KaylaTingstad:Teach for America
Kayla’swork talk of an organization that advocates the union of schoolgraduates whose mission is to foster leadership to upcominggenerations. The community, teach for America, has a core objectivewhich is to prepare future leaders. Recruiting newly learned peoplefrom institutions like universities or colleges mark a primary factorthat enhances teamwork. To work in this organization commitment isrequired, seeking to support the welfare of poor societies. Manyindividuals have so far joined the group and offer to avail teachingservices even with a small payment. What matters is the addition ofvalue to a child who is unable to access better and valuableknowledge else. So far people have been supporting the move, imposinga significant number of pioneers.
Ifind the idea paramount and thoughtful of the organization since, inthe process of helping the needy children, hope become strengthened.People frequently fall short of hope in life, and they may give upthe little effort they have. In such a situation, it becomes hard toreach opportunities in life, and only a few characters manage to makeit. When ministries or the non-profiting organization like the Teachfor America group join to support the weak individuals, motivationbecomes exercised (Hootnick, 2014). Hence people acquires the courageto face challenges.
Additionally,I support the movement since it is a public benefit and people willget to benefit from each other. The formed teaching bodies will getto interact with children in all scope of life, for instanceunderstanding their backgrounds, discovering child’s abilities andnurturing their talents (Hootnick, 2014). On the other hand, theteachers, otherwise referred as the corps members, will secure aprivilege to exercise the knowledge gained from their respectiveinstitutions. The idea of tapping universities and colleges graduatesto serve communities is active since it frees evil thoughts that maylikely result from idling.
WeijiaRen:New Teacher Project
Thetopic focuses on an organization in the United States that offersteaching programs to teachers. The primary objective of theorganization is to avail qualified teachers who will provide qualityeducation services to less privileged students. By preparing teachersenough in their field, a disparity in a gap between the students withdifferent backgrounds like the poor, become extinct. Also, studentsget assured of best teachings staffs such that when afteraccomplishing their studies, they emerge well learned in the society.The organization has therefore set programs like the TNTPpractitioner program which produce skilled teachers that are making ahistory in the community.
Isupport the movement of educating the teaching staffs to ascertaintheir qualification in education sectors. I agree that studentsemerging from learning institutions are products of the individualsthey pass through their hands(Parkes & Powell, 2015). For thisreason, it is important to ensure that the trainees become preparedbefore they are let to offer same services to their learners.Additionally, the projects, teaching programs avails much exposure toindividuals such that, they get to learn more than they were taughtduring their academic exercises. The project thus helps gain moreexperience as an advantage to the expected tutors.
Onthe other hand, educating teacher will contribute to improving anoverall academic system in the country. Many school administrationwill see the urge to acquire teachers with best qualifications, as ameasure to earn parent’s trust with their kids. As a result, theidea of educating teachers will become a mandate to every learninginstitution. Consequently, the overall state will emerge witheducations centers that have skilled teachers, offering qualityeducation to all students in the communities. Therefore, this becomesa benefit to the country since, with changes such as advancingtechnology level, there must be professions who are products ofstudies.
KelseyWilson:Rural Teacher Shortage
Kelseyaddresses the issue of teacher’s lack as a big challenge facing therural areas. Fewer individuals are willing to work in the remoteareas even with a slight motivation of fair pay when students performwell. The problem has been facilitated by other major issues likelack of proper infrastructures and scarce resources. The economysector is unstable since there is reliance on income from a fewactivities like agriculture. The failure of people to advanceeducation and motivate students to attend school has left rural areasto become uncivilized.
Inmy opinion, I feel that to enhance a development requires effort fromthe local administration, inhabitants, non-governmental organizationsor foreign aid support. The community should advocate changes in thesocieties for self-advantages. Measures such as forming communitygroups that will help less opportune individuals to raise school feesshould be practiced. With the funds contributed, the issue of lack ofteaching staffs can get solved by hiring more skilled teachers(Dupriez et al., 2016). Also, the community groups formed shouldexercise self-development projects that will help build their livingstandards, like opening up a small business. In this way, whenbusiness activities get established, they attract more opportunitieslike the banking service which may avail soft loans and financialadvice to rural inhabitants.
ToImpact a growth change is a slow process which requires thegovernment to step in and avail assistance which is beyond the effortof individuals. The authority may solve the problem of staffing inrural schools through beneficial projects like building more publicinstitutions which will call for employment opportunities. Also,infrastructures such as better roads will lead to access to localresources that when extracted and utilized will benefit ruralsettlers. Additionally, if the need to turn to external aid arises,the authority should adhere to make negotiations with foreigninvestors who might bring development.
Shelby’swork addresses the issue of teacher shortage in an entire state. Theproblem is developing across the nation challenging many educatorsand students. According to the analysis, the staffing issue isprogressing even with advancement in economy scale. Some of the mainissues to staff shortage being lack of support from educationseniors, increase in student population and workload. However, thereare enacted measures that target to control the problem, whichincludes increment in starting salaries to earn more potentialteachers.
Ifind this challenge critical in that, the effect of lacking teachersaround the nation limits academic performance to the younggeneration. There are some students out there relying primarily oneducation services offered by professions (Dupriez, Delvaux &Lothaire, 2016). Some of these individuals constitute of futureleaders, scientist or entrepreneurs who will move the nation to abetter situation. However, it is through the knowledge they seek inschools from teachers that will facilitate positive change. Thus,failure to curb the situation of staffing affects futureachievements.
Forthis reason, I feel that a solution to the problem should adequatelybecome established for the sake of current and future generation.More educators should rise from these students missing teachers. Amotivational way has to be introduced to sustain teaching culture.When a teacher receives better pay, work comfortably without pressureor workload, it marks a significant motivation in teachingexperience. The student becomes guaranteed of quality education frombest teachers. There has been the case where students emulate habitsor characters from their pioneers, and this gets enhanced through adecent relationship. The bond between faculty and students, however,may get influenced by external issues like conflicts in educationssystems. Therefore, any effort made to sort the problem of staffs inschools has great value to third parties, the students (Dupriez etal., 2016). The problem on student population should get dealt within a manner that does not discriminate individuals. High populationin school shows an interest in undertaking studies hence governmentought to establish more facilities as opportunities to link peoplewith skills.
RE:Whether Student’s Performance Should Be Used to Evaluate Teachers.
Thecontent tends to raise the question about teacher’s effort towardsstudents output. Here the argument is that many people refer theknowledge they gained from their educators to tackle a task. Thus,the ability to reach a correct operation depends on with the servicesproduced by the teachers. However, there might be other contributionto success or failure of students, and this includes personalinabilities like a poor memory. With the amendment made by theauthority like educating teachers, it remains a question whether thischange has value to student’s outputs. Current acts do not allowevaluation of teachers on test score basis.
Ifind this question on whether teachers should be accountable tostudent’s performance absorbing in that, it raises many arguments.The dilemma created by the case could at some point hold mare factswhile at some point it could be untrue. In my opinion, evaluation ofteacher basing the performance of student shouldn’t be exercised.Obviously, individuals especially those in career fields employsskills learned in class to face real problems (Parkes&Powell,2015). However, evaluation of any area problem depends on withfactors such as the memory. The ability at which student will recalllessons or teachings attribute greatly to their performance.
Othermeasures to determined teacher’s ability to resume duties correctlyshould get put in place, instead of the evaluating students. Theauthority in charge of the education system should emulate betterprograms of assessing teachers, like conducting research on syllabustaught by the staffs. Also, educators should be subjected tocurriculum examinations to ascertain that they are equipped with theright potential to teach students. The ability of a teacher isdifferent from that of students hence to assess the level ofteaching it is the teachers who should become tested. As far as theresults of students are concerned teachers to may independentlyattribute to failure or success of learners.
Dupriez,V., Delvaux, B., & Lothaire, S. (2016). Teacher shortage andattrition: Why do they leave? BritishEducational Research Journal, 42(1),21-39.
Hootnick,A. (2014). Teach for America`s Growing Pains. Nation, 298(18),22-25.
Parkes,K. A., & Powell, S. R. (2015). Is the edTPA the Right Choice forEvaluating Teacher Readiness? ArtsEducation Policy Review, 116(2),103-113.
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