students are more than a test score"
are many factors that will motivate, support and engage student
learning in classrooms. External factors varying from socio-economic,
school structure, home environment to issues relating to safety
may impede on learning. However, a very critical factor in
learning is the student's willingness to learn. When there
is eagerness, motivation and goal setting, learning becomes
likelihood. Our current system encourages a teaching method
by repeating information mechanically and does not teach subjects
for purposes of retaining information.
School curriculum that promotes a critical thinking style
of teaching is vital for student academic success. Rather
than memorizing subject matters through lecture style format,
a system that is designed to require students to critically
analyze and deduce answers will institute understanding through
the process of a discussion format in classrooms. The Social
Studies, Science, and reading curriculum can be a foundation
for the writing assignments and discussion.
your school board member I will support programs that will:
classroom teaching environments where children can develop
critical thinking skills.
enrichment activities and opportunities to motivate and
challenge our students.
transition links to Community Colleges and Vocational Training
programs that will expose students to careers in Criminal
Justice, Graphic Design and Entrepreneurship. We also need
to teach e skills in Money Management and the tools to start
a new business.
a network of support for students and parents. Develop Mentorship
and Peer-to-Peer Programs
a hostile-free environment for all students where bullying
is addressed and not tolerated especially through texting
and other social media.
Computer Proficiency Program. It is estimated that over
70 percent of future jobs will require the competency in
the use of computers. We all know that when our children
graduate they will need to use computers in almost any profession
they choose. If they decide to become a lawyer, a mechanic,
or a farmer, they will need computer skills. The sooner
they are exposed to computers and given regular practice,
the more proficient they will be.