The freedom from school that comes during summer break or vacation is greatly anticipated by students all over the country. Summer break helps students rest and prepare for the next round of school. Unfortunately, the time to recharge during the summer is disappearing for some students with the rise of year-long schools. While year-long schools have some benefits, they are not advantageous to the student. With hectic schedules, late nights, and the pressure to push themselves academically, it is important that students have summer break to regain their social, physical, and psychological health.
The school systems needs to change the traditional calendar and embrace the new era of learning. School systems should be requisite to retain year long schooling. I know this sounds crazy, but there are more benefits in having a year long school. One benefit is to get more evenly placed breaks in the year; every year, millions of students struggle with the anxiety of going back to school.
Reading,"The Sun Goes Down on Summer" by Steve Lawhead brought back feelings I have about summer ending, school starting again, and being the real me! Summer ending means no more late night adventures. It means all the relaxing is traded in for hardcore studying. It means getting ready to see which friends will leave you and change for new friends. In the poem, Steve feels anxiety about starting school again, I relate to this in a big way!
As well, many teachers also attend to work at some select camps for a summer job. According to “Scotti Madison” in the article “Year Round school: Is it the answer or a mere band aid?” he states that “teachers will not be able to work summer jobs in the private sector including summer camps. This may cause a decrease in teachers salaries compared to teachers’ that teach using the agrarian cycle. Besides events that take place during the summer like camps, the shortened summer vacation causes multiple defects in the school year.
On the other hand, I think we should have year round school. According to Amanda Morin, we should have year round schools because shorter summer breaks mean students are less likely to incur summer learning
There is no doubt that there will be time when your time management isn’t going to be the best, but you should try to work on making it the best you can as frequent as you can. The best piece of advised I can give you from experience is to spend a majority of your free time reviewing material from earlier in the term to help with your midterms and finals. To prepare for college time management you should start making list and planning out your daily schedule immediately, even if it’s in the summer when have nothing but work and free time. Start writing down when you have plans and your work schedule on the same agenda, just to get into the habit of scheduling out your months and days. After three weeks of doing something it will become a habit, this being a good habit to obtain.
Kids’ minds are active during the summer programs. Positive attitudes can come from summer program activates outside. Summer can help kids discover new interests. If kids are active they can lose weight and not rot their brains on video games. Kids could have good family memory’s.
Carl Sandburg’s quote brings many thoughts to my mind, especially at this time of the year. Finals are almost over, summer break is about to begin, but I feel as if many questions still remain. Questions such as what have I learned, Who am I as an individual, and what decisions will I take?, and if I will continue going to school once break is over. Reading the quote it’s obvious that Carl was referring to life overall, and not to one’s educational life, but these questions still seem to apply to me and to my daily life. ‘who am I” This is the first question Carl presents to us.
It is as if some kids are scared that their skill won’t matter. For example in the article Minds made up before tryouts it says “Regardless of when tryouts are, it seems like coaches already have their minds made up by the summer, if they have summer camps or if they coach a travel team” (smith para 2). As you may know sports teams may have a summer program that kids can get involved, in which the coaches may pick kids to make the team not by their skill but by their personality. Also in Sports tryouts should be fair for all students it says “There were plenty of boys trying out for the team and several that were cut so these ineligible and injured boys could have their spots. How is any of this fair?
As I we wrap up my spring student teaching placement and inch closer to getting my own classroom, I know feel like I have a better idea of what kind of educator I will be. My spring placement has certainly thrown me some curveballs however, the experience incredibly valuable. I have learned so much about the profession and so much about me. When it came to writing this reflection, one thing that popped into my mind was to look at my Pedagogical Creed that I wrote over the summer in our Methods class. I wrote my creed back in July when I did not have classroom teaching experience.
Gladwell begins with showing how America has trouble with education crisis. Arguments about education surround around teachers and students. Gladwell believes that summer vacation is an issue because it tends to be a long vacation required by the district. Gladwell demonstrates how achievement in many ways holds existence to a summer break without driving apart higher income children. Allowing them more months of school to make those children who cannot afford to have a productive summer, to have a useful.
Learning sign language is very important to me while I am studying to become a teacher. Most likely during my time in the classroom I will have multiple students with hearing disabilities. To help accommodate
Summer breaks are full of good memories and should be experienced by all. I know that if I was in school during the summer, I would be distracted and not pay attention. Year round schools aren’t always beneficial to students, teachers, and the school itself. Let 's get rid of year round schools and let students be able to enjoy long summer
I know that this program will be a very useful help in being college ready when I start in the fall and not being sure in what I have to and don’t have to do. Describe a personal challenge or adversity you’ve experienced and how you were able to overcome that obstacle (provide specific steps that were necessary) A personal challenge that I have experienced had to do with my whole family. My parents and my brother came to the United States to search for a better lifestyle like a lot of immigrants do. Along the way my mom had me, my twin sister, and my little sister and they decided to become US residents.
The lesson started by the teacher sitting with the students on a long table and asking the students what would they like to do during the upcoming summer vacations. Some students were confused and the teacher explained that in summer they get a long break from school and then return and enter a higher grade than they are are today. The students got excited to have learned that and started sharing what they wanted to do. The teacher listened and looked genuinely interested on what the students