The term first generation tends to be thrown around a lot by educators and policy makers but what does the term mean does a first-generation college student come from a home where neither parent earned a college degree. If the students were struggling to represent their subtractions visually, why not help them by, say, arranging tile blocks in groups of 10, a teacher would suggest. The students do not simply laugh, they whoop and holler, throw their heads back in open-mouthed guffaws and shake their heads in disbelief i would love to lay claim to the funniest educator joke of all time, but sadly, i don't have that kind of comic game.
Knowing our students as learners it is easy to dismiss the importance of knowing your students as either a vacuous platitude or a statement of the obvious however, the process of coming to know students as learners is often difficult and challenging, particularly if the students are struggling with schoolwork. But, still, hoping to learn why teachers have sex with their students (i'm a parent, and as much as i never even want to contemplate this topic, i also don't want to be in denial about it), i. College, as the saying goes, is supposed to be the best four years of your life but there's increasingly a new norm for students: spending six years getting a degree.
Students don't study effectively or use techniques like reviewing material before class (this site is a good start for that) and working in study groups it's easy to procrastinate when you get behind in chemistry it's tough to get caught up. Edit article how to handle a teacher who yells a lot three methods: dealing as a student dealing as a parent reporting the problem community q&a teachers have to be strict to maintain control of a classroom. We do not have to be quite so contemplative but we should nonetheless ask the deep questions about the situations we face it is the best way to get the information we need to make informed decisions and for sales people it is the single most important skill they need to succeed.
Why is it that some students study really hard, but aren't the best in their age group or get only average grades and why is it that there are other students who do not even invest half the amount of time and effort into their studies, but get good or even outstanding results. For example, you could have all students do a self-portrait, but kids who are there for more time could then add a decorative border or do some creative writing about their piece kristie gillespie i call it teacher at the table i have a student that works quickly and is usually ahead to help the student that was absent catch up. The more chances a student has to demonstrate their learning, the better the picture the teacher has of what the student knows psychologists martin maehr and carol midgly would say an overemphasis on assessment can actually undermine the pursuit of excellence. Understanding why students turn to alcohol can help you stop them from drinking and making bad choices check out our previous blogs here and here for more information on how your college can reduce student drinking. By student population and other contextual variables on the whole, however, the things that cost money benefit students, and there is scarce evidence that there are more cost-effective alternatives do state school finance reforms matter.
College science is not high school science a lot of the apprehension new college students bring to math and science classes stems from bad past experiences these often result from teachers with. Thoughts from richard saul wurman and the comedian louis ck a while back i was discussing the subject of questioning with richard saul wurman, the original creator of the ted conference and a man who's pretty much obsessed with questions. The standardized test scores of students who do submit them are part of our holistic and qualitative scholarship review process we may offer the wilkins scholarship to up to 100 admitted students however, a substantially lower number of our enrolled first-year class of almost 500 students are wilkins scholars.