Children Benefit from Inclusion Classrooms Harmony L. Sturdevant ENG/102 May 19, 2013 Melissa Gardner Would someone be pleased if they had a special needs child that was excluded from experiencing a regular classroom setting because of their disability? Would they want their child to be treated fairly and not be considered an outcast when they are placed on an Individual Education Plan (IEP)? If the answer is no to both questions, then people should consider and appreciate the rights of children with disabilities and how effective an inclusion classroom environment is to children. Children on Individual Education Plans benefit from being in an inclusion classroom because they are helping peers and teachers to understand diversity and are given an opportunity to be treated equally without disrupting a regular classroom setting. Inclusion classrooms were developed to help a child with special needs become a part of a regular classroom that is the least restrictive as possible.
Premises: 1) Standardized test are not standardized. 2) The consequences for schools not making the grade are very unforgiving. 3) They only measure a small portion of a student’s abilities. Standardized Tests Negative or Positive In the beginning, the intent of standardized testing was to be helpful by producing information that teachers and school systems could use to improve the educational structure for students. Although standardized tests have been around for a very long time, there is still a mountain of controversy surrounding, if they are helpful or a hindrance to our elementary and secondary school students.
Who decides this? Is this system effective? Standardized testing is not effective and has produced additional issues in the classroom. Children are not learning, according to standardized test scores. The government, parents, and teachers are trying all they can to come up with a successful solution.
Ashley Professor R English100 3 September 2012 Comparisons on the Declining School System Have you ever thought school was boring and your teachers looked like they did not want to be there? In Ken Robinson’s video, he draws and explains the public education system and why it is not working for America today. Throughout the video he makes points that relate to Michael Moore’s excerpt “Idiot Nation”. Both men think that the school system is suppressing the students and is outdated for our nation and teachers do not have adequate supplies to teach. They want a change in the education system so that children can prosper and be able to boost our declining economy.
The question of the assessment being appropriate for students with disabilities is also raised. Teachers feel that this time-consuming process tends to take away from other students who aren’t completing a portfolio that school year. Other complaints by teachers include the subjective nature of the scoring, the validity of the portfolio for assessing the effectiveness of a program, and the lack of support and assistance that they receive from administrators and teachers in general education in completing the portfolio assessments. Review of Related Literature Accountability for All Students
They also can provide feedback for students on their strengths, allowing them to see for themselves where they need to make improvements. Teachers use rubrics to assess students, they make it much easier, more consistent, and objective. They also help teachers focus better on key concepts. By making a work model (rubric) for students to use students will be able to improve and increase knowledge students will acquire. Teacher can better justify student grades by using a rubric that clearly shows where the student rates according to the rubric.
Finally, educators with effective communication skills prove an ability to adapt teaching methods to suit the needs of students they are supporting (Kearns, 2012), and with appropriate delivery of good communication, student learning increases. When delivering student education, acquiring effective communication skills involving the delivery of high written and verbal skills, and literacy development is essential for teachers to aid children’s needs for learning, as this assists to prove social and cognitive development for children when the teacher collaborates towards educating children. Good communication skills from early childhood educators ensure children’s skills are enhanced when
Summary The article is about positive reinforcement and how it used in almost every aspect of life from the classroom to the work place. Often teachers and educators think that positive reinforcement is just bribery to get kids to do what they already know they are supposed to do. While other teachers and educators say that negative reinforcement is used too much in the classrooms and that positive reinforcement is needed in the classroom as well. Positive reinforcement is use in the adult world so why not bring it to the classroom as well. When children are young teachers use sticker that say “great job,” “excellent,” or “way to go”, the teachers also use gold star stickers for good behavior.
The DfES (Department of Education and Skill) states that inclusion ‘emphasises schools responsibilities in including children with a diversity of additional needs’ and aim to ‘reduce educational failure and maximise potential for all children’. (p.2). the main purpose of this study is to examine the main disadvantages and advantages of moving students with disabilities into a regular classroom. I will critically discuss the difficulties and benefits for pupils in need of special education, regular students in education and regular education teachers when moving a student with SEN into a regular classroom. Inclusion for pupils with SEN (special educational needs) doesn’t necessarily mean that the teacher has to teach everyone the same way.
Homework is a subject of controversy among teachers and researchers. Some teachers want the students to have homework and some do not. The amount of homework and the experiences of doing them may affect the students motivation towards school. Therefore this essay will argue for the fact that homework is harmful and of no use for school children. There are good reasons as to why homework is harmful.