Education could open a new learning experience between languages and cultures so that traveling could be a qualification. As the travel continues, helping others succeed is another option (The Value of Education). Teach what was learned in college and inspire other students to succeed in their careers all around the world. College also helps grow mentally (The Value of Education). With all the knowledge and experience gained through college, the mind gradually learns ways to understand new ideas and thought processes.
In Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod provides a brief summary of how teens are affected by their peers ridiculing and judgement. *insert supporting (integrated) quote from the article* From this, it is clear to see that it isn’t harmless what is being done in these situations. Kids are going home from school feeling broken, embarrassed, and outcast by those who were once their friends. Anyone can tell stories about how high school is all a popularity contest of different cliques, but no one is ever really willing to talk about how extreme this contest really is. There have been several news articles chronicling the bullying of kids who are designated as ‘too intelligent’ and are thus being bullied because of it.
Human development is a long and complex process, varying wildly from individual to individual. Some children do not speak until they have learned to form complete sentences, and others remain in the stage of incoherent babble for years longer than average. Likewise, advanced math occasionally clicks in the brain of a prodigal eight-year-old, whereas many adults can never get a grasp on algebra. Disparities such as these are quite normal, even good for the survival of our species, but in recent years, a developmentally stagnating epidemic has swept through our school and debilitated many students. While most children are able to walk before the age of twelve months, it seems that an astoundingly large portion of Central’s population has not reached this basic milestone.
They may have a lot of pressure to pass the assessment. Students in community college not only have harder classes than high school students they may have less time. A student can have a hard time managing time. This can lead to them lagging behind in
Do not slack off because it will hurt you in the long run. Start off your freshman year off strong. Learn how to manage your time well because you will have a lot of free time, you could take advantage of it by doing homework or perhaps study for a test, just use your free time wisely. Don’t procrastinate on assignments because that will result in bad grades, and remember your GPA matter. If you began strong, and let 's say you fall a little bit in the other years your GPA won’t be significantly affected.
I believe further exploration into critical thinking perception involving both professors and students would provide beneficial information for those hoping to improve both perception and ability of critical thinking. Further research into student’s perception of peer’s ability could also be conducted and refined. I also believe our current research could be further developed indicate differences in critical thinking perception among peers in various variables. The variables that could be further examined include traditional age students versus adult learners, a comparison study by major, and another comparison study by gender. These are all aspects that could change our result, and determine more accurately a student’s perception of their peers, in a more specific instance.
This, in turn, will help them in overcoming obstacles in their life after school as well. Lust in the academic environment would not typically be the first of all the major sins that most would initially think of. However, it is still prominent in the classroom. Students come to class not with the intention of learning or listening to their professor, but for the intent of socializing with a peer or for pursuing potential dating and romantic relationships. A personal example of this would be during my freshman year of college.
Ideally, students should develop a growth mindset, which means to fixate on effort and critical thinking instead of gifted intelligence. Contrarily, a fixation on innate intelligence is a fixed mindset, stemming from the belief that intelligence is congenital, and therefore cannot be changed. Students with a fixed mindset are less likely to succeed than students with a growth mindset because they are setback by their mistakes and are unwilling to try to improve. Consequently, students with fixed mindsets fall behind in school the moment they are faced with difficulty because they are not equipped with the proper cognitive skills to take on challenges. Psychologists from Columbia University assessed students transitioning from elementary to junior high and asked them to agree or disagree with statements pertaining to their beliefs about learning.
Grades and standardized testing have become integral components of American education in recent years and it is difficult to imagine an education system without these elements in place. While the idea of grading systems, standardization, and even standardized testing is good, or at the very least logical and well meaning, in theory, in practice these systems have been detrimental to the well-being of students and to their development as learners. In Alfie Kohn’s essay, “Lures for Learning: Why Behaviorism Doesn’t Work” from his book Punished by Rewards, Kohn claims that these “lures for learning” - grades and measures and standards - slowly erode students’ intrinsic desires and motivations to learn, causing learning and education to become
I look forward in helping college students map out their academic goals, this experience I believe can expose me to the many different cultural groups that I will meet during my career as a college counselor. The impact of receiving the Gilman Scholarship would allow me to further my goals of exposure to new cultures and social issues. Also allowing me to gather the knowledge I will gain for my future career in counseling. I have a deep passion for social change. I believe that one should be equipped and well cultured to be able to understand the communities that you will serve.