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. Many schools have embraced the idea of year-long education with the thought of increasing test scores, but the benefits of year-longs school may not be in favor of the students. Forty-one percent of all public schools within the country
In the long run, summer homework does not accomplish what we assume it does, takes away from opportunities to learn other important life skills that can not be taught in classroom, and greatly reduces all the benefits of a free summer such as enhanced cognitive skills, social skills, teamwork, increased well-being, and many more. Let kids be kids and have free summers! Given all these points, while summer homework may seem like a good way to keep kids brains woking, reinforce lessons learned at school and preserve continuity of education, there are many more reasons why summer homework should be banned. While I realize that some young minds may be dulled over the summer if they are bored, giving summer homework is not an answer. Instead, a small assignment may be in order.
Summer break is the perfect time to try out a new sport, pick up a new hobby, or master a new skill like braiding or gardening (Brown). As a student, I believe that kids should try new things and then they might like it. To combat summer learning loss, children can participate in a family book club, reading programs at the library, or just take frequent library trips (Brown). As a student, I believe that kids should at least read one book a week. Counter Argument for Why We Should Have year round school Some people would say we should have summer break.
Being the first in my family to go to college is is not only such an honor, but a great responsibility. I have learned not to get caught up in my own parent’s mistakes, but to learn from them. When I didn’t do particularly well on my math regents, and instead of just accepting the grade, my parents constantly reminded me of the consequences if I did not do well on the retake of the exam. They also made sure that I know that I am smart, and just one bad grade isn’t going to change that. The constant reminders and words of encouragement definitely helped me through the exam, as I received a passing
Homework is a term used to describe assignments given to students by their teacher to be completed outside regular class period. Some people say that homework is necessary for student success, but it actually has no academic benefits and has negatively effects on children life; therefore, it must be abolished. In order to support my view, I did research on two articles “End Homework Now” (2001) by Etta Karlovac and John Buell and “Moving with the Brain in Mind” (2000) by Eric Jensen both articles display that the negative effects of homework outweigh its positive effects. Furthermore, the articles discuss how smaller class size, by engaging students in great variety of exercises, impact their overall moods and ability to learn. The main
I wanted to give the student a zero, but according to the “Six Trait Writing Scale” he/she had done well in the areas that it covered. To be honest I graded it the night before and then the next morning read it another two times trying to convince myself that I could only go by the “Six Trait Writing Scale”. Upon finding out that the paper was plagiarized I felt betrayed. Someone had a wrote a paper that I was to grade but used other’s work to do so. I would much rather have a student tell me they need help or that they needed an extension on a paper, than to get a paper that is not their
With summer tutoring, children will further develop their skills in geometry, measurement, problem solving, and arithmetic. This summer enrichment program will leave your child several steps ahead of their classmates when they go back to school in the fall! Summer Gifted & Talented Test Prep Children in grades Pre-K through 2nd Grade can take advantage of the Gifted & Talented Test Prep program at FasTracKids. This course is for students who show a high interest in constant learning and taking on new challenges. In addition to math help and science classes, gifted students will learn about critical thinking and other
For instance, In the beginning of the book it talked about how Chris was an intelligent student who strove for perfection and when he didn’t achieve the grade he wanted he was very hard on himself. But his mom would talk to teacher and make sure Chris got the grade he thought he should have earned. Another example was when Billie and Walt McCandless offered to pay for Chris’s law school. Highly offended, Chris declines the offer. I believe Chris was searching for something and thought
Have you ever felt like there is a cause for recess but you never thought about it? Well, in this essay I will write about the good causes of recess and why students in higher grades like middle and high school should have it good causes of recess are that you get a lot of sunlight and a good amount of physical activity as well as how it keeps you focused during the day so you don’t just wander off and start talking because you want a break. Recess also gives the students a chance to communicate with their peers. Besides lunch recess is one of the only times you could actually talk to some about things, like it said here”Recess may be the only time during the day when children have an opportunity to experience socialization and real communication.”(www.pathwaystofamilywellness.org/references./whykidsneedrecess). Which is
Whether it helps us or not it still puts a huge amount of stress on us as the school year goes on and we get more homework. Many teens already have enough on their plate with getting good grades, working if they have a job, and extracurricular activities. Kirkwood High had noticed more students were seeking counselors for emotional and social help towards the end of the school year, so they started to give no homework on weekends to relieve students and teachers of stress. The students seeking the counselors for emotional
Year round schools don’t help students learn more, they just spread out a long break that some people think will improve students learning. Even though year round schools support continuous learning they make continuous learning harder by adding many breaks in between the school year. Year round schools don’t keep the traditional school day and don’t help students learn more. Students that have school during the summer aren’t being real kids. Summer breaks are full of good memories and should be experienced by all.
Wiley tends, like most people and he is not special or unordinary in this case, to choose the easy route. So when he completes the assignments in class his work is lacking the attention and time that could have been put into it had he really cared to. I can 't hold it against him, but having that outlook is always going to get an average return on his efforts. My feeling is that his, and your goal for summer school were/are different. I think Wiley was intending on passing summer school, and yours was that he was going to get an
This year I tutored middle school students. I contributed by always managing to make it whenever I didn’t work and by helping students do their best. My goals last semester was for us to communicate better, we had trouble communicating with the teacher. As a group we didn’t really feel acquainted to her and it was hard for us to communicate. This was one of our challenges because she wasn’t the best person to talk to.
My schooling and upbringing have reinforced the importance of honestly and integrity. This year, in AP Research, we spent a number of classes discussing plagiarism and how to avoid it — some students, in paraphrasing the ideas of others and forgetting to cite correcting, have accidentally committed the act of plagiarism. As a result, I have learned the importance of citing correctly. I have also learnt how to clearly distinguish to readers what points were products of my own thinking, and what ideas were created and presented by others. Putting in countless citations is laborious and tedious, but ultimately worth the effort: plagiarism should be avoided at all costs.