Being a Successful High School Student To become a successful high school student there are four main aspects you must be able to achieve; the first one is to cope with barriers and challenges that interfere with lessons and homework. Technology including, cell phones, computers, and ipods are main barriers that distract students from doing schoolwork. Another challenge some students have is a lack of focus or a lack of teacher or administrative support. Some students have poor grade twelve role models or are under peer pressure, this causes learning barriers. People and things that help along your high school years are resources and allies.
There was no variety in the lessons, and even when the students were clearly lost, she continued anyway. Everything was at her pace and not that of her students and being that it was a morality class, the morals of the teacher was the only one that mattered. She made sure to push her opinion at the end of every lesson and when someone went against it, it was evident in her little notes at the end of our papers and, unfortunately for some, our grades. As a student, I felt miserable and ignored in this class. In the second class, the professor still took control, as expected, but acted as a guide rather than a dictator.
Later, though, after the student has cheated, there is a sense of ease and resolution to the situation, and this weakens her argument, making the issue of cheating seem almost irrelevant or benign. The reader also notices Wenke’s use of the personal pronoun “you” throughout the scenario in the first paragraph, suggesting that she is aiming the argument at high school and college students. It’s evident that the tone of this piece shifts, but the author begins with a quizzical tone and asks many questions throughout her argument. “If my parents’ generation had such high morals and wouldn’t cheat, wouldn’t they teach their children the same?” (Wenke, Page 1) She then moves to a more contemplative tone in the latter part of the piece, explaining the possible effects of cheating on our society today. She points out that “this attitude will not stop in the classroom, but will carry on into the business world… [the students who cheat] are in turn the ones who will
For an illness or injury I could get it taken care of. If it’s a injury that’s hurting while I’m studying or in the classroom I could always take something to help with the pain so I can concentrate. For a change in my marital status, I would look at it as a chance to improve myself and concentrate and finish school without having to worry about someone else. For family
Perhaps another student provoked me to behave improperly, but I realize I have alternatives. I am the one who was hurt by my behavior and I should not let another person annoy me to the point that I would get myself in trouble. Problems with other students can be avoided by thinking clearly and showing a mature attitude. I also have teachers and counselors who are ready to help if there is a situation I cannot handle alone. I know that many times people who say they are my friends will encourage me to do something that could mean trouble later.
Strengths of teaching During my observation in both lessons with grade five students, I noticed that there are a number of strengths to be pointed out such as stimulating discussion in the classroom which allows the students’ to practice the maximum of their English language and hence allows you to correct their mistakes simultaneously. Students were fully engaged as they have the opportunity to use the language they have and put it in practice during the lesson. Added to this the ability to create a stress-free learning environment although the students’ have been exposed to different kind of activities and way of teaching. I think it was completely beneficial when you tried to allay the student’s fear of the given activities and offered as much assistance where needed which allows the students’ to relax and enjoy the tasks. During the lessons also materials and resources were adequately prepared and matched the students different learning styles including visuals, food menus and a song for auditory learners.
Understanding and motivating pupils “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel” This quote by Carol Buchner is illustrating the power that a teacher can have on children and their motivation whilst teaching them. In my assignment I will look at different ways of motivating pupils, but my focus will be on the teacher’s role in motivation. Motivating pupils to learn is an issue that all teachers face. If pupils are not motivated to learn then they will not be involved in the lesson and they are likely to cause class management problems. Motivation theories Motivation can be defined as a “drive which determines how an individual chooses to act” (Walker-Tileston, 2004).
Also with this method teachers will be able to recognize where their classes weak points by reviewing the testes. This is a great way for high schools to prepare students for the college method of learning. Over all the best reason for this system is to help students be able to find their areas of weakness and be able to ask for help, instead of struggling with homework. Since students will not have to be up at all hours of the night studying and finishing homework, they will be able to get more sleep, which will then help them to be awake and attentive in class. Most of the times since students
Not a lot of people realize that children are passed to the next grade level no matter how they are doing academic wise only socially. Automatic advancement to the next grade level must be eliminated from our schools. Many people may say that gifted children could be an exception to the rule about advancing grade levels in school. The reason why people might think that these children can be an exception is because the children might know material that the other classmates are learning. If this is the case the teacher can tell if gifted children are helping their fellow classmates with the homework or work that is being taught.
By the end of the class, many students were better able to understand the lesson and probably improved from a possible “D” on the upcoming test to a “B” or even “A.” I learned that when you involved technology and visuals in your lessons and reviews, so much can be accomplished. I think that had the review been delivered differently, such as pen and paper, the students would have been a lot less focused and would have learned a lot less. Once I become a teacher, I will remember this. I will be sure to incorporate technology and alternative