It was sensitive of the teacher to consider any language barrier by having translators present at this speech. By staying after school until 8pm the teacher is giving an opportunity to all of her students and parents to have a chance to come by personally after work to have a meeting. If the teacher cannot make herself available to her students parents she is less likely to be affective. By giving out handouts it can act as an icebreaker for some parents, as well as, more importantly continue to help parents feel more directly involved with their childs education. I believe the affect a translator has on parents is obvious, for parents of students who are learning English themselves it is paramount to any real communication.
Most people, however, argue students should not be allowed to fill out evaluation forms. Although ratings by students can improve teachers in many ways, students should not be grading the professors since students don’t know about teaching. Their ratings might reflect personal opinions of whether they liked the teacher or not instead of focusing on how well the teacher taught, and students do not look back at their efforts they spent in the class. Sites have been created where students can express their opinions about their professors. The website named www.ratemyprofessor.com is one of these sites that allow students to give ratings and comments about their professors.
Computers and internet are great resources for searching information and learning new things, but they are not proper for all ages. For instance, in elementary school, student should not use the computers. In elementary school student start to learn how to read, or how to calculate. If they use computers instead of old ways, they might do not earn results as much as their teachers expect. In additional, when we use computers in the classrooms, we have a chance for cheating.
The communication between the student and the teacher can provide a better atmosphere for a classroom environment. A teacher and student can communicate in many different ways. The teacher cold have their students write in a journal every day, or do different activities like have them show-and-tell items from home. Of course a teacher will not understand every issue a child will have in his or her classroom, but will be able to recognize students who are struggling in specific areas. Research indicates that academic success and student behavior are influenced by the quality of the teacher and student relationship (Powers).
Have you already heard “every day to go to school is happiness”? Attending school is not only to sharpen the knowledge but also to communicate face-to-face with close friends or lovely teachers. However, as a matter of fact, some students quit the class maybe for their playing or seeing others do. To amend this status, it is suggested that students should be penalized for missing class. In my viewpoint, I do agree with this because of three reasons.
From my past experience, I think that there are two main factors that have the biggest impact in my acquisition of a second language which are motivation and self-confidence. I did not think that I receive a great deal of motivation from the people surrounding me to speak in English. This is because they often avoid me when I use English during a conversation with them in my high school years. There are even fewer teacher that encourages us to use the language itself maybe because they have a low proficiency in English. For instance, I would only get motivated and motivation from my classmates when we are having speaking test or other communication-related test.
Each class has an average of 27 to 30 students to it, which can limit the ability of one on one interaction with the teacher. A lot of the bullying issues come from the unstructured dress codes. This can create social divide to the less fortunate kids that can’t afford all the name brand items. In public school teachers are quick to say your child needs to be on medication if they are high strung, without knowing what other forms of issues might be occurring in the home. When parents try to discipline there child at home the school seems to always try to step in.
But the community would be able to enforce the curfew more thoroughly if the student does not have good parental figures in their life. Parents give curfews for many reasons; to know that their child is some safe and sound at a decent hour, so they can get enough sleep to function at school the next day, and work on any school work that didn’t get finished at school. If parents really believe that it is necessary for their kids to have a curfew then they will enforce it. It’s all up to the parent and what they believe is necessary and what is best for their child. Unlike the community parents can give privileges on the time that a child has to be home by.
By doing simple things like going over the work and making sure the students comprehends the material, and by correcting his or her homework is a helpful way for the parent to enforce the school lessons. In a publication by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company known as MetLife “Nine in ten teachers (88%) and principals (89%) believe that strengthening ties among schools and parents is very important for improving student achievement” (MetLife 2010). Many parents do not take the time to review a child’s homework and by doing this simple procedure many parents would be able to help their child succeed better in school. In 1992 the National PTA held a summit geared to discussing parental involvement. One of the speakers Joyce Flood of the Illinois Board of Education spoke on a review of “The relationship between parent involvement in the home and student achievement.
This statement from the reading “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan influences the most to me because I was raised by immigrant parents whose English is there 2nd language. Just like Tan helped her mother translate I had to translate for my mother, at a very young age not knowing certain words made translating for my mom very difficult. Tan stated when a person is at home, surrounded by their loved ones, they let their guard down. Its true the language we speak around our families are different from the ones we use in the professional world in school we have to speak and talk perfect