As the child enters high school,... ... middle of paper ... .... Many teachers figure that Hispanic students will not try to challenge themselves academically, so says Burton, “they do little recruiting of minority students and here is the big fault in part of the teachers because they assume that the students are being lazy when in reality there is a deeper origin of the problem. (Burton) The lack of support from home and school make it difficult for a student to find confidence within him or herself. Apart from the difficulty of identifying themselves as Hispanic or American comes the burden of not being told that they have to potential to achieve anything they can. This group has been wrongly stereotyped as lazy young male and females, when in reality the circumstances they were born in and grew up in left little to no choice on whether they wanted to live a life differently fro those of their parents.
As an educator, this made me realize that there are many issues and problems that a student goes through when immigrating. Most of the time of why a student acts a certain is because of the social, educational, economical, social-cultural, linguistics, and mental health perspective. It is my job as an educator to not act irrationally when I know there are one or a few of those factors affecting an immigrant students. New students see teacher’s as support systems and we need to be able to be there for students who are new to help them assimilate to a new environment and culture. Teachers and immigrants need to meet halfway and understanding what each other’s expectations are to be able to have an optimal learning and teaching experience.
This can be a bit taxing. I was in a resource room helping students on an individual bases. Each student was unique and learned in different ways. The students with social barriers I found to be the most challenging. As the year progressed I found ways of communicating with them and teaching the information they needed to be successful in school and life.
As secondary English teachers it is important for us to keep in mind that student’s lives and identities in school are affected by their lives outside of school. By the time students reach the secondary level they have already shaped much of their identity around how others perceive them, their home life and popular culture. During adolescents identity continues to be formed and questioned and has a huge impact on the student’s development of their identity as an academic, student and reader. Literacy is a social practice that is affected by the identity of the student, the community of the student and the student’s interaction with popular culture. In a classroom of thirty or more students there are bound to be students from various cultural background and socioeconomic status and it is important as educators to keep in mind how a student’s background affects how they perform as a student.
Freire noted many ideas on this subject that are true. Just set back and remember your high school classes or even your college classes. A few examples of one concept Freire named the “narrative” concept is when the teacher teaches and the students learn, the teacher issues discipline and the students are the recipient and the teacher confuses the knowledge with their own professional authority, in which this limits the freedom of creativity for the students. Teaching such as the “narrative” concept terro... ... middle of paper ... ...able learning people. The “problem- posing” concept and practice take the students as face value, and allow a more comfortable atmosphere for learning.
There are so many things going on in our students lives we sometimes forget they have lives, pressures and disabilities that affect their performance and attitude in our class that have a profound impact on how they learn. For this paper I have chose to focus on learners that struggle with autism and students who have ADHD. Autism and ADHD learning disabilities are becoming more and more common in the everyday classroom and many more cases go undiagnosed. According to our textbook, of children ages 6-21in the United States and the District of Columbia, there are a reported 483, 554 or 8.1% with an emotional disability such as ADHD and 140,280 or 2.3% with Autism (Kevin Ryan). These disabilities can severely affect a child’s ability to learn in a normal classroom setting.
Teaching middle school students will not be easy and I understand that management and instruction of a classroom is one of the most important aspects to have a good learning environment. I will have to adjust my style of teaching to my students that pass through my class year to year. Knowing and understanding your students is how I am going to try to shape and structure my classroom because if the students are not responding it is something that I need to change about my style of
It is very important as a teacher to know your students and know what methods or strategies will wo... ... middle of paper ... ...ucation: A Conceptual Framework for Educational Researchers and Practitioners. Educational Psychologist, 46(4), 222-238. Shin, R. Q. (2011). The Influence of Africentric Values and Neighborhood Satisfaction on the Academic Self-Efficacy of African American Elementary School Children.
Teachers must work in a diverse classroom which requires the educator to exceed or at least meet the needs of their students. Students will have different personalities, skills, interests and learning needs. New teachers find diverse classrooms very challenging to individualize a lesson plan. Instructing a class of students that are not all identical to each other is rewarding. Teaching a group of different pupils will give a new teacher professional improvement and development.
The following factors include: background information, faculty involvement, connection with faculty, discrimination, and adapting to a new environment. These factors have an effect on GPAs, campus involvement, and graduation rates. Literature Review First we must look at backgrounds. A students’ environment can tell about how they are going to act in school, during an activity, and how they are going to work with the people surrounding them. According to Tinto, “The overall differences in persistence rates between African American students and non-minorities were primarily due to differences in their academic preparedness rather than differences in their socioeconomic backgrounds” (Tinto 1993; Baker, Robnett, and Torres 2012).