October 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Politics: The Quest for Ideal Governance

Politics is a science which is concerned with proper administation of government. It is rooted from the word "polis" or city but it has some relationship with the word "polite" in my own interpretation. Therefore, politics could only be good if applied politely. Plato wrote a book entitled "The Republic" which is his ideal outlook of a government. It was so common a thought to commoners what an ideal society would be.



In my country, the basic foci of…

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Added by Rholu Augusto on October 30, 2012 at 2:42am — No Comments

Is Ability Grouping or Streaming Effective?

We have been approached by a number of teachers over the past few months to discuss the value of streaming students in ability groupings as a way of improving performance. There is also a big push amongst education unions to lower class sizes as a way of again improving performance of students. The logic behind such requests is that, given the increasing variance of competency that is occurring in classes (can be up to 7 years variance between students) , then reducing…

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Added by Adrian Bertolini on October 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A little about me

Many people in my family including both my parents and older sister are teachers.  I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher because of being around teachers both inside and outside the classroom.  I had several teachers that inspired me and demonstrated their enthusiasm.  As a child, I taught my peers things that they had not yet learned such as riding their bike or playing the piano.  It felt gratifying.  At home, my parents taught me how to teach by showing me the basic steps to success…

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Added by nicole hartt-calloway on October 7, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments

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