The Life of a Teenage Gymnast: Franchesca Hutton-Lau
– “Gymnastics taught me everything- life lessons, responsibility and discipline and respect.” -Shawn Johnson (Former Olympic gymnast). In my interview with Franchesca Hutton-Lau I found this quote to prove very true to her. Franchesca Hutton-Lau, often called Frankee by her friends and teammates, has been a gymnast ever since she was five years old. In my interview with her, she enlightened me on her struggles, experiences, lessons, and successes which she’s taken from this treacherous sport. Chesca, as I call her, has a very different life from the average high school student….
Gabby Douglas: The First African-American Female Gymnast
– Gabby Douglas was the first African-American female gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around champion. In the 2012 Olympic Games, she won gold in the team competition and the individual competition. She is a gymnastics phenom. From the beginning of her career to where she is today, she has been a true trooper through everything. Gabrielle Douglas is an inspiration to me and many others because she overcame being homeless,moved in with a new family, and won Olympic gold in gymnastics….
Economic Analysis of Remedial Education and How it Illustrates Failures of US K-12 Institutions
– INTRODUCTION Education is an important part of one’s life. It can shape a student’s identity, challenge his biases, and encourage him to be inquisitorial and entrepreneurial in his thinking. Education can also push a student through institutions only to ascertain that he meets some minimum standard. Modern day high schools are graduating students in record numbers (Richmond 2013) , but the prevalence of remediation in higher education illustrates the structural failure of American public schools to effectively, adequately, and equitably educate students, especially indigent student populations (Strong American Schools)….
The Effects of Daily Formative Assessments In Ninth-Grade Remedial Algebra I Courses
– The Effects of Daily Formative Assessments In Ninth-Grade Remedial Algebra I Courses I. Overview of Assessments A. History of Change 1. Interest in using assessments to shape day-to-day lessons, rather than a final check on student understanding grew in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Schools recognized the limited value of summative assessments (Cavanagh, 2006). 2. In 1967, Scriven presented formative evaluations as the evaluation of an ongoing and malleable educational program and Bloom, in 1969, attempted to transfer the term formative from evaluation to assessment (Dunn & Mulvenon, 2009)….
Remedial College Classes Benefit Students and Society
– Remedial College Classes Benefit Students and Society Depending on the opinion, one could have been excited or startled by comments President George W. Bush recently made. It was August 29th, and the day had come for him to deliver his “Back-to-School” speech. Always pushing for improving education, the President urged state leaders to look at a new tactic for making the students achieve; he argued against remedial classes in colleges. State leaders across the country, if they had not already done so, began seriously debating the issue of whether remedial classes belonged in the states’ universities and colleges….