Essay on Personal Life Of A Student 's Academic Achievement

2018 Words Apr 18th, 2016 9 Pages
Adolescence is a time of growing up, moving from the immaturity of childhood into the maturity of adulthood, of preparation of the future (Steinberg, 2014). There are many factors that contribute to the behavior of adolescence, such as family structure, socioeconomics, parenting techniques, medical conditions, and depression. Therefore, as a teacher, knowing and understanding these factors can have a large impact on the student’s academic achievement. This holds true because “teachers set the tone for young adolescents’ experiences in school and play a pivotal role in meeting the student needs and supporting their academic motivation (Virtue, 2014). The purpose of this case analysis is to look at the personal life of a student, Lilly and see how her teacher could use this insight to help her. Knowing information about Lilly and her family will allow her teacher to take the steps necessary to help Lilly succeed.
Lilly is a white English speaking sixth grader who started middle school this year. She lives in the city with her mom and her younger brother Jack. Unfortunately, Lilly’s dad has been in and out of her life since she was a baby. Her parents never got married; they don’t have a college education, and most of the time they don’t get along well. Her dad will live with them for a short period of time and then leave. When he leaves, Lilly may not see him for months. This constant moving in and out is very difficult for Lilly. Lilly really loves her dad and gets…

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