Usually kids also compliment each others clothes which would get them off topic and not paying attention in class. But when kids wear school uniforms, yes they may still talk about clothing, but since everyone is wearing the same thing it would be very less likely for people to talk about. Kids do worse on tests since they are distracted when the teacher is teaching. They will be talking about clothes instead and looking at other people’s clothes. Having school uniforms will keep the students more focused since they see the same outfit on the same person every day.
While it may not seem like it, school uniforms across the nation help more than they create problems from students. The controversy of school uniforms may not exactly be solved anytime soon, since people will always be on different sides of the argument. However, it is to the better judgement of schools that school uniforms should be worn by students during academic hours. At home, kids can choose to wear whatever they like and whatever they are comfortable in. Compared to weekends that have no dress restriction and coming home to wearing whatever the child desires, wearing school uniforms for 7-8 hours at school does not sound incredibly difficult.
Independence is a term referred to someone who prefers to be by him or herself in order to excel in something. Many people prefer to work alone on a school group project because they think they would work faster alone. Independence is a choice and it should not be forced upon anyone no matter the situation. Students have many different mental developments while they are in middle school and high school. What would happen if a student is too scared to work with other people?
For most students, everything they read in a book is clean compared to what happens outside of class. Kids use much worse language much more frequently outside of class and so the book doesn’t faze them. Other things that happen in books that are sensitive most likely have happened to students too. In conclusion, I don’t think that books should be banned from school unless there are so inappropriate that there is nothing to learn from it and it is just an inappropriate experience for the students. Books generally are clean and even the ones that aren’t usually have a meaning behind
Classrooms may also involve more fluidity in collaboration as every student would learn to trust each other within the same room. If an honor code is established at WHS, it should also be student enforced. As strong as peer pressure can be, the elevated expectations everyone would hold for each other based off of a non-stealing honor code would bind everyone together on the same mindset and trust. As Dirmeyer and Cartwright indicate in their commentary, “... students at colleges with honor codes-typically student-enforced--cheat less than their counterparts elsewhere do.”(Jennifer & Cartwright) While honor codes against plagiarism and cheating would also be nice to institute, WHS should first start with a non-stealing honor code as it relates heavily to human integrity both inside and outside the classroom. If a whole school could manage to
However, too many students are so self-focused that they cannot unlearn their selfish behaviors for the sake of finding the best-suited solution that can be achieved through collaborative thinking. In addition to Davidson, Jean Twenge also notices this pattern and she labels it as “narcissism”. As Twenge explains, “Because the school programs emphasize being ‘special’ rather than encouraging friendships, we may be training an army of little narcissists instead of raising kids’ self-esteem” (Twenge 504). Twenge obviously believes that school programs are trying too hard to preserve a child’s self-esteem instead of actually helping them to build skills that would help them. Twenge mentions that instead of making them feel “special”, schools should focus more on “encouraging friendships” so that they can be a little less narcissistic and self-focused.
Although teachers’ main purpose is to teach students, there are those rare few educators that befriend their students, which typically makes the children less stressed out, because the teachers they have befriended will not seem intimidating. Teachers are often viewed as ominous, and students normally eschew their teachers, but what they don’t always notice that teachers dedicate their career to helping and educating their assigned kids, which is, really, a gift on its own. Besides a variety of teachers, there are also tons of types of schools to choose from. Across the world, there are many different ways to make students educated. Some of those options include boarding, homeschool, online, private, charter, etc.
There is a lack of representation of Southeast Asian culture and history in curriculums. If teachers and peers were exposed to this knowledge, then they would be understanding and have a positive mindset towards the students due to their new contextual knowledge. It would also make the students feel more connected to what they are learning. It gives them a purpose to become more educated not only for themselves, but also for their greater community. There is also a lack of Southeast Asian educators for students to look up to as role models.
In the end, students will learn more through technology because it provides a setting in which they are able to understand and relate to the information. Still, other critics of technology in school argue that technology hinders creativity and imagination (Source C). Without any organization, the abundance of information available could be overwhelming and therefore stifle creativity, however if children are expected to think and create their own thoughts and ideas, using the technological sources only as a supplement or means by which to increase efficiency, imagination will not be sacrificed. With the information age, comes the potential for new and useful methods of teaching. Yet in order to attain the most benefits from the new possibilities, teachers must still be willing to teach and therefore act as a
Many schools have already made this step in creating a gender-neutral school zone for all pupils so making a tiny change to a uniform policy really wouldn’t be a huge change. Transgender pupils would feel more comfortable in their school environment and feel safer and more understood. I fail to see how this could possibly be a negative