What is Resource to Engage Adolescent Learners?
Adolescent literacy is always a critical task and needs more attention to those who are beginning readers and engaging them in learning tasks with higher thinking and conceptual power is the main challenge (Simpkins, Riggs, Vest Ettekal & Okamoto, 2017). A student’s performance depends on the initiatives that are adapted by the school. Those initiatives are broad in implementation and design. The adolescent literacy will gain success when the educators will put something different and practice some specific key components.
Blogging can be a good example of a resource that will connect the teachers with the students and can be a part of teaching online. There is an increasing interest of students to learn about new things online. A blog can be used for posting the homework and submit the assignments and projects assigned to the students. The students can ask for guidance online from the teachers and teachers can share references and articles in support of the answer. As the present generation is an internet bird, blogging will be very useful resource for the teachers to connect to the students lives. The connection is the most important part between both the students and teachers. Blogging will attract the students to reveal their thoughts and ideas. Blogging is a form of connection between students and teachers.
This essay discusses blogging as the important resource of learning for the adolescent along with it framing connection as an argument supporting the resource and the way it helps in the education process of the adolescent.
There are many resources used in the learning process of the adolescents but an uncommon resource is ‘Blogging is the resource which can frame the connection between students and teachers’. Teachers must on a regular basis connect to the students lives and be aware of the problems of their lives and help the students overcome them and if the problem is very acute then involve their parents as well. To support adolescent literacy the teachers must motivate the students in building up knowledge and connect to the world (Ungar, Russell, & Connelly, 2014).
Framing connection with the students can be a serious argument regarding the use of the blogging resource for the learning procedure of the adolescents. This can improve their way of learning and help them to be more engaged in education. Establishing connections using the resource of blogging with the students can be by stopping from comparing them to that of their parent’s time of education. One thing must be in mind that they are the future generation and if the past is always included in front of them then naturally they will not get any interest to engage with the learning process. The comparison creates a problem in knowing the needs of the students. Another key point is to try telling them stories about own life and they will reveal theirs, and disclose their perceptions of their story. This sharing of stories establishes a connection among them. Learning the students’ culture and tastes also helps to build up a connection with them. Those actions will show them that their choices are important. Deal students’ with persistency and patience (Vasan, Ellner, Lawn, Gove, Anatole, Gupta & Farmer, 2014). Gentle behavior and focus on them bridges the gap. Disclosing secrets only to know their secret also attracts them towards the education prospect. Making them face troubles increases their efficiency of not running out from problems. Establishing connections using the resource of blogging in times of trouble is very useful and results in strong connection between the duos (Wood, Holmes, Brocato & Smith, 2016). When in trouble the students always seek for guidance but they hesitate to ask for help. For framing the connection through blogging, providing the guidance in times is always advisable.
Establishing a positive literacy means to make the culture of the classroom comfortable with the help of reading, speaking, writing, listening. Teachers should praise the students about their performance and involvement. This will help the student to realize that they are doing well in their field and encourage them to do better. The success of literature always depends on the effectiveness of the approach of literacy. There must be a related interaction between the teaching practice and use of strategies. Interactive discussions will help to explore ideas, themes and personal opinions. Connections using blogging will help in exploring better opportunities, establish the construction of meaning and improve their skills (Winkler, 2014). A big possibility for adolescent learner to interact without any pressure is by exchanging reviews through communication. Teacher’s response towards the adolescent student’ choice and needs support the higher achievement of the student. Engagement can be the motto for motivating learners who have once faced failure. Teacher’s responsive attitude by discussion of perspectives and assessment strategies provides a chance to know about the diversion in the perspectives of the students. For developing the students’ academic interest engagement with the students is a main key, which will lead to the improvement of their skills. Celebrating different cultural programs and other occasions of the students’ choice leads to a step forward for establishing the connection between the students and teachers. A formative connection always provides better literacy habits (Ritchie, Bates & Plomin, 2015). Involving student in development of personality is another way that will respond in better quality of values and respect. Adolescent prefer to conduct inquiry in times of issues affecting them not just complaining to the teachers. They will do everything possible just to assure their innocence. They will put a lot of effort is they see that blogging is an useful resource for establishing connections.
There is always a need to establish a resource that will help the adolescent to engage in the learning process and this resource blogging will preserve the students’ challenge of getting involved in different competitions. An environment, which is competent and provides feedback for every task is a great variation of motivation for the students. Using technology to establish the competent nature is advisable that will help the students, as they do prefer technology at a high level (Pruden, Kerkhoff, Spires, & Lester, 2017). The literacy of the adolescent needs a wide variety in the reading materials. The presence of these materials determines the potential for literacy.
This resource provides the adolescent learner many ways to communicate and evaluate their knowledge with the elders. The connection established through blogging will help the learners to get involved in the life of their elders and have an opportunity to disclose their lives to their elders (World Health Organization, 2015). The adolescent have no interest in discussing about their lives but if a strong connection is present, they definitely will share their thoughts as well. A strong connection will help the student for getting involved in other activities like functions, discussions. This also increases their potential for facing problems and solving them with innovative ideas. This resource will also help them establish their values and thoughts in front of the elders without hesitation. Having a wide variety of literary access for supporting connections is not a trend but an important facet for creating an environment of learning that will support academic development (Mellard, Krieshok, Fall & Woods, 2013). Blogging also supports the engagement and willingness of the students towards learning process.
Teachers can create an innovative culture and expectations with the use of strategies of creating groups, intolerance, extending time for the student to adjust, know what their problem is, have regular conversation with the students and encourage the students to be more attentive and have record of their strength (Montero, Newmaster & Ledger, 2014). The teacher can instruct supporting practices to the students ad assist them in times. Teachers might use the variety of assessment through blogging to explain their strategies to the students. This will help in the improvement of adolescent learning process. There are some important restrictions to follow that helps in enhancement of adolescent learner process. Those are; the roles of the teachers towards the adolescent must be very promising, teachers should take care of the time spent by the students in reading and writing. Teachers should know the integrated listening ad speaking power of the students. Teachers should allow the student to think big and have an emphasis on their thoughts. The teacher should also provide their students a war and fresh environment in the classroom. There must be an efficacy on the model of learning of the adolescent. The literacy skills must not only be practiced primarily but also used in terms with the read and write process of learning. Among all the resources, this is important because without establishing a proper connection with the adolescent the learning method will not be proper.
The adolescent learner can engage themselves in this resource with the help of the teachers and elder persons around them. Yes, this resource of blogging needs the students and they will definitely get attracted as they have lots of interest in technology. Students need to have the environment of sharing their thoughts, improving their skills and accepting challenges and connection, which will involve them in education. Learning is a never-ending process of life (Cash, 2017). The students at adolescent stage sometimes get bored of the education process as they have many exciting attractions other than these. They are more attracted towards technology and this leads to distraction with learning. Establishing the connection with the help of the resource and presenting the learning process in a communicating method can attract the students of middle age. The students of middle age will hence have the impact of good communication among them and try to enhance their learning if they know about the importance of learning. This resource will involve the student in studies in a way they like and improve their ability of thinking new ideas among themselves.
Subject of the resource and future scope:
The subject of the resource is mainly the connection between the literacy development and thinking methods of the adolescent learners (Casey, 2015). By establishing communication between the students and teachers by blogging, there can be many issues, which will affect the lives of both the learners and teachers. Those issues can be regarding the teachers losing of respect towards the students, make the students self-centered, and make them deal with their issues themselves. This all can have bad impact on them and hence it is better to establish the connection is a different way so that the student respects the teachers and does not become a self-centered person. The way the communication process can gain better results and end up with the problems is to first create an environment which will attract the students but not misguide them(Wendt, 2013). Once the students gets the environment which will help them enhance the learning skills and submit their homework, assignments and projects and this will make them arrive in front of the teachers for guidance and will prevent the disrespect of the teachers by them. The next step for preventing problem is along with sharing the teacher’s thoughts in a blog in order to know about the students’ thoughts, keeping a distance from the students is recommendable. The distance will build up a safe distance that is preferable between elders and the students. There is always a margin of every relation and even the teacher-student relation comes under these specific guidelines (Borup, West, Graham & Davies, 2014). The teacher must watch out the words used by the students while communicating with other students or posting something by their account. This will result in rectifying the students from their misdeeds.
The resource of blogging can improve with the help of evidences from films, articles and other mediums, which deals with the adolescent mindset. For improving the resource, another key point is creating correspondence between the teacher and the students. There can be a contrast in the similarity and differences among the point of views of the students and teachers. This contrast will help to define the way of blogging. There is a need of creativeness to impose new ideas and render innovative concepts to improve the agenda of the resource. For discussing the strengths and weakness, a critical thinking is recommendable in order to get rid of the problems regarding the use of the resource. An argument of building connections regarding the resource is must to get reasoned opinion from others about the resource. This argument will bring up different views about the resource that will help in improving the resource implementations. The students should identify themselves as learners. The students must have a reflective routine about the ongoing opportunities they get and try making the approaches work as well as generate new strategies (Bokor & John, 2013). As literacy is inseparable from the education of the adolescents, the students should have a reflective approach in accepting the literary part of the blogging. The teacher’s role in doing blogging is to assist the students and help the learners place themselves independently (Bulgren, Sampson, Graner & Deshler, 2013). Teacher’s can arrange activities for the students to get involved. The students get more interest in learning when the environment of the education is not only teacher oriented. An effective way to generate innovative thinking is to have skill-based discussions and assign the students with projects and activities that will enhance their learning skill. Building a strong and good connection through blogging with the students is very important to engage the adolescent in learning methods. There is a certain configuration using this resource, which allows the teachers to interact with students for additional support for the literacy development.
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