Teaching the students self-control is important and takes time. Students will make mistakes but teaches need to make the mistake a learning tool by teaching the students a better way to conduct themselves. He writes “When we are unreasonable with students and humiliate them into submission, the benefit is really for the teacher and not the students”, this really hit home for me, I have seen that happen and the student shut down and he had a miserable rest of his year. We need to instill confidence in our students not talk poorly to them.
Standardized testing ugh. The absolute worst part of school. Testing is so dreadful because it’s time consuming, forget consuming it’s devouring, teachers and students don’t get the graded test back fast enough, and last but definitely not least students already have to study for classroom test weekly now you want to overload their brains! This why I am against standardize test. These test have a desire to devour classroom time and brain capacity.
During our lives we all need to trust somebody and to be trusted . From the very early age we realize what trust means; parents are the first people who makes us understand that notion. But they are not the only people who we learn trust from, as schools have a great role in teaching it to us as well. We trust out teachers, school principals and they trust on us and our parents. That is how we establish community build on trustworthy relationship.
Some teachers expect homework to be done on a computer, even if if a student does not have access to a computer. Homework creates unprecedented tension between students, teachers, parents, and coaches. In every instance of this condition, we have petitioned for change in the most humble terms. Our repeated petitions have been answered only by indifference and advice to straighten out our priorities.
He justifies that school can make students turn their focus inward, making them self-pitting and high-strung. He justifies that behaviors like these can affect students who are financially unstable and those who are financially stable differently. The reasons for why students cheat is important, but how students cheat is also important. In an article I read dealt with the topic of how students cheat. The article is called What can we learn from the Atlanta cheating scandal?
In the article, “Achievement of Desire” by Richard Rodriguez, starts to discuss the conflict of scholarship boy between school life and his home life. When he starts to make progress in his education, he was becoming discouraged and embarrassed of his parents lack of education. Rodriguez admits his success is due to never forgetting his life before he became a scholarship boy, yet the new change that came from getting an education. After reading this article, I would have to agree with certain parts Rodriguez has to say, yet disagree after realizing individuals who take the values of academic culture will start to experience alienation from native communities. Richard Rodriguez describes the difficulties between balancing life in the academic world and life of a working class family.
In many school districts, every seven years, textbooks have to be updated and schools have to pay for new ones. However, low-income schools that already are struggling financially are now having to pay more money for technology compared to the amount of money that was spent for textbooks. The money that went was invested into buying textbooks has gone to waste. “...many schools had to develop or purchase new curricula and materials that were aligned to the Common Core” (Meador). This proves that the new classwork and homework that the new standards have implemented have forced schools to buy the new technology or else the students would be left helpless and unable to learn.
Many of the teachers we have now are less than interested in their job, and it shines through. It is exceptional noticeable that they would rather be anywhere other than that classroom, and be around these students. When teachers have this attitude, and take it to the classroom everyday, it takes a toll on the students academically. It harms them because they are not getting the best education provided. Teachers have little to no motivation to help their students excel academically.
The accountability of the scores is meant to encourage teachers to adopt better and more effective methods of teaching, as well as to urge students to work harder. However the effects are more detrimental. Because of testing, students are more likely to be frustrated and discouraged at having to move so fast to cover all the ground needed. If a student is having a bad day or just is not a good test taker, all anyone can say is “tough luck.” The teachers will only focus on the select subjects tested on, and then only the select aspects they believe will be covered in the testing.
Coming from a low income family, living in a small town in India, I learned early on about struggling and surviving those struggles. I watched my parents working day and night to provide for electricity, pay for our monthly school fees so my sister and I can have a better education, and for the future they wished upon for their children. To further enhance this vision, my father decided for the family and I to immigrate to the US. Everything was different in the sense that I changed schools, learned a new language, had to make new friends, and learned the different culture. I had to adapt to a whole new world, which was a little difficult at 6 years old
My principal, Dr. Grant Bell, is aware of how his presence in the school building make a difference for the teachers, students, and visitors that enter the school and therefore he is intentional with his actions. He walks the halls during transition times in order to interact with the students, but also to tell the teachers that he is grateful for the time and dedication to the school. Many times he can be seen in the lunchroom visiting with the students to hear about their day. To some, this may seem like a small, irrelevant task but to the people in the school, it goes a long way. His effort to tell everyone how he is proud and thankful to spend each day with them can often be the difference between a good day and a bad day.