Parents are the most important contributors to students’ education outside of school. Parental involvement in the school and the classroom should be encouraged whenever possible. It is also important for teachers to collaborate with other professionals that contribute to the overall education of their students. One way to encourage parental involvement is to invite parents to participate in classroom cultural celebrations or to assist in the planning of such events. This is a great way for parents to see how their children are acclimating, both academically and
Students who are allowed to explore, empathize, question, hypothesize, conceptualize, experiment, and evaluate throughout their own learning become productive community members" (Hummell 5). Allowing children to learn to think critically helps them to solve problems and have a logical argument about something they believe is true. Applying critical thinking into schools gives a child a chance to make a difference. Also, Elizabeth McKinstry agrees with Hummell in challenging the next generation to think for themselves. McKinstry writes about how Common Core education helps children become more interactive in the world and teaches them how to apply the knowledge they have learned in life.
To help make students feel comfortable, I might have a unit on cultures. During this unit, each student will have a chance to present their culture to the class. The students will be able to bring items that represent their culture to share with the class. By doing this, the students will be able to get to know where each student comes from and what life at home may be like for these students. To help individuals like Kimberly in my classroom, I might pair the ELL student with another ELL student that shares the similar culture or language.
However I do know that when a student is being assessed the teacher is not only learning about the student behaviors however that teacher is also learning about themselves and their behaviors (The Young Child Development from Prebirth Through Age Eight, n.d). When I am working with children this process have taught me to do more assessments and therefore I will be able to learn the child and know specific what the students are capable of doing and I would be able to provide materials and strategies according to their skills and they will be more effective with excellent
Throughout this unit, there have been many reasons addressed as to how and why students learn at a different pace according to their personal interests, life experiences, skills and current knowledge. This is the basis of Thompson’s ‘virtual schoolbag’ concept. Although the curriculum is created to teach all students the same lessons inside the classroom, it is imperative that educators understand the diversity of student learning, and how it will progress at different rates, depending on their past experiences in learning, both within and outside of the classroom. This can be involving friends, parents, doctors, shopkeepers –anyone who has been involved in the child’s life in some way. A huge part of understanding the student’s virtual schoolbag,
For example, from an early start in the academic lives of the students, the school could plan or organize activities that the two groups could do together, such as a play date or the reading of a book. They don’t have to be big events. Small things like this would encourage the interaction of the youngsters and would make them see each other as equals. It is much easier for younger kids to make friends, at the same time little kids learn about acceptance fairly easy, they don’t know what discrimination is. As the children grow up, the will do so with a sense of accepting people no matter their economic situation and will be more tolerant towards other types of sub cultures inside our country.
In schools today, many teachers influence Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) on their students in various classrooms to show the importance of group work and how working with others can be significantly helpful and also effective towards the improvement of grades. Peer assisted learning strategies have not only shown an improvement in students’ grades in school, but also serve the purpose of helping students learn to listen to others perspectives besides their own, and develop their own voice resulting in an increase in their own self-confidence. Peer-assisted learning strategies were created to serve the needs of those having difficulties in various academics, and are also used to aid English Language learners. These peer-tutoring programs are
Communication is a very important part between children and teacher during the lesson. For instance, it is very important when the teachers encourage children in learning process asking them many questions according new material at the end of the
This is help the teachers understand some of the difficulties that the students face in their neighborhoods, since most of the faculty and staff live in areas outside the school community. • Create programs to help students to overcome language, academic and behavioral barriers that sometimes interfere with students learning. I might also make sure that there were bilingual instructors on staff to teach foreign languages and ESL classes. • Include various programs, displays, and learning units on and about multicultural holidays. I would use this as a means to remove obstacles standing in the way of establishing a positive school
According to Education Week Teacher “Reaching performance goals or learning a new language requires students to be organized, to set goals, and to evaluate if they’re meeting those goals.”(Rambo 2011) Middle schools should allow electives because it helps you by allowing students to learn new skills and experiences, what they may want to do in their future, and gets them prepared for their adulthood. Firstly, electives in middle schools could allow students to learn new skills and experiences. It would help them learn things they would need to know for their future earlier and when they are younger. “ Electives allow students to break away from standard subject matter offered at schools and delve into a world of new, unexplored subjects.” (Youth Perspective: Schools should con...) With new subjects students would be able to set goals for themselves on specific things they may want to do in some
These resources should be language friendly and individualized for the migrant family.Opening the doors of the school and understanding the culture of migrant learners is a needed service that differs from mainstream learners. Some mainstream parents and students may feel comfortable as they come to school to interact with other people. Coming into an environment with limited English may be intimidating to some migrant parents. Allowing migrant parents to become a part of the school is needed as the family unit is an inspiration for these students. Offering parental support and outreach programs with translators, if needed, to bring migrant parents to schools will offer additional support to these learners.