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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Week 2 Reflection

I definitely learned a lot through our readings from the Dana text and through the 3 videos we were to watch from fellow graduates of the program whom are now excelling within the education system. One of them being my superintendent for the district I work for, Dr. Timothy Chagois. One thing he did mention that caught my attention was learning to be data driven and being able to quantify qualitative data. In addition, he also mentioned that in order to become a better teacher, you must never stop growing and learning. This definitely hits home because it answers the question as to "what am I doing here?". Like I tell my family, I am "hungry" to learn anything I can. With that said, I have decided I want to look into the way the tutoring program is structured within my school. As mentioned in my discussion, I feel that our tutoring program is more of a social gathering for our students and an extra source of income for our teachers. If I could restructure the way its set up into a more organized and less chaotic program, we could possibly see an increase in our student's academics. In addition, it would also not require for many teachers to stay after school which would in turn reduce the amount of money the school spends on paying teachers.

8 comments:

  1. I think it's a great topic for study. Do you think you'll have any problems making the change happen, or should it be pretty easy to implement?

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  2. That sounds like a very good and useful topic! I'm sure your district will greatly appreciate your effort and information!

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  3. Setting up a successful tutoring program can be a challenge to get going. This is definitely a great topic to research! I will be interested to see your outcome of this study.

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  4. You're right on track with looking into the tutoring system. If the program is not effective, then it's just a waste. We have such limited time with our students and we need to make sure that every minute is used efficiently and effectively. I look forward to keeping up with your research!

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  5. This is going to be interesting to follow. I think tutoring is based on quality verses quantity! With kids today involved in so many activities after school, it's hard to find time, but it is essential that we do! Following your information will be interesting!

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  6. You have an amazing superintendent! He provided so much insight in such a short video. I like your action research based topic. I also feel that at my school the tutoring program doesn't work too well sometimes. We don't get paid for after school tutoring and we are required to provide it twice a week.

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  7. I like your topic. I agree that if we are going to have tutoring programs, we need to do whatever we can to make them as affective as possible.

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