Service was cancelled for 3/3/2021 because all John Carroll Students were given a day off. I look forward to reading to the children next week!
What are you discovering about the differences between being in person vs. online? It is harder to maintain the children’s attention online. They are distracted easily and tend to unmute while others are speaking. However, it is not as different as it would be in person since children love to share their thoughts and opinions … Continue reading Service Questions and Answers – 3
Kortez tackles the issues surrounding test prep in chapter 7 of his book, The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better. In this section, he goes into detail about the negative effects of preparing for exams in schools. He underscores that there is line between test prep and teaching that often is overlapping. The author … Continue reading Test Prep in Education – Current Connections
What are the strengths and limitations of virtual engagement? What surprises you? The strengths are that we still have a means of communication. The children have something to look forward to during these difficult times and have a different means to make friends. The limitations are that it is virtual; therefore, the connections are more … Continue reading Service Questions & Answers 2
Jason Blakely tackles the issue of neoliberalism in education in his piece, “How School Choice Turns Education into a Commodity.” Blakely uses real examples and quotes from reliable sources to present the reality of the “school of choice” initiative that has become increasingly popularized in the United States. He emphasizes the negatives of this marketization … Continue reading Learning Experience – Neoliberalism in Education
Activity/Event NameStory Time K-3What struck you or stayed with you today? *Nothing struck me, it was simply an instructional and informational session.How are your life experiences similar and different from others’ in the situation? *My life experiences are different from the children because I am older and more understanding of the virtual situation. They most likely do … Continue reading Service – Questions & Answers
In “Education in the Progressive Period,” Edward Janak, discusses the Progressive Era of education. He details the key components and figures of this educational period, as well as the limitations and downfalls of progressivism. Janak brings these ideas to light through the skillful incorporation of examples, detailed stories of lived experiences, and references to important … Continue reading Progressivism in Education – Current Connections
Hello, welcome to my weblog! My name is Monica Ritchey. I am from Mentor, Ohio. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education. I would ideally like to teach 2nd or 3rd grade, but I will be happy to educate any grade level. I hope to make the most of life … Continue reading Class Survey
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