edgr 535 wk5 discussion1 - The role of the teacher is very...

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The role of the teacher is very crucial in the classroom and being in that classroom, teachers have to know their students and be aware of the diverse backgrounds that their students come from. This means a student may or may not have parental support when it comes to their academics. If the student does not have parental support the student can and will display a dislike for academics as well. This too is the same if the parent uses the child’s academics as a way to reward or punish him/her based on grades rather than effort. “Parents who are controlling, use rewards and punishments for academic performance, or display negativity or anger about academics can discourage children from developing intrinsic motivation” (Usher & Kober, 2012, pg. 2). I can understand this statement and I have seen this happen so many times since I have been teaching. I remember when my son used to say to me when he was younger mommy if I be good today will you buy me ______. I always told him NO because you’re good every day and that’s what you’re supposed to do. I go to work and behave
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