Some students may feel that they want to help improve their skills such as communication skills and problem solving skills; others want to improve their grades or test scores; others expect their teacher have a profound influence on their future job and life. All these expectations make it difficult to define what kind of teachers is best for students. As far as I am concerned, most of modern day parents do not have the conditions to become the good teachers of their children. They have to focus on earning money, doing their own business or meeting their friends or business partners. The time they spend to educate their kids is next to nothing.
The Civil Right Movement brought about legislation in preventing prejudice towards people with disabilities allowing them the right to an education. Legislation made sure parents are well-informed of their rights concerning their child’s education and special instructions designed to meet their needs. The social implications of litigation on the lives of students with disabilities is giving students equality in education where teachers develop modification and accommodations to meet student’s academic and social goals. I would say thinking has changed dramatically regarding the understanding of students with disabilities. For, many people did not understand or had the true knowledge of disabilities and how to help students with disabilities.
What Constitutes A Good Teacher? An effective teacher must be able to wear many hats at once. Teachers are expected to be inspiring, entertaining and creative, while at the same time organised, disciplined and time conscious. It is not enough to be an expert in a chosen subject; a teacher must also possess an understanding of young people's interests and motivations and be aware that they may be working with children who do not share their love of the subject. For this reason I believe teaching to be one of the most challenging and interesting career choices.
Spencer Kagan, Patricia Kyle, and Sally Scott provide that disruptions and misbehaviors can be prevented by, “An interesting, stimulating teacher who adapts the curriculum to student interests and needs” (Charles, 2008, p. 155). Engaging lessons are extremely important in an overpopulated classroom because of the larger number of students and the resulting larger potential for misbehavior. Another reason engaging lessons are important is because it is a preemptive strike against some students lack of motivation. Unmotivated students influence the teaching environment negatively for the obvious reason that they are not giving their best effort. With an unmotivated student the material is unlikely to be learned or retained and
Without standards, districts and schools would not have goals to follow for each grade. Exams that are given by the state can measure the progress of students towards attaining the standards. Although I believe that standards are important throughout education, critics argue that “having rigid standards and tests discourages schools from being innovative and inspiring creativity in their students”. I disagree with this statement because if there were no such thing as standards, every school throughout the world would be on different levels. Gene Wilhoit, an executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers said “ Many states have too many expectations in their academic standards that force teachers to cover too much in a superficial way”.
Student learning and interest should drive the curriculum." As English (2010, p. 123) aptly writes,“Children are not the means to obtain better test scores. Rather, children are the ends of what education is about in the first place. And since tests can never completely measure them or their learning (or their inherent worth, ever), test scores should be viewed with great humility, deep skepticism, and sustained temporality.” Curriculum should matter as the future of our world grows up to become responsible leaders who are ready to take their place as functioning and productive members of society. It is only befitting and just that we educators and administrators provide them a curriculum that is tailor- made to meet their needs into the 21st century (Udelhofen, 2005).
The senators and other politicians believe that the reason for Americans stupidity and failures in schools is because of the shows and influences like Jackass. Moore disagrees with this though, “... the odds are good that you’ll find overflowing classrooms, leaking ceilings, and demoralized teachers.” (pg. 124 Moore). This draws the attention of how terrible some public schools can be due to the lack of money and budgets they receive from the government. Instead the politicians, “ ...build another bomber than to educate our children.” (pg.
Many children in the world may have not had the chance to make creative decisions, and are enforced strict guidelines for a “proper” education. Without this, young students risk not being able to search for themselves, and may never find out who they really are. American education allows ideas and emotions to be fully
It is a small idea that has a huge impact. If our children are taught to live every day with self-respect, the obstacles that are causing the violence in our society today will disperse. I don’t believe a human being can begin to understand the concept of love
As balanced is a fundamental characteristic for human development, children should not be put into such type of “talent training”. First and foremost, arduous courses of training tend to put heavy pressure on children both physically and mentally. A number of scientists express their worry towards the risk of damaging children’s functional development due to overload on body components, which are still growing (Thomas W. Rowland, 1996). Beside Additionally, it is necessary for children to complete their school curriculum before pursuing any other field or career so as to have a firm base of background knowledge, which is vital yet tend to be neglected when it comes to professional training, which takes up most of children’s time, leaving them too exhausted for lessons and activities at school. School is the second home for children.