What olympiads for school students do you have in your country? I'd be glad to know about what opportunities do they provide to students and how popular are they. For example, in Russia they may allow you to enter the university despite your results of the United State Exam and without inner trials. And it doesn't have to be All-Russian School Olympiad, there are a lot of competitions with different style and level of difficulty. In fact, such competitions are almost the only way to enter a good university here (if you don't want to pay huge amount of money for studying, of course).
I am currently an eighth grader taking MATH 12002 (Analytical Geometry and Calculus I) at Kent State University through a wonderful program Ohio has called CCP (College Credit Plus) which allows students in middle and high school to take classes at universities for free (the school district you are from pays for the course). Anyways, I have an interest and ability in mathematics that I feel isn’t being adequately met by Calculus I. Does anyone have any advice for self education in mathematics?
I've got K and 2nd grade foster kids recently and Kindle Fires for them, and am looking for an app (hopefully with some decent "gamification") that I can submit their weekly vocabulary lists to for them to practice. Free is cool but I don't mind buying something that works well and could use a lot. Any advice? Thanks.
The education system (elementary, middle and high schools) is ranked rather poor in my state. A few questions regarding raising children in this setting.
How do you ensure your child is getting adequate education?
How can you determine where your child "should" be when the bar is relatively low in your area.
Any words of advice in general for properly raising children in a lower ranked education system?
I don't want to teach in a traditional school and its because it doesn't align with my values. I think we have all come across the argument against traditional schools; how its outdated, has little freedom, and stifles creativity. I want to be a teacher but I cannot do it in traditional schools. I saw this school, Agora in Netherlands, its an unconventional school with no classes, no classroom and no curriculum. Its total freedom for the students to learn anything. Its this kind of school that I want to be in.
I don't know how to start my teaching career. I don't know if I should just start in a traditional school and work my way from there.