The following vision and mission of Pineloch Elementary will never be fulfilled with an administration and their leadership team bullying, harassing and picking on teachers that they have emotional nonprofessional issues with.
Gathercoal (2001) reminds school leaders that the Supreme Court has upheld schools may limit an individual’s right to an education if they violate one of four underlying responsibilities. Students right to an education can be limited if they willfully cause property loss or damage. They must follow rules which have a legitimate educational purpose. Students rights can also be limited if they pose a health and safety risk to themselves or others. Finally students may not cause a serious disruption to the educational process.
When working with children and young people, it is important that their safety and well-being is paramount. There are a number of guidelines, policies and procedures which cover the safeguarding of pupils, including;
Family is highly important to a child 's growth and development as they encourage and assist from an early age. The developmental skills that will be addressed within the segment are:
I chose the book by Neila Connors, If you Don’t Feed the Teachers, They Eat the Students!:Guide to Success for Administrators and Teachers to review. The book is an easy read and is refreshing in its approach as a guide for administrators. The author uses cooking metaphors to offer some practical advice on how to be an effective leader. Although the tone of the book is light and funny, it does a good job addressing the serious task that all school principals face, creating a positive and encouraging environment for teachers. As the book emphasizes the teachers are the foundation of the school, unhappy staff will not produce successful students. Teachers must feel welcomed, valued and safe in their environment. To achieve that end, the
Developing a plan to take schools in the right direction and improve our education system is easier said than done. The initial challenge is recognizing underlying problems keeping students from learning. This challenge, in part, is due to the fact that the issues may change significantly depending on who is labelling them, whether it is educators, parents, lawmakers and students. In this paper the writer will address bullying and how it challenges student, teachers, administrators, parents and the community at Lakewood Elementary School. In 2012 a bully incident ended up taking the life of a fourth grader at Lakewood Elementary. This incident shocked the school and community. Principal Kidd started Positive Behavior Support
In every school there are set policies and procedures so that all people working within the school are aware and stick to the same rules. Consistency is imperative. All adults working in the school would be : teaching staff, support staff, lunchtime supervisors, kitchen staff, governors, after school staff and temporary staff. There are many policies in schools that children and staff should be aware of. For example : Behaviour policy, bullying, attendance, code of conduct, sanctions & rewards and health and safety.
School safety is a very controversial topic in the U.S. There are many cases of people questioning the safety of schools. Recent school shootings raised concerns over school safety. While this has received a lot of attention, other things such as drugs, ara problem in schools. Even teachers have spoken out about the lack of safety of their schools. There are cases where school officials are not doing their jobs. Bullying continues to be a problem in schools and so does violence. U.S. schools must improve the security and the safety of their students and staff.
As a concerned citizen and college student, I recommend several policies to create a safer environment at school campuses. As there has been an increase in school shootings within the last ten years, the safety of students on campus has become a major concern. The problem of the increase in the number of school shootings has resulted in an unsafe environment for students affecting overall development. I am writing to seek your assistance on the issue of schools not having proper safety measures to prevent and respond to mass shootings, this issue must come to an end by finding an appropriate resolution.
Ms. Cardiello is a 40 year old individual, who was born in Manhattan and raised in Franklin Square. She graduated from a joint high school, Carey and Sewanhaka high school in 1992. She continued her education at Nassau Community College where she obtained an Associate in Liberal Arts. She indicated following her degree from Nassau she received an academic scholarship to Dowling College where she graduated in 1996 with a degree in psychology and a teaching certification. She indicated that she has not had a stable work because she has been in court for many years and it has affected her ability to work full time. Ms. Cardiello reported that currently working full time at a parochial school as a kindergarten teacher.
C. (Reason to Listen) You’ll want to pay attention to my speech because texting and driving is a serious issue that can impact each and every one of us.
Schools regularly have many external professionals who work with them, and these can include: educational psychologists; speech and language therapists; specialist teachers; Education Welfare Officers; School Improvement Partners; and physiotherapists/occupational therapists.
Interested parents can choose to participate on an advisory council. This committee works with GATE resource teachers, school administrators, general education teachers, and other school personnel to receive updates, provide feedback, and ask questions related to GATE programs. The advisory council meets at least three times a year in order to ensure that the education of every child is enhanced by assisting with program planning and assessment. The role of parent representatives is to serve as a liaison between the school’s GATE program and the school community. Parents may find information about joining the local advisory council by meeting with a school administrator or the GATE coordinator. Topics at advisory council meetings may include information on the identification, ALPs, different programming options, and addressing social emotional issues common to gifted children as well as continued program information. By being involved on the advisory council, parents are able to be more involved and give their input on different topics relevant to their child and from a parent’s perspective. Parents are able to give feedback on specific things that work well for their child or things that may need to be improved or changed in order to meet students’ needs more effectively. In order to best enhance the education of every gifted child, efforts are made to ensure that parents selected to act on the advisory committee represent the true demographic of the student population. In order to represent the demographic of the student population, it
Is your first instinct to say one with a criminal conviction should never be a teacher? Why or Why Not? Discuss. I personally feel a person who holds a criminal background should be able to be a teacher under the following conditions: criminal conviction was due to a minor infraction, the quantity of convictions is minimal, and the conviction did not occur recently. Minor infractions can included the following: drug possession, petty theft, and driving under the influence (DUI). The quantity of convictions should be limited to no more than two incidents. Finally, the criminal conviction should not be a recent event, as this may indicate the individual is at higher risk for a repeat criminal offense. As mentioned in the book Legal Rights
“Behind every school and every teacher is a set of related beliefs - a philosophy of education – that influences what and how students are taught. A philosophy of education represents answers to questions about the purpose of schooling, a teacher’s role and what should be taught and by what methods.” (Teacher, Schools and Society. 2005).