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DR. Tim Scully July 06, 2014 at 11:43 PM
An interesting aspect of introducing the Common Core is that Administrators and Teachers for theRead Morelas t twelve years have been trained or brain-washed to believe that there is only one method of teaching and one method of accurate assessment - Direct Instruction and regurgitive simple bubble or check the box responses. There was little if any emphasis placed on multiple methods and varied assessments. The administrative cohorts marched out of Education schools with next to zero understanding of curriculum and basic learning. Teachers marched close behind with the confidence that there is only one right response to any question and it was most probably written in bold face in the teacher's edition of a text. Two examples actually experienced in the classroom with newly minted teachers went like this. Teacher #1 Teaching World History to a class of 38 Hispanic students was dealing with the French Revolution, Russian Revolution, and the American Revolution in what was a very long trudge. A boy raised his hand and asked, "When are we going to study the Mexican Revolution?" After a short period of thought the teacher responded, "We are not going to study the Mexican Revolution because it is insignificant and unimportant." The next young lady was far more shrewd. She covered 80 American History Standards with one Worksheet. It had four columns titled: Who? Where? When? Why? It had twenty rows. In each row she filled in one of the boxes with an answer. The kids had 50 minutes to find the answer to each box. The next day the class went over the worksheet. The following day was the test where another identical worksheet was handed out. This time a different box was filled. The kids had to fill in the remaining sixty boxes. Seventy percent was the passing grade with a "D". Eleven kids got 42 or more correct. The highest score was 51. This was the lone "B" grade. Both teachers came from prestigious university schools of education and are considered "High Quality". This shake-out and probable do over regarding teacher tenure, dismissal, and quality of instruction will be difficult to avoid the wrong roads taken in the past and the building of new roads that serve children the best.
Izabel Grey April 30, 2014 at 04:30 PM
Am also in the neighborhood and would love to know if he has been found. Am praying for his safeRead Moreret urn, but have not heard anything yet.
Katherine Murbach Patel April 30, 2014 at 04:33 PM
Jesse was found last night and returned to his home and family. They tried to get the word out byRead Moref acebook and phone/text.
Izabel Grey April 30, 2014 at 10:29 PM
Yeaaaahhhh! Thank you for letting us know...ahhh what a happy relief!
Andy95 April 23, 2014 at 12:36 AM
Unfortunately I saw much of the accident. I was traveling west on PVDS near Wayfarers and saw theRead Moreg entleman fly through the air and land on the medium strip. We stopped and tried to help. His motorcycle group said he hit the opposite curb. He actually had a pulse for some minutes though it grew very weak. A critical care nurse provided most of the CPR. It took what seemed to be very long (~15 minutes) for a private ambulance to arrive after two sheriff cars arrived. There is a fire station less than 1/2 mile to the west but perhaps empty due to Easter. There are also fire stations in San Pedro so would have expected a faster response. Paramedics arrived after the ambulance around the time I left. I assume he didn't make it probably due to massive internal injuries but have been trying to find out any facts. Does anyone know the ambulance company or the hospital, his name or any other facts? I feel awful about this guy and hope he was doing something he loved, riding on a beautiful afternoon with a wonderful view. RIP.
SHAREEN April 23, 2014 at 02:23 AM
Thank you for all of this detail. So why are there so many chalk markings on the road where itRead Morehappe ned, including on that median? It seems they are treating this quite differently, and I had heard to response sirens over the course of an unusual amount of time. My children and I drive over that spot at least four times a day, and we just cannot fill in the gaps. ALSO, does anyone know about the bicyclist who was struck on PV Drive South/ West about a month ago? I saw that happen, but then there was nothing published (that I know). I am not referring to the recent incident on Palos Verdes Drive North. Thanks!
robin April 25, 2014 at 10:28 PM
Since Nicole is no longer with the Patch.... News has been incredibly slow or no news at allRead Moreanymore . So sorry to hear about this.
Donna Tarr April 14, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Thank you for posting this. The more information we have for this election the better.
Donna Tarr April 15, 2014 at 08:10 PM
A "Meet The Candidates" forum is April 27 at 2:00 pm in Brentwood. They say all 18Read Morecandid ates running for the seat will be in attendance. You MUST RSVP ASAP to attend. More info: www.marianneforcongress.com
quixstart1 April 07, 2014 at 09:34 AM
What kinds of questions?
Abraham Levine April 07, 2014 at 06:03 PM
Members of the audience, constituents of those aspiring to hold office in Torrance are FORBIDDEN to Read Moreask the candidates a question from the floor. Questions must be submitted to the League in advance in order to be scrutinized. Apparently the members of this group has no idea of the essence of democracy.
Cat S. March 24, 2014 at 03:49 PM
Give your vote to Marianne Williamson, she is third in the polls and needs every single voteRead Morepossibl e to beat the top runners. Vote JUNE 3, and go here for more information: http://www.marianneforcongress.com/
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