Focusing on these solutions can enhance students well-being and life trajectory, reduce racial disparities and decrease the amount of youths in the criminal justice system. Students and parents have the greatest stake in this issue. However, schools, educators, and advocates are also stakeholders. If the solutions require additional resources, then taxpayers also have a stake. Finally, the
Boys and girls may spend more time trying to impress each other rather than focusing on learning (Anastasia, Laura). Furthermore, The National Association of Secondary School Principals stated that "When all students are wearing the same outfit, they are less concerned about how they look and how they fit in with their peers; thus, they can concentrate on their schoolwork.” Therefore, if students concentrate on their schoolwork, they will receive good grades. In addition, school uniforms can promote good behavior in students, thus minimizing disciplinary issues. According to the school handbook of Normal Community High School, the dress code states, “A manner of dress or physical appearance which results in a disruption of the educational process, or which contributes to unhealthy or unsafe conditions, will not be permitted”(119).
Research has consistently found that child abuse and neglect (maltreatment) increases the risk of lower academic achievement and problematic school performance. These children have suffered significant emotional stress during critical periods of early brain development and personality formation, the support they require is reparative as well as
Two imperative factors she will have to identify in order to be an effective multi-grade teacher are: each student learning profile and readiness levels. These factors when observed will foster effective teaching and learning. The learning profile of students refers to the ways in which student best process information and ideas and ways in which learning styles, gender, culture, and intelligence preference influence the student learning (UNESCO 2015, little 1995). Numerous researches over a period of decades have concluded that addressing individual’s learning styles through flexible teaching results in increase academic
Resilience is very imperative for children to possess or adopt. It strengthens their spirit to conquer the difficult situations in life where most of them fail. Children should be helped in overcoming the difficulties not only in their academics and their relationship with their peers but in relationships with themselves as well. The normal psychological functioning of children who are not guided to cope with stress may be adversely affected.
There are too many middle school-aged children identified as struggling readers who will face challenges that will hinder their matriculation towards receiving a high school diploma. The implications and relevance for middle grade school leadership are many. The findings should be ultimately useful in revising and developing new training programs, policy and procedures for current and future district school leaders. The findings are also beneficial for professional development, integration into existing middle grade principals, lead teachers and non-lead teachers as they engage in behaviors and practices within the reality of leadership
Self regulation is such an important life skill to teach students. Without the ability to self regulate, the student’s environment will continuously be chaotic, and they will have difficulties succeeding as they move forward in life. Although we are continually developing our self regulation skills, teaching students at an earlier age how to consider consequence of their actions, how to express their feeling appropriately, and how to develop healthy relationships with those around them will help foster stronger student success. In the video Classroom Observation, I observed children that managed to show optimal self regulation, along with students that really struggled to self regulate.
Resilience is very imperative for children to possess or adopt. It strengthens their spirit to conquer the difficult situations in life where most of them fail. Children should be helped in overcoming the difficulties not only in their academics and their relationship with their peers but in relationships with themselves as well. The normal psychological functioning of children who are not guided to cope with stress may be adversely affected. Developing resilience is necessary that parents, care givers and other adults need to fulfill it as part of their role in the lives of
It requires a change in school organization, data collection, and even a way of thinking for some. Supporting students social and emotional needs through clear expectations, consistent actions, and positive reinforcement can help them not only develop into better human beings but can also help them academically. SWPBI can also help secondary schools run more effectively as they create a better school climate, administration spends less time on discipline, and staff develops more effective ways to review and share school data. Although secondary schools have more challenges when it comes to implementing SWPBI, with the increases pressure to increase school safety, reduce bullying, and reduce dropout rates, it is recommended that a form of positive behavior intervention be enacted in every
Schools that once faced massive disciplinary problems are now finding more and more students striving to enhance their learning skills. All of the research points to the importance of sustainability, support, and data collection as ways to effectively implement a discipline program such as PBIS in school (Anderson et al., 2010; Cressey et at., 2015; Gonzalez, et al., 2008; Lewis et al., 2002; McIntosh et al., 2013; Safran, 2006; Stoiber & Gettinger, 2011). The unavoidable challenges teachers will face in the upcoming years are astronomical when attempting to manage challenging behaviors in the classroom, especially among younger students. Stoiber and Gettinger (2011) cite that when negative behaviors are left unaltered the behaviors may lead to significant academic, work, and social-emotional difficulties during adolescence and adulthood. In other words, when schools adopt a proactive and efficient approach to intervention, they have been able to pursue other initiatives and further improve the quality of education provided to students (Simonsen et al., 2008).
According to Eccles and Gootman (2002), providing a safe space for the students is essential for positive development (p. 89). If students do not feel safe in the classroom, they are more likely to foster feelings of fear and insecurity (Eccles and Gootman, 2002, p. 90). When the developmental alliance creates a supportive relationship and a positive classroom environment, the student is able to grow and connect with the youth. This relationship can help translate to greater success in school because of the support of the developmental alliance and the classroom (Connected Learning: Inspiring Mentors and
Outstanding educators must possess many important qualities. They must be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subjects that they teach. If a teacher is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, their students will be more excited about what they need to learn, and see the teacher as a valuable resource. These educators must continue to pursue learning opportunities and use this new knowledge to improve their instruction. Students come to school at different academic levels.