But teens will try to get around this by saying, "it was just a ding" or "I didn't lose consciousness so it isn't a concussion". But even those can be considered mild concussions. Every one should be told that high school students are more susceptible to concussions when compared to older students. They will also, in most cases, require more time to recover. Although most people relieve the threat that concussions can cause, they should know that failure to properly manage a concussions can lead to long-term consequences, like a sharp drop in memory
How do school uniforms affect students and their sense of belonging in a school environment? Roughly 160,000 children miss school daily due to fear of attack and or intimidation by other students. Because everyone would be dressed the same, students would not be bullied because of their clothing (Emily Morton 1). Wearing the same type of dress can reduce peer pressure in schools by relieving the social pressures associate with fashion and personal taste (Education Minister Liz Constable). Dr. Viola Vaughan, principal at Southeast Halifax High School said that their school uniforms policy has done a lot for the students both academically and behaviorally.
Studies have shown High Schoolers need 8-10 hours of sleep because their bodies and brains are still growing. Doctors say that starting school earlier in the morning prevents children and teenagers from getting a full night’s sleep, which can affect their health, safety and academic performance. Motivation is key to a students success. If students had more time to get a full amount of sleep at night, they would be more energized and motivated to start out their morning with a good attitude and come to school. A student must have motivation to succeed but a student also needs to pay attention in class in order to learn.
When school finals approach, students act in desperate ways to find solutions for mental focus on selective subjects. Fifteen percent of college students have illegally been using Adderall the past year. Adderall impacts learning in various ways, but In the long run can cause more harm than aid. Adderall is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as part of a psychological and social issues. It helps to stay focused, pay better attention and stop fidgeting.
Sherry goes on and explains why we think it is right to sometimes excuse students who cheat the system because they come from terrible environments, but then goes on to conclude that “most kids don’t put school first on their list unless they perceive something else is at stake.” I think this is why there is a UIL rule at a lot of schools with a “no pass no play” policy. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities then have a reason to strive to pass. Sherry believes that “people of all ages can rise above their problems, but they need a reason to do so.” This is where failure comes in. Sherry proclaims that we need to recognize that this fear of failure is a positive teaching tool. To make this tool work, teachers and parents need to accept that if the student doesn’t learn the material, they must follow through with their promises of flunking.
Should Schools in America Start Later Many kids in America come to school tired and not ready to learn. Being tired can effect your child's grades. Parents might not realize that their child is falling behind because of lack of rest. Teenagers should get up to 9 1/2 hours of sleep yet many kids only get up to 7 hours of sleep. I believe schools should start at 10 so that kids brains will function better.
Youth sports are an intricate part of our society. They teach kids from a young age how to work together as a team, which they can then build on and use in other facets of their lives. Concussions in youth football are at an all-time high, only because they weren’t (B3)kept track of until recent years. Anyone who has had a brain injury in the past needs to be aware of the symptoms of CTE, not only for themselves, but also for the people around them. Football causes about ten times the amount of significant brain injuries compared to other popular sports (What).
While Ben was never in a life-threatening condition, he required several surgeries and it took a significant amount of time before he felt safe enough to return to school. I have seen how a tragedy like this can hurt the victim, friends and family and an entire school system. This act was created with a specific target in mind and there were several warning signs that the school and friends of the attacker should have picked up on. He had given clues such as telling people to stay home from school and asked what would happen if a specific wing of the school was shut down. This incident was contained in under 6 minutes, but those 6 minutes continue to run through the minds of everyone who was effected that
Throughout my high school years, my cross country coach has always told me, “running is a mental sport, which is why it is so tough.” This saying stuck with me throughout my junior year of high school, especially after the cross country season. I have a love/hate relationship with cross country, but it 's shaped who I am today. Running is pain, plain and simple, that is what everyone runner goes through during every race. It took me a short time to come to terms with that fact. That is not to say I do not hate being in pain, but it has also helped me to become stronger.
The doctor believes the main reason I did not have to go into surgery, was my work ethic outside the rehab center. Without the extra hours put in and the pain suffered, I would have gone through surgery. Not only did physical therapy keep me from crutches and surgery, it allowed me to step back onto the field with my teammates. The surgery would have set me back not only weeks, but months. The months of recovery would have placed me on the bench, rather than out on the filed, playing the game I love.
Parents/guardians, teachers, and other staff should watch for signs of concussion symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, headaches, blurred vision, or dizziness; reappearing with any type of mental activity or stimulation. If any these signs and symptoms occur, the student should cease the activity. Return of symptoms should guide whether the student should participate in an activity. Initially a student with a concussion may only be able to attend school for a few hours per day and/or need rest periods during the day. Students may exhibit increased difficulties with focusing, memory, learning new information, and/or an increase in irritability or impulsivity.
A failure can be a downward spiral or a setback turning into a benefit. When athletes experience head trauma, they only recover a little, which might end their career early or other times people never recover. In the case of my four month concussion, there are residual mental and physical problems. For me, this challenge helped me develop as a person than will work harder and strive for the best in my academics. Running onto the field, I can 't believe we won it - the High School Girls ' Rugby Championship.
Several studies have found that teachers will often place their focus on teaching to those kids who are most likely to pass the tests disadvantaging those students who need it just as much, if not more than the other students. Children who are the primary focus are called “’bubble kids’ because they are on the bubble of passing the test or moving up to the next performance level” (Madaux, Russel 27). One teacher in Texas explains her bubble kids as, “The ones who miss by one or two points-they just need a little extra help to pass so we concentrate our attention on that group. The bubbles are the ones who can make it” (Madaus, Russel 27). This demonstrates teachers have given up on underperforming kids which was definitely not the point of No Child Left Behind.
It ensured that he and I always had something to talk about together and we grew closer because of it. Over the past few years, I’ve been hearing more and more of concerned parents who won’t let their children play football because they’re concerned of their safety. This concerns me because the sport I love could be dying right before my eyes. I wanted to see why there was such a sudden public interest in how concussions are dealt with, so I went onto ProQuest and did a few searches with variations of the search terms “NFL,” “concussion,”
Each year high school athletes suffer from concussions more frequently. In the article, “After a Concussion it’s Unclear When -or if- High School Athletes Should Return to Action,” by Sam McDowell, this issue is addressed. The problem faced with this issue is many states are forming new laws and regulations on how soon athletes who have suffered concussions can return to the game. Not only are states making legal actions, but parents and doctors are stepping up to make sure athletes are ready before clearance is given. “I think we all worry about sending a kid back out there too soon.