In addition to the Sadker’s sampling evidence and their conclusions; they also expose asymmetric teacher-pupil interaction instances where teachers use female students as props while the boys are allowed to dominate the lecture discussion. Furthermore, female students in their study were also told to step away from math manipulations to allow the male student to have access to interactive learning resources. They compile their sampling evidence and drive home a powerful conclusion that girls as a whole have
There is an unspoken competition in open discussions in the classroom, along with underlying punishment for those who do not understand. The article shows children are placed on a pass or fail platform in front of their peers causing humiliation and pain. When they answer a question incorrectly, not only does the child know they failed, the whole class has watched them fail. Fear and public humiliation seem to create a block that causes a child to shy away from the unsure. This may not seem sensible but it is natural even in the brightest of children.
Critical Review of You Can’t Say You Can’t Play “You can’t say you can’t play” recounts a teacher’s attempts to undo the habit of exclusion in her kindergarten classroom. In this case, the exclusion that has come to concern her is that which arises when certain children are consistently rejected from entering the other children’s play. A Macarthur Fellow, Paley teaches kindergarten in a racially and socio-economically diverse classroom at the University of Chicago Lab School, but the problems she writes about could arise in any classroom group anywhere. The exclusionary behavior arouses memories in Vivian Paley of her own childhood. She watched but did not feel powerful enough to go against her classmates making outcasts of some children, such as an overweight girl with only one dress while everyone, teachers included deferred to the leading confident children.
I want to experiment with what builds a sense of community, support, care, and motivation in my classroom and I assume this will take place in many forms. Torey sought out and found ways to communicate and build relationships with her students, some of the time these ways were non-verbal and rather based on feeling; I hope to create the same sort of atmosphere in my classroom, to have those important one on one moments with my students. This passage in the book also reminded me of a recent conversation I had with my supervising teacher about the hiring process. She told me that some of the best teachers have the worst interviews, but when she’s looking for a potential teacher she relies mostly on intuition; if she believes an individual truly loves children, she is much more likely to hire them regardless of their interview. (Of course the individual would have to demonstrate some basic competencies) The passage also made me think of the beauty of the teaching profession and how it really is difficult to explain to a non-teacher; there are so many small and large events that happen on a daily basis in the academic world that creates a world of amazement and appreciation for the growing
Mindsets In the nonfictional book, “Mindset” written by Carol S. Dweck, she mentions that students get fixed mindsets. There are many ways to cause a student to have one because students may tend to take what parents, teachers, etc… say seriously. She also says that most students get their mindsets from the transaction to a junior high. Students with a fixed mindset will always have bad grades, and the fact that they will always try to blame someone else. A student’s mindset comes from negative labeling from parents or teachers, or stereotypes based on race and class.
As gender equity is gaining momentum in society today, it is crucial that teacher help their students identify where it exists in the classroom and school environment. The article begins by identifying the common gender stereotypes by listing terms that are commonly associated with woman, some of these include: emotional, clean, artsy, and childrearing. It then goes on to discuss those that are associated with men, some of these include: aggressive, no emotions, athletic and, money maker. (P. 13-14) The article then goes on to discuss the causes of gender inequality. The article discusses while “gender differences are the result of
As some people work hard to receive their education there are others who may interfere with others education. They are no longer just problem students in Regular classes, but now affecting the higher knowledge students in AP classes. Because teachers have to give their attention to the discipline problems throughout the class the students who want to learn are often obligated to slack in their class. With schools making more rules to try and fight the problems they are still broken with a minimum of a D-Hall. The education system is known lowering their standards for the people that are most likely end up in the minimum wage jobs.
Pet Peeve Speech In school the idea that we all learn differently and in our own ways is stressed to us from kindergarten right up to your senior year. I don't disagree with that at all, in fact I feel deeply that we all do in fact learn in ways unique to us. The teachers and staff here at Iron Mountain High School do a fantastic job of catering to the needs of individuals who have troubles grasping concepts or just can't seem to understand something the first time it's explained to them. Once again I'm fine with that, but not everyone needs that much help. Not everyone wants that much help!
Often the students are labelled because of stereotypical assumptions about their class background in which working-class students are labelled negatively and middle-class positively. Many studies of the labelling theory have been carried out by interactionist sociologist - studying the small-scale, face-to-face interactions between individuals. They are interested in the way people attach labels to each other and the effects of these labels on educational achievement. Aaron Cicourel and John Kitsuse (1963) studied educational counsellors in an American high school, from this they saw how labelling can disadvantage working-class students. They found that there were inconsistencies in the way that the counsellors assessed the students’ suitability for courses.
She uses intrinsic motivation, which means doing what she loves to do without a reward to push her students into a class that not only teaches them English but about themselves as well. When Erin discovers how much of their lives are blighted by racial prejudice, she introduces them to books like 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and begins to educate them for real. Over time these underachieving students begin to have a family relationship amongst each other. Through-out the movie you can see that each and every student focuses on their Self Awareness. Whether it’s their private or public self-consciousness the students concentrate a lot on their