Monthly Archives: March 2015

Stagnated Reading

At my old elementary school, there was a really hot, dusty room filled with computers. The computers constantly buzzed, but we students were not allowed to talk in the dell lab, just sit quietly and take our reading quiz. I … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing Go Hand-In-Hand

Although there has been increased visibility in literacy and the ways in which we can improve literacy amongst our students, there seems to have been an unfortunate de-emphasis on writing. This is quite evident in the many standardized tests where … Continue reading

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The More I Learn about Pre-K…

The more I learn about Pre-K, the more I’m in favor of it being available to all children, regardless of developmental delays, lower SES, and the other current requirements.  At the moment, I am working on a project in which … Continue reading

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The Problem with Widespread Policies

This class has focused on a lot of different education policies – usually programs that are developed on a very widespread scale and expected to be implemented with perfect success and immediate improvement on test scores. The problem is that … Continue reading

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Reading Logs Gone Wrong?

In class the other day we discussed different strategies to get students to read more. Growing up, a common assignment I had in my language arts classes were reading logs. These logs were often printed on brightly colored paper and … Continue reading

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A Personal Reflection…

I must admit that I somewhat believed in the American dream. As I moved from school to school, I experienced diverse curriculums and facilities and met many different teachers. My elementary school memories at Taipei American School (TAS) and Taipei … Continue reading

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Container Class

Paulo Freire once wrote: “Education is suffering from narration sickness.” We’ve become so accustomed to the standard form of education that this quote doesn’t mean very much until we really think about it. What he means is that education full … Continue reading

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