In Class - WHIPS. Continue group work on education reform project. Presentations will begin on Monday, March 21.
Homework - Continue to update your blog. QOW due by Friday, March 11 by 11:59 pm.
QOW - Considering what you have seen, what you have read, and what you have posted on your blog concerning the state of education in this country, there seems to be an overwhelming agreement that reform in our educational system is necessary. With this in mind, what ideas do you have that would improve student achievement in the classroom, increase motivation and attendance, and prepare students for the next stages of their lives? Is NCLB working in public education? Should school days/years be longer? Should there be more accountability for teachers and students? Do teacher unions stand in the way of reform? Should the use of technology be of greater importance in the classroom? What role do parents, teachers, and students play in all of this? Does the culture of education need to be changed in this country?
All in all, I want you to be creative and original in your ideas. Be sure to provide an MLA works cited with a minimum of three (3) sources to support your ideas/concepts of reform. This is due by Friday, March 11 by 11:59 pm. Do quality work!!! Excellence is expected.