The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read. Many people also feel that this book is irrelevant to student’s lives. However, kids should learn what life would be like for kids at their age in a different time period. Like what was stated before, in a history class, when we learn about the history, we learn about the straight facts, not as much of the personal lives of people living in that time. Since the novel is showing the personal recollections of one boy in the time period, students can identify the similarities between the two lessons.
Common Core has unfounded negative connotations. Society does not like change and Common Core calls for change. The reality is Common Core changes the way our children learn material and better prepares them for college and a future career. Alexandra Petri laments the requirement that, "70 percent of high school seniors’ reading assignments be nonfiction” (Seyler). This is not an irrational expectation for those preparing to enter college level courses or the workforce.
And, keeping up with all the new and updated electronic systems can get very expensive. All that money could be saved up and used for their college funds so when it’s that time in their life they are not struggling trying to find scholarships. Another way that technology has affected literacy is by the way we text and use shorthand. Even though shorthand is useful in taking notes in class, but shorthand is not supposed to be used in essays. Students forget to revise their work and make sure they didn’t use any shorthand in their essay.
With enhancement in technology, the distraction of the media, and the lack of discipline of oneself has made students think of easier solutions to their problems. Instead of studying for long hours as our ancestors have done, we choose to satisfy ourselves with social entertainment and other fun activities then look for easy ways out when it comes to tests or final exams by taking drugs. On the other hand the fast lifestyle we have in today’s society also impacts our way of learning with limited number of hours to focus on school which are taken by work, family, and other personal issues. Students do not have much time to study the large quantity of materials that’s presented by difficult courses which causes frustration and impatience. The demand on need of different solutions is increasing and supply of that demand is pointed in the same
Despite all the valid arguments, parents and educators use to explain why books with inappropriate topics should not be used, they always seem to forget that it doesn't matter how much they try to shelter students eventually every student will be exposed to these inappropriate issues. It seems only right that if every student is to some day be exposed to these issues, they should be taught about them at an early, yet mature age so they can be more prepared with how to address these issues in the future. In Max Malikow's essay, "Engaging Students in Controversial Issues", he states that, evaluating controversial issues is "a life skill" (Milkow1). Many people will agree that those who learn how to evaluate controversial issues
It is too harsh to drop an assignment’s grade when a student misspells a few words! I also don’t support my mom’s opinion that we should go back to our old customs and handwrite our work in school instead of doing it on the computer. I understand that it would help with our spelling skills, but doing work on computers is much neater and faster. Spelling is always a salient skill to have, even in the age of technology, because it may sometimes come in handy. In conclusion, terrible spelling is becoming more and more common in
What if scientist showed facts and information supporting we could start school later and improve our academics and stay healthy while doing it ? Starting early is not as good or as safe as people think it is for young teens or High School students . It’s something that has been researched and looked at many times , but it still seems to be an issue in the U,S with schools having a later start time. This can be an issue in many different ways , but it’s also something that won’t change overnight . School starting too early has many different effects on students such as REM(rapid eye movement) when teens lose sleep and this causes them to not be able to control their moods , and also can cause obesity , drug abuse , and depression and dropout
Have you ever had that weird situation where you needed to sign something but you didn't know cursive, because it was not taught in your school? Cursive really should be taught in schools, but only to a certain degree. Kids should be taught to read cursive and to write their name in cursive, but not how to completely write in cursive. Cursive is faster and neater than normal printing. Studies show that people who write in cursive have more active brains, than those who do not.
Teenagers shouldn’t be able to access drugs just because they think it will keep them awake and in reality it’s just giving a false sense of energy to them. Also drugs can affect teens being able to focus during school and after school while they are trying to do homework. To conclude, school should start at 8:30 am or later, to improve: homework and test performance, teen car accidents, drug usage in teens. Think of it like this: if school started later would it truly impact student grades? The impact it has on a student depends on how good the student can self regulate.
Graff says street smarts offer more life skills than the education provided in school. In other words, you can be smart without being highly educated because knowledge goes beyond academics. He grew up thinking he was anti-intellectual because his writing skills were not great about the topics he’s expected to write in school. Graff describes how sports helped him excel in academics and discover his hidden intellectualism. He believes ‘’Making students’ nonacademic interests of an object study is useful, the, for getting students’ attention and overcoming their boredom and alienation, but this tactic won’t in itself necessarily move them close to an rigorous treatment of those interests.’’ (Graff 400) By allowing students express their nonacademic interests in schoolwork then students will be more interested and motivated to do well in school.
Would you want anyone to ban books so you couldn’t further your education? School Board members should not ban certain books because students can get more of a challenge from certain books, you also can get many life lessons from a more mature book, and students also get more of a choice which means more books to read. One reason I believe school board members should not ban books is because it gives students more of a challenge. For example, teachers like to challenge kids to read above their grade level and reading more mature books will get them there. However, how will they get assigned harder or more challenging books if those kinds of books are banned from the school library.
I personally think we should not have cursive hand writting in school. With the technology we have today kids with phones, tablets,computers most kids dont write assiment 's in hand anymore.It also is a waste of money in shcool 's now having to buy paper when kids can just type the work they are doing on tablets, phones. I also dont think we need it in our school 's when there is other important stuff that we need to learn more than focusing on how to write in cursive. Also at the same time people think it could benifit students who have problems learing how to write. It also helps to learn to write in cursive so when kids get older they know how to properly know how to fill out checks.
Digital technology has completely changed the world for the good and the bad. The disadvantage that technology has brought and will bring in the future is that people will rely on it too much. Books are becoming non-existent, people are not communicating face to face, we are no longer using paper and pencils, and social media is taking over the world. However, it is up to the adults to monitor and limit the use of computers, T.V., mobile phones and video games. The advantages to technology is important dealing with education because it can promote new and fun ways someone to learn and easier access to researching
In my opinion, Flint Hill has the better educational approach with regards to technology. I believe this because the school 's’ administration allows students to experiment with technology. By shielding children from modern technology, you are limiting their potential and creating more obstacles for them to overcome in the near future. Furthermore, by exposing kids to technology, students are more eager to learn and are often more interested because they are learning in a form they think is entertaining. Students who sit uncomfortably in desks and listen to rambling lectures are most likely not able to retain information as well, due to the lack of engagement.
Jonathan Zimmerman is saying that while many people believe as technology evolves and advances that it will make education better and better. Students claim there is nothing wrong with being on social media while doing school work is not detrimental to their education but instead claim they are simply, "mutitasking". Students now believe that everything in education can be done easier and more efficient through using their computers and cellular devices. But when it comes down to the facts, studies that have been conducted over and over again have shown that those who claim to be "mutitaskers" preform worse than the average person in just about every skill tested. Other studies show that just by reading something off a computer screen or a phone screen causes you to retain and comprehend less of what you are reading.