The document questions how much can a teacher help students learn. What information is needed to be known and when. Then, how each students pasts and current living situation affect their learning skills.
- Standardize testing and how teachers should be evaluated by the scores of their students.
- 80% of students come from low income families
- Difficult home lives make it difficult to learn
- Cognitive skills vs. non cognitive ?
- GED (32hrs prep)
- High School;Study (1000 hrs per year, so 4000 hr prep)
- Why go to High School if you can save time?
- Time; make the best of it and learn quickly
- GED’s are performing better than drop outs yet no where near High School graduates.
- No child left behind
- Social skills; Character ——> intelligence
- Marshmallow test
- ADHD being confused with trauma
- Stressful/unfriendly environments cause learning to be difficult
- Prefrontal cortex; can see differences on brain scans
- Students with 4+ childhood traumatic problems are known to have 32 times as high of difficulties learning.
- personality traits
- you have power over the ways you learn. may not com easy as others but there are different ways to learn.
- try—–> you learn from your mistakes and become wiser
- girls vs. boys
- Rat test
- Working hard pays off
- Sit in the front of the class
- united states has the highest drop out rate
- 128 students started college and only 85% went through freshman year
- 58% of kids starting college ended up graduating in 6 years or less
- people are paying to much attention to getting kids to college rather than on how many actually get through college.
- 8% of freshman in high school will graduate with a four year college degree (Chicago)
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