Decreasing School Apathy in America Early mornings and long days that are filled with factoring polynomials, conjugating French verbs, analyzing historical documents, and studying for state-mandated tests. This required curriculum set by the state is what comprises many students’ average school day. This curriculum was developed with the goal of preparing all students for college; however, not all students plan on attending college. There are many jobs that are crucial for society to function that don’t require a degree. For students who go straight into the workforce, this college-bound curriculum is nearly worthless.
However, he is busier during the school year and has “to carve out time for family.” He says, “I was lucky for the opportunity to work with high school students and make an impact on their lives and have always enjoyed reading and writing.” Mr. West has learned many things, such as patience, from his students. He also has learned that grace must come to an end at some point, and that
While homework gives benefits to students, unnecessary homework should not be assigned due to the fact that there are enough school hours, it consumes time, and the development of poor health is encouraged. “Homework has been a part of students’ lives for so long that the idea of not doing it can seem incredible, surreal, or even impossible. But if [people] stop to think about it, the truth is that homework is not necessary” (Mathprepa). Seeing that there are enough school hours in one day, students are puzzled on why homework is called for. In this case,
Senior year should be built around classes that will benefit them in the long run, instead of taking classes that they do not need. For example, you do not have to go to college to be a contractor, but you do need a highschool diploma. Which means that you could take classes that would be better for you in the future, Like construction classes, math classes that are just for contracting commodities. On the other hand, some students that do want to pursue a degree in college, can take classes based on their said classes. Usually, seniors are not the ones making dinner, doing taxes, laundry or going grocery shopping.
I am thriving in school, and even though I don't enjoy coming to school as much as i enjoyed waking up at 11:00am, starting school after lunch, and finishing around three, all while still wearing my pajamas. I know it was the right choice. I am having a great time having feedback from teachers instead of just getting test grades and an unexplained “A-” on my end of the year portfolio. Being surrounded by people, Even if i don't necessarily like them has shown itself to be an extremely good thing in my life. Learning how to feel frustrated but still be kind, and how to work effectively in a group.
Title: Notebook computers should replace the traditional textbooks for students General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to use notebook computers instead of textbooks for studying purpose I. INTRODUCTION (Attention) A. Attention Material/Credibility Material: 1. As a student what do you guys feel to carry a heavy bag filled with textbooks inside? Don’t you guys feel that was too much burden to move around every day to class with a heavy bag which also caused your back hurt?
I was always engulfed in uncertaintiesif I am capable of accomplishing those tasks. After doing them, I was amazed at myself. But I was more amazed at my teachers for seeing something in me beyond what I saw in myself.During my college years, I spent my weekends volunteering as a teacher in a tutorial program for elementary students. As a teacher, I am aware that my influence to other people is great. I always instill in my students that with education they can uplift the quality of their life, they can do anything and go anywhere no matter what their size, color, background or past; they do have the limitless avenues over their future with
This year in Humanities my confidence in sharing my opinion with the class dramatically increased due to the great work environment you provided. Going into this semester being my first year in college I was not planning on speaking up and giving my opinion in class. I had been a to myself person throughout high school and to some extent I still am but what i've learned is when I ask questions and give my opinion not only does it help me but it also gives the rest of the class a different perspective. Now with my new perspective as a student I believe it's my job in a way to bring up points because there's a good chance someone else in the class has a similar question and if I remain silent as well as my classmates we are only hurting ourselves. As a class I believe that we had very good attendance, personally I didn't miss a class.
His strongest subject in school was History, and his most challenging subject was English.When Ethan attended school a typical day for him started with getting up, getting dressed, and putting on his orthotics. Dianna says “ getting around school was a big challenge.” But teachers just gave him a little extra time and that really helped him out. He was able to call Dianna anytime if he had any problems with his braces or anything with class. Dianna adds I wanted him to be just like any other kid. I wanted him to attend all the classes, and I did not want him to have to be put in a room all day long.
Teachers in classrooms around the world have to buy supplies for their classrooms, they aren’t ordinarily funded. If a student was to bring in their cell phones they could be used as a writing tool, eliminating the need to buy pencils, pens, paper & calculators and much more. Phones have the capability to read documents, that would eliminate the need for having to make paper copies for the class ultimately saving trees and other wildlife. Another use for cell phones in class is students listening to music while they work. A study showed that students who listened to music while they work on their assignments were able to pay more attention to the assignment while not being distracted by outside noise.
Saltillo High School no longer assigns lockers to students, but it should. Students will often have multiple books and binders to carry home every day in their bags resulting in a sore back and shoulders from the strain of the heavy backpack. The lockers are already in place, so allowing the students to use them would not cost the school any money. There really is no reason why the students should not be able to have access to them. The students at Saltillo are not allowed to use lockers, but should be; they are allowed to be exempt from exams, but should not be.
When you walk in the classroom, the instructor will ask you to have your notes out from the last time you were in the classroom. Instructors will guide you on how to organize thing but the rest of it is that are you willing to do your part in the classroom and outside of the classroom. As a person trying to be an organized, you can not expect miracles to happen overnight. If you become organized throughout the entire semester, it will help you for other courses that you may need to take in the future.Emma Kendrick says”Organization is a big factor when you have to turn in assignments on time because instructor do not accept late work. For future references, remember to keep up with your stuff in a binder or notebook.
According to Derek Bok, incoming freshmen enter college “deficient in their ability to communicate” (Bok, 2006, 67). While it seems as though they should have been learning and practicing this during primary and secondary schooling, the burden of strengthening these abilities falls on universities. To teach students how to compellingly speak and write requires additional time and effort from faculty, as well as financial resources. Though not an easy goal to accomplish, communication skills are vital in the workforce. In Simon and Banchero’s article “Putting a Price on Professors,” 30% of employers did not think their new college graduates had sufficient writing abilities (Simon & Banchero, 2010, 3).