Imagine going to school and really succeeding; you understand everything, you’re getting good grades and all the praise you can dream of from your parents and teachers. But then you move up and things get harder, you don’t understand everything, your grades are dropping and you are scared that you will no longer get that praise. You have two options, you can either take on the challenge and get back to where you used to be, or you can sit down when you feel threated by the hard work. In “Brainology” by author Carol S. Dweck, we are shown research concerning those two options or “mindsets” and how we can change them.
This can lead to many problems and if it is taken on a higher scale, it can affect the way that an entire school operates. When teachers only teach what is needed for the test and not what is important to the student or helps them individually learn, it changes the environment of a school. This also places importance on short term memorization and not persistence and actually learning the material. Standardized tests with high stakes, not just the STAAR, affect many aspects of a students life and education. If we think the most important part of an entire school year in regards to a students learning is one end of the year test, we might need to revisit the purpose of education.
This may seem fine, but as said above, this causes curriculum gaps between students which can be harmful as it removes stress relieving classes from children’s schedules. State tests, although is not the only factor, evaluates school districts. Other factors include graduation and attendance. Even though it is not the only factor, it is one of them, which may cause extra pressure and stress on both students and teachers. The pressure on all students, regardless of ability, to reach a certain level, can be damaging, especially because of many students, as high as 60% in some states, failed to reach this
First of all, in the article “Benefits of a Longer School Day“ the text states “Instead of narrowing the school curriculum to focus on reading and math, the new school day opens up the range of subjects students study and get exposure to” ( Goldstien, 3 ). Students may not want to participate in the new activities and might even find it irritating. The longer hours could even cut back on the precious time parents should spend with their kids. Secondly, opponents insist that longer hours increases test scores and help students academically.
Many kids have changed because of dress codes and because of wearing uniforms. In this, I feel like many kids are being changed by dress codes and uniforms. I think schools shouldn’t have to have a dress codes and a uniform because i think dress codes and uniforms are a bad idea to have in
2.1 Learning a foreign language by children in the middle stage of training is once again an essential subject of conversation concerning teachers, linguists and parents. Psychologists clarified the fact that the average school age is considered the most favorable period for this type of activity. The current situation creates a growing public demand for qualified teachers. Their absence leads to rather sad consequences.
Inclusion Dale Sandfrey Brandman University: EDUU 511 February 12, 2018 Inclusion Every teacher looks for an edge when trying to educate their student. Inclusion gives that teacher an edge. When dealing with students with different abilities, it opens doors that can create excitement inside a classroom. Although inclusion is guaranteed by law, the use of its benefits outweigh the concerns of an uninformed majority. Inclusion is a term use to integrate general education students with students who have learning disabilities.
Flunk means to fail to reach standards; students, parents and teachers think it’s a bad thing, but is it really? Instead of thinking the negative of repeating a grade or class, people should see this as practice and becoming successful. Many students may not understand the material and making them retake it will improve their knowledge. In Mary Sherry’s essay, she talks about how teachers and parents should show that flunking is a positive teaching tool. I agree with her because we aren’t all perfect and sometimes we need that extra lesson
Though testing is necessary with the current structure of evaluating students, there is a conscience effort to improve schooling for students. Hoping to stay teaching in Eastern Washington, I am excited to see teachers setting the foundation for change. I hope that I have the opportunity to not only help my students inside the classroom but also in a more political way that will help students that I am not teaching. Like many things that I’ve experienced in these last ten weeks of class, my thoughts on education have definitely been
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.
I think that Reinhart is exactly right when he says that a student should do the explaining and the teacher should be the listener. Although I know that this would be an effective strategy to use in my future classroom, I do think that this technique will be difficult to master. Being able to ask open-ended questions, process questions, and have patience to wait for a student to raise their hand and answer those difficult ones would probably be the hardest techniques for me to master. Although I know that it would come through consistent implementation and practice. Reinhart explains that through this technique, the teacher and the student must reverse the roles of the typical classroom; the teacher must become the listener and the student must become the explainer.
The Game of School: Why We All Play It, How It Hurts Kids, and What It Will Take to Change It by Robert L. Fried is a great tool for identifying challenges in school systems and planning school reform. This book explains in great depth the problems faced by students and educators in schools today and ends with a call to action for solving these problems. Some major concepts that arise frequently throughout the book are time being wasted, students feeling powerless and the prioritization of test scores over authentic learning. Time is wasted by everyone in school and is wasted in various ways, for example students are given busy work and teachers rush through a curriculum while students learn nothing. Students, while they are the most important stakeholders, feel as though they have no control over their education.
The main points of a school are a place where students can learn and feel safe. Students talk about our classes being too dull and not really a true environment to learn and with the new renovations I feel as if the students would feel like they finally have a place they feel comfortable to study and work at. The other main point is safety one of the most important things maybe not seen by students but valued by teachers and parents. One of the major disasters going throughout the country are school shootings.