Despite all the valid arguments, parents and educators use to explain why books with inappropriate topics should not be used, they always seem to forget that it doesn't matter how much they try to shelter students eventually every student will be exposed to these inappropriate issues. It seems only right that if every student is to some day be exposed to these issues, they should be taught about them at an early, yet mature age so they can be more prepared with how to address these issues in the future. In Max Malikow's essay, "Engaging Students in Controversial Issues", he states that, evaluating controversial issues is "a life skill" (Milkow1). Many people will agree that those who learn how to evaluate controversial issues
To strengthen the argument in her article, De La Cruz uses multiple examples of other teachers who have incorporated Ms. Schwartz's "I wish my teacher knew..." activity with their students. This provides a larger sample of examples and feeds into the logos of the article by showing readers a variety of testimonies as opposed to just that of Ms. Schwartz. These testimonies provided responses from teachers and parents. One parent responded in agreement of the effort to build relationship between teachers and students by saying, “I always want my sons’ teachers to know what their challenges are, what they like, just more about them.” This lead into a different quote from a fourth grade teacher who stated that she had “taught over 500 kids so far in my career and parents in every grade want to know how their child is doing socially and emotionally, often times more so than whether they can multiply or divide quite yet.” These two testimonies are excellent uses of logos because it appeals to the readers sense of reason and logic because according to the quotes, a student’s relationship with their teacher is often viewed by parents to be more important than the actual education they receive. As a result of this, the argument that all teachers and students should try to get to know one another better becomes even more
You never know what a student with a disability’s full potential may be. They may be able to understand everything that is going on in the world but may not be able to show that they know, just like in Martin’s case. Teachers will also have to make sure that their colleagues are advocating for all students. If a teacher sees a colleague doing something wrong with a student then that teacher needs to step in to help the situation. It is my job to make sure that all teachers, whether they are in special education or not, understand that each student is an individual that can achieve great tasks.
Many would believe children learn and develop best when the ‘key worker’ system is implemented within a provision and when practitioners sustain a positive relationship and work in partnership with parents and carers. This is of importance as a positive relationship where the parents and carers can trust and respect one another, helps to provide an enabling environment for the children. Working in partnership benefits practitioners just as equally as it benefits parents. Parents and carers are the most important people and role models within children lives, however majority of parents have no choice but to work and that’s where our role of early years’ practitioners falls into place. Is it important to remember that parents and practitioners
There are a plethora of methods that can be used in order to teach, guide and brainwash children due to the fact that their minds are incredibly malleable. Toni Bambara and David Wallace demonstrate two distinct teaching styles that are beneficial when used on certain groups and detrimental when used against others. In “The Lesson”, a teacher tries to open her students minds to the lives beyond their own and in “Commencement Speech, Kenyon College.” the speaker wants their students to choose the way they think. Both teachers want their students to be able to escape the “rat race” that many people find themselves stuck in, and want to teach their students solely for the betterment of the children
With the invitation to education most students wouldn’t achieve as high of a standard they are capable of. I believe this is a major part in education. Most teachers know the educational abilities of every student, but when they see that an individual isn’t reaching that mark they push them to do better for the benefit of the student. In both of these stories the teachers believed that the student could do better, and they tried their best to show the student what their capabilities are. One of the hardest parts in education for the students is to get the invitation from their teachers.
Flunk means to fail to reach standards; students, parents and teachers think it’s a bad thing, but is it really? Instead of thinking the negative of repeating a grade or class, people should see this as practice and becoming successful. Many students may not understand the material and making them retake it will improve their knowledge. In Mary Sherry’s essay, she talks about how teachers and parents should show that flunking is a positive teaching tool. I agree with her because we aren’t all perfect and sometimes we need that extra lesson or we need to repeat the material again.
Such as counselors, therapist, and training for teachers to identify psychological problems in the classroom. The ability for students to utilize these services is a crucial element to respond to a school shooting emergency and prevention. • Provide funding for advanced security technology such as metal detectors at all entrances of school, security cameras placed inside and outside of school grounds. Also, requires a school resource officer on all campuses. • Congress and school officials should work together, creating policies requiring individual school and building safety plans, as well as district-wide safety plans that will serve as a guide to address the various safety needs in the school.
In some cases, things should be tweaked slightly but, only for better comprehension and relatability of the students you are teaching. I think this is where numerous teachers go wrong and why countless students cannot see racial differences in the world because teachers (like most individuals) are afraid to discuss racism and what it truthfully entails. As teachers, we have to be confident and honest when teaching subjects that are as important and controversial as
Improving all the teachers and administrators, making sure that not only do they teach students, but also help influence their mind set. It would be a priority to add on to teaching methods with lots of positive and motivational speeches towards the students; focusing on what the kids want to be or do in life. There are some school and few teachers out there that focuses on this policy, but not all schools make it their priority. We could then continue as parents. Parents play a big part as well in children 's lives.