Hello everyone! I have something incredible to share with you here!
I just read this article and felt inspired to share it with you.
This article talked about the connection between teachers and their student’s self-esteem. This article said, “students who felt supported by their teachers were more likely to have higher self-esteem, while students who didn’t feel supported by their fellow students were more likely to be depressed” (source: PsychCentral.com)
That statement, which was based on a study that was done in the United States as well as Canada and China shows that children who receive attention from their teachers have higher self-esteem. You probably already know that higher self-esteem leads to higher levels of happiness and overall success in the classroom and in life.
So my question as I was reading this article is, “How are the increase in class sizes going to help our children’s self esteem?”
If the teachers are having more students in their class and there isn’t going to be a teacher’s assistant (as far as I know), then how will the same teacher be able to give as much or more attention to the students individually?
It seems that something isn’t adding up here. We say we want our children to do and be better, yet we’re treating them worse.
Do you see the disconnect?
What I propose is that we have teacher assistants in each classroom. That way, there can be more individual attention for the students, the class size can increase as it is, yet the students don’t have to suffer and ‘become more depressed’ because they’ll have someone else in the room to help them learn the material.
That sounds like a simple solution to me. What do you think??
Another solution I have in mind is for the teachers who have lost their jobs to the cutbacks to join together and begin tutoring the children in these schools.
Here’s what that could do…
1. Allow the teachers to continue educating the children they care about
2. Allow the students to get a more personal education with more personal attention
3. The parents can be assured that their children are getting the proper education
4. Everything at the schools can stay the same
By having the teachers who lost their jobs become tutors for these children, we can now help the community as a whole!
We can use what’s going on in the school system and turn it around to bring more benefits to everyone involved!
Like Napoleon Hill said, “Every adversity has within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit”
So that means with the school cutbacks, we can take that adversity and find an equal or greater benefit inside.
I believe having community tutoring can be that greater benefit.
The teachers who lost their jobs can begin educating again. They can have smaller class sizes (say 10 people to tutor), earn more money, get more creative with their education styles to empower themselves and help the children learn easier.
This just sounds like a great idea to me!
What do you think about this concept??
Post a comment below and let me know what you think.
We’re here to take what’s happening to our teachers and turn it into the best possible outcome. Let’s help our teachers teach!