It has to become the choice of the children to make the Public Schools be the best. Come prepared to learn, be proactive to support the campus programs, groups and organizations.
It too needs the parents to push for returns of historical programs, with improved focus within and upon these programs. Examples: Arts and Crafts Training Programs, Computer Tech, Debate Teams, Band and Other Musical Culture Building Programs.
This is among the most critical periods in their young lives –
The Environment Should Be Like A Magnet, Which Draws Kids To Want To Be There.
Each school is equipped with Auditoriums and many have facilities which can function as Craft and Vocation Training, and Teach “Real Life Economic” of the Working Class Individual. This can be expanded to teach higher level of what is Investment Learning, and how markets works. But first and foremost, teach them how “Real Life Working Class Economic Function”.
|We need to begin to teach “Anti Bullying” but first to do so, we have to constructively replace bullying with a sense of Willingness to Be of Assistance. When young people develop their value system of self, and the high point is compassionate understanding, they are less inclined to even consider the concept of bullying.
Start Earlier talking about “Family Dynamics”, the roles, the responsibilities and the duties of what is a family member as it relates to solid principles. Communication, Respect, Consideration, Compassion, the meaning of Social Welfare as it relates to family function and interactions. Teach the responsibility involved in being a youth, what it cost to a family to invest and raise a child.
IF we continue to omit these things, and come with the same old concept of “these are things people should learn at home”; then we continue to promote failure within the scope of these dynamics.
Today, many people come from broken homes and they learn very well how and what is a broken home. As people -we create and re-create what we know and what is within our environment. Many of the parents of these broken homes do not have advanced communication skills, they don’t often have the peace of mind and environment to teach compassion, respect and considerations, as the parent is often caught in the struggle of putting food on the table and keeping a roof over their heads and many parents are struggling with wanting or building a mate relations in their own lives as well. (These are reality truths). We can’t omit to regard and acknowledge these things.
These are truth which exist. We can go backwards a bit to learn how to move forward, because many of these things we have over time omitted to consider, and disregarded to teach, and wrongly assumed these things were taught only in the home; what we have found these are the same things which contribute to the decaying society, because they are NOT always taught in the home.
When Schools focus on Teaching Ethics to the young and give young people some basic understanding of how Philisophy works to function in society. They provide the child with something they can build upon over the years as they progress in their schooling as well as within their general living process. Let’s stop assuming everyone gets this at home, because we know its not true. If we know its not true, then let’s change, and build it within our schools educational programming and function.
If we grasp the True Value Points of This, We contribute to building a better society over-all.
Affluentsociety does not have the same dynamics of such challenges in the ways many poor and working poor families and their children face, nor does the kids who attend private schools who are a part of families who are unbroken and not challenged by economics. They have a different mentality about their lives and their environment.
If we don’t recognize these discernment factors, then we miss the mark in what we need to address.
These are all young people, we need to broaden their horizons about the culture, the realism of life and the variable factors that impact communities. These will be the young people who will inherit the current day communities. If we teach them well, they too grow and understand how to build better community.
There is a serious break down in communication, there is also the disparity in how public school system function relative to individual schools. The field is not level, nor are the provisions matched. This is a big undertaking, due to the decades these differences have been allowed to become unsync’d and out of alignment.
We too have to engage in utilizing the various means of teaching, with understanding of how people learn. Then we can work on things like “common core”, but at some point that has to be some commonest in the core of how people learn. We don’t know enough to do it right yet. If we did there would not be the challenges to common core and there would be a smoother method to transition students to learn with some commonest to the core of what and how they learn.
( I certainly don’t have the answer) But there is an answer. As a thought, I’d say do it progressively, by this as the student progresses from one grade to the next, add in some factors. But to change the whole programming at once, seems to have met many challenges.
Reading and Reading Comprehension is a very big matter. A matter of which more time may well be focused in how to understand written text. Then, phase two, is how to understand verbal nuances.
This may be a big help in the current generations, who are very temperamental, and get inflamed quickly by the various nuisances within conversation. This too, is to include teaching a broader context of “Spelling”, so that kids learn the various usages of words.
It has to become the choice of the children to make the Public Schools be the best.
When we look at the broader spectrum of America, it is and will remain being the Public Schools that will provide the bulk of education to the broader population.
It’s time to focus on Making Public Schools –To “Be The Best”.
Get back to teaching the old way, which includes classroom interactivity within the learning process.
Remember, As American people, the Who, What, When, Where and How are very important, the kids will always inquire about the “WHY as well as “WHY NOT”. (allow time within the lesson planning to engage the students).
Let’s not belittle or mislabel them because they are being as Americans are. “Inquisitive”, “Thinking Outside the Box”, and “looking for reason and meaning”, to go into what they are ingesting.