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Above and below, are Copyrighted (c) 2010 PowerPoint Presentations that were originally designed for Chicago Movers and Shakers, as well as the Cleveland, Ohio School District. The challenges and solutions expressed in each, are indicative of the challenges and solutions for most all Urban Areas in our nation.
‘Unlimited Education’ is a list of simple and incredibly budget friendly concepts that are remarkably effective.
We use Progressive Information Delivery Methods to deliver Morals, Values and Ethics Education, which we have proven, through 2.5 years of extensive Research, Workshops and Surveys, to be the most viable solution available for most all Social and Economic Challenges we face in our nation, especially our Urban Areas.
More information, including our research and the amazing results we have experienced with our ‘Unlimited Education’ Workshops and programs, are available, upon request.
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Parenting Statistics are an interesting and sobering way to see the latest trends in parenting today. We review just a few of them with you here and the numbers will surprise you.
Behind Parenting Statistics are real people with real problems. It is important to take a look at the trends in parenting from time to time and see in which direction the parenting world is moving, and how our family compares to the trends and figures in general.
Laying down solid Parenting Roots can help our children avoid some of the consequences of the statistics that follow.
• 98% of mothers and 90% of fathers hugged their children ages 0 to 2 years of age daily, compared to only 74% of mothers and 50% of fathers who hugged their children ages 10 to 12 years of age daily
• 50% of first marriages, 67% of second marriages, and 74% of third marriages end in divorce
• Couples who marry before the age of 25 run the highest risk of getting divorced, while couples who marry after the age of 30 run the lowest risk of divorce
• In 2008, 67% of children ages 0–17 lived with two married parents, down from 77% in 1980
• In 2007, 18% of all children ages 0–17 lived in poverty
• 90% of Americans believe adultery is morally wrong
• 70% of married women and 54% of married men did not know of their spouses’ extramarital activity
• Parents in two-parent families spend an average of 2 hours a day interacting with their children compared to only 50 minutes for single-parent families
• 1 in every 58 children in the United States (2%), were abused in 2006
• 60% of abused children were the victims of educational, physical, or emotional neglect
• 40% of abused children were the victims of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
• In 1999, 56% of single-parent families were Black, 32% of single-parent families were Hispanic, and 20% of single-parent families were White
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• About 40 % of children who do not live with their biological father have not seen him during the past 12 months
• 90% of all runaways and homeless children are from fatherless homes
• Even in high crime neighborhoods, 90% of children from stable 2 parent homes where the Father is involved do not become delinquents
• 85% of children with behavioral problems come from fatherless homes
• 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes
• Children with Fathers who are involved are 40% less likely to repeat a grade in school
• Daughters of single parents without a Father involved are 53% more likely to marry as teenagers, 711% more likely to have children as teenagers, 164% more likely to have a pre-marital birth and 92% more likely to get divorced themselves
• 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes
• 22% of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives
• Single fathers often do not communicate with their children as well as do single mothers, which leads to children of single-father households being more likely to use marijuana, alcohol, and other illicit drugs, and to have sex at an earlier age
• 27% of custodial single mothers and their children live in poverty
• Girls, whose mothers were teenagers at the time of their birth, are over 80% more likely to become teenage mothers as well
• The percentage of children living only with their mothers has increased from 11% in 1970 to 24% in 2005
• 40% of all births are to unmarried women
• The unemployment rate for married women is 6%, while that for single women “who maintain families,” stands at 12%
• 14% of married women have had affairs at least once during their married lives
• 9% of mothers in single-parent families report ever physically abusing their children compared to 4% of mothers in two-parent families
• Children from a single-parent household account for 72% of teenage murderers, 60% of people who commit rape crimes, and are 11 times more likely to exhibit violent behavior
• Approximately 70% of single-parent mothers live in poverty, earning less than $13,000 annually
• Approximately 2,800 teenage girls will become pregnant in the next twenty four hours
• 50% of rape victims are under the age 18, and 17% are under the age of 12
• About 20% of teens will experience teen depression before they reach adulthood
• Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds, and the sixth leading cause of death for 5 to 14 year olds – (That’s right, children as young as 5 years old!)
• Every 4 minutes a youth is arrested for an alcohol related crime
• Approximately 15,000 teenagers use drugs for the first time, every single day
• 25% of sexually active teens become infected with an STD every year
• Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year-olds
• Roughly 70% of teenagers killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2008 were males
• Approximately 3,500 teenagers run away from home every day
• Roughly 80% of adult smokers started smoking before the age of 18
• More than 50% of U.S. teens ages 15 to 19 have engaged in oral sex
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Real examples from real teachers and administrators
Student data has become increasingly important because it allows teachers and administrators to efficiently gage student comprehension levels and target areas in need of improvement. Many schools across the country are using student data to create more personalized learning plans, measure student growth and gage teacher effectiveness.
Collecting Student Data
The first step to effectively using data in the classroom is to collect the right information in the right way. Teachers can be collecting informative data everyday in a variety of ways. It’s important that teachers use proper channels to collect data that will have actionable value.
“Our teachers use diagnostic tests, focus quizzes, benchmark tests to collect data on their students,” Dr. Grady ?E. Smith, an educator and administrator from Shreveport, LA.
Other schools, like Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) public schools, also incorporate behavioral and demographical factors into their database. “In addition to reviewing Common Core Math and English, principals also review data related to attendance, behavior like suspension or expulsion, demographics, reading levels and so on,” says Marie Morelock, ICEF Public School’s Chief Academic Officer. “It is all part of our dashboard of information that we use to plan instruction, intervention and check the status of comprehension levels.”
Using Student Data to Improve Instruction
Once student learning data has been collected properly, it’s time to put it to use. A popular use of student data is to inform instruction for a more personalized learning experience based on a student’s learning style or comprehension level.
“My school uses learning data to improve instruction by assessing students in? the fall, winter, and spring,” says Rodney Jordan, a 6th grade math teacher in Manassas, VA and? author of the new book, From the Heart of a Teacher. “This year, we implemented a 40-minute block ?for reading intervention as part of Race To Intervention (RTI). Based on ?fall test scores, all students were placed in either Tier 1, 2 or 3, with one ?being the highest.”
This is a great example of a school using data to determine the best teaching approach for different groups of students at different levels.
Data can also offer invaluable insight into a student’s learning style. Teachers can identify which activities and tests support a certain learning style and collect data on how each student performed on visual, logical, aural, verbal activities etc. As a result, a teacher can make an informed decision to adjust his or her teaching methods based on student learning data.
“I use assessment results and anecdotal notes? to make sure I’m meeting each child’s individual needs. The benefits of collecting and utilizing data on students and teachers is? that administrators and teachers have a better idea of who they are working? with and are able to address concerns or praise individuals based on growth?or reaching goals,” says Jordan.
Another great way to utilize student learning data is for growth measurement. Student knowledge and comprehension should be collected at the beginning and end of each unit so that teacher can gage how much each student learned. Furthermore, if the data suggests that most students did not reach the level of comprehension required, teachers can dig into the data to find out why and take different approach to the lesson.
“If the objectives are not mastered via data analysis the teachers ?are expected to reteach that objective,’ says Dr. Smith. “The diagnostic and benchmark tests?are used for pre and post-tests so that data can reflect growth thought the? units.”
Supporting Teachers’ Data Efforts
Data collection and analysis may be intimidating to some teachers. It can be difficult for teachers to create the kind of assessments needed to collect meaningful student learning data. It’s important that teachers get the training and support they need to create tests and activities for data collection.
ICEF public schools offer a great example of how schools can support their teachers with data collection. ICEF public schools host multiple data days during the year where they take the information and analyze it by grade levels in teams. They review what they do well, share best practices (by school, by grade level and by subject), plan instruction accordingly and organize professional learning. Between data days, they have interim assessments that focus on the standards taught during a specific time period.
“Our senior directors and principals have check-ins on a regular basis. They review the data and determine how to address the findings on the school site – it is a constant conversation,” says Morelock.
Using student learning data to inform instruction is a great way to hold both students and teachers accountable for successful learning. Quantitative and qualitative student data offers an efficient, objective way to create more personalized learning experiences, create more effective lesson plans and offer students the best chance to succeed.
The final component of utilizing data the right way in schools is to have a tool that helps you collect, organize and analyze the student and teacher data for maximum efficiency. Our TeacherMatch360 system lets you collect data on teachers from the moment they apply to your job postings. Our teacher knowledge assessment shows teachers their strengths and areas for improvement so that they are continually growing with professional development and their progress leads to an increase in student growth.
VIDEO BELOW: Boy slaps mother, who is, allegedly, on Heroin… What’s wrong with this picture?
VIDEO BELOW: Young girl films another girl as she Twerks and they don’t realize that they are educating this baby boy on how to be and who to be. (Education begins at birth)
Every single thing our children see, hear, feel, touch, taste, smell, witness and even the emotions they feel in certain situations, their environment and the people within that environment becomes Education for the child. And education begins at birth.
What type of education is being delivered to this child? They are teaching this child who to be and how to be.
Please support ‘Unlimited Education’: We re-educate adults on how to properly educate our children. (Morals, Values & Ethics Education)
Three Teens kill a man, because they were bored!
Clearly, the three Teens in the video above were not insane and clearly, Gun Control would not have prevented this murder. There are no shortage of ways to kill; even if you don’t have a gun. These kids decided that they were going to kill someone, for excitement.
Where was the Morality (Right from Wrong)? Where was the Value of Human Life? We must pull our heads out of the sand and face the fact that our kids are not receiving the proper Morals, Values and Ethics Education at home, in our schools and in our communities. Join us in bringing that Education back….
Unlimited Education: Expanding our definition of the work Education beyond the traditional subjects of Math, English, Science and the like, to include Morals, Values, Ethics and more…. The type of education that makes senseless acts of violence like this unthinkable and unimaginable!
Below, adults encourage little girls to use foul language, as they videotape it for a post onto the World-Wide-Web…
The video above is a perfect example of why ‘Unlimited Education’ is such a necessary and vital solution to Crime, Violence, Dysfunction of all kinds, Education and the Economy. Morality, Values and Ethical Behavior is required, in order to effectively deal with each one of these challenges and many others.
No longer can we be satisfied with relying on Parents to be the sole provider of Morals, Values and Ethics Education for our children. We cannot monitor all 150 million parents to insure things like this aren’t happening behind closed doors and in back yards. And no matter how thorough you are at educating your children on Who and How to Be; when they step out of your home; they walk to school with, ride the bus with, sit in class with, sit in Study Hall with, Gym Class with, Recess with and socialize with these types of kids after school; at-least 5 days per week, at-least 9 months per year, for 13 or more years, straight.The good work you may be doing with your kids is being undone by other kids and even the adults you entrust your kids to, on a daily basis. In fact, for up to 12 or 14 hours, daily, for years on end… Most all day; every day… Get it?!
Public Schools, Community Centers, Libraries and as many good and interested parents as possible must all combine with local governments to insure that they are all on the same page, as far as the type of Morals, Values and Ethics Education our kids should be receiving by every adult we intrust our kids to, on a daily basis, while we are at work. And we must all agree on the Moral Culture that we provide for our children within our Schools, Community Centers, Libraries and within our communities, as a whole. We can no longer afford Morals, Values and Ethics Education to be an ‘Individual Project’. It must be a ‘Community Project’.
And yes, we can all agree on a very basic set of Morals, Values and Ethics that our children should be actively and aggressively taught, with the same determination as we teach Math, English and Science. We can all agree that this video is bad, that stealing is bad, that illegal drugs are bad and that education and the ‘Golden Rule’ are good. Every member of the community must be on board with these very basic concepts.
Think about it… these three kids could be from three different families and they could each be going home and acting like little Angels with their own parents.
‘Unlimited Education’: We are going into individual communities and beginning the change that I have just written about. If you believe in what we are doing, please share this message and this page with your friends and encourage them to support our efforts. Anyone interested in more information or in how they can help, just speak up… Thank you!
Our communities are in decline; “Don’t just sit there… Do something!”
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Shock Education (Audio Visual Concept)
‘Do the Write Thing’
As Founder of the ‘Unlimited Education’ Project, I am in full support of this project. Why? Because it is delivering Morals, Values & Ethics Education to our youth, by utilizing Progressive Information Delivery Methods.
Our youth are able to step outside of the box and look at violence from the outside, looking in. And then, they are asked to put their feelings on paper and their feelings are shared with each other. This way, they all get to express themselves and be heard. And they all get to hear perspectives that differ from their own. The result is understanding how others feel. People are able to, in a sense, put themselves in the shoes of others. The result is Empathy Education.
This type of education should be more a part of the every day curriculum in our Public Schools.
Kudos to Do the Write Thing!
Justin Bieber Spits on Fans?
For those who don’t believe that Morals, Values and Ethics Education is important; let me set the scene.
Spoiled, brat of a rich and famous kid, doesn’t know right from wrong (Morals) and doesn’t value his Fans (Values), so he spits on them, trying to prove he is a ‘Bad Boy’. And some of the fans liked it…
Now, how many young people do we think are looking up to him, around the world?
‘Unlimited Education’ is the cure for Dysfunction…. Please support our mission and spread the word! Our kids are getting out of control!
“How not to get your ass kicked by the Police…”
Unlimited recognizes that Education can come in many forms. And that there are progressive ways to make Education more fun and entertaining.
Comedy Education is just one of several Progressive Information Delivery Methods that ‘Unlimited Education’ utilizes when teaching Morals, Values & Ethics Education. Information on who to be and how to be, on a regular basis and how it can help keep you out of trouble is being delivered effectively and efficiently by Chris Rock. We use these types of videos, which we, obviously, did not produce, as part of our Audio/Visual Concept to deliver Comedy Education. When combined with an Instructor with a Lesson Plan, in a workshop environment, along with other unique strategies, behaviors can be changed and bad things can be prevented. Not by Law Enforcement, but through Education. Education on who to be, how to be, what to stand for and what not to fall for, where to be, where not to be and when, etc… Morals, Values & Ethics Education. Commonly called Common Sense; which has sadly, become much to uncommon.