Monday, August 25, 2014

One Room School



Today's picture features an old One Room School. The picture was taken in Colorado in 1905. Back in the day, all grade levels were taught in the same room. Can you imagine teaching all grade levels all subjects as one teacher in one room? Pretty amazing, and these people got exceptional educations.

OK, today is the first day back at school for me. I will be teaching Algebra II, PreCalculus, Calculus, Engineering I, Engineering II, Engineering III, and Engineering IV. Should be a pretty busy day!

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  1. Seven different subjects. Wow! As a former math teacher it sounds like an awfully full schedule.

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  2. Do you teach in a public high school? There were no Engineering courses in MY high school. More's the pity.

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    1. Yes, I teach in Public School

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    2. What does 'engineering' mean? Is it a tech school?

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    3. Engineering classes teach engineering . . . circuits, programming, microcontrollers, robotics. It is a public school

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    4. Are you familiar with this public school? http://www.tjhsst.edu/ Very competitive. Usually the top school in the nation, highest SAT scores. My son went there, took math through linear Algebra and MultiVariable Calculus. College teacher came to the school and the kids got college credits. Son had so many college credits when he started college he was able to graduate in 3 years with 3 engineering majors, EE, CE, and CS. TJ is an amazing school with amazing students. It too is a great place to teach.

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  3. Best wishes to you and your students for a great year. Please share any of the special projects again this year. Those from last year were awesome! Thank you!

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  4. agre with Rebecca, too bad Engineering wasn't taught in high school. We got a watered down "science" class that was suposed to inspire us but had no practical value to very young people. Engineering uses science to do practical work and is present in everything we do or use.

    Please do another project and keep us up to date on it. The Facebook website worked very well.

    Al Luedecke, P.E.

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  5. I love the one room schools. My great-aunt taught in one in Iowa, and I was lucky enough to get inside one on the Tallgrass Prairie in Kansas on the last day the docent was there. It's been restored just as it would have been when in use, with the recitation bench, wood stove, pump, pictures of Lincoln and Washington, and so on.

    Hope your day went well!

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  6. Great picture. I love the one room schoolhouses.

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  7. When I was in boarding school, one teacher had two classes in the lower school. Miss Louise would set her third grade class to their math work, and then bring the fourth graders up for reading, then switch us around. I think the big difference was that when we went to school, we behaved - or else.

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  8. Wonderful photo and it sounds like you have a very involved schedule. Best wishes for a fruitful year!
    Can I imagine teaching all grades all subjects in one room? Yup, as a homeschooling mom that is the way we've done it the past 15 years. Down to just three students this year!
    -Anne K.

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