; music, literature, match, social sciences, art (such as drawing, sculpting, oil and water painting) will be part of the curriculum as well.
A teacher is often your child’s number one fan. A teacher has a big role to fill and does it with ease. Students appreciate educators that possess those qualities. Some students do not receive encouragement at home and having a teacher who does care makes them want to succeed in life. If a student has one person who believes in him/her that is often the difference between success and failure.
In the 21st century, assessing higher-order of thinking skill (HOTS) among my students in my special education classroom is totally different from the general education classroom. The new Common Core State Standards has made it is necessary for all students to be able to critically think and for us educators to be able to teach our students how to critically think. Susan Bookhart has broken down in her book some general assessment principles of how to assess these higher order thinking skills by giving us a guideline to help us interpret and score our student’s work. In chapter 2, Bookhart discusses assessing analysis, evaluation and creation of higher order thinking through Bloom’s cognitive taxonomies. As educators we have to be the producers of knowledge in which we guide our students in the right direction by designing and creating activities conducive to learning in the least restrictive environment which will allow students the opportunity to engross themselves in higher-order thinking.
No Child Left Behind Act: Educational Epiphany or Epic Failure Amanda Phillips Western Governors University No Child Left Behind Act: Educational Epiphany or Epic Failure No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was designed by the Bush administration to reduce the "learning gap" between different groups of students and to ensure better teacher equality. However, it sets forth a method of measuring "Adequate Yearly Progress" which aims at 100% proficiency in 10 years time (from the start of the program) (CEP, 2004). As schools struggle to meet the act's impossibly high goals, many incentives to keep underperforming students out, or to hold those already in the school back present themselves. The primary objective
Delfinio I. Velasquez Professor: Tami Comstock Eng- 80-32544 3/26/2013 How Autonomy should be used with Parenting Parents want what is best for their kids, but what they think is best for their kids depends on what parents think an ideal adult looks like as a whole. Daniel H. Pink in Drive analyzes how authentic motivation and autonomy are required for children potential to be preserved. Parents should use more autonomy as much as they can to let their children feel that they are controlling their own life. This will increase their motivation in many areas and gain more confidence to achieve better grades in school. Allowing children to be able to think independently and create their own behavior can be an effective way to allow for more autonomy, improving their motivation in many areas and get the confidence to achieve better grades in school.
What is 'educational inclusion'? Critically evaluate debates surrounding this term and discuss the extent to which it is possible to have fully educationally inclusive schools today. Inclusion is one of the very controversial topics concerning the students that are in this whirlwind of changes in education. It is the effort to put children with SEN (Special Educational Needs) into the mainstream educational system. The main purpose is to ensure that every child receives the best and most efficient education by placing them in the best learning environment that can be available for these students.