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. In the same manner if a student is outnumbered by intellectual student then they would receive a grade they did not earn. I have seen a few children in the classroom who can read really well and it would not be fair to those few students if they received a low grade because the majority of the class does not know how to read well yet. Another downside to group grading is that sometimes you find that some people work harder than others. In college as well as in kindergarten you find students that put forth no effort, when this happens you have students who are going to have to work harder to pick up the slack.
Greg Toppo agrees with these statements on the positivity of homework for struggling students. Toppo displays his agreement with the topic when he says “While homework is thought to be harmful to students, Toppo says ‘But he said homework may have other benefits. For instance, it keeps parents aware of what their child is learning in school. ‘I’ve had some very emotional parents come to me about having been told by teachers that their child is struggling, that there might be a learning disability,’ he said”(Toppo). It is becoming easier to see how helpful homework really can be, to struggling students especially.
The long term effects of this is that girls tend to do better in school at a young age but due to the neglect, girls school performance tends to drop off as they enter middle school and above. On the other hand, boys generally do better as they go through school due to the attention from teachers. Another
Homework is a necessary component of every successful student's education. By doing homework, a student will learn independent thought, perform better in school, and provide a greater chance for economic success in their post education lives. But on the other hand, sometimes teachers tend to give off too much homework which becomes very stressful. Stress due to homework can cause many things including: lack of sleep, slipping grades, fatigue, unhealthy eating habits, depression, and many more other factors. A teen should not have to face depression at such a young age.
Children today do not have to deal with as much stress. I know that schools and teachers today are expecting a lot more out of kids which does cause pressure. During the depression children were expected to take care of their siblings and household chores. They were exposed to more parental conflict and unhappiness then many children today. This caused them to develop emotional difficulties and poor attitudes toward school and work.
Stress can cause illnesses in later life, for example, heart disease, hair loss, whitening of hair and cancer. Though this may not be directly connected to middle school students it will still have an impact to them in life. Homework is also a main cause of stress for high schoolers. Stress from working too long, stress from anxiously hoping to get a good grade. Studies have shown that homework for elementary – high school should not have homework but work on some special project or reading at home after school for only a satin amount of time depending on what grade the student is in like forty minutes to two hours a day after school.
You might think your kid deserves the best but really the more you buy them the more they want from you. Most kids spend most of their time sitting inside playing video and computer games instead of being outside or reading interesting books. This mostly causes obesity, sickness and laziness but sometimes you don’t even realise. You might like giving your child the best but there are a lot of out comes out of things like these. Encouraging your child to buy a board game, scooter, bike, rip stick is better than a PlayStation, x-box and a Nintendo DS games that could really actually use most of your money.
Though this may not be directly connected to middle school students it will still have an impact to them in life. Homework also creates stress. Stress from working too long, stress from anxiously hoping to get a good grade. WORD COUNT: 294 TOTAL: 294 It is estimated that 75% of student visits to the doctor are partly stress related. Thus pupils are not going to do as well as they could as a result of the sickness from the stress of their
Music and art is an outlet for many kids and a lot of them let their feelings out through the music and art programs. Although this is a great outlet for kids, schools are usually cutting programs to save money and the music and art programs are most of the time first to go. Many schools cut these programs first because they think that they are unnecessary and won’t help the kids in their academics. Will cutting the art and music programs in schools allow students to focus on their core studies and create better grades for themselves, ultimately making a kid happier? I believe that music and arts program is very important in a child and young adult’s life in schools.
High school relationships can easily have a positive and negative effect on the success of students. Friends can help each other with school work or they can distract and slow each other down, it depends on the student’s personality. It would be very difficult to be a high school student if you had a negative attitude towards school, because you would not be dedicated enough to complete homework, or to hand assignments in on time. A lack of sleep and nutrition makes it difficult for students to function fully during class, to succeed you must be wide awake and ready for each class. Extra-curricular activities are a good way for students to get even more involved with school, and usually give students a positive reputation.