Whole School Approaches to Supporting Student Behaviour Teena Skelton Educators in the 21st century face increased challenges given the widening diversity of students in schools. There is the ever increasing complexity of students who may have behaviour problems, communication disorders, autism or a range of other disabilities with which comes growing legal obligations for teachers and schools (New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, 2012 a). In the United States of America (USA) teachers are reporting that ‘uncivil’ behaviour is increasing and is a real threat to effective teaching (Skiba and Peterson, 2000). Research has also reported that a link exists between general level of disruptive behaviour and more extreme acts of violence (Skiba et al 2000). In Australia research by Vinson (2002) identified that non-compliance and defiance are significant issues in schools, and pose a major challenge to teachers.
Web. 11 June 2012. Judith Warner wrote an articled titled “Parents Created This Problem, and Must Address It,” where she tackles the continually dangerous and rising issue of students who are using drugs to make them focus in school and on school work. The drugs being abused are most commonly Ritalin and Adderall, which is medication prescribed to people with A.D.H.D., but however are being used by a countless number of students. Warner argues that this is very dangerous to kids and the pressure of parents on their kids to do well in school
Youth Violence in Schools American InterContinental University Abstract During this paper, I will discuss youth violence in schools, and how the media has portrayed it. I will focus on the urban schools since it has the bulk of stigmatism resulting from public opponents with who placed blame on the parents opposed to the type of community these children are forced to be a part of. In addition, there is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is the cause of many of these youths acting out. lastly, acknowledging the social groups and parents who are trying to aid with being positive in fighting those stigmas and obstacles by educating them and giving them different types of avenues to spend their time. Violence in Schools I chose Youth Violence in Schools as the topic for my post.
Like I have mentioned in the previous paragraph, schools only have limited power when it comes to bullying. This is because many schools don’t always know what happens and if they are also just making it up. Most kids may do this in order to use as an excuse for lack of academic performance. It’s difficult for a school to take action if the bullied students don’t speak up. This is why I believe that it’s not the schools fault.
Individuals that bully have a mental imbalance of power among his or her peers that shows signs of unwanted aggressive behavior, repeated threats towards other children. Bullying includes the aggressive attacking on someone with verbal or physical abuse repeatedly. This form of behavior comes from acting out because the child’s home environment is abusive and this child must vent this anger on his or her peers. Bullying can be stopped in all schools if the community leaders, teachers, parents and law enforcement were to develop prevention and intervention programs as well as making bullying a crime punishable by law.Find/locate credible academic sources that specifically outline prevention and intervention programs. Gather statistics on how these prevention and intervention programs affect bullying incidents.Look Here:http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct02/bullying.aspxSpecific State Laws Against Bullying http://education.findlaw.com/student-conduct-and-discipline/specific-state-laws-against-bullying.htmlBelow is a fairly current list of specific laws against bullying by state.
Bullying in Schools In this essay I wish to examine the issue of bullying in schools, particularly focusing upon how it develops and the important aspects a counsellor needs to consider. Schools in New Zealand are legally responsible to reduce bullying because the Ministry of Education NZ states, “all schools must provide a safe physical and emotional environment” (http://www.nobully.org.nz/guidelines.htm). Bullying is a problem in our schools and it creates an unsafe environment for all who attend school. This essay will first show what the problem is and the enormity of this problem. Secondly, it will talk about the three parties involved – the bully, the victim and the bystander and it will explore some issues of concern for these three parties.
In 2008 House Bill 91 was enacted in Kentucky. This act, “Requires school districts to have procedures for reporting and assisting students engaging in disruptive and disorderly behavior, including assault, harassment, intimidation, or bullying of another student. Also requires a strategy for protecting from retaliation” (NCSL, 2014). This bill was specifically enacted, but not limited, to focus on, “students who are victims of felony offenses” (education.ky.gov, 2008). The violence in our school systems, as a nation, has been increasing significantly.
It is to be hoped that now, the issue with bullying can be related to the increase of school safety. There has to be something done in account for the students who get hurt from other children who have anger issue and erupt sporadically. Raising eyebrows from various school board officials and parents, the concern to ensure safety in schools has forced teachers and principals to be the band-aid from any harm that may bruise its reputation. As much media as incidents over disputes in school get broadcasted, there is not enough attention on the ways these things are being put to a halt by the city’s government officials. Organizations, social media movements and strikes have elevated because of the concern t protect the futures of tomorrow.
Blake McMahon Instructor Cheema English 102 02/25/2013 Cheating Outline I. Introduction a. The CQ Researcher’s article, “Cheating in Schools”, by Kathy Koch, shows the matter of cheating in the educational system. b. Recently, the students and administration have had an issue involving cheating in the classroom, because of the high bars in today’s testing.
Teachers utilize diverse procedures to control unacceptable behaviors in the classroom Lewis, Romi, Qui and Katz (2005). At the same time, however teachers endeavor to make the classroom contribute to a favorable learning environment for the students. For example using corporal punishment like caning, sending the child out of class for misbehaving, or to the disciplinarian office, or calling their parents is actually harming them as they are not able benefit from it. Classroom management has mostly been seen by teachers as something that is not simple to compromise in education. Sanford and Evertson (1981) have similarly argued that classroom management is a major difficulty for “teachers and administrators in junior high schools” (p. 34).