A1. Positive Social Interaction
The homework policy of scenario two would promote best practices in positive social interaction in several ways inside a second grade classroom. In the homework policy, it is clearly stated that students cannot turn in late assignments until they discuss it with the teacher. This allows for positive social interaction between the students and the teacher. The teacher and the student would discuss why the homework assignment was late. Maybe the student had an emergency at home, ran out of time, or just simply forgot. This dialogue helps resolve a conflict of why the assignment was late. Also, “student discussion of homework can provide helpful feedback” (Protheroe, 2009) and possible solutions to avoid for this to happen in the future. Another way that this homework policy helps promote positive social interaction inside a second grade classroom is when graded assignments not picked up within two days should be discussed with the teacher. This discussion allows the student to explain the reason why the homework was not picked up and provide valuable opinions as to how this problem can be prevented in the future.
The homework policy also includes that students buy a day planner and use class time learning how to use it. The use of the day planner promotes self-motivation because the students are learning how to manage their time in school and at home to be able to complete their homework. This homework policy would be very useful in a second grade classroom because it encourages self-motivation as they can check off homework assignments when they get done. Second grade students would feel a sense of accomplishment as the tasks get checked off when they reach their goals. As per the policy, sometimes homework assignments are clearly written on a whiteboard devoted specifically to homework. Other times the students help develop the details of the homework. Students help come up with the due date, how many...