There are ways to better a school 's atmosphere and to correct or even eradicate certain behaviors that are plaguing the lives of children and teens alike; the path that some high schools and middle schools are taking is the implementation of uniforms. In recent years, it seems, there is a lack of respect between students and those of authority. This behavior can become disruptive to the dynamics of a classroom setting. This could be due to a number of means, from lack of discipline for unacceptable behavior, to a student feeling that they are entitled due to the clothes that they wear. Uniforms could prove useful in the reversal process of such an epidemic in today 's schools.
Throughout this course, I learned a lot about classroom management. First and foremost, I learned what classroom management was. According to our Elementary Classroom Management book, it is “Promoting learning with the use of tools that help students develop cognitively and socially in a setting together (Williams, 332). In addition, I learned that there are many attributes that make up a classroom. However, there are three aspects that I believe to be most important, and those include the physical environment, the emotional environment, and a well-managed discipline and punishment system.
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a system used within schools to help identify students with behavior challenges by using a behavior management strategy to reinforce their behaviors through positive interventions. The matrix for the schools will state the expectation in all areas of the school by doing their best, being responsible, respect and on time. This model is school-wide focus, which means all students is require to follow the matrix to demonstrate positive behaviors in the school. Each column, which is arrival/dismissal, bathroom, cafeteria and classroom is list in the specific areas for all students to see and follow, for instance arrival/dismissal will be in the hallways, bathroom in the bathroom, cafeteria in the cafeteria and classroom in the classroom. The matrix will not fix all behaviors occurring in the school, but it will allow students to visually see how to act while being in a certain
Then, the teacher can plan supportive classroom learning more effectively with the aim to improve student’s academic performance. A few techniques can be adapted, namely field notes, running records and miscue analysis, and checklists and observation guides. For teachers with strong observation analysis skill, observations strategy can be useful. Instead of through observation, conversations strategy is another way to help improve students’ performance. Through conversations strategy, a teacher may directly ask a student for further clarifications instead of judging via observation.
Special Needs Paper Social Needs Description of the School to Prison Pipeline Unfair punishments and policies in a school setting ultimately disenfranchise minority youth of their civil rights and liberties. In the case of the “school to prison pipeline”, minority youths’ right to an education is being violated, creating a social need for developing healthy and fair discipline procedures (Porter, 2015). This social need can be addressed by properly assessing minority youth who display unacceptable behavior. Instead of using extreme punishment, such as expulsion and out of school suspensions to deflect inappropriate behavior, other methods can be set in place such as counseling sessions or after school programs geared towards encouraging appropriate behavior. The social injustice of the “school to prison pipeline” violates the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, particularly as it relates to the core value of social justice (National Association of Social Workers, 2008).
These schools cater to students who were delinquent, incorrigible, unteachable and truant. Inclusion acknowledges that a child with a disability should be given opportunities to participate in a general education class. The teachers can make adaptation that allows the students to learn life skills, gain a sense of belonging while learning side by side with their peers, and learn to become self-sufficient. The participation of a student with a disability and that of one without a disability, increase their ability to communicate in a social setting, improve grades and performances on standardize test, minimized disruptive behaviors, help with allocating a paying job, and it helps to foster an acceptance of diversity, ethnic and religious being accepted by society. Inclusion is the lifeline to an inclusive society.
Those against school uniforms hold the position that students will find other ways to cre-ate peer pressure if not allowed to wear whatever they choose. The key to the truth here is that uniforms do not eliminate all peer pressure, but they do limit it and restrict the areas in which it can be imposed. As teacher Ms. Evans said, "When all students are wearing the same outfit they are less concerned about how they fit in with their peers. Kids can develop strong feelings of in-feriority when they think they do not have the popular clothes." This threat to a child 's self es-teem can cause him or her to behave poorly and seek attention (Huss 36).
Students need to be able to develop their personal identity by dressing how they want. Having to wear uniforms restricts them from doing so. They don’t let children be who they truly want to be. Also, requiring students to wear uniforms can give the school a bad reputation (Health Guidance.) If children are seen causing trouble while wearing the school’s uniform, people will think poorly of the school.
Children with learning disabilities tend to be less liked and socially neglected with their peers. Children with learning disabilities may not be able to sympathize or empathize with other students which leads to other students thinking negative thoughts about them or staying away from them. Nowicki, Brown, and Stepien (2014) believe that children with learning disabilities may face social exclusion due to the inability to read verbal or non-verbal social cues. Even if children are placed in the least restrictive environment being the general education classroom, they face the possibilities of being socially excluded. Studies have shown that social exclusion is extremely common in educational environments that most parents and teachers overlook (Nowicki, Brown, & Stepien, 2014).
As a result, they may become reluctant to go to school or kindergarten. Also, they may not take the initiative to contact other children. Separation anxiety is a normal stage of development, but it can lead to serious emotional problems which are characterized by extreme pain when the child is being away from parents or primary caregivers. Normal separation anxiety and separation anxiety disorder share many common symptoms. The difference is that children with separation anxiety disorder will have greater fear towards separation from their parents and such fear will continue to interfere with their normal activities.
All children can exhibit appropriate behavior. It is all depending on us as educator or as parent to show a good behavior and be a model to the children. One of the tools of PBSS is giving a student a responsibility or a leadership role in
Itcan also be used to monitor readiness skills. When using CBM, the instructor provides thestudent with brief, timed samples, or "probes," constructed of academic material taken from thestudent’s school curriculum. In addition, the CBM graphs are able to provide you with greatinformation that can be shared with parents, teachers, and administration. CBM is an effectivetool when determine if a child should be retained or not.Progress monitoring is extremely important, and should be done frequently. Continuingprogress monitoring grants teachers and schools to adjust and modify instruction to expeditestudent growth, success, and learning.
First Third Page____163_______ to _____169_______ Page___164______ Caught my eye: “The written IEP serves as an accountability tool for teachers, parents, and school administrators as they conduct a program of learning for the student…. It becomes the blueprint for the student’s education for the current school year.” I think looking at the IEP in this light is so incredibly important. If teachers and parents understand that it is both the “blueprint” and an accountability tool, the IEP will be more effective and meaningful. Every student deserves to have the best possible education, and the IEP helps to ensure that this happens among students with disabilities.
In addition, middle school students are sometimes described as having negative attitudes, are more likely to dislike school, possess a decrease in motivation and are more likely to engage in behavioral misconduct (Raphael & Burke, 2012). The combination of the social and emotional needs of adolescents and the environmental change of middle school can clash and cause academic and social and emotional challenges for students. For example, the design of middle school, such as having multiple teachers can be too impersonal for the developmental needs of some adolescents (Raphael & Burke, 2012). Overall, the developmental change of adolescents and the environmental change of middle school could cause social and emotional challenges for students, therefore, they may need more support in that