I chose the book by Neila Connors, If you Don’t Feed the Teachers, They Eat the Students!:Guide to Success for Administrators and Teachers to review. The book is an easy read and is refreshing in its approach as a guide for administrators. The author uses cooking metaphors to offer some practical advice on how to be an effective leader. Although the tone of the book is light and funny, it does a good job addressing the serious task that all school principals face, creating a positive and encouraging environment for teachers. As the book emphasizes the teachers are the foundation of the school, unhappy staff will not produce successful students. Teachers must feel welcomed, valued and safe in their environment. To achieve that end, the
This article examines Seacrest High School that had major violent episodes between Asian-American and African-American students. While trying to decide how to deal with the violence and school safety, the other components of the school went by the wayside. All of this was chronicled in the media and an ensuing court order forced the school district to take measures that secured the safety of the students that attended the school. Although not done on purpose, the subsequent result was a neglect of academics and the overall school culture. The focus on safety, created during a chaotic approach to school improvement, led to a loss of focus of content knowledge, critical thinking skills, social-emotional support for students, and moral reasoning. Seacrest High School was divided into a 9th grade academy, three themed 10th through 12th grade academies and a program geared toward immigrants. The school population was 51% African-American, 28% Asian, 10% Hispanic/Latino, and the remainder were from a melting pot of nationalities. Seacrest had more than 12 languages being spoken on
Felon disenfranchisement is not only unconstitutional but also further institutionalizes racism. For example, in communities consisting of minorities like African Americans and Hispanics felony disenfranchisement unlawfully create a disadvantage for freedom of speech. As stated by Eric H. Holder, JD a US Attorney General “although well over a century has passed since post-Reconstruction …the impact of felony disenfranchisement on modern communities of color remains both disproportionate and unacceptable.” The act of taking away someone’s right to vote notably mirrors the act of forbidding African Americans to vote during the post-Reconstruction Era. Holder refers to the fact that taking away the right to vote essentially withdraws any opinions that minorities
Being safe at school is something that a person shouldn’t have to worry, about but it has become a concern for a lot of parents, teachers, and school administration. Increasing security in high school, middle school, and elementary school would help control and protect the kids from possible threats, as well as creating a safe learning environment and show kids that police officers are good people.
Superintendent Elliott made some errors in this situation. A couple of the errors were responding to the parent complaint without referring him to the proper level and failing to listen to the principal. The complaint that was made by the parent is something that should have been handled by the building principal. Instead of trying to take care of the situation himself the superintendent he should have led the parent to the correct building level channel first to come to allow them the chance to come to a solution. The building principal should have been able to build a stronger school community relation with this parent by being honest and handling his mistake. The other error that I see that the superintendent made was making a conclusion from just speaking to this one parent and not talking to his principal or looking
Many people take voting for granted; many will argue that voting is a privilege not a right, as this is true among many counties. Here in the United States everyone at the age of eighteen gains their right to vote. Right now roughly 4 Million Americans will not be allowed to Vote in the United States. These people are felons that have served their debt to society. If someone is a U.S. Citizen, working, paying taxes, and coexisting in a community they have the right to vote. President George W. Bush stated in 2006 "President Johnson called the right to vote the lifeblood of our democracy. That was true then and it remains true today."
Students in the criminal justice department are taught that our main objective in the justice system and our careers is to serve and also protect those involved in our community. For as long as I can remember, my goal in life has been to provide service by protecting and serving those who are close to me. My penchant for service is what eventually led me to the Criminal Justice program at Valdosta State University.
What does it mean to be a felon? A dreadful question, I never dreamt I would have to ask myself. In order to answer the question one must fully understand the definition of a felon and felony. What is a felon? A felon is a person who has been convicted of a felony, which is a crime punishable by death or a term in a state or federal prison. What is a felony? A felony is a category of crimes that are often classified as the most serious types of offenses, and they can be either violent or non-violent. So again I will ask myself what it means to be a felon. As I think about the word felon there are a few things that come to mind hindrance, resentment, and perseverance. Hindrance is a thing that provided resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or
Good communication skills, the ability to handle administrative duties and maintaining strong student interactions are the qualities that make a professional assistant principal. Assistant principals assist principals and teachers in developing the academic criteria that propel students to reach their full potential. Assistant principals help teachers create lessons, counsel students in educational matters and uphold the disciplinary operations for a productive school environment.
Hello, Ashley. You did a great analysis when it comes to TBRI and how It related to our young generation overall. The thing you discussed about trauma and what the child went through I do agree has an effect on their outlook on things and also how they interact with the other kids during this age. I like how you discussed in you post about your current work scene and how that relates to TBRI. It really shows the significant change in the child’s life has an impact on their outlook and development. I do agree with what you mentioned about the teaches and parents being involved in the kids life, there needs to be good communication so that if a problem does occur, the teacher and parents can discussed what is best for the
School safety is a very controversial topic in the U.S. There are many cases of people questioning the safety of schools. Recent school shootings raised concerns over school safety. While this has received a lot of attention, other things such as drugs, ara problem in schools. Even teachers have spoken out about the lack of safety of their schools. There are cases where school officials are not doing their jobs. Bullying continues to be a problem in schools and so does violence. U.S. schools must improve the security and the safety of their students and staff.
Growing up in the 90s I was known as a latchkey kid. I can divide my childhood into two categories of first being a latchkey kid and then a participant of the After School Education and Safety program at my elementary school. I was not provided with healthy and nutritious food options as a latchkey kid because my older sisters were often responsible for meals and my nutrition. This usually consisted of microwavable meals or ready to eat snacks. Living in a Mexican household, when meals were cooked for the family they usually contained tons of tortillas, rice, beans, cheese and meat. After I started to stay after school until 6:00 pm daily I was exposed to more healthy and nutritious food options. During the afterschool program we were fed
Wrongful convictions are one of the most worrisome and tragic downsides to the Canadian Criminal Justice System. As stated by Campbell & Denov (2016). “cases of wrongful convictions in Canada call into question the ability of our criminal justice system to distinguish between the guilty and innocence” (p. 226). In addition, wrongful convictions can have devastating repercussions on the person, who was found guilty, effecting their personal/public identities, beliefs and family lives. This essay will be examine some of the common factors that apply to the conviction of an innocence person. Also, whether the CJS is doing enough to inhibit wrongful convictions and finally, the problems that parole can cause for a person maintaining their innocence.
Undoubtedly, after reading the article School Safety: Real or Imagined Fear? by Jane Clark Lindle (2008) the two issues that impacted me were the fear and conflicting images of schooling and childhood safety. The author examines the factors by examining school policies in regards to safety and the perception of fear among various age groups. In addition, the author provides suggestions to improve on school safety that has been suggested by scholars in the criminal justice and education field. The majority of findings from the article were based on the author’s own research and some were from various researchers in order to develop a well empirically researched topic. For instance, the author developed a strategy by following federal regulations