Ph.D. But on the other hand, homework can decrease socialization time, create fights between parents, and cause stress.13 According to Occupy Therapy, homework decreasing socialization time is bad, because when a child is developing, it is just as important for them to have the time they need to socialize and work on those necessary skills. If the child is forced to go straight home and finish piles of homework, it disagrees with the skills of development as a teenager.14 Homework can create fights between parents because teachers were assigning homework forces a person to take an added disciplinary responsibility. The child should have the decision to come home and decide that they would rather watch television or play with friends than do their homework, it is up to the parent to lay down and expect the child to finish the homework.According to the Occupy Therapy, homework can cause stress because, a Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society.15 In Conclusion, Homework is helpful because it increases mental abilities in classrooms, but on the other hand, children don 't get enough socialization time.The Pros of students doing homework are bringing Teachers and Students to work together, Teaches Students how to be responsible, and brings families closer together with each other.However, homework can decrease
In a separate article, “The Truth About Homework,” Kohn asserts homework “isn’t even correlated with higher scores,” and “the only effect that does show up [due to increased homework] is more negative attitudes on the part of students who get more assignments.” Instead of helping students excel in school, homework is destroying their motivation and will to succeed. Also when discussing and analyzing the impact of homework on academic success, the demographics of those completing the homework also need to be considered. Often, serious students will complete their homework to earn
Overstudying will affect middle schoolers by causing them to behave poorly and roughly. Students with a routine of constant studying tend to have fewer hours of sleep. A study done by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) claimed that “Teens who stay up late at night cramming are more likely to have academic problems the following day- doing poorly on the test they have studied for.” Whereas, a professor at Stanford said all this pressure often results in cheating and plagiarism. Another study done by Michelle Cumming said that middle school students “May act out when under stress from things such as academic challenges and peer pressure.” All three studies claimed that the stress caused by overstudying lead to behavioural problems. The following behavioural problems stated included, plagiarism, cheating and ‘acting-out’ as in becoming impulsive and aggressive.
When students receive busy work they often turn to their classmates for answers or go through the assignment hastily and without effort. This proves that homework is not an effective learning strategy, and it actually teaches negative habits. Homework supporters believe that more homework translates to smarter students. Many studies have proven that dropping homework has positive effects on students in their school. Nancy Kalish’s article describes one school that put homework to the test,
Getting good grades is already hard enough, and the pressure will not help their cause. According to the National Education Association, (NEA) “Many teachers also say paying students for grades leads to practical problem in their classroom, including pressure to inflate grades.” This could help your child double check his/her answers. However, you are also giving your child anxiety. Anxiety could lead to your child getting depressed and later killing him/herself. Suicide is not a joke.
State standardized tests are exams students take to assess their schools, teachers, and what they learned in their year. Many parents and teachers deem these tests useless and see it as an unnecessary stress added to their child’s life. Students should not be taking this exam because it causes a major curriculum gaps between students, causes stress and loss of interest in school, and after almost a full year of learning, this test is supposed to determine a student 's knowledge of the year’s curriculum. Although some say this test prepares students for college, the stress and loss of interest in school caused by this test and test prep can affect student’s mental health and grades. State tests cause stress and anxiety in students, especially lower performing students because of the pressure of making sure all students, regardless of ability, reaches the same level.
CHAPTER 2 • Cause/s of Failures Students get poor grades involve external factors, like the subject matter is too challenging that makes the students unable to follow in the discussion. The other reasons have to with poor attitudes, like not doing homework dillydallying, and skipping class. Lastly, there are reasons related to personal issues, such as test anxiety and concentrating problems. (Kurtus, 2012) • Student-related Factors • Not Ready for College Students aren’t prepared for post-secondary work and lack foundational skills that hinder to achieve passing grades. Many students don’t learn those skills in grade school and high school, that when they reach college they aren’t ready for the demands of being a college student (“Why Do Students Fail?
Another way that late start school would affect the community is that both teachers and parents would have less free time after-school. This would be bothersome because teachers have to prepare lesson plans and parents often have to help their children with homework. Since teachers would have less after-school time and most businesses aren’t open at 8 o'clock in the morning more teachers would have to take time to off to go to appointments. This would cause substitutes to be called in and would slow down the efficiency of the classroom. Yet another way that late start school would affect the community is the ability of high schoolers to get jobs.
Personal factors as well include poor self-esteem, feelings of academic incompetence, poor relationships with students, and gang involvement. Truants generally report less attachment to school and have less satisfactory experiences at school, than non-truants. The link between truancy and dropout have been demonstrated by a number of studies that show that dropouts may begin having attendance problems as early as 1st grade (Sheldon, 2002). Students who skip significant numbers of classes often to earn credit for those classes either because they also neglect homework and fail tests, or because of mandatory attendance requirements set by the schools. Truancy, therefore, is a clear warning that student may drop-out.
Have you ever come home from a long day working at school just to get yelled at by your parents because you forgot to turn in an assignment, or you got a bad grade on a paper? This happens to kids all over the world. Which brings up the argument do grades really matter? A lot of people say no they don't matter but then you have a lot of other people who say that they do matter, so do they really matter? An article from education.good.is says “Teachers need to foster an environment that allows kids to think, allows them to ask the questions that matter to them, and allows them to feel comfortable pursuing answers, says Lythcott-Haims.
I feel like standardized test are more for the school then for us. Most teachers think students cheat because they don’t want to take the test but click on this website and read its called Stress, Anxiety Causes Us to Cheat by Natalie Shoemaker (Will be added at the bottom of my paper). Instead of holding are diploma against us the district or schools should just give bigger rewards to the passing students like prizes so that way it takes some of the pressure off. Another idea is maybe only make the kids who are failing take the test because as long as a student is passing there classes I don’t see why that alone isn’t proof enough that they understand the material. I know teachers use standardized testing to determine how much a student has learned and how to make learning other material more effective but if a student is turning in their
Another reason standardized tests aren 't a good way of teaching children is that they are stressful and pointless. Studies were done that show standardized tests cause sever anxiety and stress, even in the sharpest students. Researcher Gregory J. Cizek says that these tests cause gripping anxiety, causing younger students to vomit, cry, or both(7). Another example, NCLB standards are different in every state, meaning the comparison between states education is pointless. Evidence shows that in some states, students of the same grade level were shown to be answering mostly open-ended and essay questions, while in other states, students were answering mostly multiple-choice and short answer questions(120).More evidence shows that the multiple choice format some states are using for standardized tests are a useless assessment tool.
I felt like the subject of mathematics was doing me wrong, like it was attacking me. I tried to drop the class but it was too late, and the best advice my counselor could give me was “try your best.” But, trying my best was not doing it. Next thing you know my grades were dropping and I knew this was not the Ramses, Mr. Kalbach would want to embody. My family was disappointed in me, but I was really trying. My friends told me, “It 's just one class,” or “Math is hard, it 's okay.” For me it was not okay, and after having a meeting with my counselor concerning my math grade, she told me “try harder next year.” So, coming into senior year I felt the same thing I felt during my first day of high school, pride and confidence.
With this information provided in this article, they still think that the rules will not work for the students and some school system still wanted to know if the Common Core Standards will be used during the academic year. As of Mississippi’s education system, they are using the Common Core Standards, but the teachers, parents, and students are still upset about the standards they are using in the school system. Some education system has turned into a battlefield about the standards because they do not want to change their standards because students are still having a problem with the standardize tests. The school system using these standards will take out all of the fun in teaching and