RAISE YOUR HAND: HOW TO GET KIDS TO VOLUNTEER IN SCHOOL

Chairs on Table

“Give them the confidence.”


hands raised

When I was in school as a young child, I used to always participate in class. For some reason school has always been my comfort zone. It’s where I was the most confident in life outside of working a job. But a lot of kids are not as confident in class. Some sit back and wait for the teacher to call on them. And when the teacher makes the decision to call on them in class, everyone else sighs in relief that it’s not them. How do we get kids more engaged in school?

activities

If you want them to get involved in the classroom, put them in activities outside the class. Maybe even in sports or music where they are around classmates. This will make the kids in class with them familiar. It won’t be as scary to volunteer in class because you’re around people you know from outside of school. Also put them around kids they don’t know as well so they can deal with society early on.

excelling helps a lot

Getting good grades in school really makes you want to stay involved. I always received good grades, so it never bothered me to participate in class. But for the kids who always had below C’s in school, they were petrified to be called on in class. There was always this fear, who could see it. Even if they tried hiding it, you could see they were nervous. And the nervousness always translated into them hurting what might have been a good project. But inevitably, scared in the classroom could follow you into your career pursuits.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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