In school, multiple students have been complaining about how irrelevant recess is, while others are wanting more recess time. The overall question is: should recess be discontinued at Deer Park School? I, with no doubt whatsoever, believe that recess should be discontinued. Admittedly, students need to exercise outside for recess in order to stay fairly fit. According to a scientist named Rob Scientist, “30 minutes of exercise per day has been proven to reduce childhood obesity” (Scientist).
This is because these are the first years in an organized classroom setting. So, children being in this constant controlled setting cause them to become unfocused and these results in them acting out. The increase in physical activity during the day shows that classroom activity breaks can have a promising impact on the total activity levels of children at school (Berschwinger and Brusseau). Breaks during the school day can allow children to rest their brains, which allows them to come back focused. Also, knowing that the students will soon receive a break allows them to work harder to reach their incentive beforehand.
It helps students stay out of trouble. And it helps students ability to learn. One reason school times should start later is because it will help students catch up on sleep. “Sleep deprivation has become virtually epidemic among American teenagers. Research suggests that adolescents require about 8.5 to 9 hours of sleep, but according to the National Sleep Foundation, only 14% achieve this goal.” said Julie Peorgers from The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter.
Sit still," says Nelly Torres, a parent of a student in Chicago Public Schools. "That's because they need their recess." The only way to cure the fidgets is to let kids play and get their energy out. All recess research leads to kids doing better in school, stopping obesity, and being more interactive with other people. Some people say recess is a waste of time, and kids would be better off doing something else, like spending more time learning history, English, or math.
Students entering high school are often reminded that staying in school can create a successful life for them. Some students resort to earning money rather than finishing high school, due to their family upbringing. Although the objective is to give students the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, many end up not graduating. Statistically proven, the increase of poverty is due to high school dropouts. Those students who dropout out are more likely to have health problems, engage in criminal activities, and depend on welfare (Christle, Jolivette, and Nelson 325).
Acording to Public School Uniforms: The Pros And Cons, "The fights and muggings at school decreased by 50%" also that "The number of disipline referals decrased by 42% once uniforms were anounced". Certain consequences because of disiple can take a child out of school, with uniforms we almost eliminate that posibility and keep the student in class. If that particular student down miss school because disipline they could be behind in school work and not have direct contact with the teacher to ask the questions. Uniforms help that problem and get the child the learning they need. Also, uniforms eliminate the great threat of outsiders.
Homeschooling is an educational option that allows parents to teach their children at home instead of sending them to public schools. It is held that "homeschooled children now number 1.2 million in the United States and the number is steadily growing" (Farris, 1997, p. 4). Ray (cited in Mirochinck & McIntyre, 1991). Some Parents believe that sending their children to public schools in which qualified teachers are responsible for educating them is beneficial .However, other parents believe that it is better for their children to be educated at home by people who know their needs. In this paper, I intend to argue with educating children at home.
The 4 day school week began as a way for school districts to cut costs. In many school districts running a bus is a considerable expense, however cutting school to 4 days would lead to significant savings. Moreover, having all school facilities open for only 4 days in a week can make a huge difference when it comes to savings in many aspects, including custodial pay, transportation, teacher pay, utility bills, food costs and other miscellaneous expenses. Equally important, cutting a school week down will decrease the amount of money students will have to pay for meals. Over 56% of students in America eats the food provided, which means on average a parent is paying $414 a year for meals.
This is needed in a class to ensure an equal opportunity to succeed is possible for every student. When a class is fair, students are more motivated to learn making success a more sustainable goal. Equality in a classroom means that all students have access to the same resources. All students have a desk, textbooks, the ability for ask for help, etc. In Mrs. S’s 1st grade STEM class, she has a white board that students write their name on when they have to go to the restroom(3.1.1).
Making time is the key though, eating lunch with students, playing with them at recess (like kickball), having classroom meetings, and making little moments in between transitions. I believe in building up our students, for example, I gave them positive feedback on a final writing piece. Classroom management is important skills to have a teacher, but each class you have will have respond to different techniques better. I believe that my management skills still needs work and I know it will get better with the more experience I have. I used techniques like ringing a bell, clapping, saying if you can hear my voice clap once, listing expectations, and pointing out specific behaviors I was looking