A reader in the United Kingdom has very kindly brought to our attention this free resource which she recommends. She writes, “My daughter Chloe has been using a great resource for GCSE and A level maths teachers and pupils here [and she gives the link].
We publish this link for the information of teachers and home-schooling parents. The resource is called “Maths Doctor,” and it is found at www.mathsdoctor.co.uk/resources/ . We are adding it to our list of “Educational Resources for Parents” at http://www.bcptl.org/?p=1775.
We encourage teachers and parents to let us know of on-line resources that have helped their students or children. We hope to pass on information of this kind to our readers.
It was in a Canadian classroom that teacher Myra Ottewell, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, started on a journey to her past. After watching the film Mississippi Burning, students could not believe that it was possible for Myra or other white Mississippians to have had anything but disrespectful, hated or bigoted relationships with African Americans in the 60s. And they doubted things had changed much since.
Frustrated that Canadians had nothing good to say about her state, Myra embarked on a personal journey to investigate the past, returning to her birthplace in Jackson, Mississippi. There she met James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the University of Mississippi and Dolphus Weary, who left the state on a basketball scholarship and wrote the book, I Ain’t Comin Back. He did return and now runs an organization dedicated to building authentic relationships along racial lines.
But as Myra delved deeper into understanding race relations, she uncovered harsh and troubling information. Growing up white in the segregated South, so well portrayed in Harper Lee’s 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Myra had been sheltered from the hate crimes taking place in her state. These intense truths forced her to wrestle with demons of her past, as she gained a deeper understanding of race relations and “white privilege.” Her personal exploration celebrates the transformations occurring and proves that not forgetting Mississippi’s painful past is the key to finding true racial reconciliation.
“…a story that is not uncommon and one that still continues today right here where racism still manifests itself in subtle and not so subtle ways.”
- Karen Rolston, Centre for Intercultural Communication, UBC Continuing Studies
December 24, 2013 | Author: Pauline Kosalka
A national pro-life club for homeschoolers has been started by two homeschooled students in affiliation with Student Life Link and Toronto Right to Life. Continue reading
“The Teachers’ Corner: Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Worksheets and Activities”
This website includes: printable worksheets, lesson plans, printable items, bulletin boards, puzzle worksheets, a printable calendar, money worksheets, a word search maker, a word scramble maker, a crossword puzzle maker, etc. Continue reading
In the category of teaching and homeschooling resources, we are adding a link to “Zoodle” games. At this site there are many games, classified from “toddler’ to “Third Grade” and from games for two-year-olds to eight-year-olds. The ones we tried seemed generally well-designed and educationally sound. In addition to games there are books with stories.
As with other resources we link to, we do not guarantee the quality of this resource, and emphasize the importance of the teacher or parent examining the resource carefully.
BBC Learning English is a resource for the study of English as a second language. (We are calling parents’ and teachers’ attention to it as a teaching resource that might prove of use. As with most other resources that we mention on this site, our mentioning of it does not constitute blanket approval.)
A startling idea: the possibility of online courses being taken by thousands of people at no cost to them. Explore “Unacity,” which offers a number of courses mainly in the realm of science and teachnology. Some of these courses may prove to be of use to high school students studying at home. Continue reading
A Mathematics Resource
We have discovered an additional educational resource for parents who are homeschooling or who simply wish to augment their children’s education (a resource that classroom teachers may wish to look at as well). Continue reading
Khan Academy heads its website with the slogan “Learn almost anything for free.” It’s resources, which are extensive, are apparently mostly centred on mathematics or related subjects. (A search for “Literature” yielded no results, but there are resources on the humanities.)
The link for Khan Academy is http://www.khanacademy.org/ . Continue reading