First thing to remember, students are not protected from problems or disagreement, issue that happened at home also transfers to school or the inner conflict turn into exterior ones. Especially, as children are not quite skilled to resolve the disputes adequately, for this reason the peer mediation project is practical. Another key point, the traditional problem solving techniques, where adult interferes and makes a decision is to becoming less effective. Notably, students have the ability to solve their issue with proper mediation training. In fact, WJC uses different types of peer, ones that have more influence in the school community and the ones that have less impact, this way the students receive fair
Open Communication and Involvement Through open communication this encourages parental involvement, more understanding of factors which affect the student 's’ performance and an open dialogue for the teacher and the parents to work together to create a balance for the student. The disconnection between parents and the school system affects parents and students including public housing residents, and the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA) employees. HACA Helping HACA employees want to see their residents succeed, especially students by supporting several new initiative proposals including the Partnership and Resource Development.
Teachers and other professionals require more training to work effectively with interpreters and pick up on body language and social, nonverbal cues. Teachers also need more training to work with bilingual students and their families. Wolfe and Duran (2013) also suggested that professionals provide knowledge to parents about IDEA and current laws concerning special education, informing them of their rights and the responsibilities of the school. Parents should be provided special training about the IEP process to become familiar with the steps and their role in the meeting. Access to other parents with students involved in special education could provide parents with a network of support.
Gifted migrant learners may face different challenges from mainstream learners. To assist gifted migrant learners, additional services may be needed to close the gaps in educational curricula that results from mobile students. Ensuring these additional supports can assist in academic successes of gifted migrant
In recent years, there has been an increase in researching and finding solutions to bridge the gap between students from diverse cultural backgrounds. These research and findings can be found in several sources such as Innovative Voices in Education by Eileen Gale Kugler, Educating Immigrant Students in the 21st Century by Xue Lan Rong and Judith Preissle, and Culturally Responsive Teaching by Geneva Gay. Although the Reading and Writing Center’s main purpose is to help students effectively with reading and writing assignments by helping with grammar, mechanics, structure or content, tutors cannot help these students if they are not culturally sensitive. Tutors must be culturally sensitive when helping students because it forms a connection between the student and the tutor; therefore, this makes each individual session more effective. There are several cultural issues that tutors should be aware, which include oral english
First of all, isolation is a common issue that many immigrants feel when moving to a new country. For example, I grew up in the Marshall Islands, but attended an American School. This was an eye opening experience for me because it demonstrated how my peers once viewed
The reason children’s interests in education have plummeted are because of the parents. Barber explains, “And parents will have to be drawn in not just because they have rights or because they are politically potent but because they have responsibilities and their children are unlikely to learn without parental engagement.” (Barber, 2014 p. 217) Parents need to engage with their children. Nowadays kids do their own things, and parents do not care or know about their children’s life.
As a teacher, working with exceptional scholars is a challenge in itself: we do not always understand their way of thinking, why they think that way, or even why they do what they do. While some exceptional scholars are affected less, others have more severe disorders and/or disabilities that greatly contribute to the classroom environment and the basis for instruction. One challenge that I might face as a teacher when working with exceptional scholars is a lack of parental support; therefore it is crucial that as the teacher, I am able to keep in frequent contact with my parents, specifically when concerned about an exceptional scholar. It’s pivotal that from the beginning of the school year, communication begins on a daily basis. This
In school, the teachers are focused more on our academics than our life problems. Although the school does teach us some of the basic life skills that we need, they do not teach us the most important ones that revolve around our lives every single day. “Though high school and college are excellent in
This is help the teachers understand some of the difficulties that the students face in their neighborhoods, since most of the faculty and staff live in areas outside the school community. • Create programs to help students to overcome language, academic and behavioral barriers that sometimes interfere with students learning. I might also make sure that there were bilingual instructors on staff to teach foreign languages and ESL classes. • Include various programs, displays, and learning units on and about multicultural holidays. I would use this as a means to remove obstacles standing in the way of establishing a positive school