Teaching is one of the most important professions in the world because the future of the world can be determined by the future life of young learners. This makes the relationship between the teachers and students a crucial issue. Some teachers or parents label the children as good or bad individuals. Dweck, Davidson, Nelson, and Enna (1978) maintain, “the performance of children is affected by the way teachers give them feedback about their performance” (as cited in Mwania & Muola, 2013, p. 2). The students’ cultural/socioeconomic status, previous academic achievements, evaluations received from the welfare agencies or psychological clinics are some elements that can cause a teacher to make a set of expectations leading to materialize those expectations/labels (Nygard, 2011).
Defined as the tendency for one’s expectations about another or themselves leading to fulfilment of those expectations, this phenomenon is especially applicable to everyday life. For example, if a teacher has been warned that a new student is going to misbehave in class, the teacher might, consciously or not, become strict with the student to prevent the behaviour about which she has been warned. The student may begin to misbehave in retaliation to what is seen as unfair treatment, thus, fulfilling the teacher’s expectation. Self-fulfilling prophecy can be a tool used to increase students’ success. The Rosenthal- Jacobson study illustrates the Pygmalion effect.
For example, it can increase the amount of stress, it can affect your child 's natural enthusiasm to learn or be educated. Here are the reasons why paying your child for good grades isn 't one of the best ideas. Initially, parents shouldn 't pay their children due to high levels or issues or stress. According to the NEA article it states, "Many teachers, also paying students for good grades leads to practical problems in the classrooms, those of which include pressure to inflate grades and conflict with the student and parent/guardian. " This shows that if students get paid for school, there are chances that the student would be bullied on school grounds because the other pupils would want the payment/money if they didn 't receive any for themselves.
Growth or Fixed Mindset In Carol Dweck’s article “The Perils of Praise and Promise” she explains the difference between a growth and fixed mind-set. Dweck says” In a fixed mind-set, students care first and foremost about how they will be judged; smart or not smart. Repeatedly students with this mind-set reject opportunities to learn if they might make mistakes.
I honestly do not think that common core will drastically help a student be better prepared for college or a job after high school. Since it is still a new concept, there is no real statistical data to support how effective common core is. You should not have to worry about how good you do on a test, but rather develop critical thinking skills do better yourself for the
If all the students are worried about is getting good grades to get those scholarships, then they are in school for the wrong reason. I believe that the point of going to school is to learn material not to take the easy route to satisfy yourself by getting good grades. I would rather fail something and learn from it, than pass with flying colors and not learn anything at all just because I wanted the money. Yes there is more of a reward for getting good grades rather than learning the material but what are you really getting out of it if you are not learning anything. Rags to riches, which means you might be the rag and at the bottom while you are in school, but if you learn something in school and work hard you while eventually be on the rich side of things.
Neusner’s article expresses the significance of being challenged in one’s academic career. Individuals that are not challenged are unlikely to be prosperous, they are presented with erroneous standards and expectations. Sherry’s article, “In Praise of the “F” word”, identifies shortcomings in the education system itself. Sherry expresses that students are graduating with nugatory diplomas because they are not learning to be of service in the workforce. For instance, good students may graduate, even though they are practically illiterate.
Unfortunately, ﬁndings from classroom assessment research has revealed a gap between the recommended and the actual assessment practices regardless of teachers’ gender and teaching experience (Alsarimi, 2000). Brookhart (2001) stated that “grading theory and practices will be better connected once the role of classroom assessment and grading practices in student achievement motivation and, it seems reasonable to argue that to be able to understand and make sense out of the gap between assessment experts’ recommendations and teachers’ assessment practices, it is important to ﬁnd out the possible effects of these practices on students’ achievement goals as one aspect of student motivation for learning. Improved tests can still be improved further
Teachers need the ability to work together effectively in order to maintain a positive learning community. With merit pay he says teachers will be more inclined to work by themselves. Clabaugh says that lack of collaboration will stifle the education community. Outside factors play a role in a students achievement in school.
In a sense this would also be unfair, depending on the amount of students for a subject and variations in enrollments per year, would cause this solution would be very unfair. So simply put, rather than changing the educational system, we should focus on the tried and proven way of evaluating students by how they perform, letting the educators judging themselves the students’ work ethics- making the students work hard to earn the
School is for learning and earning an education, and electives are just different styles of learning designed for different types of minds. In conclusion, the students of central high school receive a great benefit from these elective classes. Electives are needed for students to jumpstart their careers and express their talents in a mature, professional way. Doing away with electives would bring more harm than just fixing
Does college guarantee you’ll be successful? The reading “College Prepares People for Life” written by Freeman Hrabowski claims that college is a big step to becoming successful. In his essay, he introduces that college does not only help in finding jobs but that it prepares people for the real world. He uses examples from educators data as well as personal experiences. When Hrabowski mentions these examples in his essay he tries to convince why he is right.