Farber believes that the grades create phony motivation and students only want to please the teachers. According to Farber, students only retain the material until they are graded on it. No longer having a grading system would leave students having no drive in school. Schools would no longer have a basic form of ranking the students and see how well they are doing. Students would no longer want to see the point in striving to be the best when everyone is ranked the same.
In the short story "Hidden Intellectualism" by Gerald Graff, the main idea is to bring acknowledgment to the idea that educators of schools and colleges should incorporate students interest into their teaching. In other words, Graff believes schools and colleges are at fault for not taking the opportunity to use "street smarts" for good academic work (Graff,2010). If Gerald Graff is right about educators needing to incorporate "street smarts" into scholarly works, as I agree, then educators should reevaluate their teaching methods. Students are becoming negligent of gaining knowledge of social interest because it is not encouraged by instructors. Therefore, the only topics students can converse with are related to school work (Graff,2010).
Imagine going to school and really succeeding; you understand everything, you’re getting good grades and all the praise you can dream of from your parents and teachers. But then you move up and things get harder, you don’t understand everything, your grades are dropping and you are scared that you will no longer get that praise. You have two options, you can either take on the challenge and get back to where you used to be, or you can sit down when you feel threated by the hard work. In “Brainology” by author Carol S. Dweck, we are shown research concerning those two options or “mindsets” and how we can change them. This excerpt is divided into four main parts; first, Mindsets and Achievement , where the thought-processes are first introduced.
What this essay is saying about students and education is there is no student who doesn’t want to learn or what’s to get an education. Everybody is capable of learning, but the problem is sometimes the education are given by people who don’t care if you are learning or not. In this essay, we learned that the author was put in classes where the teachers didn’t care too much about their students and because of this he become a mediocre student. Not because he didn’t like school or he was lazy, but because there was no inspiration in learning. Luckily, Mike Rose the author of I Just Wanna Be Average found someone that wants him to start learning someone that make him change his mind.
Then being left with a physical pain of rulers or belts whipped across the hand for not living up to their teachers expectations. This is not a way schools should 've punished innocent children, schools are supposed to be a place of learning, safety and being who you are gaining knowledge that will help you in the long run. The public schools in this novel show a very obedient unpleasant way of learning, to punish or expect such high standards from young children is ridiculous when they are only kids still in the process of understanding concepts right then
Gatto also speaks about how boredom comes from oneself, and how we should always find something that interests us. First, Gatto states “Do we really need school?” This is where he starts explaining his opinion and describing his own experience about how schooling is not important. Then he goes on to talk about how school is only teaching us to become good citizens but not to truly educate ourselves and learn more. I personally both agree and disagree with Gatto. However, in many ways I disagree.
Another way to improve our student’s success in Anaheim schools is to teach our kids that effort and having a growth mindset is what keeps students going. Dweck the author of “How to Make your Kids Smart” explains that effort is very important. “Studies show that teaching people to have a growth mindset helps make them into high achievers.” This quote made by Dweck shows us that having a growth mindset lets you think outside the box and become more independent especially when it comes down to education. Many students tell themselves they are dumb when it comes to a challenging situation when in reality they are just giving up too early. They don 't give themselves a chance and instead have a fixed mindset which is bad and keeps you from growing in life.
We need to learn and understand what they are trying to educate us on so we will not be doomed to repeat the same mistakes that society has already passed through. What is the point of going to school and memorizing lessons that we will forget after the test if they don 't stick to our brains? We need to be knowledgeable, persistent, self-driven to make sure we ourselves understand the lesson at hand. Test affect a student 's self-confidence as well, if we pass it 's a win-win but if we fail we lose a little bit of hope we had about what we knew. We doubt ourselves and that is not a pleasant
Technically, teachers are not evaluated on how good students perform on these tests, but feel as if they are held responsible when students fail. They would rather guide their students to work diligently and master the test information, instead they spend valuable time preparing students for these test. Teachers are there to teach students and help them enjoy their time spent at school. Instead students are bored by teachers and are growing to hate them. Most teachers leave schools because of the way they are treated by their students.
This is important because it shows that the homework can be the cause of the end of one’s education. This also important because then teachers can see why some students just do not try anymore. In addition, one can see this when “They refuse to do homework and it’s lowering their grades” (LAXdoubleK). This shows that students do not even care about their grades because the homework is too much. If students already don't do the work or get that education that they should be going to school for they might just drop out, there's no point to being there in the first place.
When these students plagiarize others work they render themselves unable to truly understand the material. The purpose of going to school is to prepare students for life and give them the necessary knowledge they need to succeed. If you simply copy someone 's work, it eliminates the whole learning aspect because none of the work is your own doing. Along with that, you lose the potential knowledge and skills that could help you later in life. The punishment serves as a reminder of those facts and helps students come to realize that cheating hinders your education.
To his school, and the people in charge of vocational [remedial] education, Mike Rose, along with all the other students taking remedial courses were defined as "slow". Regardless of what they did and did not know. Vocational education has been aiming to increase the economic opportunities of students who don 't do well in schools. Like most students, once you tell them they are not capable of doing something, that 's what they start believing. Rose became one of the students who would fool around in class, did the bare minimum to get by.
Educators need to use multiple sources to engage Hmong students so that information can be articulated accurately as to avoid confusions and misinformation. Yang also stresses the importance of finding credible sources and then filter the information from the collection of sources in order to allow Hmong students to expand their understanding and access to knowledge. Educators and professionals need to take precedence in ethical and responsible scholarships so that the information used to empower Hmong youths are accurate and avoid
Such as grading all the work assigned to the students. In conclusion failure is not the only way to motivate students. The student might accept failing and never learn the material, but if we offer kids study hall, workshops and a sit down meeting it might even change their outlook on school. As well as study habits let us give kids a chance, to the right path and allow them to succeed without failing in positive learning
Even if they are almost finished with a task they will see no hope for finishing if it is to hard. Studies concluded, that students who live in poverty will display impatience, inappropriate emotional responses, and unable to have empathy for peers misfortunes. Trying to empathize for these students is key. "A teacher cannot change the students bank account p, but you can change what is in their emotional account"(Jenson 23). Teachers and teens can begin to change their school, not only for the students who live in poverty, but as a whole.