<BR>Are boys and girls treated differently by the teacher in classroom situations? This is a question that has frustrated many psychologists and educators. In many cases, I think gender does play a significant role in the education process. Teachers may unconsciously give more attention to the boys in a classroom. Peggy Orenstein proved this in her essay, "Learning Silence: Scenes from the Class Struggle," in which she did field research in junior high schools interviewing and observing the interaction of teachers to their students.
Konstantina 09.12.2013 Category: 1 It’s been said that it’s pretty helpful talking to people but this is not the case when it comes to talking in the office hours of the University. The actual point of talking in the office hours is to become more confident about one’s intention. This meeting frightens many students though and an ironic comment of a professor or the fear of embarrassment or risking a good grade by doing or saying something wrong makes this feeling even worse. It’s usually the students that are nervous because for the professor it has become a routine. The nervousness begins from the minute the students enter the room as they’re unsure whether to shake hands or not, - sand if they do, they’re afraid that their
Not everyone wants that much help! Teachers, quit making me take notes all the time! There are certain teachers that will grade you on your notes, calling it a participation grade. That has got to be the biggest load of crap I've ever heard! Many kids like myself are blessed with the capability to understand and remember things just by actively participating in the class discussion and listening to their teachers.
Empowering Students In the essay “Why Are Students Turned Off,” by Casey Banas, she tells us about a teacher named Ellen Glanz who pretends to be a student and sit on a few classes. Glanz found out while sitting in on these classes that they were manipulative and boring. She found students were doing little as possible to pass and get good grades. Found that the students even use poor excuses to avoid assignments. Ellen Glanz concluded that many students are turned off because they have little power and responsibility over their own education.
Working in her current school has made her realize how important it is for her students to understand and be tolerable towards others and have a different view outside of what they are used to. She states that she sees a lot of her students using derogatory terms and racial slurs towards one another without really knowing the meaning behind them. This teacher says that she finds herself talking about tolerance and race very often in her classroom because some of her students would be
At first the different social classes don’t mesh, but through the breakdown of these barriers the students discover that they have much more similarities then differences. The group soon transfers from an introverted assembly of trouble makers to an extroverted group of friends. After such a transformation the functionalist view becomes clearer, showing that the teacher is there to control the group, and the school is in place not only to teach, but maintain order and safety. The Breakfast club shows us that everyone is viewed as different but also that everyone shares many similarities, and that social classes are not barriers , but simply status's in terms of financial wealth and social variation. Although the substance of marijuana is illegal and a damaging substance it is a tool used by the students to unconsciously bring themselves together and form a friendship bond that will more than likely keep them
It is not easy for her because just like her, the students in her class all have their own life experiences and situations that they have had to overcome and still they are sitting in class trying to move on. She makes it her mission to help them and maybe help them finds way to overcome the scars that they have. Castellanos explains, “ I teach in a totally non-traditional way. I use every trick in the books: lots of positive reinforcement, both oral and written; lots of one-on-one conferences. I network women with each other, refer them to professor friends who can help them; connect them to graduate students and/or former students who are already pursuing careers” (pg 348).
Unfortunately, in thier adolescent years, girls and boys are influenced to take classes that are deemed appropriate for their gender. Most students in parenting or home economics classes are female. Males densely populate the agriculture and mechanic classes. Susan Jacoby wrote “When Bright Girls Decide That Math Is a Waste of Time” She speaks of how math and science are considered masculine subjects. Jacoby feels that this stereotype causes smart girls to under achieve.
He says that much of this difficulty can be attributed to professors and the way that writing is taught to students, especially individuals who are newly entering the college setting (11). According to Bartholomae, students struggle with adapting to academic discourse and using the commonplaces of the discourse because they must be able to place themselves within the discourse rather than just imitating it, which is a hard thing to learn and an even harder thing to put into practice when most students have no previous experience with the discourse of academics
I interview all of the students on site at CLC prior to their class time when possible and they spoke candidly about their instructors and how they felt that some of the work was too hard, while others felt they were not going to be able to meet the challenge expected of them for their education. Some students felt there is too much information being given to them at one time and not enough time for them to digest information between the college and the high school. There were students during these interviews who felt that their problems begins with time management as they try to process, gather, research, and prepare for projects and class experiences. Some students told me that they feel the college instructors expect too much from them over multiple subjects. Because some students feel they are not properly prepared or skilled in study habits for college work, they expressed that they are failing certain courses either at the high school level or with the dual credit program.