Rocketship Education Teacher Becomes a Student to Understand Them

Emma Volpe is a teacher at Rocket ship United Academy. She was excited to hear about the Professional Development Fund back in 2015. She had worked for the public charter school for a few years before she heard about the Rocket ship Education Program. This is a program that allows teachers who have worked with Rocket ship Education for at least three years to get $1,000 for their professional development.  Emma knows that she did not want to use the funds to attend a series of lectures or conferences. She recently started teaching English to students who came from a… [Read More]

Review of An Essay Service with Cheap Prices

For the majority of students it is evident that writing help should not be expensive. Previously, expensive essays and other papers were justified — academic writing services were scarce and you had to look for rather long time to find a reliable one. These days, writing services can be found in a few clicks and there is less and less scam services as they are well-filtered by Google engines and can be easily detected due to online references. When something is not exclusive anymore, it should not be expensive anymore. That is why it is utterly ridiculous to order papers… [Read More]

Homework Oh! How’s It’s Changed

Ok! I come from the era of schooling when homework didn’t start until you started high school. I guess that makes me old, haha! Well, not that old! I genuinely cannot remember having any homework during primary and junior school, and I am happy about this because it allowed me to be a kid, so that when I got home from school I could go and play outside with my friends or watch TV, which I think is perfectly normal for any child up to the age of 10 or 11. The last thing thing children need at that age… [Read More]

Year 2 And SATS: My Thoughts

My twin girls, R and M, have now been in year 2 for nearly a month, and already I’ve noticed a huge difference in both of them.   In their previous years they tended to have teachers that were for want of a better description, smiley and happy all the time, and most of their learning was done through play, but this has all changed since they started year 2. When we asked the girls what their new teacher is like, both of the girls replied saying she shouts a lot. Of course there is nothing wrong with a teacher… [Read More]

What Did You Do In School Today?

How many of us have picked up our children from primary school and asked that all important question, What did you do in school today? I know I have more times than I care to mention, and the response is always without hesitation a number of things which include “I can’t remember”, “nothing”, “not a lot” etc. I imagine you’re getting the idea. My twin girls, R and M go to school at 9am and they’re there until 3.30pm, and have done absolutely nothing, well according them that is. Surely that’s not possible haha! Of course, it’s not. So on… [Read More]

A Final Post About My Daughter E And University: She Is A Qualified Nurse

It’s been nearly three years since I took my daughter, E, to Southampton to start her university course to study nursing. It actually only seems like yesterday, and I clearly remember how emotional I was at leaving E at her university halls, and the drive back home was lonely. It gave me plenty of time to reflect on how much she had achieved in such a short time, and of course I knew I was going to miss her, and it was tough leaving her a two hour drive away from home, but that’s life and your children grow up… [Read More]

Drugs Are They Becoming Socially Acceptable?

When I was growing up drug culture, although it was there, certainly wasn’t prominent in society. As I entered my mid-teens, it was growing in popularity. Smoking weed, smack and some chemical drugs were becoming more readily available. Through the pop- culture of the time, many celebrities were in my opinion endorsing drugs as a socially acceptable hobby. There is no doubt that many of these pop stars, that many young people looked up to, were saying it’s ok to do drugs, so when I see them now saying drugs are bad, I look at them in dismay, because of… [Read More]

Is A University Degree Really Worth All that Debt

Two of my children are currently studying at university and I have often wondered if the final degree they receive is worth the debt that is going to hang around their necks for possibly years? This debt could easily amount to 40k-50k. That in anybody’s language is massive. Especially as when they enter the workforce, their earning capabilities are very low and in all honesty, paying back university debt will be the last thing on their mind. What they will earn initially will probably only just about cover their living expenses on a day to day to basis, because even… [Read More]