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. 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.
They try to improve their score because everybody else has a better one than them so they feel they are not good enough. 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.
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. I personally both agree and disagree with Gatto. However, in many ways I disagree.
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.
From the class I observed I noticed that the teacher often used repetition as the way to get the students to learn and get the correct answer. 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.
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. The mindset I am is fixed because when I get stuck on something I tend to give up easier than people with a growth mindset.
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.
Therefore, taking a break from school would refresh your brain and allow you to do well in school. Family is the most important thing in life, not seeing family too often might be one of the biggest mistakes and regrets. People do not see their family a