Going from a one story school to a two story school was hard, having to look down every five seconds to make sure I was on the right hall, or if I was suppose to be upstairs or downstairs. Bumping into people while looking down and asking multiple people for direction even though I was shy. Giving five minutes after each class to get to the other, walking into a classroom on my first day people staring and observing. Moving to a different town is not about the new house, it is about adapting to a new environment. Moving away from family and friends can be a tough thing to do.
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.
The success profiler, an 84 question test that is used to show your own personal skills that you can improve, and work on. My first success profiler, when put into comparison with the one that I took now, I have improved in some areas, but declined in others. The success profiler has allowed me to see where I need to improve, and where I should continue to uphold the same score. The area that I improved the most in would be the self-esteem section. In contrast with this, the areas that I degraded the most would be in the interpersonal deference section, and the interpersonal aggression section.
In the article, Is Four Days Better Than A Five Day School Week, the author states, “ ‘ Our ACT scores at the best they've been in 10 years, and our love it,’ said Chris” (https://newsela.com/articles/school-fourday/id/1002/). This quote helps explain why we should have a four day week. This isn't the only reason though. In addition, not only are tests scores better, but also student attendance. In the article, The Four Day School Week, by Don Kordosky, the author states, “ Attendance in some schools increased 3% as against available instructional hours” (Crosscut: "The Four-day school week: why less really is more").
About 3 years ago, nearly every month of that year I had a bone fracture, a surgery, or I was recovering from something. I ended up missing a lot of school and I would miss important tests and lessons, that I would have to make up on my own. My teachers were nice enough to help me with some lessons, but they couldn 't help me with all of them. I would figure out the work as I did it or I would ask my mom or dad to help me. Also around that time, my mom would buy me math practice books and make complete at least 5 pages a day, so I would not be behind in math.
Kids nowadays lose interest in school on fridays. If they had fridays off they wouldn't lose interest in the rest of the week. They could say focused. When kids are focused they pay more attention and learn more. This is probably the reason for the increased test scores.
Kids who are involved in sports are more likely to stay in school and graduate. Graduation should be a main propriety for parents, so that kids can be successful later in life. “Studies have shown that high school athletes have higher grades than non-athletes, lower absentee levels, a significantly smaller percentage of discipline referrals, lower percentages of dropouts, and higher graduation rates (Child Trend).” May colleges want students that were involved in sports. In high school its tough to balance sports and school. Kids that are able to balance the two, are prime candidates for collages.
Summary of “Academic Integrity” by Arden Miller and Adena D. Young-Jones Which one do you believe cheats more in schools, an online course or a face to face course? Arden Miller and Adena Young-Jones did an article over which one tended to be worse when they found results that were kind of shocking. Of course you expect an online course to cheat more but that was not the case. The results really varied on who the person was, sexuality, age, and other personalities of a person. Arden and Adena, both took surveys of “639 students in both types of classes.” It was easier to that the students taking the face-to-face classes cheated more than the students taking online classes.
Texting and Tweeting in the Classroom: How do they impact student learning In the article “Texting and Tweeting in the Classroom: How do they impact student learning” the author states “ Instructors across disciplines now compete with a host of electronic stimuli for students’ attention. But to what extent is messaging interfering with student learning?”. The author say that students that use their phones in class for school related topics do better on test than student who use their phones for unrelated topics in school. During the article the author uses studies to support their argument. The study that the author uses is credible because it ends in .org.
These students believe that intelligence can be malleable therefore, they are more likely to outperform their peers by taking opportunities and accepting challenges that require effort. Dweck mentions about these students, “They understood that even geniuses have to work hard for their great accomplishments. Confronted by a setback such as a disappointing test grade, students with a growth mindset said they would study harder or try a different strategy for mastering the material.” (23). This article talks about a study that was conducted in 2007.
*Question Which discipline plan should Kms have? *By:Brianna izawa The plan makes kids get an ACT score of 20.3.Higher than the city’s Average. A charter school with a discipline plan for their high school students. The discipline plan kms should have is the plan that if you break the rules, as a result, you have to face a bad consequence. First,in the article “Pay up” on paragraph 4 it states “ When students behave themselves ,Milkie says,They’re better able to concentrate on their classes.
Furthermore, both Hiss et al. (2014) and the Tufts study (DiMaria, 2014) found that students admitted through the test-optional or unconventional admissions approaches were more likely to be underrepresented minority students. Thus, moving away from use of standardized tests would give thousands of students the opportunity to be recognized, even if their skills don’t fit with the testing model. But the holistic college approach perhaps has a greater impact than simply making admissions more
I feel like standardized test are more for the school then for us. Most teachers think students cheat because they don’t want to take the test but click on this website and read its called Stress, Anxiety Causes Us to Cheat by Natalie Shoemaker (Will be added at the bottom of my paper). Instead of holding are diploma against us the district or schools should just give bigger rewards to the passing students like prizes so that way it takes some of the pressure off. Another idea is maybe only make the kids who are failing take the test because as long as a student is passing there classes I don’t see why that alone isn’t proof enough that they understand the material. I know teachers use standardized testing to determine how much a student has learned and how to make learning other material more effective but if a student is turning in their
This year, more than I was junior year, I have been really trying to focus on myself and figuring out who I am and who I want to become. I recently heard someone say that people are a combination of the people that they spend the most time with. I have been trying to surround myself with the people who have qualities that I admire and would like to have myself. I truly believe that over the last two years I have done this. I have never been more confident with myself and I am sure that most of that is due to the fact that I am now the oldest in the school but none the less I am very happy with who I have evolved into during high school.
I am the type of student that has always had at least a difficult challenge in my life but this difficult challenge has helped me to overachieve in my academic work throughout my years in high school; this challenge has to to do with my testing abilities in which I still to this day have issues in the amount of time I take to finish a certain assessment or if I score with a high result or a poor result, this challenge has affected my academic achievement in many ways; at first getting poor grades my freshman and first semester of sophomore year with a low GPA but in the good way it has also taught me a valuable lesson that is to learn from my mistakes and overachieve in my academic work and my abilities to get a high score on my assessments. All of this started since the beginning of freshman year in high school, I remember my first year which went really bad in my courses for both semesters I wasn’t getting the best grades, my GPA was very low, it was my first year attending in a city I wasn’t expecting, I didn’t have a lot of friends or people I knew before and the worst part is that