Resume

As my resume shows, I will be graduating from Longwood University in may of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a Mathematics minor.  I have amble experience with customer service, which I believe will transfer over to talking with parents and children.  I have over 6 years of experience working with a wide range of age groups.  Although most of this is 15 and older, I am able to identify with the people I come into contact with on a daily basis.

Coursework

I believe these are helping me prepare for my minor because I am becoming well versed in the different disciplines within the math field.  This will help me in the as a future teacher in many ways.  It can help when approaching the different criteria and explaining it in a way that students can be able to understand it for themselves. I chose this major because I have always had a deep love for math.  It has come so easy to me for years, and I loved when I was able to help my friends understand what we were learning and them be able to get the answers all on their own.  Math has just been my favorite subject for so long, I couldn’t even think of another subject that I would want to minor in. The classes that I have taken at Longwood to prepare for math as a m

classes that I have taken at Longwood to prepare for math as a minor would include:

  • Math 309
  • Math 310
  • Math 313
  • Math 171
  • Math 164

Four-day school weeks in Oklahoma

I chose to read an article about the schools in central Oklahoma because my sister mentioned that the schools near her were now doing four-day weeks of school due to budget cuts.  The article mentions how the Superintendent tried her hardest to not let this happen.  She states that ‘the benefits were questionable at best and she believed the scheme was detrimental to academic instruction”.  Before these schools switched to the four-day week, at least 35 school districts were already shortening their school weeks year-around.  By lengthening the number of minutes in the school day to achieve the state’s minimum 180 school days more quickly.  In this year alone, school districts across the state of Oklahoma lost around one million dollars in budget cuts.  Most superintendents say that the margin for savings is very slim by elimination one school day a week, yet many schools have now adopted this practice.  The only way that these schools are able to get around the 180 mandatory school days is due to a state law that was passed in 2009 that now allows schools to count their 180 days in minutes and hours.  So these schools are now going to school a little longer than the traditional five-day week schools.

I have attached a link to the article if you would like to give it a read.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/four-day-school-weeks-districts-weighing-benefits-but-hofmeister-says/article_e162c59f-ccb2-5c4a-8cf0-0697da7854e5.html

 

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