Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pecha Kucha


Sunday, November 27, 2016

“Education is Politics”

Hayley Dias
Education is Politics- Short
November 27, 2016

In this reading the Shor expressed I thought that it included great positive thoughts on the subjects that we have focused on this semester.

"The teacher is the person who indicates the relationship between outside authorities formal knowledge and individual students in the classroom. Through the day today lessons teaching links the students develop to the values of powers and debates in our society."

Having  teacher in a classroom that indicates the morals and someone who is teaching theses children the education of how our society it brought together as a whole made me want to read more of this concepts that focused on the relationship's of Education in Politics.

"Empowering education as I do find it here is a critical democratic pedagogy her self and social change. It is a student centered program for multicultural democracy in school and society it approaches individual growth as an active cooperative and social process because the cells and society create each other."

Multicultural children see man things differently, being a child who has grown in education differently can be centered in programs that involve social change. However, I see this as being a good thing because it shows that being multicultural doesn't matter because each child receives a great education like other children and education is politics takes on a positive note for them.

The teacher plays a key role in critical classroom. Student participation in both a positive emotions are influenced by the teachers commitment to both. One limit to this commitment comes from the teachers development and traditional schools where passive competitive and authority methods are dominated.
In this reading, It reminded me to reading by Gerri August where he focused on the LGBT Community, and how it is important for a child's values and powers to be viewed for there education. For each child to have benefits in there education in there society no matter where they come from. Every child is special in there own way.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Promising Practices

Hayley Dias
Promising Practices
Resilience-Across the Board

            This conference that our class had to attend was just a great experience, I loved how passionate our speaker was Robert Brookes. He was just a great older man who told us and taught us how to be resilient and basically to help others find themselves within. He taught us how to teach and be resilient with children. As he went on how he shows resilience, he kept referring to his past jobs working with children who had disabilities. As we continued through the conference we moved on to each of the workshops we chose. My first workshop I attended was Fostering Resiliency: Strength- Based interventions that support diverse learners on the path to standardized test scores. I learned great new habits about test taking for standardize testing. After I left this conference I felt great about it and it taught me lots about test taking. I learned 4 new interventions on standardize test taking, Confidence loaning, Reverse Scaffolding, Meta Testing, Strength in Numbers. Confidence Loaning is a framing that challenges you in a positive way and it helps you observe your strengths on a test. Reverse scaffolding, is basically go with your answer that you know he most of and go for it. Strength based interventions- Meta Testing is taking them behind the scenes. And finally, the last fostering to resilience is the strength in numbers is by phoning s friend. The second workshop that I attended was, in this we learned how to interact with other people and how we could learn how to play games with others in building a relationship with others an how interactive play can build resilience. We played different kinds of game that involved interacting with others. Techniques that we could use with being around children who need more resilience in their life time.

Three Hyperlinks..
1. Testing Techniques
2. Interaction in Classrooms
3. Fostering Resilience

Connections I could make to my experience at the Promising Practices event was when we met in our small groups and when in my first small group conference classroom that I attended we discussed about test taking. I struggle with test taking and the oasis tutors helped me get through test taking and preparing for the praxis and they used most of the techniques they told the group of us about and I felt that I could reflect on it all. In the second conference small group I attended the whole idea was to get to know knew people and interact with other an see what we had in common with each other to build relationships with resilience with other we may have not known we had certain things in common with. 

“Citizenship in School: Reconceptualizing Down Syndrome

Hayley Dias
Reflection/Extended Comments

While reading the article  by Jeannie Oakes I began to see many things at different angles reading about how different children are to one another. Looking at my peers blogs this week I can refer to Bianca's Blog. She refers to children with down syndrome and how they are looked at and treated differently. Because of there illness that they have there are no reasons for a child to feel different.

She referred to a documentary where it was about special education children, I went looking online for some about down syndrome where it talked about how schools need to take another kind of route in teaching other children with mental illnesses. I see it being as it being a good thing to involve special education children with other children in classrooms and not have them isolated because they are different. Because not child should be treated differently.

Having a mixed classroom is beneficial for not only the children but I feel for the teacher also because it gives a different good or bad learning pattern for them to follow. Understanding if there were more mixed classrooms in schools with children with down syndrome and other children it would take lots of time and evaluating of teaching but it would be a great thing to be down for children  to feel appreciated for who they are.

Jeanie Oakes, she refers to each of the classrooms she talked about as the "low ability", "high ability" and "regular". Classifying these classrooms I see as being a good but however bad thing, the consequences would be having the "regular kids vs the not" and I see this to be changed to have more and more mixed classrooms to benefit the children. 

Hear I have attached the video I found to be interesting that refer to children with down syndrom.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Tracking Why Schools need Another Route- Oakes

Hayley Dias
Tracking Why Schools need Another Route-Oakes
November 11, 2016

In this reading Oakes begins on describing how children who are raised an brought up in a richer community and family life style have more of an ability to succeed in there education roles. She states, " On the other side, growing numbers of school professionals and parents pose tracking because they believe it locks most students into classes where they are stereotyped as "less able," and where they have fewer opportunities to learn." 

I mean seeing how I was raised and on how my ability for education are different then other children and teens. I was brought up in going to school daily, doing homework daily, and continuing to succeed in school and outside of school with the great support of my parents and grandparents. 

However there are many children who grow up differently with different privilege and are stereo typed as "Less-able." Which I believe should not be characterized like that because children shouldn't be punished for how they are raised in there lifestyle at home and at school. 

Rethinking our classrooms gives great support about " A Place Called School" students should be provided to be able to learn and be able to boost their scores while getting ready to test into college or any other type of schooling. There thinking habits are all different where ever to live and go to school, but every child is capable of anything they want to do. It is available for each and everyone. 
Therefore that is what Oakes is trying to support in her claim about why schools need a different route for children to see things. 

Authors Map

Authors Map

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Hayley Dias
Radio Episode/ Herbert

"Most Black Kids will not be shot by the police but many of them will go to school like Michael Brown. It took me all of 5 min on the intent to find out a report."(Nikole Hannah Jones)
"Clumping so many people all with the same symptoms and same problems in one crowed place with nothing they can grow on? Our children start to mourn over themselves before their time." (Kozol)

Michael Brown mother cried, "You took my son away from me. You know how hard it was for me to get him to stay in school and graduate? You know how many black men graduate? Not Many?"

"The chance of a person who is born to a family in the bottom 10% of the income distribution raising to the top 10% as an adult is about the same as the chance that a dad who is 6 feet inches tall." (Kristof)

Brown vs Board of Education
While reading about the board of education I found lots of information on this website.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

In The Service of What? The Politics of Service Learning

Hayley Dias
In the Service of What? The Politics of Service Learning
Extended Comments
October 23, 2016

Joseph Kahne and Joel Westheimer wrote an article "In the Service of What? The Politics of Service Learning" they both discuss on how to look at the service learning on how it is benefiting children and educators out in our society. I chose a fellow classmate of mine who I can reflect off of and who shares the same thoughts on this article as I do. Colleen, talks about how children take the service learning program with them outside of school and it benefits them with there learning habits. Especially with children who really do need the help and benefit of their learning.

Colleen, talks about creating bonds. Bonding is key to teaching a child how to learn. Creating a connection with a child is very important I see it as helping them engage in there learning an having that volunteer part of the service learning program gets them away from there teacher and allows them to one up more to younger but ideal volunteers that want to help them learn just like there teachers do.

In this Video, can express the meaning of how building a connection with children while education them is very important.

The Service Learning helps the child open up more and get there hands involved with other techniques and not as much structure in there learning. This gives them a place in there learning where they are not only being serious about there learning one on one but they are getting more help from other people and not only there actual teachers. 

Kahne and Wertheimer state, "Service Learning gives students active participates in service projects that aim to respond to the needs of the community while the furthering the academic goals of students." (2)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Election 2016: Power, Privilege and Voting

Articles by Soloway and NYT Clintons Voice

Election 2016: Power, Privilege and Voting

I took upon reading both of these factual pieces of texts that talk about the Election of 2016.

In the First article I read, it begins discussing how men and women talk like locker room talk. This is being referred to as when men are with men they talk about women, and when women are with other women they talk about men.  But of course in all mens eyes they have more power over women when it comes to having a voice. But like most males they talk and talk and then try to let it go that they weren't part of anything and had nothing to do with anything. But as referred, they are "toxic". All men think just because they are a man they have the voice and power over a women for example like  locker room talk. When they do not just because they are just "Masculine" vs a women being "Feminism".

In the Second article I read, Hilary Clinton is sharing her voice displaying how a women's voice matters. She believes that speaking to a audience and crowd of people and listening to a women voice shows how much power and privilege matters for each individual. What makes Clinton who she is especially on how she feels about how everyone should have a voice and express it. Having women take control, shows great power and privilege for younger women to see and not to be afraid of using there voice. 
    “In today’s America, when a woman is loud it’s ‘shouting,’ when a man yells = enthusiasm.           Where am I? Sudan?” Joyce Karam, the Washington bureau chief at the Arab newspaper Al-Hayat.(2)

In this Video, Hilary Clinton expresses her true thoughts on opinion of "Women rights are Human Rights."

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

11 and Gender Fluid: Erin Zelle

Hayley Dias
Article 11 and Gender Fluid By: Erin Zelle

The title of this article is "11 and Gender Fluid", a young girl who is just beginning to realize that she wants toddles like a boy. What amazes me the most about this young girl is the support she has for this young girl who walks into her store while working at J.Crew. She directs her to the girl section an  supports her when she wants to look at the boy clothing. This Child visits the store occasionally and this women never mistakes her for a boy an never says "He looks great in that sell."

This Young girls mother defines her daughters style as "Gender Fluid", I personally love this because there are more and more children changing there look as for looking at a gender change. But however this child is considers as "a Fluid" she can be defined as for having a masculine an feminine look. Many clothing companys such as louis Vuitton as a prime example looking at Jayden Smith in a t-shirt. She began to admire famous people on how each have there own look and wanted to have her own. 
Sullivan, she is just such an amazing young girl who isn't afraid of how she dresses. She loves who she is and changing her style of clothing into a boys types doesn't fright her. Her mother says as she grows into her age she is moving really fast into dressing in a masculine look. Sullivan tells her mother, "Im a girl. Im just not girlie."Other girls begin to see her at camp an begin to be very hurtful an tell her she doesn't belong in there bathroom because she is a boy, but what makes Sullivan even mire uniqe is she tells her friends and other girls "Not all girls have to wear pink..they can wear 

No child should have to explain why they dress the way they dress. They should not ever have to explain them selves to other young friends. A child changes because he or she feels that they are not who they are suppose to be. They feel different and important after they find themselves and in this article talking about how Sullivan is a young girl who isn't a girlie girl who loves to dress like a boy at the age of 11. She slowly is transitioning into looking more as a masculine young boy, her look began to change more and more she started with clothing and then for halloween she was Hells angles biker..and then she began wearing more and more blazers. Finally she decided to cut her shoulder length hair and she admired Ruby Rose and Stella Maxwell. 

"It was as though Sullivan's skin finally fit her gloriously and comfortable, and she was finally her own-exactly as she wanted to be. "

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Unlearning the Myths That Bind Us

Hayley Dias
Unlearning the Myths That Bind Us
Quoting and Hyperlink

I began to admire Linda Christensen while reading this piece of text, herself as a writer she begin telling her readers about how she "Was nourished on the milk of American Culture.", meaning she was raised with two white american parents in a clean cleansed home where her parents believed on day she was going to live a happy life with her husband an children.  Our Society has different views and we all don't live the same lifestyle. But growing up as a child in different surroundings can change a person. Perfect isn't everything.

Children are blinded by the myths, each myth tell stories to children that not only don't come true but tell life lessons for each of them. Christensen states, "Many students don't want to believe that they have been manipulated by children's media or advertising." A prime example is when she discusses though out the reading of how cartoon characters expose lots of stereotypes, they are just so vague and "blatant." 

Referring to the characterizing of how cartoons stereotypes re formed, looking at these days society on what is playing on television there are newer cartoons each an everyday that change the look of older cartoons. Such as looking at the princess like Mulan, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, they are however the only princess based on there culture and look. However, looking at the older cartoons such as Daffy Duck, a students refers to him as,"This is just a dumb little cartoon with some ducks running around in clothes."

"A Black Cinderella?" 
Children in todays society begin to realize how similar cartoon characters and other characters begin to look like. Any little girl who loves princess can realize, however every little girl refers back to Cinderella. Kenya a young girl refers to beginning to talk about having princess of color for young non white children to feel good about what they look like. Kenya wrote a paper about having "A Black Cinderella? Give me a Break." She states, "Have you ever seen a black person, an Asian, a 
Hispanic in a cartoon?"

Clicking on this link this proves how much disney movies and there characters are viewed upon others children and viewers. The princess characteristics themselves are what reflect on others the most especially there storylines that they tell such as Cinderella, on how she is poor women who works so hard and lives with her evil step mother and sisters and gets swept away on her feet by prince charming. Every young girl loves her and thinks this will happen one day to them but Linda Christensen in her text is trying to bring out our society myths to children. "Women who aren't white begin to fell left out and ugly because they never get to play princess."

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Teaching Multilingual Children-Collier

Hayley Dias
Teaching Multilingual Children - Virginia Collier

Reflection: While I began reading this piece of text, it really made me think about how children who are bilingual are educated. Also, with my service learning project starting this week what I will experience with the children. I am in a Kindergarten classroom environment where most of the children speak and understand english as there second language. I can relate to these children in a small way coming from a Portuguese Heritage and back round, the only difference is that my second language is Portuguese. I was taught by my grandparents.

Being bilingual has gave me a bigger opportunity and is a great thing to have. While in my in service learning project I want to make these children feel confident for who they are and to never be ashamed of having a second language because of there culture. Collier supports this very well in her thoughts on how educators teach multilingual children.

One Guideline, Collier says "Be aware that children use first language acquisition strategies for learning acquiring a second language." (127) Children use phases to understand what they are learning it is what gets them through the acquisitions of being bilingual. Most of the techniques are used from patterns they use to simplify the word they are trying to use. Children who are younger are much different because teachers try an help them focus on one thing an then help them identify there own learning style. Collier also states, "Children acquiring a second language will self correct their own utterances over time as they progress though the various stages of life." (128)
Another point that Collier discusses about how children and there parents have a certain kind of speech an talk to each other using there kind of phrases. Collier begins with telling us how teachers an educators try using the "Caregivers Speech" while teaching the child in his or her classroom. They follow the six features of this. Learning this all the whole conversation of this all is the connection between conversation and communications. But also, Collier refers to how social and emotional affects take on children feelings while trying to learn with the struggle of learning english as a second language in school, while at home the are speaking there language with family and there relatives.
I have attached this video that really summarizes how Teaching Multilingual Children in classrooms. It helped me understand more about the learning process for these children.

The next guideline I enjoyed reading about Collier states, " Teach the standard form of english and students home language with an application of dialect differences to create an environment of language recognition in the classroom." I feel as this begin one of the strongest guidelines because the child can feel comfortable and be he or she while learning. It helps them progress in there education. Applying this helps the classrooms standards reach awareness for learning and encouragement for the children.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Amazing Grace-Kozol

Hayley Dias
Amazing Grace- Kozol

Kozol, adresses a point in his piece of writing that one who reads it unveils his or her true feelings an affects on children who live in communities like New York. I was never aware of how truly bad this part of New York truly was. I have been to New York but always as a tourist.

Kozol, tells us about a young boy who lives in the bronx in a society where Kozol meets him and the young boy gives him a tour of the bronx. The young boy lives in the South Bronx one of the poorest parts of New York. Children in this area of the bronx live around drugs, disease and deaths. Most leading deaths is led from drugs with overdose. Cliffe the boy who gives Kozol the tour of the bronx experiences a city that he had never grew up in an lived through. " Crack Cocaine addiction and intravenous use of heroin which children I have met here call. "the needle drug" nearly 4,000 heroine injectors many of who are the ones HIV-infected." 

This displays a prime example of how drugs and diseases are affecting our society today, an particular shown in one part of the U.S in the Bronx, New York. Children suffering each an everyday because they are being brought up in a community and society like this. New York is visually seen as one of the dirtiest places especially in the bronx and Cliffe describes this to Kozol who is not familiar with it at all until he realizes the life that these children go through with having parents involved in drugs and alcohol which lead them to death.

In this video I found it shows how unfit the community of living in the Bronx. It displays for viewers to see how there community is, there are graffiti and arts painted all over the corners of there side of the city. Each corner store with big fences and abandoned buildings. Shacks of buildings and stores that are mostly all closed. The views of living in such a dark community where there is no urban side. Children who grow up in a community like this are not at fault but should get the necessary help and there families to be in a better community so they are raised and treated like each and every child. They are no different! If I could help change our society and help there community, I would but our nation needs to see this effect on other families who are different and don't have that luxury life... and are struggling to live.

Poverty takes on a huge role in this article based on how families live day by day. Reading this article it began to break my heart on how low the poverty level was. Children do not deserve to go through a life that way and deserve the help they need. Every child deserves a good education no matter where they live and who they are.

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Kristof states “We have never been a nation of haves and have-nots,“We are a nation of haves and soon-to-haves, of people who have made it and of people who will make it.” He begins with this for all readers to really begin thinking of this. We live in a society that we make our self's known and visible with either accomplishments or not. Whether were you come from if it out of the country and now you presently live in the United States there is no excuse for failure. Kristof makes a great impression of this discussing about Rubio's Father. He also makes such a great view point about children who are born into our society today who basically need NO effort. They are brought into this world with the economics of there parents those peoples children will be in the same economic system.. they call it the "10 percent area". 

A prime example of this would be looking at a child in a group home who has grown up living with he same people and being around the same people. This child ends up going to a great college and is an excellent athlete... but came from nothing with no family an was poor. People may look at him differently and not treat him like the other students that attended that school. But however, this is how our society is seen now a days its all about where people come from and what they get and receive from. Whether you have it or not.

Kristof in this article is arguing how he believes it doesn't matter where people are from especially children who are born into this word. There is no doubt that they are different, everyone is but also special in there own ways. The country that we live in has come to all about your social an economic status and how you are seen. And Kristof believes that we should change this.

Throughout this reading piece, it simply is about how we need to change our society. Myself as a reader sees the point he is trying to write especially with discussing about his friend Rick. On how poorly he lived his life of his father being an alcoholic. He was the type of kid who just ignored what his fathers bad deeds were and followed all of his dreams on getting a great education. No matter where he came from an what his life was like at home being raised by a father who was an alcoholic who couldn't manage to purse in his education. Parents are a big part of a Child's life and good support systems help.

Kristof names the title of his article, " U.S.A Land of Limitations" because our society that we live in is all about limitations and economics that run every ones lives. We need to know " how we can change the U.S.A and make it better?

Friday, September 9, 2016

All about me

Hey guys my name is Hayley! 
Im a sophomore hear at Rhode Island College who is majoring in Elementary Education. I come from a small town Bristol RI, and am the oldest of 3 sisters.
My pasion for becoming a teacher one day has reflected on me in so many ways, children brighten up my day they are truly inspirational. Working with children everyday influences me more and more becoming a teacher I love children and one day educating them will continue to show my passion for them.
Summer is my happy place, I spend all my days by the beach. It is where I am everyday! Warm weather and tanning is the best part!! Summer days and night with friends and family are what make my summer. The 4th of July is my favorite part of the summer I live in bristol so of course we host the famous 4th of July Parade. 

I work at a local daycare in town I am teacher assistant. I love my job because I am around children everyday. Some of my hobbies I love to do is mostly shopping, listening and going to country concerts, spending time with my sisters and watching my sisters play premier soccer. Im always there for them, me and my sisters have a strong bond. 
"you me us, Three Sisters, three journeys, one place to call home."

Me and Cloey at her soccer game this past weekend in Lancaster, MA she scored 2 Goals and won her game! #GoBayside
Me and Kelsey my middle sister at the Luke Bryan Concert at Foxboro in July. We we're Huntin for some Luke!

They call us " The Dias girls. "