Some Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing A School for Your Children
Schooling is the most important purchase any person will make. The choice of where your children attend school will have a profound impact on the rest of their lives and can shape the course of their lives. Choosing the right school is difficult for many people. Here are some general areas parents must think about when looking at schools for their children.
Small Vs. Large Schools
The biggest difference between the smaller and larger public schools is the class sizes. At the smaller schools, classes are often only a few students deep. This means that supervising a student the size of a classroom is less challenging than a student who is a few desks away. A popular example is the elementary school class of 600 students in New York City who get coordinate from a small school over time.
In contrast, the large public schools with capacities of 100 students or more often have a school board elected by the community and are expected to provide educated parents with good public schools. Another difference is the quality of the teachers. Teachers at a public school are rarely chosen for the responsibility because there is a union contract language- versus “losers.”
Students with learning disabilities in math and reading face a continual struggle in school because of their diminished attention spans. This means that they miss many opportunities to grasp and understand the mathematics and texts. These students also struggle to maintain their interest in reading texts throughout the school year.
The origins of the Montessori approach to education are located in the Italian language and philosophy. founder Maria Montessori was a physician and educator. She devised a method of teaching young children based on her clinical practice. She observed children and identified their unique needs to be addressed through an individualized education program.
The method is based on the theory that each child has a right-brain or auditory ability to learn in his or her own way. A functional, or functional right brain is located in the center of the brain that is stimulated by hearing and speaking. The left-brain, or logical, ability is in the lower right-hand corner. Montessori stimulates the brain to work in synergy to create a more “functional” brain.
Research on children with autism and detecting readiness for school success has long-since been presented. The National Institutes of Health and the Society for Autism published a study in 2007 that showed how autism brains compare to typically developing brains. The study also showed that the typically developing brain of a person with autism is ready for learning by age 4 years. The 4-year-old brains of all children with autism retain a level of disability during development, but at 1 year of age, the brains of autism children start to make the transition to regular isn’t significantly different than a typically developing child.
Thomas Sowell, author ofRace, IQ, Black Crime, and facts Liberals Ignoreuncovered some fascinating information that every parent and teacher should take note of: black people’s IQ is dramatically lower than that of other races.
This means that all black children, whether they are advanced in thought or feel, are at a complete loss when it comes to the mechanics of learning how to read and learn numbers and such. It means that they often can’t think straight even when they’re doing normal things at school. Parenting and teaching children is a bit like pumping iron; it requires focused mental effort.
It’s time for Black parents to take charge and use their own intuitive ability of “being” and “knowing” not only to teach their children how to learn but to pass on such basic information to their children. It means that black children’s IQs need to be placed into the same category as other typically developing children.
“Books, awareness, and advice-from parents, clergy, and other adults-are key to this change,” said Dr. Albert diagonal, author ofTwelve Greeks and Romans in the struggle toBecome an American. “For many black parents and teachers, the study of the black experience is more than a description and assessment of how our children perform academically. It is a description and assessment of how our children experience the world.”
Many black parents are not familiar with the Works Progress Order and other black oriented textbooks that were used in the past. While these books offer some history and some social observations, they really give an insight into the daily lives of Africans in America. One of the most interesting aspects of the W.P.O. is the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which explains that since 1977, blacks have earned only 16% of the white jobs that were available.
One can only speculate on the psychological effects of being in an intellectual class with African Americans and not being aware of the wage gap. Perhaps, some would say, learning makes us a progressive people. Those who oppose paying attention to this subject call themselves Intelligent Whitopia.