In addition to that, the teacher may speak or read too fast for the level of the learner`s understanding. As a result learners suffer from lack of knowledge while all the due requirements at school are provided by the parents such as fees. It therefore implies that while interpersonal communication is vital to teachers, the competence of the teacher may determine the academic progress. Conclusively communicating interpersonally is necessary to a primary school teacher as it enables them to fulfill psychological, social, influential and informative support upon learners and workmates. On the other hand it may also increase cases of child abuse, distort information through gestures and may also be affected by the teacher`s ability to communicate
The current plight of the American education system is partly due to a serious shortage of teachers who can effectively instruct the students on the material and skills expected of their grade level and beyond. One reason may be because the current requirements for all teacher candidates are quite soft, as in many states, candidates are subject to only a number of requirements, including a bachelor’s degree, the completion of teacher training, an exam of school content knowledge, and other certifications (“Teacher Certification and Licensing Guide”). The most likely reason, however, of low-quality instruction in school is due to an inherent lack of intrinsic motivation and discipline in many teachers to do their best for students to excel in school and life, and if the teachers are too lazy and incompetent to do their jobs, students are more likely to follow that example and do so likewise in their own lives. This is shown in a chapter from Theodore R. Sizer’s book Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School called “What High School Is,” where a story is told from the perspective of Mark, a typical high school student in the United States, including
She understands the basic classroom routines and expectations, but struggles greatly with organization and often does not know what materials she needs for each subject. Gabby requires assistance with determining what materials are needed and when to use them appropriately. Nathan Ramp Special Education Teacher Adverse Effects 11/17 Gabby's ability to master regular classroom academic objectives is significantly delayed. She requires small group or one-on-one instruction and repetition to learn skills. In order to complete classroom assignments she needs incentives, continual prompts to stay on task and simple, concrete instructions.
Finding a way to target each students developmental stage, as well as staying age appropriate for students is complicated and often challenging. It is especially difficult when teachers have such limited resources and purchase many materials on their own. Although it is a challenge it is important both socially and academically to introduce these students to age appropriate content and materials when teaching. One way that I am able to use TPE 6: Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Practices is to use low level high interest books and texts. I also use close reading methods and other scaffolding techniques when we do read grade level material.
During the transition process, families may have additional challenges such as maintenance of cultural and linguistic barriers. According to FKA (n.d., p. 2), the inability to communicate and understand others is one of the most common concerns among many migrant and refugee families who mainly speak languages outside of English. Families and children entering in early childhood services or primary schools may feel confronted by a diversity of families and children in an unfamiliar setting who speak in other languages and behave in different ways. These barriers causes misunderstandings and misinterpretations; families who speak English As a Second Language (ESL) might not feel confident speaking with teachers because they find conversations difficult (Kidsmatter, n.d.). It is common for CALD families to feel frustrated, powerless and alienated when they face communication and language
Disability labels fail to represent the child’s unique strengths and detailed limitations. Labels also fail to recognize the severity of the disability. It is crucial for parents, teachers, and members of community to be aware and are educated properly over the critical downfalls of slapping labels on children. Many disability labels are actually very unreliable. Educational evaluation is filled with quirks.
(Richards, 2008, p.19) For many teachers, teaching speaking is so important. Burns and Goh (2012, p. 1-2) claim that teachers do much efforts to help their students develop their speaking abilities. For them speaking skill is important because of three main reasons. First, all language learners should be able to communicate well with the foreign language speakers. Second, many students are good in reading and writing, but they have poor speaking and listening abilities.
The disadvantages that migrant students may face in education within their receiving countries can include problems through communication, integration and negotiation. Many of these difficulties arise as a result of existing racism, language barriers, religious indifference and national ignorance to cultural variety. Migrant students may not reach their full academic potential as a result of this cumulative disadvantage (Darmody, 2011) in education. A resolution to this problem can be difficult to pin point although measures have been taken to encourage integration and racial acceptance through constitution giving equal rights to education etc. National teachers and students of the receiving country must make a conscious effort to enable migrant students full development on an academic and social level to avoid these existing
Accommodations and Modifications Accommodations Accommodations mean the services which we present to the learners to help them to access the education curriculum Modifications They mean the changes in the curriculum. Modifications are very important for the learners with disabilities who do not have the ability to understand all the content. This means that both the accommodations and modifications are methods or ways the teacher can use to serve the needs of disabilities students, so they are very im-portant and useful to reach to our goals. Accommodations and modifications make our work easier. The ASD students are very special students so they will need many accommodations and modifications to help them.
The abilities of a teacher to motivate the students play an important role in their success. The lack of motivation leads to a lack of focus and effort, therefore to a lack of success. Teachers have to find the best strategies to motivate their students to improve their English skills. Keeping the students’ motivation is one of the most important tasks a teacher has. There are many ways in which students can be motivated to learn English.