I am a semi retired teacher with 16 plus years of experience. I have taught elementary grades kindergarten through eighth grade in public and private schools. I have taught in a regular classroom, special education classroom and mixed. I have substituted long and short term. I have also taught online, long distance learning. I have taught in the midwest and i have taught in the West. I tutor all over the country. I can conclude that none of it is easy, but ALL of it is rewarding.
March 17th,2020 will be a day I, along with many others will never forget. It was the day schools in Oregon took an extended spring break, presuming to come back a week late. Boy, were we wrong.
Tuesday morning I awakened at 6am. I began to take down my braided and twisted hair. I wanted my wavy puffy locs to be free for my first day of virtual teaching. As I began to take down my hair I noticed that the formation of my hair was not to my liking.
Good morning. My name is Kathy O’Neill. And this is Flipping the World on Its Head. We will be looking at a new way of presenting material in a social science setting. In the end, I hope I can answer any questions you may have.
As a very fortunate citizen of the country of Singapore, I count myself very lucky in many aspects. I do not have to worry about food, water, and shelter. Out of curiosity, I decided to sign up to volunteer to give online English tuition to Karen students who live along the Thai Burma border. The Karen people mostly live in refugee camps as they are stateless due to an insurgency crisis that happened in the past between Thailand and Myanmar. Apparently, their living conditions are really bad and with COVID-19, their access to education is even more limited. So when the organizer of the tutoring initiative (which is parked under Safe Water for Every Child Myanmar) showed me a presentation about the facts regarding the living conditions of the Karen people, I was of course, very shocked. I found it so hard to believe that there are so many children out there who are struggling so hard in their lives.
But the pattern of learning has always remained the same—a teacher imparting education to her students through direct interactions.
The significance of gaming in students is a topic that has been debated since the beginning of time. The majority of people would agree that it is one of the things that can make people happy, and thus it will always be present in people's lives. But how do you determine what kind of gaming you should choose for your students?
A successful teacher’s transforming capacity is just something that almost every one of us has witnessed and recognized on an individual level. We had several exceptional teachers if we were especially lucky, who made reading an exciting and fascinating environment. Such teachers had a passion for the subjects they taught, and real love for the learners they interacted with. We encouraged us to experiment with ideas, begin thinking about the subject, take on more demanding work, and even develop skills in a specific field of study. A recent study demonstrates just how essential it is to cultivate these skills. Teachers who help students develop non-cognitive skills like self-regulation increase their grades and are much more likely to graduate from high school. Than teachers who help them boost their regular test scores.
As independent school leaders, we know that running a school is downright hard. Even prior to experiencing a global pandemic and the most significant social movement since the Civil Rights-era, senior administrators were faced with increasingly complex strategic and institutional challenges. I am making the case that to elevate education and transform our schools, coaching ought to be an obligatory tool utilized by independent school leaders.