Should Struggling Students Go To Summer School “I do not need to go to summer school!” Many kids will say this to you because they feel like they don’t need to go. There are multiple reasons why a student could be struggling in school, they could have personal problems at home or they are just not understanding the material. Kids are not getting the help they need over the summer. Then in the beginning of the year teachers have to spend time reteaching the subject, which is more work for them.
Should teachers be quitting due to the stress of testing? No, because they don't really go through as much stress as the students do when they are testing and the teachers should also be able to handle these things and not just quit because they think it is too complicated(Occupytheory). Does it affect the way teachers teach their classes? Standardized tests do affect the way teachers teach because they can only teach certain things and not what they think that the students might need. Do to standardized testing the teachers have to teach what is on their guide to teach the students.
The growth mindset believes that their potential intelligence comes from learning, while the fixed mindset thinks they only have a certain amount of intelligence. Along with their differences in learning, these students also have a difference in school priorities. The students with the fixed mindset only cared how smart they would appear and turned down opportunities that were critical to their success. Students with the growth mindset thought about their efforts, and when they work harder it will show in their abilities and accomplishments. I agree with this because everyone will react differently to a setback, especially if they already react differently to education.
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.
Where should I begin? Should I start with the fact that fitter children do better in school? How students focus better after recess or all the future skills children learn at recess? There are so many good reasons for recess, yet people are still arguing against it. It has a big part in education by making it easier for the students and teachers.
She did not simply tell the student what was wrong or the correct answer when they were wrong, she simply just said that is not the correct answer try again. This taught the students that the correct answer will not always be given to them right away, that they must work until they get it themselves. This is a good example of enculturation in the classroom. The students are learning from the repetition of correcting the problem. The lesson from this repetition strategy is that the more you are engaged within a culture, the more you will start to pick up norms from the
In the article, “Brainology: Transforming Students Motivation to Learn” by Carol S. Dweck, she explains the different mindsets, which are, fixed and growth. According to Dweck, a student with a fixed mindset believes that they can only learn so much. A student with a growth mindset believes that intelligence is achieved through determination and hardwork. The way parents are praising their children is really affecting their confidence in academics.
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.
According to Sindhu Nair, year round schools can get in the way of family activities and other summer plans. Families would have to change around dates and schedules because of year round school. Some people think that year round schools also change American lifestyle (Nair). Year round schools make it difficult to plan vacations that kids enjoy off from school. According to Sonny Long, it is difficult for kids and families to transition to a year round school because the schedules are so different.
Summary of “The Perils and Promises of Praise” In the article “The Perils and Promises of Praise”, author Carol S. Dweck demonstrates many ways in which a teacher should praise students in a way that can impact them to become a better student. “The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn.” (Dweck 7)
“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.
At school kids learn and flex their creative muscles, and in order to make the school year not feel like a chore there needs to be equal time to relax, so that they are not stressed or not interested in school. Long breaks need to stay in order for there to be a time where the kids can truly relaxed and not forced into a working situation immidiatly. It is a excellent feeling when there is no work over the break so it is not hanging over their heads to do it. Feeling overworked is not a pleasent feeling because you always feel that there is more to do and that there will never be a break with no work. After a long break, students also feel more energized and ready to learn, than feeling tired and loosing focus.