Most students learn by constructing knowledge based on an engaged learning process rather than by absorbing knowledge from passive sources. The diversity of student backgrounds, abilities and learning styles makes each person unique in the way he or she reacts to information. The intersection of diverse student backgrounds and active learning needs a comfortable, positive environment in which to take root. Dr. King continues by explaining, “Education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.” From back then to today’s society, kids are failing because they lack those morals that they need to succeed.
Page number ninety-five is crucial to the theme, ignorance, that is found in the novel. This is shown through the tone, syntax, and diction that Bradbury uses on this page. Ignorance has been around since the beginning of time, but is still found today, in schools, when children disrespect their teachers, and do not have the urge to learn. Although some may say that this is not true of all of the children, it consistently affects the education these children are receiving. This is similar to Fahrenheit 451 because people are disrespecting literature, and not appreciating it’s value.
However, we realize that people who come across as being intellectual weren’t always labeled as that. The main argument is that perceived throughout the reading is that the schools itself is failing students. They see a student who may not have the greatest test scores or the best grades, and degrade them from the idea of being intellectual. Graff states, “We associate the educated life, the life of the mind, too narrowly and exclusively with subjects and texts that we consider inherently weighty and academic” (Graff 244). Schools need to channel the minds of street smart students and turn their work into something academic.
Literature Review “Children know how to learn in more ways than we know how to teach them.” —Ronald Edmonds (1991) Each child learns in a different way, therefore if teachers are mainly focused on instructing the majority auditory/visual learners; the students who have different learning styles needs aren’t being met, which results in lack of basic skills moving forward. The idea of one instructional strategy fitting all is creating a void in classrooms; which in turn is failing to help those students struggling the most. Campbell, Helf, and Cooke, (2008) suggests a reason for some students’ ongoing lack of achievements that, “too often, students are instructed indirectly, watching and listening to the teacher or other students with little or no opportunity to actually read” (p. 268). Children who are unsuccessful early are more likely to start disliking reading and avoid it all together (Campbell et al., 2008). When children aren’t successful at reading from early on, they’re at a substantially higher risk of being unable to read at grade level (Campbell et al., 2008).
She has a photographic memory, but because of her disability she is prevented from speaking her mind and many doubt her ability to think on her own. Intellectual disability is a disability that has a number of limitations both in intellectual function which may include reasoning, learning, problem solving, and in adaptive behavior. Adaptive behavior covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. Melody was wrongly diagnosed with an Intellectual disability by a doctor to see how smart she was to be put into school. According to the text the doctor said,” Mrs. Brooks…it is my opinion that melody is severely brain-damaged and profoundly retarded.” However, maybe the doctor was
Though it may not seem obvious, the school shows a distinct lack of care for its pupils, they have introduced new systems of learning, people who are not acquainted with the area are chosen to teach there, causing different, more obvious problems with the students. Learning can also be associated with a loss of innocence because ignorance and innocence go hand in hand: the less you know, the less likely you are to try something because you don’t even know of the certain thing, and you know things that make you less innocent in the first place. All in all, the story is based around racism and the Great depression and other such themes. The school represents many of these things, innocence, racism and depression. On the opposite side of the same coin, it could also represent many good things about this period of time, but it exuded these characteristics the most.
However, the ability to express creativity is vital in many jobs when students grow up. If students are not trained to be creative from when they are young, and only train for these standardized tests, it will be hard for them to survive in companies when they grow up.The above is one of the biggest problems about standardized test, but there are more. How well students of a particular class, or school, do in a standardized test, may affect the teachers’ income. If students do too badly, teachers may even be kicked out of school! This is what causes teachers to “teach to the test” – they only teach students how to do multiple choice tests, which, in turn, buries their creativity and their other analytical skills.
The anti-homework side also appears to be gaining numbers among students and teachers across the country. Searches have stated that homework is more harmful than helpful. It causes stress, sleepless nights, and many other actual health effects. There has also been little agreement over the actual pros and cons of schools assigning homework. Some studies have shown that homework can help a student get better grades, while others have shown that it has no correlation to academic success.
Many music programs have been cut due to the lack of money to hold them, and this is also believed by parents and teachers to be a huge mistake. Music produces many gains to education whether it is listened in or outside of school, such as improving of language development, and test scores in consequence, increase of brain connectivity and spatial intelligence, this last aspect is curious because it also cooperates in terms of science considering that it stimulates students to recognize better how things can work
Grades are just numbers. They do not measure intelligence, in the same way that age doesn 't define maturity. At least once, majority of students in school have experienced getting poor grades. These grades are forcing them to be “smart” and, to such a great extent, they feel stressed and pressured. In fact, grades actually do extra harm to them than good since they have negative effects on students’ mental health.
According to Dr. Shaywitz, if one parent is dyslexic then one-quarter and one-half of their children will also be dyslexic, and if one child in a family is dyslexic, chances are that almost half of the siblings are also dyslexic (qtd. in Allen). Other early indicators include delay in speaking and not being able to rhyme words. Starting in preschool or kindergarten, it includes not being able to remember sight words and having trouble learning letter names and sounds. Hopefully the teacher will notice the reading difficulties, but many times this is not the case.
He clearly hasn’t developed healthy ways to internalize these emotions and deal with them as it takes the help of a teacher to bring him back down to a stable level, (Virtual, n.d.). This is most likely dealing with the fact that certain parenting techniques were used that developed a tendency to rely too much on others for support rather than finding it internally as some children learn from early on. This could also be a result of the report saying how Will Jr. lacks a large amount of friends and while he is liked by all, he only has a core little group forming (Virtual, n.d.). This could be adding to the anxiety of Will Jr. while in class and doing activities he is unfamiliar with or not particularly “skilled” at. This is also true when he doesn’t get his way indicating a tendency to get his way at home when presenting disruptive
The brain and central nervous system problems, with a child on the spectrum, will include issues such as: poor coordination, balance, memory, attention, processing speed, reasoning, intellect, judgment, mood regulation, and difficulties with hyperactivity. Even though this list of challenges is long, it is important to know that there are just as many social and behavioral problems as well. Children with FAS tend to have difficulty in school. Their ability to stay on task and set goals, such as research papers present a large challenge to children with FAS. They also have poor social skills, causing trouble getting along with others.
Unknown ≠ Scary A lot of kids in the world cannot get good educations on account of lots of reasons such as family financial problem and irresponsible parents. Kids are the future of a generation, the earlier kids receive educations the better they would learn in the future. The childhood is a experience of learning, little things that happens may influence a person 's life. Therefore, children 's book is a good way to educate kids when they are too young to get real education at school. The story of Monster From the Dark is based on my own experience.