Whether it helps us or not it still puts a huge amount of stress on us as the school year goes on and we get more homework. Many teens already have enough on their plate with getting good grades, working if they have a job, and extracurricular activities. Kirkwood High had noticed more students were seeking counselors for emotional and social help towards the end of the school year, so they started to give no homework on weekends to relieve students and teachers of stress. The students seeking the counselors for emotional
I then spent weeks and months working on these ideas on the side and at night. Most of the time I would get bored and give up on the project or if I finished it, no one would sign up when it was launched. I did this for so many years it 's kind of embarrassing. AppFog was the first time I did something different, and this change in my usual game plan occurred because I was too tired to jump right into the programming right away.
An example of this is that instead of my dad taking me to school, my mom is taking my brother and I. My brother doesn’t go very fast in the morning so it slows everything down. This shows that I have a higher chance of being late than before with my brother that is late getting up in the morning. One worry that gave me a lot of stress before, but has faded is getting lost or not knowing where to go next. This is because I have learned where all of my classes are and I am never alone in the halls.
When a student has too much homework, they cannot be able to balance all of these tasks in one day. Without needing the time to relax the body and mind.A survey by the University of Phoenix in 2013 states, “High School students had an average of 17.5 hours of homework every week and 3.5 hours from each teacher per week.” Considering if students go to school all day and have extracurricular activities then it leaves them with very little time to spend with family and friends. (Stanford Research Shows Pitfalls of Homework).The students are getting an excessive amount of homework a night. Stats say that an average student is having 17.5 hours of homework every week. Where does that leave room for family, friends, sports, jobs, church, and special events?
Having a school system run on a four-day rotation would increase their success by offering more opportunities for lesson and work time. Lessons in class are rushed and left unfinished due to the tight time restraints placed upon teachers. They are given an inadequate amount of time to teach the excessive amount of material given to them to cover and, more often than not, they fall behind in their lesson plan, leaving them unable to teach all of the topics in each of their classes. Teachers struggle in reciting the entire lesson within the given time. With the extra fifteen to twenty minutes on their hands they could
In the semester prior I had some challenges in my english class. The challenges weren’t really bad, but the challenges were affecting my grade. For example, I would procrastinate on doing the notes for “To kill a Mockingbird”, over the christmas break. Also, I found it harder to do the notes by myself than it was with a partner. For that reason i believe I wasn’t able to complete the notes for “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Even though there were some challenges I still passed the semester final on “To Kill A Mockingbird,” with a solid B. I turned in all my work and had no missing assignments.
This was by far the most difficult challenge I faced in connecting with my students. While students became pretty eager to attend the FIG session throughout the semester, they were not as enthusiastic about doing things outside of the class. The first event I tried to organize was a study session in preparation for the first round of midterms. I chose a location that was very central to where many of them lived and on a day of the week that they said was best. Throughout the week, I constantly reminded them about the study group session, however, on the day of the event, I sadly only had two students attend.
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
At 46 years old, I was not a spring chicken, and was unsure if I could handle it or even fit in. The class started out with 120 students, all young enough to be my children, talk about the generation gap. Having to work twice as hard to keep up with my younger counterparts, I befriended several of the classmates, which until today I still keep in touch. In addition, it was difficult to juggle, between responsibilities and school, so family time was challenging. Remembering back, the hours spent studying late into the night because it was the only quiet time available.
Throughout the week my sleep patterns have varied. A few of the nights I sleep great and got over eight hours of sleep, and four of the days I got less than six hours of sleep. I noticed during the week on the nights I have a lot of homework, I do not get a ton of sleep, and the nights I don’t have a lot of homework I tend to get more. The night I get the most sleep is Friday night into Saturday morning because that is my day to sleep in. During the week, I get up early for either work or school, and on Sundays I get up early for church.