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Montessori Schools

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Schools nowadays have become so dependent on the use of technology that they've lost the ability to let students learn with hands on activities. Schools only focus on teaching you the information to pass the standardized tests than the information that will get you farther in life. Making schools become montessori will get students to engage more with the class through hands on activities and there'll be smaller class sizes for more one on one with the teacher/instructor. This set up will hopefully encourage more students to do well in school, which in turn will reduce the drop out rate. As well as encourage those students to find a career that they are interested in, so they can further educate themselves through a university, trade school, or technical college.

 

Goals: Make schools more interesting with hands on learning, smaller class sizes, and more one-on-one time with teachers.

 

Supporters:

  • Students- Learn information in unique and different ways which in turn will make them more interested in education.
  • Parents- Their children would be more willing to get a higher education knowing what they want to do.
  • Teachers- They will have more students passing their classes with higher grades.

 

Opposers:

  • Teachers- Would have to be more involved with their students learning
  • Taxpayers- In order for classes to be more interesting the schools would need to buy more supplies.
  • Schools Districts- With class sizes being smaller, school systems would need to find ways of offering more classes without changing school size.

 

Advantages:

  • More one-on-one time for students to get help from teachers.
  • Smaller class sizes.
  • Hands on projects will keep student interested in learning.
  • Students will get better grades from being more interested in school (Hopefully).
  • Students will know what they want to learn for their major/minor.
  • Reduced drop out rate (Hopefully).
  • More jobs for teachers.

Disadvantages:

  • Limited number of students allowed in schools.
  • School systems would need to enlarge schools or create more schools.
  • Not all students enjoy hands on learning.
  • Taxes would go up to pay for the supplies.

 

Feel free to ask any questions or offer up ideas to make this better. We're open to suggestions.

 

-Selena Krivoruchko, Kenya Parker, Nastasjia Plunkett

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Montessori Curriculum

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Montessori Curriculum

Today’s schools have become so dependent on the use of technology that they have lost the ability to let students learn with hands on activities. Schools only focus on teaching the information to pass the standardized tests than the information that will get students further in life. Making schools use the montessori method will get students to engage more with the class through hands on activities and there will be smaller class sizes for more one on one with the teacher/instructor. This set up will encourage more students to do well in school, which in turn will reduce the dropout rate. As well as encourage those students to find a career that they are interested in, so they can further educate themselves through a university, trade school, or technical college.

 

Goals: Make schools more interesting with hands on learning, smaller class sizes, and more one-on-one time with teachers.

 

Supporters:

  • Students- Learn information in unique and different ways which in turn will make them more interested in education.

  • Parents- Their children would be more willing to get a higher education knowing what their lifetime goals are.

  • Teachers- They will have more students passing their classes with higher grades.

 

Opposers:

  • Teachers- Would have to be more involved with their students learning

  • Taxpayers- In order for classes to be more interesting the schools would need to buy more supplies.

  • Schools Districts- With class sizes being smaller, school systems would need to find ways of offering more classes without changing school size.

 

Advantages:

  • More one-on-one time for students to get help from teachers.

  • Smaller class sizes.

  • Hands on projects will keep student interested in learning.

  • Students will get better grades from being more interested in school.

  • Students will know what they want to learn for their major/minor.

  • Reduced drop out rate.

  • More jobs for teachers.

Disadvantages:

  • Limited number of students allowed in schools.

  • School systems would need to enlarge schools or create more schools.

  • Not all students enjoy hands on learning.

  • Taxes would go up to pay for the supplies.


-Selena Krivoruchko, Kenya Parker, Nastasjia Plunkett

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Montessori Curriculum

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Edited by Nastasjia Plunkett, Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 1:30 PM

Montessori Curriculum

Today’s schools have become so dependent on the use of technology that they have lost the ability to let students learn with hands on activities. Schools only focus on teaching the information to pass the standardized tests than the information that will get students further in life. Making schools use the montessori method will get students to engage more with the class through hands on activities and there will be smaller class sizes for more one on one with the teacher/instructor. This set up will encourage more students to do well in school, which in turn will reduce the dropout rate. As well as encourage those students to find a career that they are interested in, so they can further educate themselves through a university, trade school, or technical college.

 

Goals: Make schools more interesting with hands on learning, smaller class sizes, and more one-on-one time with teachers.

 

Supporters:

  • Students- Learn information in unique and different ways which in turn will make them more interested in education.

  • Parents- Their children would be more willing to get a higher education knowing what their lifetime goals are.

  • Teachers- They will have more students passing their classes with higher grades.

 

Opposers:

  • Teachers- Would have to be more involved with their students learning

  • Taxpayers- In order for classes to be more interesting the schools would need to buy more supplies.

  • Schools Districts- With class sizes being smaller, school systems would need to find ways of offering more classes without changing school size.

 

Advantages:

  • More one-on-one time for students to get help from teachers.

  • Smaller class sizes.

  • Hands on projects will keep student interested in learning.

  • Students will get better grades from being more interested in school.

  • Students will know what they want to learn for their major/minor.

  • Reduced drop out rate.

  • More jobs for teachers.

Disadvantages:

  • Limited number of students allowed in schools.

  • School systems would need to enlarge schools or create more schools.

  • Not all students enjoy hands on learning.

  • Taxes would go up to pay for the supplies.

 

-Selena Krivoruchko, Kenya Parker, Nastasjia Plunkett

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No Drop-off on Red Sidewalk

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Edited by Lourdes M, Monday, 12 January 2015, 4:08 PM

There are many parents that either pick-up or drop-off their kids inside the school’s student parking lot, rather than using the “loop,” which is designed for the sole purpose to pick-up and drop-off. It’s causing congestion inside the parking lot and poses a fire hazard because they are parking next to a red fire-lane sidewalk.

The congestion will result in traffic and some student who try to park have complained that they have been tardy to class because of this. Another problem is that in the case of a fire or some other type of emergency, the fire-trucks, ambulances, and police cars will have a hard time trying to park their vehicle because parents’ cars get in the way.

The vehicle code12.64.225 Parking Against Red Curb states: a person shall not stop, park , or leave their vehicle adjacent to a curb that is designated by a red paint. We want to enforce this policy more to let parents know that what they are doing is illegal and hazardous.

We want to work on this to prevent accidents and prevent complications to the emergency services. Surveys that we’ve created were given to students that use that parking lot, and all of them agreed that it indeed does cause a problem for them when they try to park and or leave. Also, students that are dropped-off by the red zone were asked if they knew their parents were parking next to a sidewalk painted in red. Most of them responded that they had no idea and that they didn’t notice the red paint. Our buy-in from this problem is that students that park in that parking lot, which includes me and other students with a permit with a a permit to drive, will not have to go through the congestion that is currently happening, and the emergency services will not have to struggle to find an area to park and quickly respond to an emergency.

We will contact our school’s sheriff and discuss the problem. We are going to have the sheriff park his vehicle by the area where the congestion is happening, for a few days to keep the parents from parking there. We are also thinking of making the district have create a sign to emphasize to the parents that what they are doing is illegal and possibly receive a fine for doing so.

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