Handwriting on The Wall for Cursive Cursive writing, once a cornerstone of American education, is becoming a cultural artifact as computers and the demands of standardized tests squeeze it out of its once lofty position. Taught for more than years in the United States, cursive has a storied past. But in a number of Michigan schools, it has been reduced to an independent study, an "as-we-have-time" course in second or third grade.
She seems to have developed social and emotional problems In one Texas school district, completing high school in three years with the school's highest GPA on record means that you cannot be valedictorian, and worse, gives your school district the right to take away the college scholarship that you've worked hard to earn!
The lesson is obvious: My son was misdiagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when he was 3. The experts thought it was abnormal for a 3 year old to have a Ravens verbal score of age 8. He was reassessed at age 9 as being highly gifted and not having Aspergers at all She went on to explain that he was no longer putting his hand up to answer questions, which she was very pleased about but was becoming concerned by his growing lack of contributions to class discussions.
The point that it was an 8th grade test was lost.
He was now in grade 5 and should only know grade 5 material, and anything more than that is irrelevant. In grade 4 the teacher had assessed him as having a reading comprehension level of grade This year they decided that that was too high so they reduced it to grade 5.
The sorry state of understanding gifted children is all over the globe! His score of 48 of 50 problems correct earned him permission to move from 6th grade to 7th grade arithmetic, but not into Algebra I.
My question is, where should he be placed in math next fall? I wonder where he's ready to be placed for the next year? Riding on their Coattails: A Teacher Magazine blog by Tamara Fisher. Tamara is rightfully indignant at the comments of teachers and administrators in her school and all over the country.
Here's a common example Montana Tech wants to open a residential school for its top math and science high school students.
Just make sure the school looks good.
Do you know what you're saying? This would be laughable Lawmakers reconsider comments about International Baccalaureate programs But wait, it's not over. Closer scrutiny of I. When asked why no gifted programming was available for math or science "Our lawyers say we've done enough.
In the text, I mentioned that my daughter was 14 months old and recognized all letters, uppercase and lowercase.
While no teacher applied for the job, I did receive several angry emails about the harm I was doing to my daughter. The best--"Too much learning will damage her brain! My daughter wanted to help one of the teacher's students with a basic board puzzle probably 9 pieces or so ; the 5-year-old was ok with the help.
The teacher came over and told my daughter "you cannot do this, you are still a baby. I did not do this for my personal gain, despite what the woman probably thought--I didn't care what she thought about me or my daughter, but my little one did.
It took my daughter more than a month to approach that section of the library again. He could put them together in a few minutes or so. One time a teacher in the table next to us introduced herself to us and asked the age of our child.
I said two, and she said in a clear loud voice "You know as your son is two, he shouldn't be making those puzzles.Modern Technology, the Unseen Dangers - As time goes on, the world around us continues to change even more rapidly than it already has. All the time new gadgets and gizmos continue to be introduced to the market to satisfy the needs of the consumers.
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AmblesideOnline's language arts consists of reading instruction, transcription (copywork), narration, dictation and grammar. Should I write my SAT essay in cursive?
on Revolution Prep | With the rise of online media (like this blog), it’s easy to assume that print is dead.
However, that doesn’t mean you should write your SAT essay in cursive. Print and cursive each have their benefits and their drawbacks.
When deciding. The SAT Essay and ACT Writing continue to pose a conundrum for students. While College Board and ACT have made these components optional, a small number of colleges continue to require or recommend them.