I was very nervous because I thought I might not succeed. To my delight, I do not feel nervous anymore. The first few months of school taught me that I could handle funky activities through my preparation and knowledge. Comparatively, I would like to achieve in my other classes. I am going to remain working hard in math so I can earn an “A” next
From adjusting their style of teaching to creating revamped lesson plans and getting familiar with new textbooks, to attending professional development meetings on and off campus, the transition has been a challenge. When most people think about mathematics, they think about computing numbers and symbols. Mathematics is more than just that, and the CCSS is making sure we are all aware of that fact. As discussed by Mongeau (2014) “By removing memorization standards and requiring teachers to cover fewer topics over the course of a year, the new standards are also meant to encourage teachers to spend more time on the underlying concepts behind mathematical concepts.” The end result of this will be that memorization will no longer be enough to meet the CCSS’s subject content. Teachers who are accustomed to using little math language to teach and talk about math concepts will now have to adapt.
However, they are not teaching us things that we would have to learn from experience later in our lives. They are not focused on teaching us what to expect when we reach the age of adulthood, they are focused on teaching us about the subjects appointed by the Department of Education (DOE). This is the issue we face every day with the school system because although it is great to have a better understanding in these subjects, they should also focus on teaching us how to prepare for the real world. I strongly believe that they should be teaching us how to save money, how to be a better candidate for a job application, and how we are are going to need to be independent. Education should not just be about our academics or else we will never get anywhere.
We need to learn and understand what they are trying to educate us on so we will not be doomed to repeat the same mistakes that society has already passed through. What is the point of going to school and memorizing lessons that we will forget after the test if they don 't stick to our brains? We need to be knowledgeable, persistent, self-driven to make sure we ourselves understand the lesson at hand. Test affect a student 's self-confidence as well, if we pass it 's a win-win but if we fail we lose a little bit of hope we had about what we knew. We doubt ourselves and that is not a pleasant
To do this, I had to understand the situation clearly and apprehend the truths of its consequences. In order to skip my junior year of high school, I needed an English and a math credit. I decided to do this by taking summer classes at UCA. The situation could have gone two ways; I could have not gotten the credit I needed, or I could receive credit for them and graduate high school a year early. I achieved insight through Elbow’s “methodological belief,” which resulted in my believing one outcome over the other.
I didn 't like that when I was younger but now I like that I did. When I got older it was easier for me to read then with excitement I knew I was going to get past all reading test that come my way. I also knew I was going to work hard with frustration if I wanted to do anything big with my life. The day after the teachers got in touch with my parents with a
They say that our generation 's are becoming dumber as the years go by, have they ever thought that switching to computers and typing all day might be the cause? I know that some people will argue with me and say that computer 's and phone 's are a thing of the future, but that is their opnion. I personally believe in old fashion sitting down with a pencil and paper and writing everything out. As a mother I would want my child to know how to right in cursive. There are my reasons why I believe that cursive is not a thing of the past and they should continue to teach it in our schools.
It is also very important that you start putting all this work since middle school so you are prepared. One of my internal success goals would be to be to become better in Language Arts and Geometry. Because they are core classes they are very important for me to have good grades on and do my best. Because I missed a whole quarter it is very hard to be up to everything and understand deeply all the lesson and chapters. I would also like to become better at Language Arts also because I am not very good at writing and I feel like it’s one important skill to have for the future, because that is a way to communicate and write all your feelings and thoughts.
The standardized tests were very “dry” you could say and I do know that I did not look forward to them. I do know as well they are there for a reason and students do have to take them, I just wish they pertained to the actual student’s knowledge and interests a bit more. The way my high school prepared their students for the standardized tests is by having many very informative and very basic reviews. Each teacher would have a day they had assignments and questions that will be similar to the standardized tests and we would go over those questions on our own and with the class. We would have discussions about them in the class, the teacher would also give comparable tests in the class as practice tests.
As for teachers, block scheduling allows them to teach more in depth and help each student individually. Academically, students have higher GPA’s, fail less classes, and there is a larger amount of students on the honor roll when on block schedule. Although our class has never experienced block scheduling, switching back to it could be beneficial to our learning. How many times have you left a classroom stressing because you do not have any clue on how to do the homework that is due the next day? Probably many times, or even every day.