Thus far the discussions of how race, culture, and socioeconomic status plays a role in education has been a very enlightened one. Up until now I really have never thought about how many things play a part in the education a child receives and how a teacher’s career is also impacted. Like many others I assume, education is something that we all receive and never think about it in great detail. For me going to school each day was just a routine and the end goal was to graduate high school and go onto college, always thinking that it was that easy for all others. Not until now have I discovered that it is not that easy and that there are many obstacles in the way of a good education.
Education is a very important factor in the lives of many people but, personally, I think everyone in the world should rely on their basic instincts. When teachers try to get through to me, I think that blocks them out. I learn better and get a good grasp on things when there’s no one around. I can concentrate better and get the work that needs to be done finished. Work should be handed to each person equally because everybody needs money. Everybody should be given a shot at a job without being judged on their appearance or their way of life.
I believe that a quality education should be a right not a privilege, and when I see students that are at a disadvantage I feel the need to take action. Education is the key to success, and I have always connected my
Education has always been a basic human right across every society around the world. We have always needed to disseminate information and teach people about different skills in order to perpetuate our societies, as they cannot function if people will never go beyond the basics and specialize. However, it is also because of education that we become more holistic people, taking in new ideas and thinking about them, allowing us to develop ourselves as an individual. This is why education is important in creating informed citizens within our own societies, creating our individual “voice” and instigate change within our societies. James Baldwin’s article A Talk to Teachers stresses this, as he discusses that education is important in the liberation of people of color from discrimination and oppression. As long as knowledge about issues are spread, people will think and act once they possess the knowledge to. This is why Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow” informs people about the issues of mass incarceration, because if people aren’t knowledgeable about such issues, they will never act to change it, or have any reason to care. Knowledge is a powerful weapon, and it is our responsibility to use it for the better.
In the United States there is a long history of failure to provide every young citizen of this country with a good education. While there has been revolutionary advances to give every child their best possible chance to get an education; the same cannot be said about the quality of the education given to each child. Many studies have brought forth data that show minority groups within the United States have a much more difficult academic experience when you look at a child’s transition to kindergarten, a school required qualification for teachers, and their views on academic achievement based on cultural norms, and racism experienced.
My strongest belief is that education is the foundation for success. Knowledge opens so many doors and opportunities that would not exist without it. The American education system should be no exception to the notion that we live in the “Land of Opportunity,” and each child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education equivalent to their peers regardless of who or where they come from. Through the ED 105 course at Clemson University, the readings from that course, and my field experience working with middle school students I have solidified my views toward the field of education and established personal goals for the type of educator I would like to become in the future.
Throughout the history of American education, students have faced many dilemmas that have caused interference to the community in many ways. For the past half century many of the educational reform movements (e.g., school desegregation, head start, and bilingual education) have attempted to promote racial and class equality in education. So why is it that these reform movements haven’t been successful in equalizing educational opportunities? There have been notable achievement gaps between mainstream and minority students that researchers haven’t found a solution for and my explanation for this is that once a debate has been “solved,” a new one arises. It isn’t so much that educational equity isn’t achievable, but I strongly believe that the ignorance of individuals creates a barrier between the reality of a situation and the false belief of one. This is to say that those who believe in stereotypical speculations about certain racial groups, often alienate that group; so much so that equality is farfetched.
I interviewed a second grade teacher Ms. Hayes in James elementary school. This school was my kids’ school so I know most the teachers who work there. Ms. Hayes was a very nice and respectful lady who was welcome to interview her and make my observation about second grader. In that time I spent four hours with cute and smart students. Ms. Hayes’ classroom has twenty student’s seven girls and thirteen boys along with a wide variety of cultures. There were many different religious beliefs, family backgrounds, nationalities, races, social classes, and personality’s, represented in the class. The second grade classroom is a clean, decorate and has a lot of teaching technology devices and supplies which are very useful. Ms. Hayes has many technology
My teacher is invisible now because she drank a purple drink. It was really weird when she was teaching the only thing we could see was her glasses. So when she went somewhere we stared at her glasses to know where she was going. One time i saw her gas coming out it was disgusting. Another thing she would all the time was grade peoples papers. The only thing i could see was her pen and paper.
I am choosing to use their newsletters that was created for my second grade classroom. This newsletter shows how I worked collaboratively with my cooperating teacher to create a newsletter to send home to my student’s parents. I wanted to introduce myself, and explain what I would be doing in the second grade room. I made a meaningful connection to parents by explaining who I was, and what I was going to be teaching their children. I also worked with other teachers and the principals to put important dates on my newsletter. Although my newsletter did not have any standards, I met the WV teaching standard under standard 5. It was not difficult once I talked it through with my cooperating teacher. My cooperating teacher explain to me that I had
I have 8 years wide teaching experience as a instructor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY) and as both a graduate student lecturer and a teaching assistant at The city college (CUNY). I am fully experienced with many styles of classroom instruction including the use of workshops and peer mentors, graphing calculators and symbolic algebra packages such as Mathematica, Maple and Math Lab.
Personal Teaching Persona Description: If I were to choose four words to describe my current teaching persona, I would choose approachable, responsive, flexible, and open. To exhibit those behaviors to students in an online class, I have to take some of the things I do in a F2F class and “tweak” them.
I believe that education extends far beyond the classroom walls, and involves many more people than students and teachers. People should be learning wherever they go, and should continue learning long after they’ve graduated from high school or college. Education isn’t something that can be quantified with tests or report cards, but is instead something that people carry with them. It’s a survival pack for life, and some people are better equipped in certain areas than in others. People with a solid education are prepared for nearly anything, as they will be able to provide for their own physical, emotional, and aesthetic needs.
Imagine a world of weak minded, illiterate people. Imagine world of closed-minded, careless people. Imagine a world where people are content with the educational system today. Educational inequality is still Americans most urgent civil right issue, because it’s difficult to survive without a high school diploma. Educational inequality is the unfair distribution of academic resources such as; school funding, experienced and/or qualified teachers, books, and new resources to socially deprived communities. These communities are disadvantaged and oppressed and have been for decades, and no one is acting upon the issue. Think back to grade school, recall how teachers spoke about the future how it goes from: school, graduation, to get a career
Every child deserves to be educated regardless or race, color or ethnic background. Children from all social backgrounds have equal rights to attend school where they receive an education that will prepare them to compete on equal terms in the economic system.