My Education Experience

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Grade Inflation Part I

Grade inflation is something that a lot of colleges are dealing with. I know that in Loyola’s case they want the average GPA to be around 2.8 as opposed to the 3.3 it is right now. I plan on doing a two part series on grade inflation, the first of which will be why it occurs and the second being why... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Anna to the Rescue

This is a series of entries I am doing about the path I took towards becoming a teacher in college to where I ultimately decided not to become a teacher. The link to all the entries is at the bottom of this entry here. This is the third entry. I owe Anna Harne one. Early in my college career she... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Unrealistic Expectations

Society expects a lot from teachers, perhaps maybe too much. I know my Methods of Social Studies teacher at college would often bring up people now expect schools to raise children. As a result of this development, people now believe that when students do not do well grade wise, socially and/or... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cousin Graduating

Last night my cousin graduated from middle school. Time is a funny thing. On the one hand I do not feel surprised that she is 14 and ready for high school come late August. On the other hand I still feel as though she just walked through those middle school doors for the first time just yesterday. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

School in Summer

I remember when I did Phase I of Student Teaching at the high school I was placed in. I remember my mentor teacher telling the class that she felt that eventually American schools would by and large have school in session during summer. Personally I prefer the summers off, but I do not think that... Sign in to see full entry.

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