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When these children stay healthy and well fed, we know they’ll get the most out of their schooling. And the most amazing part? You can provide all of this for a child for just $39 a month. Less for us, more for them. Better for the whole world.

Just a reminder that we have a School Site Council Meeting this afternoon at 3:30 PM!

Elementary you learn your basic subjects. Middle school, you begin to learn algebra. High school, you begin your SAT preps & Regents in order to graduate. College, you begin to study for the career you want.

This is an important message. “The difference maker, the great engine of economic and social mobility that helps turn talent into opportunity, is education ...”.

"What we are doing to the forests of the world is a reflection of what we are doing to ourselves"... ~Mahatma Gandhi

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Schools are important settings for the promotion of among young people. Check out an overview of physical activity promotion through the sector in the report : .

Enjoyed my first HEPP board meeting this afternoon with Looking forward to utilising my business connections to help raise higher education aspirations for youngsters across the

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How tsunamis work - Alex Gendler

Obviously it’s understandable that a lot of post-secondary students will be excited about the news that they can now opt out of paying certain ancillary fees - I get it, school is expensive! But anyone who’s capable of supporting campus programs and services should continue to do so.

If you don’t want to pay fees that support your campus newspaper because you don’t care what’s written in it, instead of withdrawing, get involved. Ask if you can submit an article about an issue that’s relevant to you. Find out if they’re looking for volunteers who can help out.

If you don’t want to pay student union dues because you don’t like what the funds go towards, vote in student union elections and surveys. Lobby your student union reps about anything that needs to be addressed or improved, or run for a position in the union.

If you don’t want to pay fees that allow campus LGBTQ2+ groups to exist because you don’t personally benefit from them, pull your head out of your ass.

Widespread opt-outs are going to destroy the things that make going to university a tolerable experience for a lot of people, and it’s shameful that the PCs don’t understand this.

Highest number of first class degrees on record as almost one in three students graduate with top marks 

The highest number of first class degrees on record were handed out last year, with almost one in three students graduating with top marks amid concern about grade inflation.

Of those who completed undergraduate degrees last summer, 110,475 students across the UK (28 per cent) were awarded a first.

The proportion of first class degrees has increased by two per cent each year since 2013/14 and four-fold since 1994/5, according to figures published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

The latest figures come amid mounting concern about grade inflation, with both the higher education regulator and Education Secretary both urging universities to take action over the issue.

Damian Hinds has previously called on the Office for Students (OfS) to “deal firmly” with any institutions “found to be unreasonably inflating grades”.

The lifting of student number controls in England in 2015 gave universities free rein to recruit as many undergraduates as they see fit - but the move has led to accusations that they now act like businesses, seeking to maximise their revenue by recruiting as many students as possible.

Universities are in fierce competition to attract students and offering a high proportion of top degrees is seen as one way to entice school leavers to an institution.

Chris McGovern, a former Government advisor and director of the Campaign for Real Education, said: “Qualifications are being devalued. Universities are competing to pull in the punters, and if they can offer a high likelihood of getting a first, it is a big draw.”  

He added: “In the long term it will damage the credibility of our education system. In the end it will mean an ordinary degree will hold no weight – and people will have to get masters degrees or PhDs to stand out.”  

Last month the higher education watchdog warned universities to curb their “spiralling” grade inflation. The OfS threatened institutions with sanctions, including fines or even de-registration, if they fail to take action over the issue.

Students who left school last year with CCD or below at A-level were almost three times more likely to graduate with first class honours than they were in 2010-11, according to the regulator’s own research.

Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of the OfS, has said the grade inflation since 2010 is “significant" and “unexplained”, adding that the sector must “quickly get to grips” with the issue.

The figures come as vice-Chancellors have expressed concern over universities’ falling entry requirements following the removal of the student number cap.

Just 55 per cent of university chiefs thought the removal of number caps was “highly beneficial”, according to PA Consulting’s annual higher education report.

The report’s survey of 160 vice-Chancellors found that some voiced concern that “intense competition” between universities for shrinking pools of qualified recruits has had a “damaging” impact.

They said it has led to: “Reduced entry standards and grade inflation, the rise of unconditional offers, increased class sizes, poor experiences for some students, falling enrolments for less prestigious institutions and reluctance to collaborate with local competitors.”

One vice-Chancellor told the report: “We have been sleepwalking into the predictable workings of an unregulated mass market.”

A Department for Education spokesman said it is “concerning” that the “continued increase in firsts across the sector is not proportionate to improving standards”.  

The spokesman went on:  “A key strength of our higher education sector is its independence, but universities have a duty to maintain the value of the degrees they award.  “We have urged universities to tackle this issue and the Office for Students will use its powers to drive change if the sector does not quickly get to grips with this issue.”

January 16th, 2019

I love teaching my honors class. They are everything that reminds me why I love teaching. Today we were continuing our reading and discussion of A Long Walk to Water. I had had the students reading in small groups, but decided we should discuss the last few chapters. Discussing the novel with them gives me a chance to stress the importance. It also gives me a chance to be a little silly and make it fun. While discussing the main characters ability to survive and how lucky he was, we had a discussion on how protagonists tend to not meet that fate. Which I did argue against, but I’ll save that for my next Pearl of Wisdom. Even though the reading took longer, it was fun and it was clear the students were understanding. Also, everytime a character gets killed, I’ve taken to saying “he dead”, which the students seem to get a good chuckle out of.

But for every wonderful moment, there’s a downside. My afternoon was a mess of loud, angry kids. They were eating in my classroom and play fighting. One student even took to insulting me to leave her alone. I felt drained and a little sad at the end of the day. But, I have one class that gets it and puts in the work and maybe that’s all I need. At least for now.

to all the young lost souls who have no idea where they want to be, what they want to do, as someone who has very much been there I want to let you know that it is going to be okay. The typical uni then career is not for everyone, the worst thing you could do is push yourself into a degree and career when you’re not completely sure it’s what you want to do. You have time, there is no timeline or schedule for you to follow and you are most certainly not behind. You do not owe it to anyone to build your future into something they want for you instead what you want for yourself. You do not owe your future to anyone but you. You are in complete control, always. Get a job, save up, experience the world, learn as much as you can about yourself and the world around you and focus on growth. The path will become clearer with growth and learning more about yourself as a person, don’t rush this journey because it is yours and no one else’s. You owe it to yourself to let yourself be happy and take your time.

anonymous asked:

It's amazing how much you care, I wish I had more teachers like you growing up.

I wish I could say my students would agree with you all the time, but I have good days and bad days, like everyone else. But I do care, for sure, and I try to do the best I can. 


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Student Voice: Written and Proclaimed

I care about students finding themselves, specifically through finding their voice. This voice can be oral in discussion or through writing. 

I am interested in self exploration of ideas, personal struggles, and being able to tap into and understand students’ funds of knowledge. Through all of this, a student can better understand and express themselves to within their writing, and through discussion. 

When a student finds their voice, we are all challenged and given the beautiful, rare, chance to understand them.

Early Childhood - Sensorial Exploration

This student combined multiple Montessori materials together to make a giant creation! We call this sensorial exploration. He shows off his visual discrimination skills by sorting the cylinders from largest to smallest, the cubes from biggest to smallest, and the brown stairs broadest to thinnest.

Language, DNA, and Hawking

“But with the human species, evolution reached a critical stage, comparable in importance to the development of DNA: the development of language, and particularly written language, which means that information can be transmitted from generation to generation in another way than genetically like DNA”.- Stephen Hawking

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“Pero con la especia humana la evolución alcanzó una etapa crítica, comparable en importancia con el desarrollo del ADN: el desarrollo del lenguaje, y particularmente el lenguaje escrito, que significa que la información puede transmitirse de generación en generación de otra forma que genéticamente mediante el ADN”. - Stephen Hawking