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English 3355 project Problem Solving Scenario sequence1 As part of their service-learning project in their political science class, three college students are planning to volunteer at a local elementary school. First, they must go through the service-learning center on their college’s campus.

How will the three college students balance their schedules?
What will be their service-learning project? Option 1 Physical 1.Abide by district and school guidelines. Code of Conduct: Jennifer, Louis and Amanda make their plans and start volunteering at the elementary school. They are given a smaller classroom to tutor eight fourth graders. The fourth graders they are tutoring are multi-ethnic, which means they have diverse racial backgrounds, as well as various social and economic backgrounds. They notice some issues between the children they are tutoring in reading and writing. One of the major issues that the trio has witnessed is that some of the students are using racial slurs or making degrading remarks about each other’s race. Emotional part 2 The kids will show confusion but with proper execution and explanation confusion should disappear entirely. •Anticipation of events The root of the problem needs to be identified and addressed.
The tutors should identify if the problem starts at home or if the children are picking up the bad habit at school.
If the problem is rooted at home the tutors need to bring the issue to teacher's attention and ask for permission to meet with the parents in a conference.
The parents should then be informed of the damages racial degrading can cause and how they can affect the child later down the road.
If the problem is rooted at school then the the tutors should address the teacher and principle as to why the problem exists and how to avoid it.
The tutors should then go through exercises with the children to explain the importance of diversity and introduce their similarities.
One activity could involve the mixing of teams and the blindfolding of all participating members. The student teacher then ask the kids to pair up and go through a list of duties that involve the help of their partner. This will demonstrate their depencency toward each other and how their difference make them unique.
Another necessary step is to apply school policy concerning these actions and apply thecorrect action to address the issue.
After making the children aware of their similarities they should be educated to a full extent of the consequences that racial degrading can lead to.
Since they are only in elementary they may not even know their actions are insulting. Solution Explantion Apply tutoring techniques in accordance with teacher lesson plans
Introducing Materials.
a.Show or do first
b.Repeat and have students do or follow along
c.Have students practice on their own
Determine levels of comprehension, then split up the studentsa. One Team Member will tutor the advanced to average students. Second Team Member will tutor some average to less advanced students
Pair up students with different level of understanding
a.Allows advanced students to help out
b.Creates teamwork
c.Can develop stronger relationshipsd.Allows other perspectives to understand on their own level of educatione.RECAP lesson(s) of the day Tutoring Strategy: 1-What type of racial words did the children use?
2- Would the option to report it to the principal make a differenence if we issue was reported the parents of the children first?
3-Will the children be given a second chance without reporting the episode to the principal or parents? •Considerations: •Solution Explanation Possible argument against your solution:

1.Some audiences might feel insult by presenting some of the words that the children’s Said?
2.Some audiences might take a negative action about the school by taking out their children from it?
3.Why are we presenting this issue, which can make media notice this issue on the school, and make it public? •Possible Response: •Scenario 1, Part 3, The Circumstantial: 1.The principal may not be willing to let us include the name of the school in presentation.
2.The audience may reject the fact that kids are making racial comments in school.
3.The presentation may place stress between the Professor and the elementary school which may cause friction and lack of cooperation for future projects. •Anticipation of events Wedd, Cruz, Daniel 1. Alternating shifts:
Monday – Jessica and Louis
Wednesday- Louis and Amanda
Friday- Amanda and Jessica
2. Shifts will change allowing each person to have a Friday off within each month.
3. Each tutoring session will be 45 minutes. Schedule: Possible Problems and SOLUTIONS (P) Car issues (breakdown, don’t have one, pulled over, traffic, etc…)
(S) Call the other team members to notify them of the situation, call for road side assistance, and notify the teacher or other scheduled team member they are running late.

(P) A scheduled person may have a personal issue to take care of, sick, may want a certain day off.
(S) Team members can switch days, if only one person will be tutoring the must switch to the backup plan B.

(P) Weather, School closure or PTA Meeting, Teacher was out for that day, One of the two tutors must leave early.
(S) Reschedule for another day within the week or following week, Continue with the lesson plan or revisit previous lessons, use backup plan (b) if early departure is more than 15 minutes 1.Two of the three have vehicles.
a. One of the two shares the vehicle with a family member.
b. Coordinated carpools can be arranged.
2.Use a bus or taxi to get to the school.
3.Seek a ride through friends and/or family. Travel: Possible Problems and Solutions: (P) Any policies or guidelines are disregarded
(S) Report the incident to the Project Professor, Let the school administration deal with the issue, and if at all allow law enforcement to do their job. Possible Problems and SOLUTIONS: (P) There is no vehicle or ride available, cannot find a ride through third party, traffic, accident, bus or taxi strike occurs.
(S) Call the other person you may not make it with explanation, Call in the third person that has off that day,
WALK if they are near the elementary school, implement plan B, call the teacher to reschedule for a Tuesday or Thursday to make up the day Must call 3 hours ahead if anything comes up that may hinder a scheduled day.
a.Allows for schedule change.
b.Coverage by third person.
c.If at all, change up the plan to be effective if solo.
d.Allows them to notify the teacher. Ground Rules: (P) A scheduled person does not call or relay information, schedule conflicts, disagreement, constant mishandling of attendance, constant miscommunication
(S) Regroup the team and find a solution to avoid future schedule conflicts, The other types of conflicts must be brought to the Project Professors’ attention. Possible Problems and Solutions (P) The teacher may have skipped the lesson of the day or made adjustments for the week. A substitute may have taught for the day. A lesson was repeated due to students’ lack of understanding.
(S) If the teacher has made adjustments, follow along and assist students with the topic of the day. Lesson plan may not have been applied by a sub or a lesson was repeated, simply assist with previous lessons. Tutors must never jump ahead of the lesson plan!

(P) Students become impatient, uninterested or unruly. Students may repeat a question again and again
(S) Encourage students to follow along as you show. Allow them to repeat aloud. Then have them practice on their own silently. For repeat questions, choose other methods to explain the subject matter. (ex. Demonstrate between both tutors)

(P) You can lose some students who understand the material. Some students can become irritated with change. The instruction is too long.
(S) Keep the instruction short and to-the-point. Every once in a while ask the students questions or have them reiterate what they understood. Always keep the students involved in the process.

(P) There students who clearly understand the subject matter and get bored or start disrupting class (talking, complaining, etc…) Some may need more attention than others. Slower learners may be lost altogether.
(S) Allow students to assist other students with what they understand. Create teams, this allows you to provide more attention to the less advanced students.

(P) Some students may not want to work with each other. Some students may become intimidated by their team member. Team members may be too friendly and talk about other things rather than the subject.
(S) Encourage students to be friendly toward each other and point out the positive points about teamwork. Create small ice breakers to allow students to get to know each other better. IF students get off track, encourage them to participate. Create games, questions, discussions, and allow team participation. Always switch up the teams. Possible Problems and Solutions 1.What is the root of the problem?

2.Do the students fully understand what they are saying?

3. How do other figures of authority handle the misconduct? • Questions to ask before solving: 1.Students are young and may be naive to full extent of there insults.

2.As a student teacher your power and time are limited.

3.The effect of degrading on learning the material. •Considerations: Some may feel it is not your place to educate the kids in these matters and may feel you are out of line. •Possible argument against your solution •Your Response Proper manners should be thought at all times whether a teacher is present or not. Teachers are expected to act a certain way and are responsible for the children they teach. This should apply to the tutors just the same. •Justification Statement: Children believe in the monkey see monkey do mentality. Identifying the root of the problem and putting a positive spin can reverse negative effects of the issue at hand. •Risk associated with your proposed solution: The students may be at risk of crossing paths with their parents concerning the situation. If the parents do not believe it is a problem, may support their child’s inappropriate use of language. Once they complete their service-learning project, the three college students are required to present their experiences working with the children at the local elementary school in their political science class. Should they include how there were instances of racial slurs and degrading racial/ethnic comments made by the children? If they do choose to include racial slurs and degrading racial/ethnic comments in their presentation, please explain how they will articulate it. If they choose not to include them, please explain why they chose not to include them. 1-What will the tutors do to address the issue?

2-What are the policies for teachers if they notice racial slurs made by children & degrading them?

3-What the 3 tutors do to help resolve the issue?

4-What are the risks associated with racial/ethical comments between children?

5-How will the principal react to the situation?

6-How will the parents react to this situation? •Questions to ask before solving: 4-If we give the children a second chance, would the victims of the initial episode make similar racial comments as revenge?
5-What will be the reaction of the professor if the issue was not reported to him or her?
6-If the issue was presented on slides in their presentation with the knowledge of our professor, what could be the reaction of the audience and the elementary school be? The materials used for the presentation for the final project should include the issue of racial comments used by some children at the elementary school where they tutored.
By presenting the issue in the project they can approach the audience with a three part solution; admitting, discussing, resolving.
The first part on solving an issue is to admit there is a racial comment between the children. This may credit the University professor for allowing his student to argue this point. The audience may credit to the student’s for bringing the issue to their attention.
Discussing the issue with the professor and the audience will give the students a variety of options to solve this issue and give parents the opportunity to discuss and explain the issue with their children.
Resolving the issue may become a topic for all to regonize and keep in mind for future occurances within the student body in any school level. 1.For the first possible argument: The presentation can relay a message to adults before introducing the issue, such as: Ladies and gentlemen we are going to present some photos and words demonstrating the use of offending words or names some childeren used during the turoring session.
2.For the second possible argument: Parents my become angry and may want to remove their child from the school. We will introduce the quality of education the school offers and create ways to discourage racism in and educational manner.
3.For the third possible argument: It is possible the media may become aware of the issue through the presentation and decide to make the issue public. This may be bad for the elementary school, but may also make other schools and parents aware of the possibility that racial language may be used by children in their child's school. This can creat national awareness and a movement to rid the use of any racial language with students and adults. It is difficult to keep this ethical issue silent. Presenting it may be a problem since people have individual boundaries concerning such topics. However, presenting it may create interest to prevent the issue from reoccuring and have a positive effect on the children and society. •Justification Statement Some of the audience will not welling to understand that this issue of racial comments is so important, and they will be uncooperative in discussing the issue. •Risks associated with your proposed solution: The End
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