What do you feel and think when the word school is said? It 's most likely disgust and annoyance. The students of today believe that being in school is like being in prison. They feel this way as a result of perceiving that they are prohibited of feeling free while attending school. This feeling of lack of freedom comes from tons of work to do and also from feeling that the work they complete is not amusing or interesting.
(p.7 ll. 98-103). Sedaris is definitely not comfortable speaking the language he is learning, not in class or out between other people. He does not want to speak it in public, but in that way, he will not learn how to speak it. Though in the end of the essay, we are told that he suddenly understands all the teacher is saying.
When teachers make students learn just information on the test there is really no point in learning it, if you are never going to use it in a real life setting. According to ProCon.org, “Opponents say the tests are neither fair nor objective, that their use promotes a narrow curriculum and
When school libraries ban books students are left with books about only positive things and an unrealistic picture of the world. If a book like To Kill a Mockingbird is banned students lack the intelligence about such topics taught in the book. To Kill a Mockingbird teaches about bravery, the real world, treating others with respect, and many other things. If a student is never exposed to this he or she will not know about racism or other unfair and unjust things in the world. If students are “protected” from real world situations they will not succeed in life.
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.
More than dearth of teaching skills, lack of willingness to learn new things proves detrimental for teachers. By keeping themselves abreast of the contemporary trends and aching for learning innovative ideas, teachers are able to draw students attention. Things go awry for teachers when they deliver lessons without trying to know if students are really interested to listen to them. All of a teachers efforts should be directed towards keeping the interests of students alive and catering to the needs and requirements of students. This is how you also stop panning your lessons based on your whimsical ideas.
In “Ban Cell Phones in Schools”, Joe Smith argues that students should not bring cellphones to schools, because students will be distracted and addiction both it in class and out of class, and it will cause students’ academic failure and parents’’ complains about teachers. Also, parents can contact with staff in school if there are emergencies. However, Smith’s argument is wrong, because school have attractive activities to participate, teachers and students can control the time playing with phones, and school staff cannot accompany with students anytime. First of all, school work is not as boring as what Smith said, there are many interesting and appealing activities both in class and out of class. Students will acquire knowledge and have fun in school without playing cellphone.
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.
However, she was able to provide a precise reason for that, saying that as it is still a good idea, since it concerns the issues of the whole class, but not individual students. In addition, she states, that however there is a vast amount of ready-made materials available, it would be better for a teacher to construct the test for his class on his own. There is also a very important issue to bear in mind. It is that it is crucial for a teacher not to ask too direct questions, so that students’ would not aim to reach expected or desirable results. The author could produce bright academic work, which is full of content.
Summary: “Against School,” by John Tayler Gatto In John Tayler Gatto’s ‘Against School,’ he argues that children and teachers alike have become bored with the notion of schooling. That there is no room to learn skills to build upon one's character but rather to keep busy. Children become bored of the structured material that they are forced to learn. Thus the teachers have no motivation to teach the children when there is no effort put forth. The structure of the education system causes an individual to become stuck and unable to learn skills useful to their character.
In “here I stand”, Erica Goldson encourages change in the American schooling system. Erica points out a lot of flaws in the schooling system. No one is learning to learn, everyone is learning to graduate. People aren’t studying in order to learn more, people are studying in order to get through school faster. School puts down the creativity located in each and every one of us.
When it came to doing projects in the classroom were allow the do their projects on there own, they did not have follow directions they were allow to create what they wanted to make. For activities, the teacher had the children be creative and think out of the box.
Rose describes school as a 'tremendously disorienting place ' and place where you were going to encounter 'notions that don 't fit with the assumptions and beliefs that you grew up with. ' I believe one thing he didn 't understand why it was happening was the curriculum isn 't designed to liberate you but to occupy you. So in short, they thing they were teaching these students isn 't how to become a better student or how to simplify algebraic fractions, it 's how to keep you bust until you met the requirements to graduate. That 's not something you expect from an educator, you expect them to want the best for you, the ones who help you achieve goals. not the ones who are stopping you from seeing you have goals.