But you can’t make them drink! Education is much like this old truthful saying. Teachers, administrators, educational assistants, and parents can lead students to knowledge, but we can’t make them think!
It is known that humans all develop at different rates; physically, mentally, and developmentally. Yet our schools are set up by chronological age and not developmental age.
Parents with more than one child see these developmental differences quickly and treat them differently to meet their needs.
Now the fun begins! Forty kindergarteners show up to school the first day. Many of which are at different development stages. The task for the teacher is to sort them out somehow, try to catch up those that are behind, and motivate those that are ahead so by the end of a 180 day school year, they are on the same level.
Does this sound like a plan for success to you?
It takes all of working together to educate our kids to be successful!
So, what can we do as parents/teachers/administrators?
Read to your student every night, this not only increases their vocabulary but creates a bond between you and your child. After reading a few pages, ask them questions about what they understood. This helps with critical thinking and being able to express their thoughts.
Set an example by reading yourself! Find a topic that interest you and learn all you can about it, then share with your kids.
Show an interest in what your kids are doing, reading, and learning. Ask open ended questions so they can’t answer with a shrug or “umph”.
It is true about leading a horse to water but like leading a student, they will eventually become thirsty and drink….kids are thirsty as well so water them often!
Our district will educate, nurture and strengthen all our children to be productive, contributing members of society.
Dulce Graduates will be self-directed, capable, responsible, life-long learners, who maintain their cultural identities and creative individualism.
GO HAWKS!!! GO WARRIORS!!!
Welcome to Dulce Independent Schools, Heart of the Jicarilla Apache Nation! Dulce Independent School District No. 21 is a New Mexico Public School District that is located in Dulce, New Mexico on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. It serves students Pre-K through 12th Grade students. It is Home to the Dulce Elementary Warriors and the Dulce Middle and High School Hawks. If you have any questions, please visit our department tabs for further information. Thank you.