Gillborn (1997) states, “Black students are suffering disproportionately as schools face increasing pressure to prove their worth in relation to crude performance indicators”. Teachers can play a considerable role in improving students’ performances. Ragos (2010) states, “The influence of a great teacher is reverberating”. While managing a class of Black Caribbean students, some major issues that a teacher needs to consider include managing students’ behaviors, managing students’ involvement in activities other than studies, encouraging good performances, regularly monitoring the students, monitoring students’ performances, showing care to the students, and making students punctual.
One of the best ways to improve attainment of Black Caribbean students in classrooms is to create awareness among them regarding their presence in the classrooms. The teacher should tell the students that they should be fully dedicated towards the studies while in classroom as it in their own benefit. The teacher should also tell students that there is a lot of time for them to get involved in extra curricular activities, but when they are in a classroom, they must concentrate on studies instead of thinking about other activities.
Another quality of great teachers is that they encourage good performances shown by their students. Encouraging the students improves their class performances. Encouragement acts as a positive feedback for the students and it makes them repeat their performances in order to meet their teacher’s expectations. Appreciation encourages and motivates the students to excel in their educational careers by showing good grades.
A good teacher is one who not only encourages the classroom performances of the students but also encourages the students in sports activities. Encouragement plays a critical role in the success of a student and it is the job of a teacher to encourage the students and make them take part not only in classroom ...Show more