How should teachers prepare for back to school?

As teachers prepare for their back-to-school return many questions remain of how they will continue as facilitators of knowledge by avoiding the label of being a racist. Schools and teachers are under greater scrutiny to maintain an environment that is conducive for children of all ethnicities. Teachers can prepare for back-to-school avoidance of the racist label by utilizing the Raccelerate Racism Formula.

How will the Raccelerate Racism Formula help teachers as they return back-to-school to avoid the racist label? 

The United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights uses discipline as the first barometer to determine if a school or teachers are racist. In 2014, the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights received a record-high 9,989 complaints from people who felt they or others had been discriminated against by a public school or other organizations that receive funding from the education department. The department has also made it easier for concerned citizens to file civil rights complaints online.

The Obama administration is intensifying efforts to reduce discrimination by authorizing a Civil Rights Data Collection project with the intent on enabling parents to record any discipline that is delved out for any child. The effort of both the Obama administration and the United States Department of Education are intensified due to the following staggering discipline statistics.

According to the article, President Obama’s Plan to Revamp Discipline in Schools, there were 3.5 million students who were suspended during the 2011-2012 school year. The United States Department of Education reported that an additional 3.5 million students received in school suspensions as well as another 130,000 were expelled from school.

Since the barometer for racism in schools is discipline, the Raccelerate Racism Formula will help teachers to consider a back-to-school alternative disciplinary strategies to ensure that they remain under the racism radar.

How will utilizing the Reaccelerate Racism Formula as a back-to-school strategy impact the classroom?

Teachers discriminate against students by implementing differential discipline. Teachers with high percentages of Black students in their classroom are more likely to use an authoritarian classroom management approach.

Teachers react to Black student learning experiences that are in opposition to traditional public schools by determining Blacks are incapable of following simple rules and therefore make rules that they deem intolerable. Teachers justify their actions with the belief  that these Black students want to be disciplined and have some order in their lives.

Teachers spend more time looking for possible misbehavior by Black students, especially males, and are more prone to respond to Black student behavior by using severe punishments that include corporal punishment and suspensions.

The usage of the Raccelerate Racism Formula will provide an opportunity for teachers and Black students to develop positive classroom relationships. Positive relationships at schools and in the classroom are the prerequisites for effective learning and behavior. Students and teachers who are warm, compassionate, and friendly toward one another in the classroom have the potential to improve instruction and learning.

Developing positive relationships with students provides benefits for schools, teachers, and students. Having positive and caring relationships in schools increases resilience and protects children from academic failure, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, and destructive behavior and violence. Long-term teacher-student relationships result in increased teacher job satisfaction. Teachers who have positive feelings toward their students are more likely to have students reciprocate those positive feelings. Teachers who develop positive and personal relationships with students may prevent psychological development problems in their students. Students are more willing to develop positive relationships with teachers who tend to form close friendships with their students. Children who have positive feelings regarding teachers have favorable classroom behavior which ultimately impacts student achievement.

It is important that teachers consider alternative back-to-school disciplinary strategies so that students will feel comfortable and at ease in the classroom and in the school.

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Racism is a menace and so we’ve been taught for ages which is the primary need for a diversity expert. However, even in this modern society of today where we see a lot of colored celebrities performing on stage with huge fan followings and of course an Afro-America President for the USA, we are still in a phase where racism exists in all its brutal glory and has been eating away at the society like a plague. Classrooms, are one of the most affected areas where color differences and racism exists to its extremes. Even after decades of progress and a lot of communal efforts at bridging the gaps between colored students, white students and teachers, it is sad to say that the disparities still exist and are just as pronounced today as they were back in the 1950s. Colored students, even in the likes of New York City, are attending under resourced schools or have been significantly isolated and made to be unequal in regular schools. Even if the teachers are well-intentioned, perpetuating the structural racism that has taken deep roots into the fabric of our education system is a tough task and make the need for a diversity expert imperative. Teachers need to recognize the biases that exist within the classroom and also take conscious measures to address them and their own biases of course. James Baldwin once said, “it is your very own responsibility to change this society, if you think of yourself as an educated person.” Dr. Derrick L. Campbell took this quote very effectively and straight to the heart and thus this Classroom Racism Exterminator happened. Classroom Racism Exterminator is an initiative that will teach you about your duty and moral obligation towards eliminating racism from the classrooms. This is where and how you will learn about what you need to do to produce a better society that is free of biases and disparities amongst the blacks and the whites. Because we understand how classroom biases and conversations about racism are difficult and how teachers and students almost avoid the topics altogether, we have put together a range of effective methods and products to help address the problem at hand and talk meaningfully to counter issues related to race and racism in the classroom. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell understands that it takes a lot of courage to talk about race and racism and that racial issues need to be viewed through a very critical lens that can understand and attend to the pertaining aspects of racism in the classroom. And therefore through this website we have made a conscious effort to eliminate racism from the classroom and make the educational system equal and beneficial for all. We know and we understand that there are no words that can actually describe how racism feels. There are cases and everybody tends to deal with it in their own manner. Some might lash out verbally or others might just withdraw into shells. Whatever the case, people don’t talk about it openly and teachers don’t really make a conscious effort at addressing the issue. We don’t really know if our children or if the youth is learning to be educated or become racists in their classroom. Our program is focused on helping children of color and regardless of their race, their full potential. We want every student to be able to recognize and reach their full potential so that they think of themselves as responsible citizens of their country and not regard themselves as worthless human beings. Here you will find motivational books and flash card games, all of which have been designed focusing on eliminating racism completely from our classrooms. The books and the games have been consciously designed keeping in mind the American society and educational system. It is a small effort on our and Dr. Campbell’s part to help this society become a better place to live in. A little about diversity expert Dr. Campbell Dr. Derrick L. Campbell the driving force behind Classroom Racism Exterminator is a dynamic figure and a constant source of motivation for us. He has a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, Math Education, a Masters in Education Administration and also holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Campbell is a well known personality throughout the nation. He has lectured at various events including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference and a lot of local churches. He is a personality well dedicated towards eliminating the plague of racism from our classrooms and helping every child recognize his/her true potential not the color of their skin. He realizes how a child would feel if he/she was made to think they are worthless human beings. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell is compassionate and related to the experiences and therefore this initiative is a constant and continual effort to eliminate racism manifested in us, completely from the classroom and from our society.
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