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Below you will find links to resources on the WEB that any parent/guardian should have access to. It is a parent/guardians responsibility to get informed. It sure beats being informed by someone else.
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Watch this with the child or young adult you are responsible for.
Charlotte, North Carolina
- Charlotte Parent Magazine – Parents Page
Drugs and The Young Adult
- Pre-teen/teen Suicide & Crisis Hotlines –
- Young Adult Rehab – Teen Substance Abuse Article Library
- Drug Addiction Treatment – Millions of Americans in Denial About Their Own Drug Abuse
- Charlotte-Mecklenberg Support and Hotlines
- Narcotics Anonymous – “NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We … meet regularly to help each other stay clean. … We are not interested in what or how much you used … but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.” – taken from the White Booklet . NA is not affiliated with this website.
- Online Meeting Locator (World Service Website)
- Charlotte-Mecklenberg County
- Area Webstie – Greater Charlotte Area of Narcotics Anonymous
- NA Helpline – (704) 366-8980
- NarAnon – “a woldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction” . NarAnon is not affiliated with this website.
- Alcoholics Anonymous – ” Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees. . . ” – taken from AA Big Book . AA is not affiliated with this website.
- Online Meeting Locator
- AA Help lines in Broward County – (954) 462-0265 or (954) 462-7202
- AA Help lines in Mecklenberg County – (704) 332-4387 or (SPANISH) (704) 537-7999
- Al-Anon and AlaTeen – “Is your life affected by someone’s drinking?”. Al-Anon and Alateen are not affiliated with this website.
- TheCoolSpot.gov – facts about alcohol
- Basics about searching: in general; with Google.com
- HomeWorkSpot.Com – Find services that range from self-help to “prearranged, regularly scheduled free tutoring online”
- Pupils Ask Teachers Help : This site offers on-line homework help–both live and via message board, all grade levels, all subjects.
- McDougal Littell – The Language of Literature, Grade 8
- Global Access to Educational Sources (GAES)– Global access to educational sources for research and homework help.
- Social Studies
- Mathematics – NONE of the GAES links worked when I tested them.
- General Mathematics
- Geometry – Page not found – I’m working on a replacement. In the meantime try this link – FreeGeometryHelp.
- Algebra – Page not found – I’m working on a replacement. In the meantime, try this link – FreeAlgebraHelp.
- DiscoverySchool.com– Discovery Education offers two subscription services for homework help. These services are NOT Endorsed by Southwest Middle School or Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools.
- MATH – For math help, NutshellMath ($UNknown per School/Teacher signup)will assist students and parents with problems from their textbooks 24/7. Estpine does not subscribe.
- NON-MATH – For other subjects, COSMEO ($9.99/mo. OR $99.00/yr.) offers videos and games that bring concepts from textbooks to life.
- Also, and this is the coolest one, Discovery Education Streaming.
- B.E.E.P. from Broward Schools
Talking and Listening to Young Adults
- Next Stop Adulthood: Tips for Parents – A publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Talk With Your Kids – A national campaign by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Scholastic for Parents –
- Great Links for Parents : (sponsored by Glencoe) –
- Getting Involved in Your Child’s Education –
- Tips on Parenting from Boys Town
- Parenting of Adolescents from About.com
- Charlotte Child and Family Resource Guide –
- Teaching Kids to Choose Friends Wisely from the U.S. Department of Human Health and Services
- Handbook on Parent’s Rights from North Carolina Public Schools
- Parent Teacher Association Website
- PTO Today Website
Teachers Rights and Responsibilities
- Teacher’s Rights detailed at eNotes.com
- Reach Every Child
- No Child Left Behind
As I think about why learning happens and what can be done to improve how my students achieve, the first thought that comes to mind is how can I motivate them more than I am. I consider how to make them active participants. I tell them often that they must not be spectators in the stories of their lives. I ask them to take part, I tell them to be a part of their lives. I find myself thinking that they are watching the world happen around them. Why?
Their own expectations of themselves are lower than the previous generations’. Lower standrads imposed by states and districts are bringing the children to lower desired achievements. Parensts think their kids are doing beetter, but they aren’t, they are doing well according to the standards set by districts which are lowered and lowered as time goes by.
Learning happens when the kids realize it is cool, it’s something they can “own”, it’s what they want. Why not want to know more than you did last year?
Learning happens when I take the time to tailor how I present to them what has to be done by them. It happens when they get to decide what they will learn to achieve the objective no matter what it is; no matter why we have to learn it.
It happens when I surprise them with a new way of doing things – whether its a new way for me to do it, or a new way for them to accomplish atheir goal.
It happens when they know where they stand – even though the grades are not all that they seem. But they don’t know that. Nor do their parents. Parents need to be more involved in gov’t, elections, school board meetings.
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I can’t go on anymore about this.
Here are some useful links to things educators need to know and parents as well.
What it comes down to is that I have to be ever-enthusiastic about their needs, their ability (even potential ability), and their growth. To care. To feel a part of what is going on with him/her even when s/he they refuses to let me into that corner of his/her soul, core, self. To invest myself in thier lives even when there may be no gratitude, or sign of recognition for waht is being given.
All this and then I think of the idea that I am not teaching a test prep class, but I AM. THat is the mandate. That is the problem. I quote Hassett, “If you teach a GED class, you spend time explaining the format of the test and helping students to improve their test-taking skills.” I am not supposed to be doing this.
I have to create the buy in, and then I am evaluated on it.
Hello Mr. Moshe, hope you are having a great summer. Im posting here because I have trouble getting to the students thingy. Man! do I wana see you mister. Havent met nobodi like you yet.. changin school to taravelle. bydaway its me gerardo, remember? glasses, back row, spanish, the perfectionist.? you should hit me up with an email sometimes. Best wishes.
Hello Mr. Moshe,
I ran across your website on accident. I am an eighth grade teacher in Texas, and love many of your assignments. Would you mind if I used your Anne Frank webquest? Please just let me know either way.
Thank you in advance for your time,
Certainly. Although I am not the author. At this point I do not know who is the author either.
Aaron and I went to Classzone.com to pull the stories and questions that he needs to complete. We were unable to access stories or end of chapter questions. We could see the various stories from various units, but couldn’t click on/access the actual book/stories.
Should we be able to access the book via this site (Yes), or are we doing something wrong?
—-Yes. Have Aaron see me tomorrow to explain to him how to get to the pages he needs.
Aaron has at-home books for each class. Should he have one for your class as well?
—-Yes, but there is a shortage of textbooks. I can check one out to him for a time so he can get the work done. How’s that sound?
Is there one he can bring home to get these assignments complete?