To allow biblical interpretations to be taught as science in our schools is an affront to this nation’s constitutional protection to worship as one pleases. Because of our extremely technical world today, action needs to be taken so that every American child has the opportunity to understand science and continues to have the right to be taught about Darwin’s theory of evolution in the public schools. We must continue to help our future generation’s progress, using the scientific foundation we have struggled to establish in our schools. It is essential to dispel fears, reason with religious zealots and ensure that the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court are upheld. There is no reason to go back in time and argue moot issues, when there are so many other educational challenges in our schools that need our attention.
Everyone has their personal opinions and arguments on whether television can be beneficial for the mind or is just another screen for us to mindlessly stare at for hours. Watching TV Makes You Smarter by Steven Johnson, and Thinking Outside the Idiot Box written by Dana Stevens, both authors take on opposing arguments in their articles. Both articles have weak and strong points. From Johnson's obvious title, readers clearly know what his standpoint is, watching TV can make you smarter. Steven Johnson’s article is filled with information and research to back up his statement in a logical way, but his graphs, and examples of out of date shows are can be often confusing for the reader.
Watching TV: The electronic professor “Stop watching television and go do something productive!” My mother would shout angrily when I would watch the “The Simpsons.” As mentioned in the article "Watching TV Makes You Smarter," Steven Johnson argued that 21st Century television shows develop complicated and more challenging narratives than those of an earlier time and offer viewers extra intellectual stimulation. Consequently television programming today reveals an astonishing narrative sophistication with unique plots increasing the viewer’s intellectual demands. In addition Johnson mentions that the sleeper curve in today’s television programming drives the viewer to pay attention, make connections, and keep track of the characters relationships. Moreover multithreading of many plot lines was different in the past. When shows followed only one or two lead characters; nevertheless now even in a show like ''Apprentice'' our mind connects with the emotions of not one but many characters.
Even with my love for reality television, I do not see any entertainment or satisfaction in watching another person fight for his or her life. My cut off point for reality television, being too realistic is when another human's life is jeopardized for another person's entertainment. I am a person that loves to read. I can very easily compile the words off a page and see images in my mind as if I am watching a movie. Katniss is the character that really stuck out to me from the Hunger Games.
The book Generation Me by Jean M. Twenge talks about many strong problems we in in today’s world. It has always been taught that our thoughts and feelings are important. It's no surprise that students are now being tested on it. Even when schools, parents, and the media are not specifically targeting self-esteem, they promote the equally powerful concepts of socially sanctioned self-focus, the unquestioned importance of the individual, and an unfettered optimism about young people's prospects. It explores the consequences of individualism that go beyond self-esteem, and all the ways that we consciously and unconsciously train children to expect so much out of life.
Trying to implement what experts have suggested without communicating to my staff my strong belief and attitude about helping children achieve at higher levels would be a much tougher road to travel and result in falling short of our goals to aid children. My objective has always been to be humble, but be firm and unwavering in what I believe. All students can, will and must learn with no shame, blame or excuses for failure. With my background as Supervisor of Curriculum and then as both principal and superintendent, I have a background of collaborating with teachers in developing and then implementing curriculum guides, curriculum maps, professional development plans and innovative programs. Establishing an instruction... ... middle of paper ... ... challenging.
This is making sure educators know all the different roles they play in a child's life. Without the code of ethics early childhood educators would not know how their duties effected children, families, colleagues, and the community. The code of ethics is a way to make sure all early childhood educators are following the same... ... middle of paper ... ...etimes this can be hard when what you believe is not what the law says. I feel like that dilemma about the formula was taken care of in the right way. I always have felt it is very important not to be changing an infant diet.
Special Education in America Education has always been an essential element for the development and growth of society. As a matter of fact, education is and has always been named as a basic need for every human being alive today. Various societies around the world have implemented an array of educational models that they use to ensure children and the communities at large are literate, although the ways these programs were implemented required a substantial amount of civilian effort to get where they are today. Education has always been a means of creating equality in society and the world. Often we criticize the mode that education uses in ensuring equality and fairness in society, but the point is, education has always played an important role in developing a balanced and equal society.
1). Many outsider views have changed negatively since the enlightenment (McConnell, 10) however, the fact still stands that religion is one of the most powerful influences on a person’s decisions throughout whether it is an actual religion or the lack thereof. The Supreme Court even states that “it is legitimate for the public schools to inculcate values” and most values of present day society are often based on religious beliefs. Inculcating religion into the lives of students in the public school is not only both historically and presently permissible but also beneficial to the three main areas of a school system. Through many Supreme Court cases, decisions, and official statements, the United States Government has made it clear that study about religion is constitutional (Haynes 2).
To be honest, we are making changes in our society and within our school systems that are allowing diversity to flourish. As a school leader, you must realize that everyone has a story. It may not be like your story, but they have a story. Each person is a unique individual who has a set of beliefs that may or may not be like yours, but you have to find a way to work together to promote the best in that individual and in yourself. Throughout the three chapters, there was a constant resonating theme that we were country founded on freedom and the freedom for everyone to be who they are and believe as they choose.