Schools have become more of a contest then a learning environment. One of the most increasing effects of peer pressure is drug use. Teens learn more at this age than any other time in their life. This is because at a younger age, there is that constant state or curiosity. Peers talk about their drug experiences as being "cool" and if you havent experinced it yourself many feel out side of the circle.
First, overcoming peer pressure is a big factor in high school. The biggest changes occur in high school. Sex, drugs, and other things are some of the biggest things tried. My advice to you is to remember your morals and not to give in to peer pressure. The usual saying goes “Everyone’s doing it”.
The program gives you challenges and opportunities to become a better citizen. The instructors are not like teachers, they put in an effort for you to actually try and build up. You do leadership tasks; you help younger teens, participate in things that other teens don't get to participate in. The class isn't boring, you’re always learning about new things, we do weekly current events, and uniform wear. Wearing uniform teaches us responsibility; we have to make sure that our uniform is in order, and has everything on correctly.
For most teenagers, school is as much a popularity contest as it is an opportunity to further one's education, maybe even more so. Students have to keep up an appearance and a social life, however problems can arise, due to restrictions put in place by parents, schools, laws etc. A teenager wanting to dye her hair blue would raise her parent's concern, a more serious example is if a teenager was involved in illegal drugs, law enforcement may be involved. Though it may seem unhelpful to say this, a teenager changing themselves is probably the only way they will survive, however what's to say they won't naturally change of their own accord? It is common knowledge that change is unavoidable, and teenagers being the hormonal creatures that they are, they are bound to alter their personality and appearance purposely or subconsciously.
The problem with this is mobility up the social hierarchy that makes up a school is nearly impossible. Teenagers are still learning about the world and look for a sense of camaraderie and acceptance from peers. The three boys who eventually became shooters were all frowned upon by their peer groups or the whole school in general. This rejection is one of the reasons which caused them to take drastic measures. The only way that these boys could have committed such crimes was if they had the right tools.
Summary The theory behind adult learning and the principles used gives you an understanding of what and how to motivate adults to learn. There clearly is a huge difference in children and adults learning patterns. Learning as an adult can be self motivated, peer motivated, or motivated by the desire to excel in today’s job market. The theory elaborated upon in these articles gives you an up close look at the learning capacity of an adult versus a child and timeline when learning becomes challenging. Article 1 highlighted several theories of adult learning.
An Effective Parenting Styles Being a parent can be one of the most difficult jobs a person will ever have. It may be especially challenging when the child is in their adolescent years. Most parents want their children to become independent, productive and able to cope with the world. The older methods of parenting do not work in today's society. Teenagers, like everyone else, want to be treated with respect and seen as individuals with there own ideas.
As most of us know, life in general is full of challenges that we as adults must face everyday. This is no different for teenagers and especially “at-risk” teenagers. At-risk teenagers are teens who are not capable of functioning normally in society due to the circumstances that surround them. “A Variety of Factors Put Teens at Risk” by Laura K. Egendorf and Jennifer A. Hurley discusses the problems at-risk teens have today due to pregnancy, alcohol, and single-parent families, and concludes that the way to address such problems is through school and community based programs. In “Job Training Can Help Teenagers” by Carol Wekesser, she discusses placing and training teens in jobs to help deter the problems associated with at-risk teen issues like pregnancy and alcohol abuse.
Both play an important role in making a person into a talented individual and a member of a society. High school students know that there are differences between high school and college, but sometimes what they think is not how it is. High School can be considered as a continuation of elementary and middle school where students learn trigonometry, physics, American history, etc. By law, it is necessary and they are forced to attend High School. There are rules and regulations which students cannot break, because there will be punishments for their actions.
Teenage years is probably one of the most challenging periods of life. It is a stage of identity versus confusion – knowing oneself compared to losing oneself. Belonging and being accepted in a group is very important and being "cool" as well. During these years of growing up, teenagers encounter their share of positive and negative experiences. Peer pressure, curiosity, and the availability of drugs are factors that some youthful and vulnerable teenagers have to deal with in their adolescent lives.