The honor code is a system that many schools use to establish trust with teachers and students by having students report each other for cheating, plagiarizing, stealing, and getting consequences for violating those codes. I personally like the honor code but I believe it can be a little revised for the best. The part I think is too excessive is the students control each other. It may work in some schools but it could easily be corrupted.
In conclusion, social promotion ultimately hurts students far more than it helps. Social promotion creates perpetual cycles of unpreparedness for students as they continue to fall behind in classes. The better solution for struggling students is extra help and counseling. If a student struggles in a particular subject to the point of failure, they should be given extra help and more broken down explanations of the concepts. Students should not be passed into harder classes when they couldn’t manage the previous
Throughout his whole argument, he provides evidence and examples of why students cheat and explain that students feel more pressured to do well than learn. If the school was more about learning and less about how well a student performs on a standardized test at the end of the year, cheating would be less of a
They also confidence in themselves that they will be able to overcome the obstacles they face. Non-gritty students do not have the willpower to overcome negative situations as quickly as gritty students because of their negative attitude. Non-gritty students undermine themselves when they fail causing them to wallow in their emotions instead of having the confidence to bounce
The growth mindset believes that their potential intelligence comes from learning, while the fixed mindset thinks they only have a certain amount of intelligence. Along with their differences in learning, these students also have a difference in school priorities. The students with the fixed mindset only cared how smart they would appear and turned down opportunities that were critical to their success. Students with the growth mindset thought about their efforts, and when they work harder it will show in their abilities and accomplishments. I agree with this because everyone will react differently to a setback, especially if they already react differently to education.
To begin with, it is extremely important that our educational system stops promoting false confidence and allowing students to unlearn their current outlook on life. Both Davidson and Twenge touch upon the flaws in the current education system. As Davidson describes, “Confidence in your ability to learn is confidence in your ability to unlearn, to switch assumptions or methods or partnerships in order to do better. This is true not only for you, as an individual, but for whole institutions” (Davidson 67). Davidson believes true confidence, allows one to not only learn important ideas, but also forsake the ideas that may harm him or her from reaching a goal; she also mentions that this notion does not apply just to an individual person, but also applies
The way we test takes up time that could be used to learn something new. The first piece of evidence that I have, is that the tests cause stress to many people. The text stated, “Tests cause lots of stress and anxiety to people.” Some reasons are that parents believe that teachers have been “teaching to the test” throughout the years.
It is true that these test challenge students to retain information which is a good skill to have but, there are other options besides
Until grade inflation is acknowledged and corrected, many high school students will be disappointed with their college entrance exam scores and may have to change their college and career pursuits. Grade inflation occurs when the teacher considers the student 's effort when determining a grade. A recent study shows that 86% of teachers were found guilty for giving students a grade based on their effort. Most schools have a rubric that determines which grade the student should receive.
Who says these students are being honest in the first place. It seems too easy for a student to simply "agree" not to cheat. Furthermore, a student can file a faulty report of cheating on a fellow student. For example, what if a student cheated himself, then proceeded to report the student he copied from as the cheater?
My parents dream include getting good grades while making the good decisions. One quote by an unknown person said “ Move out of your comfort zone you can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when u try sometimes”. As my parents dream of getting good grades, they also want me to learn new things. To be successful is going to be hard and challenging step with hard work.
It is not all about scaring teachers into submission, but encouraging them with extra support. To have accountability methods be a means of supporting and not firing staff generates more intentional change. It is still very important to hold teacher’s accountable for progress, but “…accountability measure should grow out of a realistic perspective on the important work that teachers do…” (Berliner 53). In addition to academics, teachers help students develop respect, obedience, and many other behaviors.
Students with grit and without grit go about handling quite differently these tasks they need to accomplish. They quickly notice that college classes are much harder than the classes they took in high school, and they may not have done as well on the first assignment as they thought they had. What approach do each of them take next? A student with no grit is more likely to accept that the class is going to be hard and that his grade is going to suffer throughout the semester. He may even believe that he has put forth all of the effort that he could give and there is nothing else he could do to fix it.
Easy work isn’t going to change the student 's mindset. This will just make it harder for the student to learn new things, difficult things, as in this case they would want to give up and not try. Dweck also states, “Kids need to be given hard problems, instead of being rewarded for easy problems” (22). Difficult work is what needs to be given to students to help them learn and the process of making mistakes. Students need to know that making mistakes is sometimes ok.