The year-round education plan is becoming very popular in schools today. The schedule is reconstructed so summer vacation is eliminated, and shorter, more frequent breaks are inserted instead. The typical single-track calendar operates on a forty-five to fifteen day plan, where forty-five days are spent in the classroom, followed by a fifteen day break. All school districts should replace their traditional school calendar with this new plan because year-round schooling increases the students’ maintenance of knowledge, improves his or her behavior, and offers flexibility while being effective. One major benefit of year-round schooling is the students’ retention rates are increased.
Portfolio Task: Module 1 Effective Study Skills are the sole foundation for a solid education(540 words) Many academic students making the transition from normal studies and everyday life skills to studies for their chosen profession start to fall behind, this is because the study time increases along with independent working , this is due students not knowing how to approach the new demands (Gettinger & Seibert – 2002). In addition students do not know how to approach the new demands required for independent study.– Metacognition is the awareness of one’s own learning and thinking process, that enables each student to take responsibility for their learning, allowing them to set goals, self assess and implement, however the metacognition side is not taught in the early years. What a student perceives as study skills will depend on the individual, what is effective for one will not be for the other. Study skills are developed through frequent use and become a natural action; skilful reading develops by constant reading and writing by writing. As the mind becomes more fine tuned the student will realise they can apply more to analytical and critical thinking - “Constant practice and critical reflection is essential if the student wishes to succeed” (Cottrell, 2013 P66).
When having school with like that, students will have a better knowledge, the effects on the budget for the high school they’re not sitting empty for months during the summer break, when lights are on still, so we could put them into use. Teachers could get paid more money than they are, and get paid for the whole year and just not a quarter, than they don’t teach for 3-4 months, depending on the break, and gives kids to get the knowledge that they need, and the teachers the pay they need. Last but not least, Students who attend school year-round are able to retain more knowledge and move along at a steadier pace than students who follow the regular school year. Summer infects a lot of the learning loss on students enrolled in regular school programs. Research says taken over a hundred years, its shown that students taking the same standardized test both before and after summer break will have a lower grade than the other students.
Though the economy is still in bad shape, tuition fees continue to increase every semester. It is, therefore, a wise decision for students to work while in school so that they are able to contribute to some or all of the costs of attendance. Some students think that working and studying at the same time might lower their grades; however, responsible students shouldn’t have a problem effectively balancing work and school together. Twenty hours weekly is an adequate amount of hours for a student to work. This amount allows students to maintain good grades while having a personal source of income.
Year-round education could have a part to play. Proponents of year-round education argue that the key to success in school is continuous learning. They also argue that the traditional calendar works against efficient learning by sending students and teachers to months of school without significant breaks and sets students back significantly during a 60-70 day summer vacation. On the other hand, having a longer summer vacation is a tradition that is firmly entrenched in many communities. Is there really solid evidence to show that moving from a traditional calendar to a year-round calendar increases student achievement?
Argument Paper Importance of a College Education English 111 Having a quality college education is key to one’s success in the world today. Education is an aspect of life that can transform surviving the daily grind into enjoying the day-to-day work life. The ability to be proud of one’s profession is a fact of life rarely accomplished. It seems as if there is always someone in any given career field that does not like what they do for a living. Expressions such as “I can’t wait to quit,” “I wish I had a better job,” and “I don’t want to go to work,” are expressions spoken by nearly every person at some point in his or her lifetime.
College graduates are accepted for more jobs because the degree makes them appear dedicated and hardworking, and the degree usually allows them to be promoted faster then someone without a college diploma. After being presented these topics, I understood how important my current education was. If I don’t do well in high school, how can I possibly expect to do well in college? These articles were quite scary, as they focused on how much can go wrong, and really pressures you to do well. These articles have reminded me that my schoolwork even now is very important, as it prepares me for the future.
Being mediocre at your job will no longer cut it. As Friedman advices his daughters, “girls, finish your homework - people in China and India are starving for your jobs”, it expresses that americans must become better, learn more skills and become more efficient so they could keep their jobs in the states. These jobs can easily be outsourced to other countries. The ways of yesterday have changed every day as the world has globalized. Companies are changing the models and that they’ve been using for 15 years, teachers and students must rise up to the challenge and adapt.
Group Grading While volunteering in my son’s kindergarten class I have come to realize that education is one area that would not benefit from group grading system. Grading students as a group allows some students to advance based on the work of others, and individual grading makes each student responsible for their own future. Although some people may benefit from a group grading system, an individual grading system is a much better way to judge a student’s level of knowledge, makes them accountable for their own work, and keeps teachers informed of what each student is learning. One of the many ways grading students as a group is less efficient and seemingly harmful is the fact that all students do not have the same level of knowledge. Some academics come naturally to students and if they are outnumbered by those that don’t comprehend the lesson, then they may receive a poor grade.
7 Things You Should Know to Achieve Your Dreams I still can remember my first year study in Pace University, desiring to know as much as I can about American and Pace, adjusting to American teaching style, while terrified to talk with strangers. For most international students, I believe improving their English communication skills, familiarizing American culture, and achieving an academic accomplishment are on top of their list when studying in American. However, it is not easy even though you are already here. After several years learning, practicing and countless embarrassments, I discovered several things you should know at the beginning of your journey here to achieve your best potential. * Communication is more important than grammar.