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by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 118 comments and questions on Education issues. They are listed according to date.

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Title

Country

General Suggested resource India
 
Resources Suggested resources USA
 
Bennett Teaching Virtues Why were Clinton years not good for honesty? Congo
 
General Wants to project pictures for class USA
 
General Wants to project pictures for class - 2 USA
 
Resources Suggested resource USA
 
Process Discuss sociology of education Tanzania
 
Resources Suggested Education resources USA
 
Student Survey How many people took this survey? USA
 
Philosophies Why is Philosophy of Education important? Zimbabwe
 

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Suggested resource

Topic: General

Question

August 17, 2018

We have a website called ZeduA (A to Z about 'edu'cation). It has information about 1.6 million schools present in India, Parents can search, compare and select the best schools for the kids.

We also have articles related to education, parenting tips, blogs on school projects and many more.

Can you add this under education resource? Link to our site is https://www.zedua.com

Thank you

Julie - India

28670

Answer

Thanks for the resource. I added a link to your page from Education Resources - Parents.

Best wishes for success in your work.

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Suggested resources

Topic: Resources

Question

March 24, 2017

Hi,

I'm Natalie from ForeverCurious. We are a group of educators and libraries who find and create lesson plans and other resources for others. I'm writing to say "thank you" for the enlightening resources you've shared! If you have any ideas for content you'd like to see, please let me know.

I don't know if you've come across these pages, but here are some cool articles I've come across that you might find useful.

Thanks for all you do.

Best,

natalie - USA

27955

Answer

Thanks for the resources. I added them to the Education Resources page.

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Why were Clinton years not good for honesty?

Topic: Bennett Teaching Virtues

Question

March 9, 2017

Why does William Bennett say that the Clinton years were not good years for impressing the virtue of honesty on our kids ?

Lucy - Congo

27934

Answer

Although former President Clinton showed dishonesty during the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, I don't think that Mr. Clinton or people in his administration were basically dishonest.

Mr. Bennett's view of the Clinton years is somewhat biased by his political views, since he is a Conservative Republican and Clinton is a Democrat.

I hope that helps in your understanding. Best wishes for success in your studies.

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Wants to project pictures for class

Topic: General

Question

July 27, 2016

I read stories to children and I do not have enough pictures. Can I find other pictures scan them and flash these pictures on the wall? Please name the equipment I will need. Thanks

Reedia Mae - USA

27174

Answer

Walmart has a multimedia projector for about $65. You can project scanned pictures, and connect the projector to your computer or use a thumb drive.

I hope that helps. Best wishes with your class.

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Wants to project pictures for class - 2

Topic: General

Question

July 27, 2016

Can I turn pictures into a film and use a projector to flash pictures on to a wall? When reading a story to children I look for extra pictures. This is my second idea to you. Please answer as soon as possible. Thanks

Reedia Mae - USA

27175

Answer

You can use a digital camera or even your smart phone to take photographs of pictures in books or such. You can then connect to your projector or use a thumb drive to input the pictures.

I hope that helps. Best wishes with your class.

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Suggested resource

Topic: Resources

Question

July 23, 2016

Suggest a site

(http://www.school-for-champions.com/education/resources.htm#General_education)

TITLE: Good Calculators

URL: http://goodcalculators.com/

DESCRIPTION: This website provides a variety of online calculators, some math, engineering and conversion calculators.

Andrew - USA

27164

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resource. I added a link at Education Resources.

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Discuss sociology of education

Topic: Process

Question

May 16, 2016

question.
Discuss some research things in the sociology of education

mary - Tanzania

27010

Answer

You can see Education Resources for a good list. However, there isn't much on the sociology of education.

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Suggested Education resources

Topic: Resources

Question

November 19, 2015

Hello fellow educator!

Can’t believe I’m saying this already, but Happy Holidays! (Where has the time gone?!)

I’ve been a cheerleader for math (and, really, education as a whole) for as long as I can remember (in fact - that’s ultimately why I started my own site: http://www.mathcamps.org/!). Over the last several years, I’ve tutored 100s of students to make math more attainable and fun.

Teaching becomes increasingly difficult during the holiday season when thoughts of sugar-plums are dancing in our students’ heads! :) That’s why I decided to put together a list of resources to help educators keep a classroom full of excited children focused and (hopefully!) ensure that learning still happens during this somewhat chaotic time! :)

Please enjoy! And feel free to share with others (on your site: http://www.school-for-champions.com/algebra/resources.htm, and any other medium you prefer)!

I hope these resources ease this somewhat chaotic time for learning!

Keep Calm and Teach On!

Stacy - USA

26545

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resources. I added them to the Education Resources page.

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How many people took this survey?

Topic: Student Survey

Question

October 21, 2015

How many people took this survey?

Olivia - USA

26463

Answer

Students and teachers answer questions at random. It is not a formal survey.

From the summary of the Education Survey, it looks like about 700 answered a specific question.

Most students entered their opinions in the Good Grades Survey.

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Why is Philosophy of Education important?

Topic: Philosophies

Question

May 4, 2015

Why is Philosophy of education important to a school teacher? Give examples

Nothando - Zimbabwe

25973

Answer

There are different views on how to best educate students. It is good for a teacher to know the different techniques and philosophies to be able to apply which is most effective in the opinion of the teacher. But also, school systems select a philosophy to follow, and the teach usually must follow that route.

An example of different philosophies concerns teaching arithmetic. The common way is to have the children memorize the addition and multiplication tables. However, a new philosophy is to teach them more closely related to doing Algebra. This is called "new math" and has created much controversy.

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