In “I just wanna be average” Mike Rose recounts his years in vocational school, known as low level classes. Rose was placed in vocational school by accident, rose decided on staying enrolled with low level students. Rose observed his teacher and classmates and talks about them throughout his essay. Rose explains to the reader why many students don’t learn or don’t take school/education serious. Teachers show they don’t care about their students by giving lack of education and by using physical violence and all just to control them. Rose tells the reader some of the actions students take towards their education, students have slack off, get into fights and they party in other words they are becoming into troublemakers. Teachers should provide their education without any problem to help students learn teachers need to
Most feel that by eliminating the distraction of the Arts will help children be more focused on their "more important" core classes. They feel that arts education is an unnecessary luxury that is just getting in the way of their child's or their students bright future. What's sad is that they don't realize that by pulling arts education out of schools, they are also pulling a vital resource that will help their children become better students. But more importantly they are dimming a child's creativity and taking away opportunities for them to find passions and talents. Pulling arts out of school is not the answer if anything is causing problems we have to become worse than they already are. "If they're worried about their test scores and want a way to get them higher, they need to give kids more arts, not less,
A recent study released by Pearson that questioned over 400,000 students in grades 6-12 shows that only “48% of students think their teachers care about them…and only 45% of students think teachers care if they are absent from school” (Hare, 2015). This shocking statistic demonstrates what American students think about their teachers. Most students are under the impression that their teachers don’t care about them. When teachers don’t care about their students and allow them to fail, many students with unrealized potential give up on education.
Dewey’s vision for education could not be any farther from the truth of how today’s school systems operate. Instead of focusing on students’ aptitudes and expanding on them, the Board of Education confines everyone into a box. Any person who doesn’t fit into that box, doesn’t excel in standardized testing, doesn’t have the chance to succeed in life. As Dewey said, “The notion that the essentials of elementary education are the three Rs mechanically treated, is based upon ignorance of the essentials needed for realization of democratic ideals.” Students lose themselves once they reach high school, cemented in the same pattern of just trying to get the work done, never actually enjoying learning.
As well as being a form of expression it has also been linked to helping with boosting one’s self-confidence and motivation inside and outside the classroom. A student getting involved in art programs, drama clubs, or music programs are activating and stimulating a part of the brain that correspond with retaining information which can be a benefiting factor in helping other subjects. Studies have shown that kids who listened to music such as Mozart had a higher IQ than kids who did not. Study after study proves that the arts have been linked to helping develop a young mind and can be used for so much more than a way for someone to express their feelings. It has been proven that countries such as Japan, Netherlands, and Hungary who require all
Intrinsic value defines itself to be a set of ethics that is dependent upon an individual’s morals. The intrinsic value of anything is often given a hidden meaning. Alfie Kohn’s essay “How not to get into College”, Heron Jones’s poem “Somnambulist”, and the episode “Rosebud” from the television show, The Simpsons, shows how finding true meaning and motivation in life can be very difficult and also reveals deeper meaning of how it is better to be motivated intrinsically rather than extrinsically.
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything” (Plato). If my childhood was filled with anything: it was imagination. From my earliest memories of my cousin, and I putting on a sold out concert on my papaw’s front porch; to putting my baby dolls to sleep with lullabies. Music has always been a big part of my life: it was the one thing I could always count on, no matter where I went; and that still stands true today.
On November 1st, 2014 at 11:34pm the Summerville High School marching band was announced the SCBDA 5A State Champion for the first time in a decade. I believe this to be my greatest accomplishment, being a part of an organization that accomplished so much even though we were the underdogs of the rest of the competition. Our high school was not the most musically talented, nor are we the largest. However, the heart and soul we put into our performance was recognized by the judges.
Growth mindset is quite the hypocritical idea, it encourages this willingness to put yourself out there and make mistakes, in a system that is structured to punish mistakes. Schools have been based on your marks for many years, your grades are, your ability to succeed are, and even your ability to get awarded for extra curriculars are. That is how it has been for many years, and although lessons in growth mindsets are a great step forward we are not adapting the rest of the system to match. As we say to think outside of the box and risk your learning we are also rolling out more and more standardized tests. Those tests encourage the exact opposite of our main goal which is to allow students a welcoming and safe learning environment.
In conclusion, many people take the arts for granted when it comes to education of today’s students. They believe that the education of the arts is a waste of time and money, resulting in the failure of those classes being in schools for students. The arts open students to broader horizons, opportunity wise, success wise and learning wise. The arts are what keep our students of today and the future
Growing in an arts-rich environment during students’ time in secondary school has benefits that extend to their higher education. High school students who had high levels of arts engagement were 19% more likely to aspire to college than were students with less arts engagement (Catterall 14). 71% of students with a low socioeconomic status who had arts-rich experiences attended some sort of college after high school, compared to only 48% of the low-arts students. 22% more high-arts students from the low socioeconomic group, compared with low-arts students in that group, attended a four-year college (10). Arts-engaged high school students enrolled in competitive colleges at a 15% higher rate than did low arts-engaged students (15). Students
Albert Einstein once said, "Everybody is a genius... But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid". Unfortunately, most school systems depict this quote. They judge a significant amount of the population by their ability to answer a few questions. They rate them with letters and numbers, and force students to be represented by these letters and numbers for the rest of their lives. The school system doesn't only do that, but they force people to believe that they are useless and much more. Our system is severely flawed and it is affecting children and teenagers in obscene ways, so action must be taken to change some factors.
Prompt: Throughout the years, school district officials have been forced to cut not only jobs but also various programs, all to save more money. The arts programs, which include art, music, dance, and drama, have been one of the first programs to be cut. Write an argumentative/persuasive essay in which you convince district officials of the importance of keeping the arts, especially the performing arts, in school.
Steven M. Demorest and Steven J. Morrison (2000) conducted a discussion that explored the connection between playing a musical instrument and general intelligence. They both agree that playing a musical instrument has an effect on the intelligence of students. Demorest and Morrison (2000) state that playing a musical instrument increases your spatial temporal reasoning, which involves brain functions that link with your Maths and Science abilities. Demorest and Morrison (2000) also state that the average SAT scores for students in 1999 who received musical instruction are well above the average SAT scores of students who didn’t take part in any music lessons. They believe that piano and keyboard lessons in particular have the biggest effect in academic performance, this rules out any other musical instrument in this literature. Demorest and Morrison
Theories on the effects of music education on the brain, and scientific data on how music education enhances other abilities and the student psychology have been gathered from online books and academic journals. The researcher has conducted interviews with a Music teacher for the sake of gathering primary qualitative data. Also a survey has been sent to respondents of different age groups and music and non-music educated students for the sake of both quantitative and qualitative data gathering. Regardless of the boundaries of the small sample size, the responses provide useful perceptions on how they think music education affects academic achievement. Analysis of responses has revealed a lot about their opinion on music education and a further future recommendation on improving it in