Students ' Characteristics And Teacher Child Relationships Essay

1220 Words Oct 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Teachers who are familiar with student characteristics have a considerable advantage in planning their teaching. Explain how. I want to first define what a characteristic is, Merriam-Webster says a characteristic is “a special quality or trait that makes a person, thing, or group different from others”, so all students characteristics are different. Some students may have characteristics that help them as learners in a classroom and some may have characteristics that hurt them as learners in a classroom and it is vitally important for a teacher to learn what these characteristics are in order to make learning happen for all the students in their class. In the article Students’ characteristics and teacher–child relationships in instruction: A meta-analysis Nurmi (2012) states “that student characteristics may evoke various responses from teachers(179)” so to me this is saying that the students characteristics could possible have as much of a negative effect on the teacher and how they teach as could a positive one. Nurmi (2012) also says “If a child’s behavior and characteristics play a role in the family, it might be assumed that these factors are also important in classrooms (179).” I feel this is a very good point, I have two sons and the behavior and characteristics that we promote at home are also expressed in their class work at school. In my opinion and from what I have observed with many families that if there is certain expectations at home than they are also…

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