Should We Adopt The Four-Day School Week? Imagine only having to go to school four days a week, for some kids that 's a reality. Some topics I will be discussing in this paper are, where do students go on the Monday/Friday they have off, will the district save money with the extra day off, and how do kids perform in class with the extra day off? The four day school week is a relatively new idea that some schools are beginning to implement in rural areas. The shorter week can help the schools save money without the extra day to operate and have also demonstrated some unexpected positive changes like students performing better on tests, higher grades, and better behavior.
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
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?
Extended Education Most students and teachers will cringe when hearing the term “year round schooling.” Before cringing and criticizing; students, teachers, and parents/guardians should know exactly what year round schooling is and how it will benefit not only the students but also the teachers. School will still be in session the normal 180 days. The big difference is the new schedule. The year round school calendar will provide students and teachers with more frequent breaks but will not give the traditional ten full months of summer vacation. Studies show that students are more likely to attend school when there is a break coming around the corner.
This is Hailey Bernot I am writing to discuss an important issue that I have noticed in Mentor High School. Thirty Three percent of teenagers report falling asleep in school and this is something that I have noticed daily at Mentor High. The school day at Mentor High School starts way too early and I think that many students and staff members would agree because it is affecting students learning and health. Schools across the world start at as early as 7 A.M. or as late at 9 A.M. Many early starting high schools have changed their starting times because students grades were dropping and they were not as prepared and focused.
Homework takes up a lot of your time, and some of us have to go to academy so we won’t even have enough time to do it. Homework is a waste of our time, and therefore it shouldn’t be mandatory. First, we have to follow the 8-8-8 circadian rhythm of life. The 8-8-8 rule states that we need to have 8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of play, and 8 hours of work each day. We already spend 8 hours at school each day, and homework will disrupt this rule, which will lead to an unbalanced life.
Next, on average highschool student have about 3.5 hours of homework each day which is 17.5 hours in a week. Third, we are expected to participate in clubs or sports so those after school practices are about 2 hours a day and games during weekdays and weekends which means about 14 hours a week. Additionally, some students are expected to get part-time jobs which take at the very least 9 hours on the weekend but most work more after school. In a week there 168 hours, all of these activities added up is 90 hours then you would divide that by 7 for a day, then subtract 8 from that because we are expected to get at the least 8 hours of sleep. This leaves about 3 hours for eating, socializing, personal hygiene, and chores that some students have.
You get just as many days off at a year-round school as you would at a traditional school, just at a year-round school, it’s spreaded out through the year rather than all in one big break (The Pros and Cons of Year-Round School). Short breaks gives time for kids to have a better education and avoids kids getting too board over the long break. Yeah, you wouldn’t get to have 3 week vacations, but who does? Some kids say that they get a break right when they need it and it’s refreshing to them and they’re ready to listen (The Pros and Cons of Year-Round School). It would be easier for them to pick up where they left
More than ¾ of teens, male and female, in the U.S shop online. The average teen is still in school, whether it is middle school, high school, or college. The average school day for middle school and high school is 7 hours. The time frame of an average school day for middle school and high school tends to be 7:30am to 2:30pm. This is excluding extracurricular activities including sports and recreation, which can add an extra hour or two to the day.College is more flexible for students, but most students have to pay for college, which results in them having to work
Jonghyun’s POV This is my first day of school in like ten years and I honestly felt depressed about having to spend eight long hours in school just to pass that one final exam and getting a certificate as evidence that I’ve learnt Accounting. Hopefully my first day of school would not be very tough and I can adapt to this new change quickly. After wandering around in the classroom, I decided to find a seat for today’s lecture. So I guess being the first to arrive has it’s own advantages after all. Now, where should I sit…, I wondered.