Articles tagged with education
Do You Like Quizzes?
Quizzes used to frighten me. Mainly because whenever I heard the word “quiz” it was preceded by the word “pop”. Pop Quiz! Those were two words I dreaded hearing my teachers say. I attended a catholic high school and my tea
There is this site called Earthpages.ca and its aim is to supply new research, developments and opinions, about … uummm … seems like about anything happening on the earth. It's categorized as an educational website or blog. Link share from
Continuing to Dumb Down America
I read an article that makes me angry. Spelling is No Longer in Curriculum – Is Spelling Essential or Ineffective? on the DeSoto County Reform website, shared that spelling is quickly becoming taught less and less in schools across
Know When It's Time To Call It A Day
Today was a good day at school. I was feeling pretty good, my voice held out, and I was able to keep my students engaged with the lesson. But now it is time to go home. I was going to stay and do some paperwork but after finishing one bit and real
Vanity Publishing for Academics
Vanity Publishing Vanity publishing is for those who want to get their book published (or poem) and who are prepared to pay for it, rather than wait for a publisher to pick it up. Poetry, for instance, is notoriously difficult to get published. And many f
Happiest Countries in the World
March 2015, shared this historical marker: Countries Most Worried About the Future Found another historical marker. 20 Happiest Countries in the World - As of 2015 Funny that Switzerland tops the list. Decades ago, my late sister insis
Creating a Bibliography or Reference List
OK, so I am supposed to be editing my thesis but I wish I had known this at the start. Well, I probably did but not what was needed. This is just the "lite" version so if you are starting out on higher studies, you don't have to feel overwhelmed with readi
How to Get Great Results at Your IEP Meeting
In the last week we've had two of our three IEP meetings for the end of the year. And I have to say that I'm pleased with what we accomplished at each meeting. I would like to share some tips here, so that other parents can also achieve the same results wh
I chose this institution because of the teaching offer but...
I am a Librarian by profession. From my previous private institution last March 2014, I decided to be hired as a fulltime librarian last April 2014 as a promised to me by the College President to give me six teaching loads in addition to my salary as a Li
May 12th is International Nurses Day. This day has been celebrated since 1965. The date was chosen because it is the B-Day (birthday) for Florence Nightingale, a pioneer in healthcare and health reform, and the mother of modern nursing.
Making Ancient History Accessible
In school, history was not one of my favorite subjects. Thought it was boring. Met my husband while attending the University of Miami, and his enthusiasm for recounting historical tales rubbed off on me. He got me to like it! Been active on Googl
Efren Penaflorida - 2009 CNN Hero of the Year - Blast From The Past Series
this was definitely great news for filipinos around the world back in 2009. efren penaflorida was awarded the 2009 cnn hero of the year for his innovative 'kariton klasrum' (literally translates to 'pushcart classroom'). penaflorida bested nine other nomin
History of Mexico 101
Educated in American schools for my entire life. Any course with a number 101 is always an introductory class. Not intense. Just an overview. Hence the post title: History of Mexico 101. Don't know much about the history of Mexico except for two #
Countries Most Worried About the Future
Sharing this historical marker: 3 years ago Fox Business News RE-reported content published by 24/7 Wall St, that the 11 countries listed below were very “pessimistic” about their future. Each country's “doom and gloom fears” were c
Ornithologist? Nah! Ordinary Bird Lover
We can't all be qualified ornithologists. But it's easy for anybody to be a bird lover! Learned about the red cardinal, the blue jay, the robin, the mockingbird, the parrot, the toucan, the flamingo, etc. in elementary school. Additionally, in Mi
Florida Flowers in Texas Gardens
Florida was discovered by Ponce de Leon. When he first arrived he saw nothing but gorgeous flowers everywhere. Hence he named the state “Florida” which is the Spanish word for flowers. Everybody has a memory of their elementary school
reviewing education students of what i know
I was invited for a lecture of fourth year education students to review anything under the sun that will be a big possibility to be part of their Professional Regulatory Commission Licensure Examination for Teachers and since few months from now after thei
Are Private Schools Worth The Investment
Are Private Schools Worth The Investment
Are you in favor monthly holidays?
Are you in favor monthly holidays?
Homeschooling in NY State - part four - Can homeschooled children attend college?
So, if you've been following my series about homeschooling in NY state, I hope I've addressed any concerns that you may have had so far. This particular post addresses if children who are homeschooled can attend college. It is a valid concern and one that
Homeschooling in NY state - part 3
First, I'd like to thank you for following my series this far. This part is the meat and potatoes of the series. It addresses the major concerns for a potential homeschooling parent in New York State. How do I do it once I've made my decision to do it
Homeschooling in NY State - part two
Now, back to my series on homeschooling in New York state. You can read part one here: http://personapaper.com/article/17523-homeschooling-in-ny-state---part-one Here are some more concerns that parents who are interested in homeschooling have when t
Is it Fair to Pay a Brain Surgeon More than a Burger Flipper?
I just read and made a preliminary response to &SimeyC on his post “We need to change our social paradigm?“ on Tsu. (If you're on Tsu you can find it on his profile @SimeyC ) His premise seemed to be that no matter what sort of work one per
Fun With French: 'Fermez la Bouche!'
“Fermez la bouche!” It's an expression that's been heard by just about every high school student who ever took that one mandatory French credit. You know, the class led by a teacher who was only about three lessons ahead of the students? And
What Has Happened to America?
As many of you know, I'm involved in local #politics. Most of you know I also resent I have to be so involved because I can't trust my elected officials to use their offices for the good of those they supposedly represent. I remember a time when I was much
Learning Objective for September
In my effort to continue using Persona Paper as a place to keep track of my projects and goals, I have set a new personal learning objective for the month of September. Naturally, I will take advantage of Online Learning Tools in order to achieve this
Benefiting from Online Courses
Reading &MaeLou 's posts about her next academic challenge (Here and Here) I wish her well and want to congratulate her for her commitment to learning. Personally I have taken advantage of this type of learning for many years and I ca
Do Student Loans Do More Harm Than Good?
Nowadays, many would say that a university student loan is a necessary evil. I must admit that I was one of the many students who have benefited from student loans. I still remember swallowing my pride several times over whenever I asked my professors to s
Anyone here loves playing volleyball like me? I've been playing volleyball for 4 years and now, even though that I have asthma I keep on joining volleyball competition. It all started when my 9th grade MAPEH (Physical Education) teacher teached us the basi