The second strategy is to enhance family involvement. Family has always been the most important link between students and school. Family members are the one who give the most support and many children find imperative to have their families by their side in their academic journey. Gorski states that it is important to make sure that family involvement are accessible to all parents, but especially those who work multiple jobs, don’t have paid leave and transportation. The third strategy is to incorporate art into instruction, because these programs create a sense of engagement among low income students as well as retention.
In recent years, while Baltimore city schools have dramatically reduced suspensions, the dropout rate has been cut almost in half. One might say that it is a students choice to drop out or not, but many students dropout of school due to peer pressure and some students may feel like they are not good enough just because they can not catch up to the academic level of their peers because they were absent due to their suspension or suspensions. Therefore students who are suspended have a harder time catching up to their academic level and often dropout for this
These forms of discrimination are still common within school systems, and continue to affect the lives of many students(Expereiences of racism). We will attempt to critically examine the forms of racism and classism experienced in the classrooms today, and seek out a solution to lessening these forms of injustices in school communities. Firstly, this is related to education in that the act of treating someone differently, usually in a negative manner, is still
Similarly, it is essential for students to use their real-life experience to connect school learning to students’ lives. According to Brown (1999), “if minority students are to enjoy the benefits that should accrue from schooling, their culture must figure prominently in the process”
Inclusion within a classroom is anything but early, for the students or teachers. Some students may not be used to being enrolled in classes with more than 10 students. Teachers tend to at times stress if things aren’t completely planned out for their classes, so they tend to plan prior to the year starting, to be ready for their upcoming students. “But what if including all students and attending thoughtfully to diversity were part of the solution rather than part of the task overload” (Sapon-Shevin, 2008, p. 49)? Exactly, see I believe the reason there are benefits in my opinions on having inclusion in the classroom, because it teaches the general education compassion and willing to support their peers.
Students were more focused on bringing the others down than they were interested in improving themselves. In a similar manner, students did not only lose vision of the importance of their personal academic achievement but they also lost the chance to grow as cooperating and helping members of society. Therefore, as a teacher I would aim to improve relationship among students and build a sense of unity. The most effective tool I have observed that brought students together is songs. Students would enjoy their time completing a
Another hopeful view shared in the article is when Banks reinforces the importance of multiculturalism in the classroom. He focuses on how “students come to school with many stereotypes…negative attitudes toward racial and ethnic groups” (Banks) and how multicultural textbooks and other school materials can educate students to reduce this irrational thinking. By getting students to “voluntarily participate” in activities with other
Hart, Stewart & Jimerson, 2011, concluded that further studies should be done to enhance conceptualization and measurement of student engagement. However, it is agreed that student engagement is influenced by different contexts and a mediating variable for student success. Moreover, according to Willms, Friesen, and Milton (2009), the founding theoretical studies in student engagement, dominated in primary and secondary school emphasize on increasing academic success, sense of belongingness, and positive behavior. Since most of the theoretical and empirical studies are dedicated on the elementary and high school students, future research of student engagement for college students is necessary (Grier-Reed et al. 2012) It is assumed that further understanding the engagement construct may guide educators for preventive measures on damaging consequences of student disengagement and help develop positive outcomes for students who are at-risk.
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
Negative attitudes place limitation on students with low understanding capability. A student feels underappreciated and hated by the teacher and this may make him hate school or the subject. Different students have different ways of understanding different subjects; some students have very low memory in remembering and require a teacher to keep on repeating for them to understand. If a teacher harasses such a student he or she may feel depressed and lose interest in the subject causing poor