2.6 months of learning is lost per year because students forget what they learned over the summer (Priddy). The traditional school calendar, which gives students three months of relaxation and no education, is having negative effects as the years go on. Year-round school, 45 days of learning followed by 15 days off, would provide students a less stressful year and other benefits as well. There are currently 3,253 year-round schools in the United States such as, Beecher Community and Flint High School. California currently has 130 year-round schools making it the leader in America (“Year-Round School Education Statistics”).
You get just as many days off at a year-round school as you would at a traditional school, just at a year-round school, it’s spreaded out through the year rather than all in one big break (The Pros and Cons of Year-Round School). Short breaks gives time for kids to have a better education and avoids kids getting too board over the long break. Yeah, you wouldn’t get to have 3 week vacations, but who does? Some kids say that they get a break right when they need it and it’s refreshing to them and they’re ready to listen (The Pros and Cons of Year-Round School). It would be easier for them to pick up where they left
Lastly, as to why the SATS should be abolished in the college admissions process is because of timing issues, stress, and most importantly being simply overrated. A test like or similar to the SAT’s can be an unreliable indicator of how a student will perform inside a college classroom. In the article College Panel Urges Shift Away From SATs, Mr. Fitzsimmons say in an interview, that “It would be much better for the country, to have students focusing on high school courses, that based on evidence, will prepare them well for college and also prepare them for the real world beyond college” (Rimer 1). This quote points out the amount of talk and focus put into this exam, which can lead students to forget what is actually more important in the college admissions process, their grades. High School guidance counselors have to remind students that test scores are just one part of the college process.
Brooks suggests that with more decisions, a better understanding of decision making is required. He says that it should be implemented into education and believes that this would be especially important for the impoverished. This is because there is a higher risk of failing to develop these decision making skills; they have much less opportunity and lack the same support present in a privileged environment. Brooks references the work of Mullainathan and Shafir and the effects of stress on decision making. The author also draws upon the observations of a school principal he met; the principal observed that simply living in a destitute area could distort decision making
When appropriately implemented, PBIS can lead to dramatic improvement that has a long-term effect on the lifestyle, functional communication skills, and problem behavior in individuals with disabilities(Winfield 2). This graph shows the difference in a school that has implemented PBIS effectively vs a school that has not effectively implemented a PBIS system. The first school does not meet the criteria for a PBIS system, therefore have a higher office discipline referral, to be exact, a percentage of about 0.83%. The school that effectively implements PBIS has a lower percentage of about 0.63% creating a 25% difference(Horner & Sugai
In conclusion, school uniforms are a great thing to have in schools. Even though there is that argument on whether school uniforms will violate the right of self-expression to students it will continue either way. At the end of the day students should see that there are more positive effects with uniforms rather than negative ones. It should be taking in consideration that the clothes a student wears will not determine the ability of learning, but why not pick school uniforms that can help stop current school
He begins with the interesting speculation from the book High School? That “impressions formed in high school are more vivid and indelible than those formed at any other time in life.” Suzuki stresses the importance of high school education and prepares his readers for a proposal related to making that education as valuable as possible. A rhetorical analysis reveals the varying degrees of success with which Suzuki employs logos, pathos, and ethos: while Suzuki’s ethos is strong because of the reputation he brings to his writing and his use of pathos to appeal to his target audience of parents and educators, his use of logos is weak. Suzuki is skilled in argumentation, but his strong ethos fails to make up for the lack of support for his thesis that high school science courses should begin with sex education. Suzuki’s ethos is dependent on his achievements in science, and no one would question the wisdom of choosing him to speak to high school students about science.
It is hard to determine all of the reasons why some peers who have prior knowledge of an attack do not come forward, however Fein’s research shows that schools which have healthy relationships between administrators and students have higher rates of reports. In the instances where attacks are avoided because a student came forward with information, it is because there were strong, existing, lines of communication, and positive relationships between students and
As most teenagers spend most of their time in school, better prevention and intervention programs need to be in place. Teens should be given an environment where they feel comfortable telling someone how they feel. A key component in preventing teen suicide linked to depression is for the teens to feel socially connected to others, this protection factor has been linked directly to positive emotional health. Depression often stems from isolation, if teenagers are given a place where they no longer feel isolated, in essence, this could allow for reduction in the number of depression diagnosis’s and essentially leading to less teenage lives
Co-ed schools versus single-sex schools: which will provide a better learning experience for students? The debate over whether or not the genders should be separated in the classroom still stands today. In a society where both men and women have to work together harmoniously, a co-ed education initially seems to be the more viable option since it prepares students for real-world experiences. Although every student has different learning styles, a student would, however, ultimately benefit from the tailored curriculum and comfort of a single-sex educational environment. Students will have a more relaxed learning experience without distractions from the opposite gender.
The two articles presented have impacted my post high school education experience and my college experience in very obvious ways. When I was in high school, the main goal for the teachers and educational government was not that students learned the subject, but that he/she passed the test. Moreover it was all about passing the test and not learning. This experience can relate with Ravitch’s article because what she was trying to explain is that the government started to care more about the test score than the knowledge gained by the students. Greene’s article is moreover talking about how social factors can poorly impact student’s performance in school.
This is the basic tenet of differentiation. Adoption of monitoring of course progress is widespread especially with institutions that have emulated the business marketing analytics where they target the best customers. One could not be a true advocate of education and equality if they are remiss to give equal weight to the positives and the negatives of learning analytics. Are students late and waiting till the last minute to complete assignments? Gifted students who know how much time they will take per class on each assignment may have placed your course work as a low priority.
What do you like and dislike about collaborating with other when trying to improve issues within your school? What actions could you take to make this process a smooth as possible? One of the great things about working with others is you can get a better perspective of things, especially if it is a very diverse group. If it is a diverse group you have a better chance of making everyone happy with your decision because you can get a wider scope of the people you are trying to help. All of the people in your group have had different experiences and have had to deal with a variety of problems.
Introduction Developing a plan to take schools in the right direction and improve our education system is easier said than done. The initial challenge is recognizing underlying problems keeping students from learning. This challenge, in part, is due to the fact that the issues may change significantly depending on who is labelling them, whether it is educators, parents, lawmakers and students. In this paper the writer will address bullying and how it challenges student, teachers, administrators, parents and the community at Lakewood Elementary School. In 2012 a bully incident ended up taking the life of a fourth grader at Lakewood Elementary.
They have been looking with a myopic focus on how to improve the education system. (Busteed) The one term that keeps coming up is “more test.” The recent initiative on education was the No Child Left Behind Program, which set out to “raise test scores.”(Busteed) Busteed feels that “The biggest problem with standardized testing is that it seeks standardized answers;we 're actually testing standardization.” (Busteed) The test has now created a grade conscious mindset for students because now the student worry more about grades than they should be. Cheating has also become more prevalent since the answers are the same and the scores are more vital to get into a good