Each student has different Funds of Knowledge, and teachers have to realize that. Students come from many different backgrounds and home lives, and sometimes a teacher might be the only trusted adult someone has. I have a very strong relationship with my parents, but that did not change that fact that I needed more than just their help with my depression. Students are at school for eight hours a day, not including extra curricular activities. For many students that is more time then they will spend with their family in one day.
I didn’t want my parents to come to school with me like they when I was younger. All the older kids were at the school and I didn’t want to be embarrassed. Though I told my mom all of that, she still came in with me. The students laughed, but Adriana, my friend, didn 't; she understood what it felt like to be humiliated. As weeks go by, Adriana and I became closer.
With her drive and tenacity, D’Vonya funneled her desire for educational success down to the students and their families during her junior internship at S.A.N.D. Elementary School, Hartford, CT. She worked directly with the K-4 children and their families who were failing to come to school regularly or not progressing academically. D’Vonya stated, “Morally it bothered me to know many of these students couldn’t read, or write and were simply being ‘passed with exception’ to the next grade”. While there she understood the parents perspectives regarding not feeling supported, or their efforts going unnoticed. Many of the comments made regarding the children and their parents who were fighting to overcome life’s obstacles was disheartening for her to hear.
In homeschooling, children are educated at home by a parent or a tutor. There are nearly two million homeschooled children in the United Stated with the number increasing by 10-12 % each year (Campbell, 2013). Parents who homeschool their kids, they do it because they do not trust the current school system and they feel their kids will do better if they take control of their education. Others do it because they want their kids to follow their religious or moral beliefs, or they are afraid for their children’s safety since in public schools they are exposed to drugs, bulling and violence. On the other hand, homeschooling has some negative aspects as well.
Edison was homed schooled by his mother due to the fact that he wandered a lot in class it was difficult for Jefferson to stay focused in just one subject so his teacher began make fun of him, so his mother began to teach him according to Edison " my mother was the making of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint." Later
Being a parent is difficult. Sometimes parents overcompensate to make themselves feel better. A deeper investigation of what a Helicopter Parent is like, the causes, and short term and long term affects on the child, help to understand the problem. A helicopter parent is overly protective of their children. Parents tend to interfere in their child’s lives to soon, which causes the child to not know how to fend for them.
She advocated on my behalf and contacted an outside counseling agency where I attended weekly counseling sessions. I believe that clinical counseling was what I needed, but I feel it could have been beneficial and helpful to receive support and acknowledgment from the professional school counselors on staff at our school. I believe that even if you feel like you may not be prepared to help a student it is important to at least acknowledge and address a students concern. I did not feel that I had a safe place to go at school when things were difficult because no one took time to acknowledge that I was not in the best
She spends her days cleaning and taking care of her evil stepmother and stepsisters. Although most children have not faced an evil stepmother and/or stepsisters before, they face the challenge of remaining optimistic through tough times. Whether it’s a bully at school or maybe school is just challenging for them, children have to learn how to get through it. At a young child’s age, sometimes minor occurrences can seem like their world is ending, therefore they have to learn to push through and
As a single parent, it’s easy to live in fear. Parents have to worry about their child’s academics, health, well-being, and even safety at school due to all the recent crimes that have been taking place. But even though you’ll never stop worrying, you can’t let fear control you. When I was raising Leticia, every day I gave myself piece of mind by praying or putting positive energy on her whenever she left our home. There’s no way I could be with her everywhere she went, so why drive myself crazy about things I couldn’t control?
Many parents believe that they need to be a crucial part of their children 's’ lives. Unfortunately, they do not know that helicoptering a child may have harmful effects on the child’s education. I support Valerie Strauss’s opinion which states that helicopter parents are harming their children. Helicopter parenting mainly harms the children in middle schools and beyond which is why many middle schools are currently creating policies which limit parent access to classrooms. Hardy Knox Middle School has a policy that restricts parents from entering classrooms in order to prevent parents from disturbing classrooms.