Classroom activities should allow students to work together in diverse groups. In education it is important for students to talk about their own culture and learn about other cultures as well. Cultural and linguistic backgrounds are viewed as strengths from which educators can build pedagogy changes to incorporate students’ lives ( (Nieto, 2008). Students need to learn about the diversity in our society in order to have an acceptance and love for all people. Educators need to incorporate multicultural educational activities into the curriculum that promote acceptance among culture.
One most important tip is for teachers should educate themselves and learn as much as they can about intellectual disabilities. There are some techniques and strategies that teachers can also use to support children educationally. First teachers must recognize that they can make a difference in student’ lives by finding out what their strengths and interests are, focus on them, and create opportunities for success. Teachers must also be concrete as possible by demonstrating what they mean rather than giving directions verbally and tasks that are longer in steps should be broken down into smaller steps and provide assistance when necessary. As it relates to student skills, teachers should teach life skills such as social skills and occupational awareness and exploration by involving students in group or club activities.
In order for teachers to avoid misplacement of student’s in education, they must be knowledgeable and mindful of student needs, in this case teacher’s comprehension of the role Ebonics has on African Americans. For meaningful learning to take place, teachers must understand the different form of education some African Americans will require, because of the change Ebonics has on the pronunciation and grammatical features of a word. In order to stray from the injustice African Americans are receiving in education, a full comprehension of their first language must be present; furthermore this will allow teachers to understand that a cause of error may be linked to their language. The term Ebonics itself can be broken into “ebony” and “phonics”, and as Dr. Robert Williams puts it “the science of black speech sounds or language” (Ebony + Phonics, Williams). Ebonics includes many features revolving around grammar rules and pronunciations; such as, omission of the final consonant in words, pronunciation of vowels, dropping of the letters b, d, or g when placed before an auxiliary verb, elimination of the present tense is and are, but never am in the production of sentences, and use of double negatives (What is Ebonics, Rickford).
An Analysis of the Problem of Racial Socialization in African American Children in Support of “The Village Talks: Racial Socialization of Our Children” by Harriette Pipes McAdoo (187)Introduction: The subject of this paper will define the problem of racial socialization of African American children in the educational and career development process. In the educational process, African American children must contend with a primarily white hegemonic system that devalues their race, cultural heritage, and value as students in the learning process. More so, these racialized values reduce their potential in a predominantly white society. Students have developed “double-consciousness” that forces them to see through a conflicting sense of “white”
Education is a system that allows those to receive information that will help you gain knowledge on developing new skills, techniques, and self-growth which usually takes place in schools. In early education, students are taught to do things to the best of their ability. However, how can a student do so if equity in education does not exist? Being that equity in education does not exist, some students are being negatively stereotyped due to race. Specifically in education, “stereotyped individuals” begin to mentally internalize these inquiries that society has forced upon them and begin to “perform below their potential.” These students are being evaluated by society and academia based on race determining their chances of success in education.
Through the readings done in class, there have been realizations about emergent bilingual students that have not only shocked me but have made me feel more prepared to properly educate these students. These realizations include the importance of understanding your students’ individual cultures rather than bunching all English Language Learners into the same category; as well as understanding that there are different levels of English Language Learners and creating individual guidance for those students. A third takeaway from the readings thus far involves the educational policies which schools mandate for their ELL’s. These are some ideas that would not have even crossed my mind without these readings, but it has now become clear how vital
One of the reasons I chose to the book Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit was because I want to be aware of the stereotypes and prejudices this books might uncover that I had and didn’t know I has. Teaching in a DLI program there is big diversity in our school and community. I want to be able to be culturally competent and be able to eliminate my cultural assumptions. I want to be able to understand where my students are and families are coming from so I can adjust my teaching methods and strategies. I thought it was very interesting how in her introduction she talks about how the educational system in this country is more focused on the standardized tests, scripted lessons and mandated classroom management strategies that they seem
The role of an interpreter is to do your best to translate what one person is saying and repeat in a way that the other individual is able to understand. If I was this person, I think my expectation would be to teach them that there are better ways to say things. This person is their personal one-on-one aide and they should have that moral value when working with a student in the school system. This could have been prevented. Question 1 on page 244 for the “Discrimination and a Recognized Interest in Teaching” case
Rules are significant because they help install academic integrity and scholarly values into students. Time spent establishing and reviewing policies for the classroom is not instruction time wasted, being that without the policies implemented the instruction will likely have little value because the students are not being managed properly to instill proper learning. When developing rules, I feel as if it is necessary to include student input. While I think this is only beneficial to an extent and to have the teacher as the executive decision maker, I think it is vital to my classroom management plan. For students to be able to collaborate in the rulemaking process shows that their voices are not only heard but valued in your classroom, which provides them with an enriching environment.
Teacher and student engagement is critical in the classroom because it has the power to define whose knowledge will become a part of school-related knowledge and whose voices will shape it. Students are not just young people for whom adults should devise solutions. They are critical observers of their own conditions and needs, and should be participants in discussions and problem solving related to their education and future opportunities. Hence children need to be aware that their experiences and perceptions are important and should be encouraged to develop the mental skills needed to think and reason independently and have the courage to dissent. What children learn 23 out of school — their capacities, learning abilities, and knowledge base