The idea of giving every kid a trophy when they’ve done little to earn it is that it tells them that they do not need improvement, but isn’t improvement something that we need to encourage? Ashley Merryman briefly talks about this idea in her article, Losing Is Good for You, it states, “If children know they will automatically get an award, what is the impetus for improvement? Why bother learning problem-solving skills, when there are never obstacles to begin with?” This explains how irrational it is to give every kid trophies for mere participation, and even losing! Merryman also adds, “Awards can be powerful
No, children should not receive awards for just participating because it gives them a false sense of hope. To win means to gain victory in a contest or competition as an individual or team. By giving a participation trophy, everyone gets a trophy and doesn't declare that there is a winner. It could make everyone feel equal, but in the stark reality, there are winners and losers. Losing can better prepare you for life, by losing it can make you want to learn from your mistakes, and become better and win the next time.
It may seem difficult to decide whether school sports is a good or bad. At first glance, it seems there are pros and cons, but I assure you, only one decision can be made. I know that school sports are bad. First of all, sports take too much of the spotlight. As a kid, parents highly promote education to children, making them have good grades as their goal.
There are no beneficial things paying students for good grades have in the long run. The students actually end up doing worse. Paying students for good grades is not a good idea because success should be its own reward, there are no long term effects, and students end up doing worse in the long run. First of all, paying students for good grades is not a good idea because success should be its own reward. Many parenting experts claim,” kids should be satisfied with the warm fuzzy feelings of accomplishment.
This is clearly identified in his relationship with his son Biff because like any other father would, Wil-ly tries to teach his sons what it takes to be successful, and as mentioned previously this knowledge served his son Biff well throughout his high school career, but never further. This is because his knowledge was misconstrued and completely void of any of the elements of the American dream. He mocks Bernard for not being well-liked: “Bernard is not well liked is he?” (Miller 20) then proceeds to tell his sons “be liked and you will never want” (Miller 21). This moment in the play, demonstrate that hard work comes last in Willy’s model success. As for how Willy’s relationships were affected, the play shows several occasions in which he has been unkind, judgemental or undeserving of respect.
If your best friend is in a fight with someone you are going to take your best friends side and help them out. In the article Saul says that the boys being tested weren’t like a, “gang” and that they were normal well behaved kids but to an extent they actually were similar to a gang. They were like a gang because they all only had each other to depend on as they are going for the prize and they are always going to be prejudice towards anyone who is trying to get in the way of that. There was an argument that claims that the kids didn’t believe the study results were true because they didn’t understand the experiment, which to me doesn’t make sense, because if the
When asked by his children why he chose to defend Tom Robinson when he knew he would most likely not win. He replied to them that if he hadn't, he wouldn't be able to believe in himself anymore. He chose to defend Tom Robinson because if he did not he would be going against all his personal morals and principles. Atticus tries to make his children realize that it is not because of the person's color that makes them innocent or guilty. Nor is it the economic status of a person that decides the amount of respect deserved by the person in question.
Boys', on the other hand don’t have to deal with this, they can just keep living their normal lives. The next example of how boys' should feel is that parents will most likely, if given the choice, send boys' to school. Boys' should know how this feels because that means that even the parents are not being fair to their daughters. They are not hopeful that they will get an education or that they will get a high paying job, unlike they are with their sons. The final example of how boys' should feel is being attacked for having an education or for standing up for girls' education, like Malala.
But today's athletes need to understand that they are being viewed in a light that is much brighter than before” (Lowe, 1). Although most people may believe that neither athletes or celebrities should be role models for children, in the reality they are. Yes, it is unfair to expect an athlete, or any celebrity, to basically be a guide for telling people how to live their lives, but it is part of the price of being famous. It is important for today’s athletes to realize that they don’t have much privacy anymore, and that their fans, and the public in general, will find out about most decisions they make in their lives. “Kids pay attention when an athlete shows up for community service events just as much as they pay attention to an athlete's performance in a game the night before” (Lowe, 2).
Learning should already provide pleasure even without the offer of money, it should be an elysian . In the long run, students have lower than naturally motivated students. Schools shouldn’t be paying students for awesome grades because it leads to fights and arguments, students should only learn if they want to, and students have lower grades in the long run. To begin, schools shouldn’t pay students for worthy grades since it starts problems in the classroom. According to the Prairieecothrifter.com “ Should parents pay for good grades?,” “ NEA article claims: ‘ Many teachers also say paying students for excellent grades leads to practical problems in their