Another way to improve our student’s success in Anaheim schools is to teach our kids that effort and having a growth mindset is what keeps students going. Dweck the author of “How to Make your Kids Smart” explains that effort is very important. “Studies show that teaching people to have a growth mindset helps make them into high achievers.” This quote made by Dweck shows us that having a growth mindset lets you think outside the box and become more independent especially when it comes down to education. Many students tell themselves they are dumb when it comes to a challenging situation when in reality they are just giving up too early.
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
He stated and gave many examples to try and prove his point through. In many ways I agree with him, students should do what they are interested in, but some may be lazy and not do anything which is why they might need that help that teachers provide. At the end of the day I think teachers do feel like they taught at least one person something new that day which might help them out with their future college path or occupations. But, at the same time I disagree because I think most should attend school not just for their grades and their parents, but also for themselves. Just knowing what is going on around you gets you feeling
My love of learning helped me to excel through elementary school and upon entering high school I realized that if I wanted to continue learning beyond high school I would need to be able to fund it because the higher education system is not as gracious as Head Start. At that point in time, I had one sibling in college and my parents were supporting two other children and a disabled grandparent, therefore there was no way they would be able to fund me furthering my education. The only possible solution to this was to apply the critical thinking skills and love of learning Head Start provided me with to get good grades so that I would be able to pay for my education through scholarships. Thankfully with hard work, dedication, and the skills Head Start provided me with I was able to graduate with a high enough GPA to qualify for some Georgia scholarships and an honors scholarship for my school that is funding the continuation of my education. I am now well into my second year at Agnes Scott College where I am pursuing a degree in Biochemistry so that I will be able to help ensure the well-being of others just as Head Start did for
Students who underachieve are most likely to have trouble in school work and are most likely not that motivated to do work in the classroom. Native American people are a very independent people who like to get things done on there own, but in the need of assistance or refuge they can depend on other tribes to help fight for what they want. Therefore having them get financial assistance from the government is a great to help rebuild and modernise the schools. A
According to “Raising Smart Kids” by Dweck, “The helpless ones believe that intelligence is a fixed trait: you only have a certain amount, and that’s that. I call this a ‘fixed mindset’. Mistakes crack their self-confidence because they attribute errors to a lack of ability, which they feel powerless to change. They avoid challenges because challenges make mistakes more likely and looking less smart so.” (23).
These results were exactly what they predicted, based off the deplorable but realistic bias that the majority of people tend to feel better about doing things when they get a reward. This quality of work for reward applies to many people, students included. When Stacy Priestly, a teacher and parent, was interviewed about the topic, she agreed with using money as a motivator, stating, "I pay my son for doing well in school … he has become very dedicated and seems to be doing well socially in school too" (Flannery 4). This displays that parents genuinely believe that using a motivator for school can be effective at increasing morale and work ethic in their children as students. Another reason why students should earn money for their achievements is it could cause a possible decline in the amount of missing/late assignments from students that teachers would have to deal
Education is always giving people a good opportunity to have a good life and future. When people have higher education, they will have more choice to choose what they want to do, and how to manage their life. I think another good way to reduce child poverty in our country is to support everybody to get into the school, so they can learn and plan about the future. Premarital pregnancy is a big problem for the young generation who still in school or college. According to experts, “Teenage mothers are less likely to finish high school and are more likely to live in poverty, depend on public assistance, and be in poor health than slightly older mothers.
For years schools have bonded through sports programs, now they think they should get rid of them. Being a student in school is harder that it has ever been. The academic standards are so high, it can feel paralyzing. That's why it is so important for schools to invest in sports programs now and in the future. Schools should keep sports programs because sports relieve stress on kids and makes kids look forward to going to school.
Parents feel that pushing a child will help them to achieve more in life such as scholarships as well as teaching them life lessons. As stated before, many families can simply not afford a good education therefore feeling as though athletic success is the only possible option. Scholarships will help a child get into a good school and let them leave with minor to no debt. This sets these teens up for a positive future giving them a better chance for a good, beneficial job along with not having to worry about the post graduation affects of college. These division 1 scholarships are also very rare, which makes the constant push to achieve more worth it.
We know that countries who extend their school year have more success with test scores. Adding quality education time to the American school year can have a positive effect on all students but specifically those who struggle academically. Lastly, the involvement of parents in the education of their children will not only have a positive influence on the students scores but also on their children 's self image and motivation. Education allows you to think for yourself and communicate with others. One must excel in education to be successful in their overall life.
While it appears that recess takes time away from learning, the reality is that learning is more effective with recess breaks and academic achievement is not diminished. In order for laws to change, citizens need to be active in communicating with their government. Recess is not currently mandatory in the majority of elementary schools. Presenting the case for recess to school boards in new and existing schools is a small way to impact an entire
Why Common Core Standards Should Be More Common Why would students not want to be on a level playing field in their education? Why would they not want to be able to move seamlessly between states? These opportunities are given to students by Common Core. Although many opponents may say that these standards are a barrier of creativity, the Common Core Standards being accepted in all fifty states would help America, because it would have teachers across state borders instructing similar lesson plans, it would decrease the achievement gap, and it would better prepare students for college and the workforce by teaching them the needed materials for their futures.
Often, students who suffer from bullying are self-conscious, and it is very difficult to express their ideas for fear of being rejected and being abused. The use of uniform creates equality between students and these in turn create security strengthening freedom of expression. When my children changed school and went to study in one uniform requiring our students, I felt like I 'd won the lottery. You know what that means saving time and discussions in the morning to choose clothes for children? In my opinion, the uniform not only helps us save time and also represents a cost savings.
She did everything should could for him so he wouldn’t go down the same path a lot of kids his age were going down. She wanted a better life for Wes. “Well, your grades obviously aren’t bad because you can’t pick this stuff up or because you are stupid, you are just not working hard enough” (75-76). Joy is influential to Wes because she knew that Wes had the ability to learn and to be intelligent, she just needed Wes to push himself to be intrigued in school like how he was in music or outside activities. As Joy tried to get Wes’s grades up she finally came up with a plan to send him to military school.