"It's not just the "something that they are not passionate about" that is being drawn out here - it is the "how they are being taught/how they are learning the material" that seems to be on everybody's mind. The…"
"It is confusing, Janet. I think the perception of "engagement" can be really subjective. How do we sort out the right balance of compliance, entertainment, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, etc.? Each may be…"
"Hmmm...interesting. I teach a lot of ESL students from Eastern European countries and/or Asian countries and even at the primary level, they tend to come in strong with early math skills (often, they have learned their multiplication tables by…"
"Thank you for the information you shared with all of us. You seem to be a very aware parent. I appreciate your first and second paragraphs with regards to food education. I personally believe we would have less of a problem with…"
"I find all the tech in schools sad. I don't know how to fight against it though, since once they've put money into it they want to justify the spending and won't a) admit it doesn't help and b) return to a less tech way of…"
"It was noted that at least one of these schools was a charter school. Is that the norm in the States for these schools then? Great concept, no question about it but charter schools are private/semi-private are they not? "