Providing Constructive Responses Teaches Adolescents

935 WordsNov 12, 20154 Pages
Providing constructive responses teaches adolescents that recovering from a failure is more than being labeled for that failure. As a student it is hard when staying up late to study for a test doesn’t cut it. For an adolescent puberty, school, parents and teacher are a challenges that sometimes they are not prepared for. Simply telling and adolescent they got an F on a test doesn’t teach time management and divestment it teaches resentment and a sense of defeat. Taking the time to go through the mistakes that resulted in an F, give and adolescent a second change to build perseverance that is expected. When I was in eighth grade I wrote a paper, I can’t remember what it was about or what class I wrote it for all I remember is the teacher giving me an D and telling my mom that because I spoke Spanish and English I would not succeed in school. I felt that I was being told no matter what I did because of my race, ethnicity, and culture I was destined to fail. My mom spoke to an English teacher I connected with and she took the time to go through the paper I wrote, worked with me on my mistakes and helped me rewrite the paper. That day she didn’t just help me improve my grade she gave me a feeling of control and achievement. The last strategy that Wormeli suggest is lesson strategies, which include provide meaningful work, provide multiple tools/ models and making sure the student experiences success. If students perceive how learning the concept or skill will help them do the
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