Fall 2016 - Professor Kate Poirier

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Jodel Delectable

My audience is a Calculus 1 classroom students who are desperate for a review because they are solicitous about the final. Several of them asked me, the teacher, to do a specific problem from the review sheet I gave them due to the fact half of the exam will be on maple. I will review to them how to find tangent line of an expression, the slope and how to graph it. My students are very knowledgeable about the topic, they just need a little clarification.

Name: Jodel Delectable

Date: 11/22/16


I disagree with the assertion from the article because; regardless, there will always be necessity for teachers. According to tedtalk, the type of teaching education we have now started three hundred years ago in British Empire. Therefore, to take away a system like that they will need to wipe out the root; so, it will take decades to do so.  As a matter of fact, most of the websites from the articles are tutorial’s website for teachers. They furnish info for those who does not know how to prepare a lesson plan, or those who need guidance. In my perspective in the next two decades or less scholar books will not be as important as it is today. For instance, somewhere in the article the author reported that a teacher said”I don’t ever write my own lesson plan anymore. I just give credit to the person who did.” To me, that statement shows that some teachers are lazy to read books in order to process their job properly.

The problem with Ted in tedtalk is that all his experiments were made in different villages of India only and he picked some videos in London and Australia to support his ideology. Then, he made his conclusion about future of education base on that. So, what about kids from other countries? Are they as smart as Indian kids or smarter than them? It is true that Ted did prove that very soon there will be no need for teachers in education; and he did that. Meanwhile, after scrutinizing tedtalk he said after an experiment he made several times with the Indian kids, they still had zero he stated “we need teachers.” Regardless the type of learning they use, student will always need a teacher, specifically a human being not a machine!

Actually with the evolution of technology especially the internet where teachers and students can find everything does not make education better. Before when students were doing research paper, they went to library, they read books; and that improved their thinking and made them wiser. Nowadays students find information easily, but education, especially math and science, in USA is not getting better internationally, according to http://www.pewresearch.org. There is a statement from the article, which is ““schools as we know them are obsolete” because the country no longer need teacher.” Basically, schools are obsolete because of involvement of technology; students are lazy to do educational research. They don’t spend time to read anymore. From the article a principal said “we’re at the point where the internet pretty much supplies everything we need…..” on that statement if they do not dissociate education and technology, education will never get better. In fact, the day they decide to replace teachers with machine that will be the end of education not only in USA but in every country that adapt this system.

If by any chance they attempt to replace teacher by machine, which I don’t believe that will happen, there will be a major decade in education. However, the best way for teachers to survive this fight is to get themselves efficient, get use to the new software, and the most important is to keep up with the technology.



Homework #7: More Colleges Plunging Into Uncharted Waters of On-Line Courses

At the beginning of the article the writer shows how important technology is in education by mentioning competition between the Universities in Florida; also, he mentions how professors using technology into their courses. No College was sure that on-line program would be effective because it costs a lot of thousands of dollars to design one course. However, they did not realize the benefit of it for the hardworking parents who desperate wants to go to college. For instance, Michele Acuna, a 34-year-old mother with 2 teenagers, who could not assist campus courses due to her work schedule. Fortunately, she was able to take on-line courses using her laptop in her bedroom every night for five weeks in order to achieve her goal. Another example is Jeremy Carlo, a sophomore student, who could not assist a campus course due to the schedule. He took it on-line and he was pleased to it because he stated that “it was nice that you did not have to be somewhere from 4 to 5:30. Furthermore, the writer explain the value of on-line program not only by the growth of on-line classes in several universities but also with the statement of American Association of Universities Professors, which is “ on-line learning could be “a valuable pedagogical tool to increase access to higher education.

In my opinion using technology in education is a step forward to break down barrier between hardworking parents who want to accomplish their college goal and work. Furthermore, on-line program breaks boundary for those who have preferred college or University; also, it makes it easy for procrastinators to assist classes because of its flexibility. Some professors and Dean from high rank colleges and universities do know the necessity of technology in education, but there are still doubted the system maybe because they fear it might take away traditional campus courses or maybe they fear it might not bring revenue.


Link: http://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/02/us/more-colleges-plunging-into-uncharted-waters-of-on-line-courses.html

Jodel Delectable

Hello everybody, my presentation will be on solving inequalities. I will give a brief definition of inequality and some factors that can change direction of inequality.  I will talk about the symbols, solve some exercises and show how it looks like in a graph.


I was born in Cap Haitien, Haiti; however, I went to school in Port-Au-Prince, which the capital of Haiti. I never like Port-Au-Prince because it is too crowded; I always spent my vacation in the suburb or other cities far away from Port-Au-Prince. I speak Haitian Creole, which the mother’s language of Haiti. I also speak French, which is the official language; and, I learned Spanish and English from junior and senior school.

When I was in middle school, I felt the tension was very high. There were more subjects, a lot of things to memorize and above all writing got harder. I found math was a bit easier to approach because it was all about practice. Along the way math was the only subject that kept me going. Several times after school hours I stayed with other students to help each other in math. Even though it was a study group, I did not find quite easy at all.

On my 12th grade I found a teaching position from a local school in evening. There were two teachers in the classroom, me and another guy. They paired us up based on our qualifications; I was good in math and the other was good in writing. As teachers of the class, we were competing to each other because I wanted to show to the students that I was better than him. Every week-end I prepared the math lecture for the week and reviewed it several time to be sure that it was legit to present to the students. The most important was the explicit explanation so that the message could go through the students. Overall the beneficiary of the competition was the students because that promotion was the most successful one from the school at that time. The students took an official exam; 23 out of 25 passed it. For us, the teachers, that was incredible.

Before coming to America, I forgot to take my high school diploma and also my transcript from the department of education. I had a lot of difficulties to get in college. The diploma was not one of them because I obtained my GED diploma easily. However, my immigration document was the dilemma. I finally got in college in fall 2008 at Citytech. After two semesters I stopped due to some financial problem. As everybody knows, 2008 and 2009 were the most nodus period in USA. The end of December 2009, I went to Haiti for my grandmother funeral. The day before I came back to USA I got caught by earthquake on January 2010. On spring 2011 I went to Manhattan College for Civil Engineer. I was very in the school; until, 2013, which was my sophomore year I received a letter from immigration that summoned me to court and stated that “all my transactions and assets are being block at this moment.” I spent three years fighting with immigration to get my document back. In the middle of August I prevailed again upon immigration. So I am back in college and I am not going to stop without my math education diploma.

After I graduated from Citytech, it will be a dream comes true for me. I will go straight to grad school in order to excel my education so that I can give a better contribution to the education of the upcoming generation; also, for a better and more secure position.