Where did all the history go?Posted by Gina Munoz at 4/23/2015Now a days we are forced to teach less and less of social studies. It is not referred
to as one of our core subjects we teach. Are we doing the right thing for the students? Where else are they going to learn what it means to be honest, responsible, hard-working, if they are not exposed to the many, many individuals that have displayed and influenced our society. As teachers, we need to find the time to teach it each and everyday if we want to send out to the world honest, hard-working, ethical young adults. How do you feel about losing history?
The Importance of Sitting in a "Scholarly Position"Posted by Gina Munoz at 4/8/2015 10:20:00 AMIf you would ask a student to sit in a "scholarly position," you would probably be given a blank stare. When I ask my 5 year old daughter what in means to her, she responds by modeling how to sit upright in a chair, feet flat on the ground, hands folded in front of her body, body still, chin upright, ready to learn. As teachers, are we spending enough time teaching our students the importance and benefits of sitting in a "scholarly position?" We are not only teaching our students how to sit properly in chair but showing them that it conveys respect and a willingness to learn. Attributes our students struggle with on a daily basis.