Even this year we’re going to rely mostly on Mentoring Minds‘ products, seen how positively they were received by our citizens. Particularly, the new Educational Reform (2011) that we Leaders promoted last year saw a massive usage of the newest research in the educational field, including Mentoring Minds’ teaching aids.
A few notes on teacher education products:
- they gave our teachers a boost in self-confidence and class-confidence to deliver better contents
- a closer look at Bloom’s Taxonomy helped all classes at all grades boost teaching effectiveness
- they helped promote of critical thinking among students at all grades
- they gave new insights on learning styles, vocabulary, classroom interventions, special-needs interventions, classroom management and tolerance.
The best statistics from 2011 is that absolutely NO student dropped out of school in Robocity! :D That’s amazing, considering that we had 3 drop-out students every 30 two years ago.
Donations from outsiders were also a big impact factor to keep our students in school. We get between $1,000 and $5,000 every month now! Thanks to donations, most students don’t need to leave school to search for a job, and lifestyle has improved considerably in Robocity since then.
A special thanks goes to our fellow citizen and Assistant, Ironhide Fastery (rony.enchanted.nu), who’s in charge of writing and maintaning our Robocity page on Squidoo.com. Well… most donations came from the Squidoo page, so— thank you, Rony, for your help! We owe it all to you. :D