The study found that as long as the student spent a full three years in a small classroom, the advantages would be seen. It has also been reported by STAR that the students in the smaller classes were 6 – 14 months ahead of the students in regular size classrooms. This large gap shows that it is much easier for students to comprehend information in smaller classrooms. A few other benefits from small classes were found, for example, students in small classrooms are 7% more likely to graduate on time. It was also found that students in small classrooms are 4% less likely to drop out of high school (Small Class Size, 1999).
My concept of myself changed so much because of this when I came to Immaculata because I feel more engaged in school and motivated to learn. The multicultural identity of my school district also impacted my identity. The classrooms had a medium level of diversity and an equal number of males and females. People came from various ethnicities and a very wide range of social classes. Most teachers were able to celebrate diversity and were encouraged to respect all students, regardless of their personal beliefs and background.
I think the point here is not say that you did it because you have to, nor because it will boost your ego and don’t bloviate, because that won’t suit you. Do it because if you don’t do help them who will. Don’t be vitriolic and start giving whatever you can and I have a feeling that they will be happy with whatever you give them. And remember we are all the same and no one is superior to us, we are all the same, expect people act in a rococo matter and they think that they are far more superior to us.
In the Stock home, there is only one thing we enjoy doing. Sure, like every other family we have our grand and elaborate dinner, which is composed of all the greatest delicacies my mother and grandmother can whip up. Of course, as is expected, after stuffing ourselves as if this was our last meal the men in the family congregate in the living room. We sit and wait for our tradition to begin by discussing how each of our lives has been unfolding since last Thanksgiving. Finally, the moment arrives, kick off of the first of many Thanksgiving Day football games.
This just means that there are many different cultures throughout that country. In today’s society, it is so important that we have multicultural education because there are so many different people that we as Americans will encounter throughout our lives through school, jobs, and just everyday life. In knowing
The term “home schooling” began to flourish in the 1970’s when it found a place in the dictionary. For many people, this was the only option because public schools were too far away to attend. There is over a fifteen percent rise in home schooled students each year. A majority of home schooled students are white middle-class families, but minorities are finding that this option is also better for their children (School Choice). It is estimated that there are currently two million children home schooled in the United States (School Choice).
As my days at Kindergarten Gap come to a close, I have been reflecting a lot. Between this Human Relations class and my service learning experience, I have learned how diverse of a society we live in. I’ve observed many sources of diversity at my service learning site. It has been a real eye opening experience. Throughout the last three months, I’ve observed diversity amongst ethnic group, ability, gender, and social-economic class just to name a few.
As I near the end of my high school career, I realize that I am not the same person who began 3 years ago as a freshman. While my teachers instilled the fundamental aspects of a well-rounded education, I learned through my own experience that education extends beyond the classroom. My activities in academics, athletics, community service and work experience, have instilled qualities in me that will prepare me for the immediate future of college and beyond. My unique educational environment of a school has allowed me the opportunity to form close relationships with teachers and students alike, enabling me to interact with people of various backgrounds and ages. These experiences prepared me for my encounters beyond the realm of the classroom.
For this Listening and Speaking coursework, my group members, Muhammad Faaiz, Amira Wahida and I had learnt a lot of things from the microteaching experiences and also all the processes that we had gone through from the beginning until the end of the coursework. For our experiences on microteaching, we choose Amira’s lesson plan to be present in class. The topic is “The Holidays” under the theme “World of Knowledge”. From the demonstration of the lesson plan, there are some strength and also weaknesses that can be found. With the feedbacks and comments from other friends also, I can apply those entire thing to become a good English teacher in the future.
During this semester, I had the opportunity of working with a class of 2nd Graders in the Long Beach area. Even though in my last two serve rotations I was exposed to students from different linguistically and cultural backgrounds, this year I had the opportunity of truly experiencing multicultural diversity in the classroom. Since Jane Addams is located in the ghetto area of Long beach, the majority of the students are the so called minorities. Mrs. Chavarria classroom represented pluralism and world cultures; in her classroom there were Filipinos Samoans, African Americans, Latinos a couple of white kids, and a Hispanic/Chinese boy. This last serve rotation gave me the opportunity to experience my mentor teacher's pedagogical approaches which engage cultural multiplicity in many effective ways.