They had to make a list of similarities and difference between all their posters. Lesson 8- Students had to think, pair, share on which property of exponents they would be applying to the new concept of multiplying/dividing numbers in scientific notation Lesson 4-Students were able to create properties of exponents posters, collaborate and they were posted in the hall way Lesson 11- Students were able to explore the NASA website and the solar system. By doing so, students found data in scientific notation and were able to make connections to science. In an upcoming science unit, students will be researching a specific planet so this lesson provided an quick
The intended message of this film is that improving the educational system will better the lives of children and young adults. The thesis statement for this film is that the documentary Race to Nowhere, directed by Jessica Congdon and Vicki Abeles effectively argues about the flawed educational system by providing real life examples, statistics and credible sources to convey how students are negatively affected mentally and physically by the educational system. Throughout the film the directors are trying to persuade parents and teachers not to put so much stress on students and to understand that they are just kids and they can only take so much before it starts to
If their paychecks were based off of their students success in their classes, their entire attitudes would change. They would take their job more seriously, and have some motivation to do their job the thorough way students need. “Many performance based pay systems include components which allow principals to terminate teachers who continuously fail to meet goals and objectives. Most teacher unions adamantly opposed performance based pay because of this element. Standard teacher contracts make it difficult to terminate employment, but a performance based pay contract makes it easier to remove a bad teacher.
Struggling students should be required to take summer school because it gives them a chance to re-learn what they did not understand, it helps their grades improve, and it gives them a chance to learn more about themselves. Going to summer school may help the student re-learn what they could not understand in class. Students may not always understand the subject that they are learning because they are not putting in the effort or the teachers are not explaining it well. “This teacher should not be paid. We had to teach ourselves in this course” wrote Maryellen Weimer (Weimer).
According to Bill Gates, “It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” This ideal of learning from failure, instead of fearing it, can encourage students’ success; they will learn that there are consequences for their actions. Unfortunately, educators and parents surmise that it is damaging to acknowledge children’s shortcomings. This is central in, “In Praise of the “F” word” by Mary Sherry and “The Speech the Graduates Didn’t Hear” by Jacob Neusner, which both expound on the effects of recognizing failure. In Sherry’s article, she emphasizes that children are deceived by educators because teachers and parents aren’t holding students accountable for decisions. Neusner’s article expresses the significance of being challenged in one’s academic career.
Teaching the students self-control is important and takes time. Students will make mistakes but teaches need to make the mistake a learning tool by teaching the students a better way to conduct themselves. He writes “When we are unreasonable with students and humiliate them into submission, the benefit is really for the teacher and not the students”, this really hit home for me, I have seen that happen and the student shut down and he had a miserable rest of his year. We need to instill confidence in our students not talk poorly to them. Chapter Five-The Quiet Man (76-89) As I was reading this I was thinking that it was written just for me.
This will work well for students who are average at subjects are not failing in them, nor excelling the expectations, and are simply in the middle. Often, a student is not given a chance to correct their grade or make up missing work. When grades are low, it is most likely because of a small error, work that isn’t turned in, or they forgot to answer a question. Adjusting retakes for all major grades would help lift grades and increase graduation rates in schools across America by a small amount. Although the American grading system is strict, it is not the worst, and could only use minor adjustments.
Author Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “ Unless you try to do something beyond what you already mastered, you will never grow.” Most people are afraid of making mistakes so they stay in their comfort zone. I believe that this statement is true, because making mistakes is how you learn and improve, stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to more friends and better experiences, and if you don’t try new things, you might miss out on something you love! The first reason I agree, is because making mistakes is how you learn and improve. No one is perfect and making mistakes help to make you better in the long run. For instance, I have learned from my mistakes many times.
Focusing on learning over results was what set these teachers apart from others. Rather than focusing on getting that "A" in class, these teachers helped me to focus on my own learning and well-being. They helped me maintain my grades, and I found that I was much happier with myself and what I was learning in school. Nevertheless, I have also had many teachers, where from my perspective, were not engaged in what they were teaching and as a result, I was not engaged in my learning. The quality of my work done in these classes declined, and before I knew it, I dreaded these classes.
Campuses are a place where students all deserve to feel safe. Trigger warnings are a way to do this. Greg Lukianoff feels that trigger warnings coddle students minds and prevent them from growing and learning. In the interview for The Atlantic Lukianoff talks about how lack of a trigger warning made a student feel normal again for the first time in years, however this is often not the case for people with disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder. This is an example of how some people feel their freedom of speech is being compromised Triggered reactions are not only highly unpleasant, but can overtake one’s consciousness by causing a flashback, or a number of other things.