Today’s educational system is a labyrinth of bureaucratic pitfalls. Even going outside the school system for private tutoring services has its short-comings.
Today’s guest is Elaine Sigal who has had near 40 years of experience in education at all levels from grades 8-12 and teaching at university. At one point in her career in education she founded and ran a classroom based ‘brick and mortar’ educational company (from 1995 – 2009)
Based on this experience, Elaine founded STIZZiL.com.
STIZZiL is quite unique in that it is an online supplemental education company that offers tutoring, enrichment and support for students, parents and professionals of all ages. STIZZiL brings together the best US licensed, credentialed, and experienced educators from all over the United States and matches them to students, parents and professionals in need of help.
Elaine’s experience has shown that “not just anyone can teach.” So she created a service that enables students, from the privacy and safety of their own home, to work with STIZZiL’s vetted educators, who teach in a synchronous manner using the best and latest in modern technology: audio, video, chat, whiteboard, and archiving capabilities.
Hear Elaine answer our question of how can a parent best raise concerns within the educational system regarding concerns they have about the learning environment of their child. Who can or should you report to and how best to do it? What are the best avenues to take action on? How should you prepare?
What are the pit-falls in “No Child Left Behind”? How can you “work” this part of the system?
In actuality, No Child Left Behind has drastically altered educational practices . . . teachers have been driven away from educating with the end result of the children actually learning things of value: instead teachers are forced to “teach to the test.” This results in approximately half of teaching time being spent on practicing to pass mandated tests versus actually learning something.
It’s true . . . boys and girls behave and learn differently! Learn how best to work with the difference.
Learn how you can help your child get better grades by providing a better learning environment at home.