Lesson 12- Students gave their preference to which country they would expand their soda company to and had to back their decision with support from data Lesson 3-Rolling dice game with partners gave students the chance to practice using the exponent properties and then checking their answers with their partners Lesson 4- Students combined their individual properties posters to create a large group poster. 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
This film is mainly intended towards the three previously mentioned groups;students, teachers, and parents. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Teacher are highly influential because they can shape youth for the better or worse.
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.
“Oh wow, what a smart child!” This is a statement that deceivingly seems inconsequential on the surface. However, once one digs below the surface, as Carol S. Dweck did in “Brainology: Transforming Students’ Motivation to Learn,” one can see that having a certain mindset can be a determining factor of whether or not a child will be able to become successful. Dweck believes that a praise (similar to the type mentioned before) cause students to have a certain mindset on the way smartness functions, consequently affecting their work ethic. TO elaborate, she claims they either have one of two mindsets; a growth mindset, which is when a student believes they obtain knowledge by working hard; or a fixed mindset which is when a student believes everyone has a set level of smartness they have to live up to.
Ever wonder how far we’ve come in technology in the past couple decades? In the essay To Fly, by Neil deGrasse Tyson, flying is a highly worshiped subject. Just the notion of flying has been a fantasy of man for thousands of years, and, with the increase of technology, we have been able to do just that. The idea of flying has been a dream part of man throughout history.
Even though some people may disagree, random locker searches should be an issue that is enforced. Parents do not want their children in danger to due to some adolescents. Drugs and guns could be secluded and then there could be a prodigious chance of somebody getting hurt. Having drugs at school is restricted and dangerous. It is dangerous because somebody could use some, go crazy, and hurt people.
There are many ways in which a classroom teacher can create a culture of positive behavioral support for students. The teacher can create these supports with or with out the school system having this policy. One of the most important ways for a teacher to establish this positive support is by having the expectations present for the students, so they understand what is expected of them individually, and with other classmates. If the students don’t know what they need or should be doing, and how they should be acting towards others in the classroom, then it may not be fair to the students if they get reprimanded. It also creates a negative environment when the teacher is constantly saying reprimanding the students, telling saying, “no” to everything.