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Description of a Child

Keila is seven years old. She is in first grade and attends a public school located in the Bronx. Keila is from the Dominican Republic. Her first language is Spanish. She also understands and speaks English, but most of the time, she speaks Spanish. She lives with her father and grandmother, and she loves to talk with others about her […]

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I can relate to George's story.

I also came from the Dominican Republic. When I came to this country, I was in my last year of high school, and it was very hard because I did not know the language. I struggled a lot taking and passing the English regent. It was the only thing holding me back from graduation. “look around, and that wastes time.” […]

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When it comes to holding back a student in the same grade, school members have to be very mindful about what they are doing because this could affect the students.

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I agree

I believe teachers should take advantage of the students’ interests to help them succeed with what they are struggling. Print this page. Author Laura

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Sometimes the state exams bring consequences to the students. A test does not get to show the brightness and the abilities of the students. They should not evaluate students based on their exams score.

There are many reason why students may not do well on a test. For example, some students may feel anxious because the test. I believe these state exams affect students by tracking their learning performance in a negative way. Print this page. Author Laura

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I wonder if an extra time will help. Sometimes teachers rush children to provide their answers because the short time they have to teach the lesson.

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There are many thing happening around Jacob that need to be address because it will have negative impact on his learning

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I agree with your question. I also wonder what's the reason behind that behavior.

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Characteristic gestures and expressions could say a lot about a child. But, we need to be very careful the way we interpret these physical presences because a classroom is very diverse, and culture could influence these characteristics.

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I also would have liked to know more what they meant by usual behaviors. I believe we have to be mindful when it come to children's background.

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Parents' participation is an important key for their child's success.

When parents are involved in their child’s education, this makes a big difference. Therefore, when I have the opportunity to be in a classroom, I will work with the parents to establish a good relationship with them. Print this page. Author Laura

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Growing in Life

My name is Laura Duran. I was born and raised on my beautiful island, the Dominican Republic. I came to the United States when I was 18 years old. Coming to this country was a big transition for me because I had to learn a new language and adapt to a new culture, as well as new weather. My first […]

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Laura’s Portfolio (Copy)

Laura's Portfolio (Copy) Habits of Mind “These Habits of Mind can serve as mental disciplines” Laura Duran  Persisting  “Efficacious people stick to a task until it is completed.” Responding with Wonderment and Awe Encourage children to be curious about their world Children are great thinkers Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations Learning from our past experiences is what makes us […]

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These all are great questions that when I'm facing a situation, I ask myself these questions.

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“turned off to learning”

This is interesting sentence. As educators we should teach students to stay out these negative thoughts because this would interfere with their learning performance and success. Print this page. Author Laura

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“open to criticism”

Be able to receive criticism in order to improve their work is a skill that many people are not ready to face. Some people feel insulted when others criticize their work. I believe be able to receive criticism makes us a bigger person because we will learn and improve our work. Print this page. Author Laura

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Learning from our experience is what makes us grow as humans.

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“listen to another person”

It may sound very easy task. However, a lot of people will struggle practicing it. I believe if we can listen to other person and respect their point of view, this society will be a better place. Print this page. Author Laura

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“They are able to analyze a problem, and they develop a system, structure, or strategy to attack it.”

This sentence will stay with me forever. When I have the opportunity to teaching in a classroom, I would love to take this sentence as a part of the classroom. I believe this sentence is very meaningful, and as a future educator, I will teach the students that if they feel stuck completing a task, they need to analyze and […]

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“It took me years to realize that it is never too late”

It is very true. Sometimes we are own enemy when it comes to try new things or pursue what we want because we get scared. I glad that you pushed yourself to and pursue your career. Print this page. Author Laura

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Coding for Children

Will teaching children to code in early educational settings have a positive impact on students’ education performance? People usually say that children are very young to learn to code. They might agree that coding is complicated for children and a  very difficult task from which they would not benefit. But when young children are exposed to coding in the classrooms, […]

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I agree.

When I created the “About Me” project, I practiced these four practices without realizing it. For children, Scratch is a great tool to support children developing and learning different skills through play. Print this page. Author Laura

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Excellent TED Talk

This video is interesting. I’m so excited that I will have the opportunity to learn how to use Scratch. When my daughter was five years old, she asked me a few times to type this web for her. She was always trying to figure out how to use it. On a few occasions, she asked questions about it, but I […]

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Description of a Child

I can relate to George's story.

When it comes to holding back a student in the same grade, school members have to be very mindful about what they are doing because this could affect the students.

I agree

Sometimes the state exams bring consequences to the students. A test does not get to show the brightness and the abilities of the students. They should not evaluate students based on their exams score.

I wonder if an extra time will help. Sometimes teachers rush children to provide their answers because the short time they have to teach the lesson.

There are many thing happening around Jacob that need to be address because it will have negative impact on his learning

I agree with your question. I also wonder what's the reason behind that behavior.

Characteristic gestures and expressions could say a lot about a child. But, we need to be very careful the way we interpret these physical presences because a classroom is very diverse, and culture could influence these characteristics.

I also would have liked to know more what they meant by usual behaviors. I believe we have to be mindful when it come to children's background.

Parents' participation is an important key for their child's success.

Growing in Life

These all are great questions that when I'm facing a situation, I ask myself these questions.

“turned off to learning”

“open to criticism”

Learning from our experience is what makes us grow as humans.

“listen to another person”

“They are able to analyze a problem, and they develop a system, structure, or strategy to attack it.”

“It took me years to realize that it is never too late”

Coding for Children

I agree.

Excellent TED Talk

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