“She had a complete meltdown,” Neely-Randall told the HPR. “And I could do nothing to help her, I couldn 't help her with the test. I could just let her take a little break then, but then she was going to run out of time, and she was watching the clock, she knew.” For Neely-Randall, this was a “turning point,” because she realized, “I can no longer be part of the problem in my students’ lives, and that’s when I started speaking out”(Mulholland 1). In this text it shows how stressful the test can be on the kids. The kids who are taking the test have a small amount of time to do a ton of work.
Some companies and work places have adopted a four day work week to conserve energy and resources. Every day consists of a ten hour work day, should your school follow this model by extending the school day by two hours? If you think about all the benefits and the disadvantages to a four day school week would you want to do this? School is already long so why add another two hours, most students hardly get enough sleep with the hours we have now so how do schools expect us to stay up if we do not get enough sleep. Most students have after school activities they do so if we were to add two hours we would get out around five, and after school activities are usually two to three hours long but it depends on what you are doing so you literally would not get out till seven or eight at night.
Is homework becoming too much? Every day students spend hours upon hours doing homework every night and stressing out if they aren't able to finish it. The first form of homework was given as a punishment to the kids that would act up in class. The teacher would give them extra school work to take home and do instead of being able to go home relax and have fun. Although homework can help increase understanding of new topics this kind of practice is not helping students because it can interfere with sleeping, stresses kids and teenagers out and can cause depression, and even make a kid give up on school altogether.
So why do teachers continue to assign it? Homework is not beneficial for students since homework leads to mental diseases and is not academically helpful. Homework causes mental illnesses in students. First, homework can cause sleep deprivation in students. Anne-Sophie Kim in her article, “Lack of Sleep Hurts Student Health”, does a survey with college students in which she asks what the students are giving up their sleep for.
Extracurricular activities after school such as sports, yearbook and student council are all something that needs to be carefully considered. Principals or no one should make decisions for students to take an extracurricular activity after school. Only parents and students should make that decision. Taking an extracurricular activity after school is a big commitment and time are mandatory and demanded. It can really hurt a person who has specific reasons for why they have not participated in any after school activities.
To start off, students who blow their noses in class distracts other students from learning. Parents, do you seriously want your children’s education to be limited because of some nose blowing? Let me answer that for you…. No! Student’s come to school with the intention of getting perfect grades and can’t waste any time being distracting by disgusting nose blowers.
Sydnee Mangette Miss Beverly Honors English 9 25 February 2015 Prayer in Public Schools The debate of allowing the practice of religious prayer in the public schools has been around since schools started allowing students of many religions to enroll in their school. Prayer in schools was deemed unconstitutional due to the separation of Church and State, because the State funds public schools. Prayer in schools that is conducted by a teacher, principal, or other school staff is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of Church and State, threatens the religious opinions of the students that were brought on by their parents, and because it offends most of the student’s religious ideas and shouldn’t be allowed in public schools.
Homework may be the greatest extinguisher of curiosity ever invented” (Rathke). Destroying a child’s health, desire to learn, and school experience is not the job of educators, and that is exactly the impact of the homework they are assigning. Research shows that elementary schools are rightfully banning homework. In schools without homework bans, teachers are unintentionally assigning too much work. But after dropping homework, schools see students’ health, family dynamics, and attitudes towards school improved majorly.
As for my future career as a counselor, I would have to read curriculum and write notes on clients. My future kids would not be allowed to have a cell phone until a certain point in high school, only because it would distract them for what they are surrounded by. Personally, as an adult citizen in the community a few years from now, I would think differently. After all these book talks and pages filled from journaling, I see everything from different perspectives, meaning how other people think towards other topics, such as learning in school or the sports they
So the best option is to have school policies over technologies that was not school related and cut down on spending unnecessary time on technologies in classrooms unless needed. Body Paragraph 1: Even though articles one and two are created by different authors, they both mentioned that Technologies are not helping students in school but instead causing distraction among students. To prove this, let's look what the the articles says. “Teachers are now forced to perform the “put that away, unplug that, please log off” dance every class period,