by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 119 comments and questions on Education issues. They are listed according to date.
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|Suggested Resource from Students||Resources||UK|
|Evaluation of curriculum||Process||Nigeria|
|Why were Clinton years not good for honesty?||Bennett Teaching Virtues||Congo|
|Wants to project pictures for class||General||USA|
|Wants to project pictures for class - 2||General||USA|
|Discuss sociology of education||Process||Tanzania|
|Suggested Education resources||Resources||USA|
|How many people took this survey?||Student Survey||USA|
|Why is Philosophy of Education important?||Philosophies||Zimbabwe|
|Wants material to for students||General||South Africa|
|Motivating children to like mathematics||General||Kenya|
Suggested Resource from Students
November 6, 2019
I am Judy from MyAfterSchoolEducation in Brighton, UK. This summer, August was devoted to astronomy and stargazing. Firstly, all students had to do their own research on the solar system to “Make their own solar system” and later to identify and mark as many visible constellations on a printed star map (provided by me).
Among the many resources the kids found online, they really liked your page https://www.school-for-champions.com/education/resources.htm and as a thank you for the time you put to create it, they asked me to share with you the following very useful guide. “Parents guide to our Solar System”, https://www.homeadviceguide.com/parents-guide-to-solar-system/.”
Would you mind adding it on your web site? My students will be thrilled to know that you liked their suggestion.
Judy - UK (29259)
Thanks for the suggested resource from your students. I added a link at: https://www.school-for-champions.com/education/resources.htm#Parents
Best wishes to all of them in getting top grades in their studies.
Evaluation of curriculum
February 12, 2019
With an adequate example, examine the statement "evaluation curriculum is the last process."
Patrick - Nigeria (28939)
It is important for the teacher to evaluate whether the curriculum has been effective in educating the students according to the goals of the class.
If many students fail an exam, the teacher must determine whether the curriculum was too difficult for this level of students, whether the material was poorly taught, or whether the test was too difficult.
Even before this, getting feedback from students and from other teachers is important in determining how well the material is taught.
I hope that helps. Best wishes for success in teaching students.
August 17, 2018
We have a website called ZeduA (A to Z about 'edu'cation). It has information about 1.6 million schools present in India, Parents can search, compare and select the best schools for the kids.
We also have articles related to education, parenting tips, blogs on school projects and many more.
Can you add this under education resource? Link to our site is https://www.zedua.com
Julie - India (28670)
Thanks for the resource. I added a link to your page from Education Resources - Parents.
Best wishes for success in your work.
March 24, 2017
I'm Natalie from ForeverCurious. We are a group of educators and libraries who find and create lesson plans and other resources for others. I'm writing to say "thank you" for the enlightening resources you've shared! If you have any ideas for content you'd like to see, please let me know.
I don't know if you've come across these pages, but here are some cool articles I've come across that you might find useful.
Thanks for all you do.
natalie - USA (27955)
Thanks for the resources. I added them to the Education Resources page.
Why were Clinton years not good for honesty?
March 9, 2017
Why does William Bennett say that the Clinton years were not good years for impressing the virtue of honesty on our kids ?
Lucy - Congo (27934)
Although former President Clinton showed dishonesty during the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, I don't think that Mr. Clinton or people in his administration were basically dishonest.
Mr. Bennett's view of the Clinton years is somewhat biased by his political views, since he is a Conservative Republican and Clinton is a Democrat.
I hope that helps in your understanding. Best wishes for success in your studies.
Wants to project pictures for class
July 27, 2016
I read stories to children and I do not have enough pictures. Can I find other pictures scan them and flash these pictures on the wall? Please name the equipment I will need. Thanks
Reedia Mae - USA (27174)
Walmart has a multimedia projector for about $65. You can project scanned pictures, and connect the projector to your computer or use a thumb drive.
I hope that helps. Best wishes with your class.
Wants to project pictures for class - 2
July 27, 2016
Can I turn pictures into a film and use a projector to flash pictures on to a wall? When reading a story to children I look for extra pictures. This is my second idea to you. Please answer as soon as possible. Thanks
Reedia Mae - USA (27175)
You can use a digital camera or even your smart phone to take photographs of pictures in books or such. You can then connect to your projector or use a thumb drive to input the pictures.
I hope that helps. Best wishes with your class.
Discuss sociology of education
May 16, 2016
Discuss some research things in the sociology of education
mary - Tanzania (27010)
You can see Education Resources for a good list. However, there isn't much on the sociology of education.
Suggested Education resources
November 19, 2015
Hello fellow educator!
Can’t believe I’m saying this already, but Happy Holidays! (Where has the time gone?!)
I’ve been a cheerleader for math (and, really, education as a whole) for as long as I can remember (in fact - that’s ultimately why I started my own site: http://www.mathcamps.org/!). Over the last several years, I’ve tutored 100s of students to make math more attainable and fun.
Teaching becomes increasingly difficult during the holiday season when thoughts of sugar-plums are dancing in our students’ heads! :) That’s why I decided to put together a list of resources to help educators keep a classroom full of excited children focused and (hopefully!) ensure that learning still happens during this somewhat chaotic time! :)
Please enjoy! And feel free to share with others (on your site: http://www.school-for-champions.com/algebra/resources.htm, and any other medium you prefer)!
I hope these resources ease this somewhat chaotic time for learning!
Keep Calm and Teach On!
Stacy - USA (26545)
Thanks for the suggested resources. I added them to the Education Resources page.
How many people took this survey?
October 21, 2015
How many people took this survey?
Olivia - USA (26463)
Students and teachers answer questions at random. It is not a formal survey.
From the summary of the Education Survey, it looks like about 700 answered a specific question.
Most students entered their opinions in the Good Grades Survey.
Why is Philosophy of Education important?
May 4, 2015
Why is Philosophy of education important to a school teacher? Give examples
Nothando - Zimbabwe (25973)
There are different views on how to best educate students. It is good for a teacher to know the different techniques and philosophies to be able to apply which is most effective in the opinion of the teacher. But also, school systems select a philosophy to follow, and the teach usually must follow that route.
An example of different philosophies concerns teaching arithmetic. The common way is to have the children memorize the addition and multiplication tables. However, a new philosophy is to teach them more closely related to doing Algebra. This is called "new math" and has created much controversy.
March 23, 2015
My name is Erik Seidenberg and I am an Assistant Director for Summer Study Programs. Summer Study has been running pre-college programs for 25 years and our Penn State program is one of the largest and most successful in the country. We also offer opportunities at The Sorbonne in Paris, Colorado State University, and Fordham University. We offer a great mix of college credit and enrichment courses as well as fun and exciting summer opportunities for teens.
I wanted to reach out to you and inquire about placing a link to our site on your website so we may offer these opportunities to young adults. We believe that taking our classes in the summer not only prepares students for the rigors of college, but puts them in a great position to be accepted in to the college of their dreams. Please let me know if this would be a possibility and if you have some time please check out our website at summerstudy.com. Thank you so much for your time and consideration
Erik - USA (25849)
Thanks for the suggested reference. I added your site to Getting Good Grades Resources under College Preparation
Wants material to for students
December 6, 2014
kindly send me material study for maths and scince to teach young generation after school programs.
jacob - South Africa (25615)
Your teachers and students can access the Algebra and Science lessons to help them learn. I am sorry, but we do not have material to send besides what is on the website.
Best wishes for success in teaching the young generation students.
Motivating children to like mathematics
October 31, 2014
How can children be motivated to like mathematics?
joseph - Kenya (25492)
Some children seem to naturally like mathematics, while others don't. It is good to get them all to see the value of learning math and to be able to use the subject.
Some teachers use numbers games and puzzles to get the students interested and familiar with parts of mathematics. Another strategy is to use real world examples where math is used. Learning how to deal with money is a good motivator that can also help in other areas of life.
Questions such as how much change would a person have after buying something can get the student to be interested and perhaps motivated to learn more. At the more advanced levels, learning how to calculate interest is useful.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes in successfully teaching your students.
September 29, 2014
My name is Anton McCarthy and I am working with www.coolkidfacts.com to help them announce the launch of their new website. The URL of the site is http://www.coolkidfacts.com/
I am hoping you will consider including/linking to the site on your Education Resources page
I have included a brief overview of the site below.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Overview CoolKidFacts - fun facts for kids on Planets, Animals, Geography, History, Science and more!
Anton - Ireland (25409)
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