I understand principals have a lot of pressure, but they need to make decisions based on student interest and not the interest of the adults. I also see school offer tutoring only for the gra... ... middle of paper ... ...s to using the test scores to judge, blame, and point fingers at others. The principal has a big influence on changing their school’s mindset of standardize testing. If the principal works with teachers on analyzing the results to guide teaching, staff development, and setting a collaborating environment, they can use standardize testing to help our schools. The principal should also ensure teachers don’t teach to a test, and to also celebrate results with their students.
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These are not measures of learning outcomes, but rather completely unrelated (“Grading vs. Assessment…”). Sometimes if a student does not do well on an assignment, then the teacher might skew or pad the results of the students work which leads to an inaccurate picture of a student’s learning. A report by the Huffington Post states that “Teachers feel compelled to ‘grade,’ any and all student work, believing that a letter or percentage will indicate to students and parents a measure of skill.” (Rubino). This quote indicates that some teachers feel that they must grade all work that is handed out. Some of the work handed out should not need to be graded.
Jerry Jesness, an educator and consultant in the ESL profession, wrote about this issue in his article “Why Johnny Can’t Fail”. Jesness called this situation the “floating standard,” where teachers submit to the complaints of parents and teachers (41-42). Teachers, who should be holding students to high standards so they can reach their potential, are unable to uphold this expectation since they received negative comments from parents that the teachers are too harsh on the students, yet ironically, parents wants their students to learn the best to succeed in life. That does not make sense to me at all. Of course, others might say that this is not the teacher’s fault but the parent’s instead.
If a teacher is not explaining an assignment in a way that a refugee student can understand, they simply lose interest. On the other hand, when students are unresponsive to a teacher they are considered “disrespectful” (Usman 112). Most of these classrooms struggles are due to miscommunication issues. Teachers should not assume that students are acting out. Rather, they should meet with parents and discuss how to deal with these issues (Usman 114).
Expectancy is simply predicted behavior and not what behavior is wanted. Reciprocity is defined by Griffin as “a strong human tendency to respond to another’s action with similar behavior.” Reciprocity occurs when someone violates another’s expectancy. When... ... middle of paper ... ...ler amount of teacher expect touch to be a part of the student teacher relationship. From the research in giving compliments, only half the teachers saw this as a negative experience and further, more than half the teachers said that they couldn’t be certain that that would change how they grade an assignment. Therefore, one can gather that giving a teacher an unexpected compliment might possibly lead to an elevated score on your next assignment or exam.
In a sense avoidance is a coping mechanism which happens to create stress, anxiety and reduces self-confidence (Boyes, 2013). Fortunately, for students with temperament shyness this avoidance coping mechanism can be overcome once recognized. However, it is important to first question why there is a difference between shy and non-shy students. One approach to this question is the labeling theory which is the idea that if given a label and accepted that it will affect how they see themselves and how other perceive them. For example, “ ‘teachers in one classic study were told to watch normal elementary school children who had been labeled (for the study) as ‘learning disabled,’ ‘mentally retarded,’ ‘emotionally disturbed,’ or ‘normal’ Sadly, teachers gave the children very different ratings, depending on the labels used,’” (as cited in Coon & Mitterer, 2014, page 46).
A teacher’s job is to shape the mind of young adults through education but not sexual contact between one another. I hate when one teachers makes a mistake which causes us to look at all teachers. There are some teachers who build productive relationships with their student and help them to succeed not only in the present but also in the future. There are also teachers who take the wrong path and take advantage of their fragile students minds. Teachers should be seen as a role model not as someone our kids have to fear and doesn’t have their best interest in mind.