Just as police officers would do well to have a degree in sociology or child development, since they do deal with society, and an increasing number of children; the new trend for American teachers is to embrace the study of child development, if these teachers intend to deal with America's Children.
“The indicator of how your life may proceed depends on how you did in 3rd grade algebra.”
The relationship between 8th
grade algebra and a life of
crime or victimization
A big mistake teachers often make is waiting to teach students something they should have already been exposed to, having waited past the time for which they were already developmentally ready for. This is especially true of African American Students, since they tend to be eager to learn while constantly under estimated and become bored or anxious. The biggest example of this is algebra in from birth thru 8th grade. Many adolescents are not really capable of the abstract thinking, but however, can learn abstract information through concrete lesson plans that requires algebra be presented as physical and tactical, so they do well, no matter what.
TEACHERS WITH A THOROUGH BACKGROUND IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT--A NEW TREND FOR SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS?
Just as police officers, would do well to have a, degree in sociology or child development, since police officers do deal with society and an increasing number of children; the new trend for American teachers is to embrace the study of child development, if these teachers intend to deal with America's Children. Not only will having a child development background help to identify those teachers who are in the field of teaching, only, because their first or second career choice did not pan out, from true teachers. For instance, I studied engineering. I worked in aerospace, my contract ended and I'm waiting for a new one; so I teach Math for a year or two. You should not be allowed in that classroom without the sufficient background in Child Development. There is an absolute difference in between an airplane and a developing infant or child.
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