Enrichment In Classroom

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In today’s schools, diversity among students has increased drastically. Classrooms have become populated by students who are English Language Learners and students who are gifted, culturally diverse, and even students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are now staying in their general education classrooms rather than being self-contained in their own classroom which means that general education teachers need to learn how to adapt their instruction in order for all students to learn. Not only students with disabilities, but students who are identified as gifted, also need to have their own specialized instruction. Students whose native language is something other than English are known as English learners, and they are linguistically…show more content…
The most common educational approach for these students is enrichment. One type of enrichment is acceleration. Acceleration allows students to move through the curriculum at a faster pace, and this may be done by beginning school early, skipping grades, testing out of classes, or even providing more ability-appropriate curriculum. Enrichment allows for expansion of the curriculum which means that the same subjects are studied in a greater depth. This way, gifted students are able to stay in their general education classes with their same-age peers. In finding gifted students in their class, teachers should resist policies which requires more work from students who finish their assignments faster than others, seek out materials which can be used to extend the curriculum, deemphasize grades, and encourage intellectual and academic risk taking. Teachers need to also take the time to listen to responses which may seem off target at…show more content…
Processing problem areas could be with a student’s perception, attention, memory, or their expressive language. These students do not usually have hearing or visual impairments, physical or health issues, emotional disturbances, or environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantages. Normally, learning disabled students are unfairly and negatively described as “neurologically impaired,” “deficient,” or “perceptually handicapped.” Teachers may feel puzzled by these students because these students learn differently and need to be taught with alternative learning skills that will take into account their strengths. Learning disabled students can be bright and have a creative insight, intuition, and emotional understanding. Communicating appropriately may be a weakness which causes group work to be difficult. Students are frequently diagnosed as ADHD because of their high activity levels and their difficulty in paying attention, and their diagnoses can lead to misplaced focus on a student’s behavior rather than on their cognitive

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