Being a good student means that you are quiet, paying attention and following rules and also being engaged in class discussions. To be a “good” student can also mean that they complete assignments on time and can apply what they have learnt in previous classes on an exam or paper. Kumashiro stated that when the student got closer to the right answer/idea they would receive a higher grade overall. It is important to accommodate everyone’s learning ability to a lesson or activity in ways that interest them.
The students who are usually the “good” privileged students are the ones who are always engaged in the discussion and speak up and ask questions. With schooling in the past, I have found that people who are more privileged tend to question the teacher more about assignments and are willing to put in any extra work to make sure they are engaged in the classroom. Commonsense can be made impossible for many students if they don’t know what is being talked about in the class discussion and don’t want to be seen as “dumb”. Many students have different perspectives on a topic, which can make it almost difficult to understand or grasp the idea of commonsense. As future teachers go into classrooms it is important to remember that everyone will learn different and nobody every wants to feel excluded from the topic/discussion. There are many ways teacher can incorporate all learning and to make sure no one is struggling in the class.