Gina Flores

Student
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

About Gina

Languages

English, Spanish

An idea worth spreading

Everyone is broken from time to time, but being broken and being in a dark place does not mean giving up or that nobody cares - We will never achieve perfection, but we can achieve good, you can be good at anything you let yourself do.

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Anything! I enjoy new topics and find myself often tying to learn about new areas and topics of conversations.

Comments & conversations

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Gina Flores
Posted about 1 year ago
What literacy tools and strategies will help teachers more effectively instruct low socioeconomically disadvantaged children?
It is different in every case, but for most of them, if you give them the encouragement to learn, and find something they are passionate about which will help them learn (music, art, sports, debates, etc.) you may initiate their own will to overcome their boundaries and become literate. Use art and music, socioeconomically disadvantaged children find it amusing and interesting
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Gina Flores
Posted about 1 year ago
How can we successfully implement the common core learning standards in math successfully?
I am a high school student in Mexico. I am in what is is ranked the 7th best high school in Latin America. I also failing math. Other than math, I have straight A's in my other courses, whether IB or not IB. I really do believe, and my friends agree with this too, the problem about math is that teachers are still teaching it the same as 30 years ago. Explain multiple times problems or functions in the board won't work for everyone. Times have changed, and know whether we choose to face it or not, we must acknowledge that not all students have the same learning styles; for instance, I learn better visually, so watching the procedure or the technique for solving a problem several times will do it with me. But with a student who's learning type is kinaesthetic, he probably won't learn it this way. You have to teach accordingly to everyone's style, you have to figure out a class that works for everyone. The best technique I have found helpful (I tutor sometimes) is to have them learn on their own: You explain vaguely the problem and formula, then, you divide the class in three parts, the visuals, kinaesthetic, and auditive students. You give them some problems to work in as a group and rotate among the three groups and explain them according to their learning style. Also, use analogies, they work in some students, and explain the why out of every single thing and formula. This gives students a sense of understanding much better.