I put these chapters together do to the fact that I find them related.
Chapter 11 talks about Rafes classroom economy system. Students have different jobs and different pay depending on the job. They also pay rent for their desk every month, this teaches how to be responcible and problem solving.
Chapter 12 is about problem solving, I think this chapters go hand in hand because you need to mange money to pay bills. If you don't have enough money what do you do?
The noteable thing in chapter 12 is that Rafe goes over the problem solving method, the steps to understand the problem and how to help solve it.
Rafe Esquith (2007) "The bad news is that most elementary-school teachers do not run effective physical education programs. Perhaps you see the importance of sports but do not feel competent to teach them." (p. 124)
I want to try my best to stress the importance of being outside and also being active. To do this I'm going to teach soccer, baseball, dancing, and gymnastics. This can not only teach but help students discover new things and find passions in life. I want to open doors that aren't always accessible to everyone such as sports.
Rafe Esquith (2007) "The activities are meticulously planned, the kids are extraordinarily well prepared, and the objectives are always clear. I want our trips to teach the students lessons they will use for the rest of their lives." (p. 173)
I want to take a group of students to New York every year to teach about art, drama, music, budgeting, and poverty. This trip will be with 5th grade students and have parent or teacher saporones. I feel New York has several important landmarks and has a great community for the art. It's also a place I don't think many people get to go to.