School has to suck because it needs “... to teach children the self-discipline and responsibility they will need to survive in the real world as productive adults.” Both these traits are key to have as adults and need to be pushed upon students during their school career. Teachers also need to “...hold him accountable for his own work and behaviour.” If a student gets a bad grade they can only blame themselves for it. Once before in math class I failed a test and could only blame myself because I knew what I could and couldn't do. I then pushed myself to study and get more help. I'd rather get a failing grade that I earned, than a “no-zero” because of a policy.
Students fear that if they are unable to find a field and succeed in their classes then they will fail in life. Together, these essays both help explain how important the teacher’s role is in a student’s school life and how they can help them succeed in school and deal with their pressure that they will stumble upon. Being a student or a teacher will never be an easy task, but if they work together it will make it a lot easier for the both of them. The amount of pressure that schools these days have on their students is tremendous. With all the homework and studying for tests takes a toll on each and every student.
How Teachers Make Children Hate Reading John Holt, a fifth grade English Teacher, makes several valid points in his article “How Teachers Make Children Hate Reading”. We all know when children start off in school they have an unconditional excitement about reading and somewhere in adolescents that is lost. More often than not, teachers are caught up in making sure their children are up to grade level and the excitement of learning is lost.” Children are being forced to understand everything they read, however is this really necessary? Are traditional methods of teaching really foolish? Studies show in life we start out with a very extensive vocabulary in which we learned with repetition.
But when they get downstairs all ready to go, their parents tell them about how they need them to do better in school so that later on in life they can go to college and have a real job. This can be good, because it teaches their kids to succeed at everything they do, but it can also be hard on our children to tell them things like this. Everyone will always eventually fail and something, and when they do it will not feel good, but also having the feeling that they have let down their parents, that’s worse. When children think that their parents will now hate them because they did not pass a test, or do that well in their football game, they get depressed. They think that they are worthless and can’t do anything right.
However, the main causes of students dropping out of high school include personal problems, grades, and living environments. All people face personal problems sometime throughout the course of their lives. Some people face problems much tougher than others however, which can explain why not everyone drops out of high school when they face tribulations. Pregnancy causes both male and female students to drop out when faced with this problem. When a student becomes rocked with the problem of pregnancy, typically to dropping out and caring for the child seems like the best solution.
Gatto begins his article by explaining that “boredom” is the most common factor in students not wanting to participate in school. Most students brought to mind that a lot has to do with the teacher. If a teacher isn’t passionate about what they are teaching or giving students real life examples to get them interested in what the students should be learning then the students aren’t going to receive the education they need. In the article, Gatto, refers to who to put the blame on “boredom.” In reality Gatto decides that the fault is on both students and teachers. Gatto then moves on to the question of whether schooling for 12 years is even necessary.
The contempt he shows is clear as he highlights the hypocrisy of the media. Author credibility is built by describing his own experiences in school. It starts out in the first grade, when he was smart enough to be promoted to the second grade but was held back by his mother fearing that her son would get picked on. The end of his formal education comes when he describes dropping out of high school because he could not find a parking spot. Disdain is showed towards government officials for their part in education.
Within this particular classroom, in the beginning, they were all pushed apart by their color and race.. Majority of them really wanted nothing to do with each other and by the end of the movie they all became a family. During this time period, teenage gang members felt that high school was forced education and that they were only in there because the government forced them in there. The student’s teacher, Erin Gruwell has higher expectations for them. She uses intrinsic motivation, which means doing what she loves to do without a reward to push her students into a class that not only teaches them English but about themselves as well.
Sometimes, I used to cry after coming back home from school because I did not know what the homework meant. My teachers would try to explain it to me, but it never worked because they were explaining it in English. Although, I was the best math student in my class, I would stand in the border of passing and failing for the word problems would take me down. In addition to my problems in school, when I came to US with my family in 2008, they city was firing workers exceedingly. The biggest unemployment rate was probably
She goes on to say that her mother’s poor grip of English affects her too, limiting her skills in English classes, all the while teachers prompt her to transition her focus to maths and sciences. Tan, stubborn that she is, decides to major in English, though she quickly realizes that her showing off, her elaborate grammar and explosively unrecognizable vocabulary is