Having a learning disability does not set one student apart from any other student aiming for a higher education. Children start school at a young age, to gain knowledge of society and the world that we live in. As a young child, I was diagnosed with a learning disability that hinders my ability to succeed. Due to my particular learning disability I process information slower than most people; I always have to take a moment to think before being able to answer any question. To this day, my learning disability is what sets me apart form the other students in class; whether it be me having accommodations or needing extra help.
Expectations of an Online School verse a Classroom Setting It wasn’t long ago when online school had absolutely no competition with school on campus. But now in this day and age online school competes with school on campus on every level. While taking school online can be more advantageous than attending a school on campus, most of us have different lifestyles and learning abilities and so therefore I hope my essay will help you with making a decision which best suites you. For the past few years my older sister and I have been debating about what type of education setting is best. As she chose to attend a classroom setting I made my decision to attend school online.
My college-prep science class used the same book that my sixth grade class used three years priors. Furthermore, many of the teachers were there only because they didn't know what else to do and probably couldn't hold down a real job. I remember the teacher for our "Guidance Class", telling us that he became a teacher because he wasn't smart enough to be an engineer. Apparently he wasn't smart enough to think of any other alternatives either. That was great career advice, thanks a bunch!
The campus was big but not too big, which is why I liked the campus. The classrooms were welcoming and the teachers did not know people by a number; they knew everybody by their names, which was very shocking to me. When I received my schedule, I only had two classes on there. So, I went back to the coordinator to tell them to that I only had two scheduled classes, and not four. I was told that my schedule was correct.
They never read their textbooks or other learning material and they consistently cheated their way through school. The teachers in my high school did not help much, either. They did not push students to try their hardest and they did not challenge us. In my opinion, most of the students in my graduating class were not prepared for the rigorous curriculum of college. We were simply taught to pass the TAKS test, through whatever means necessary.
College vs. High School College and High School are two very similar education facilities but are completely different from each other. College is much more relaxed while High School is fast paced. You both go to them to learn but one you learn better at than the other. It is easy to compare them but what makes them different or the same in the way of education, times, schedules and more? When you go to High School the first year you get a set schedule from a counselor and you have no choice on what classes you go into beside an elective.
Smaller Classes Lead to Success ENG141-09 The Need for Smaller Class Sizes in the Classroom When people go off to college these days, they choose the bigger, well known schools such as The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati, University of Florida, and so on. Those colleges however, have classes in huge lecture halls with at least a hundred of students with no possibility of getting that one-on-one attention with the professor that many students need to better understand the material. Students want the most out of their education, they are paying for it. Smaller class sizes of less than 30 students per class allow students to grasp the material and pass the class with more ease and success. What Does the Research Say?
I realized that after middle school, my teachers only had so much accountability for my grades and even actions. Whether or not I turned in my homework or received a good grade in the overall class all depended upon me. My teachers were no longer held responsible for whether or not I understood the lessons or even showed up for their class. I learned to take initiative if I did not understand something and I consistently talked with my teachers about a plan that would help me to succeed in their class. Fortunately, my working habits were never a problem for me.
I finally felt like a normal child once I knew how to read and could keep up with the class. Reading will most likely be the thing that has had a huge impact on my everyday life. In the past when I was little I didn’t think reading was very important for my life, and I also didn’t like to read. In second grade my family and I discovered that I have mild dyslexia. It was very hard to deal with in school because I got confused very easily in anything that had to do with reading or writing.
Moore felt trapped and earlier revealed that he dropped out of school sophomore year because he disliked school from first grade. Robinson stated in his video that the school system was structured for the Enlightenment Era and says that’s why America’s economy is down. Hopefully the government can fix the educational system so students can become more interested in school so there are less drop outs like Moore. Today school is supposed to get children ready for the world and get them a good job, so they can flourish as an adult. However, they strip individuality from the children and morph them into obedient soldiers.