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Understanding Gender Roles in School-Smart and Mother-Wise - Understanding Gender Roles in Wendy Luttrell's School-Smart and Mother-Wise "I had went so far I just got tired. I had got to the place where I didn't care if I learned anything or not" (59). This quote expresses quite plainly but strongly what many of the women in Wendy Luttrell's School-Smart and Mother-Wise felt in regards to their educational experience. Though Lilly put the thought into words, any number of these women probably had the same feelings concerning their school-age years. This paper will focus on Chapter 5 from that book, "Storied Selves and School Mission"....   [tags: School-Smart Mother-Wise] 1545 words
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SMART Boards to Build Math Skills - Math is one of the fundamental subjects taught in elementary school and is a necessity for overall academic survival. Young learners’ future understanding of mathematics requires an early foundation based on a high quality, challenging, and accessible mathematics education (NCTM, 2013). An engaging and encouraging learning environment helps children develop confidence in their ability to understand and use mathematics. However, math proves to be a difficult subject for many students. In a world filled with technology, it has become increasingly important to incorporate technology based-teaching in the classroom....   [tags: Math, Elementary School, Education]
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Should Smart Phones Be Used In Schools? - Smart phones are a common technology used by most students, therefore many schools have banned the use of smart phones. Instead of banning smart phones, these can be used for good purposes using them for educational purposes allowing students to use the web to search for information and apps. Because smart phones are used by most students the education system has set up a program called “Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D.).” This allows students to use their own devices at school. Also when emergencies occur smart phones can be used to call for help immediately....   [tags: emergency, distraction, resource] 535 words
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Smart people Nerds or Not? - Stereotypes and misconceptions are just false presumptions of groups. Misconceptions are just wrong ideals of groups that have been formed because of a lack of information on a group or been told false information about the group from the individuals who are biased of the group. While stereotypes are false presumptions of groups formed because of a small percentages in the groups who are extremely ideal and fit the stereotypical views said of the group. Many of the individuals of the groups are most likely enraged that the mass of the public believe these stereotypes just because of these handful of stereotypical extremists....   [tags: misconceptions, stereotypes, outcasts] 1198 words
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Unhealthy School Cafeteria Food - Of all of the problems that dishearten children today, the one that bothers them the most is being unhealthy. Five out of six students from the Manalapan Englishtown Middle School agree that there should be a change in the schools' cafeteria foods; they came up with a solution to help kids be healthy. Unhealthy foods should be eliminated in schools for many reasons. First of all, kids concentrate better when they are healthy. Being healthy helps children to concentrate better because if they are healthy in the inside and the outside, they will not have to worry about their health or how they look....   [tags: School Cafeterias, diet, ] 1179 words
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Smart Guns - Everybody has felt the gut wrenching emotion induced by news stories of children being shot. Whether suicide, accidental shooting, or school shooting these are tragedies that touch nearly everyone. This paper will examine a technology that many believe has the potential to drastically reduce incidents like the ones previously mentioned. This technology is popularly referred to as smart gun technology. Smart guns or personalized guns are guns designed to be fired only by the gun's owner. As such the gun would be useless in the hands children....   [tags: Weapons Technology] 1107 words
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Smart Impaired - Smart Impaired Traditional values have always implemented the idea of an intellectual life style, that education is the sole key to success in life. Although there is an undeniable truth in that spectrum in the long run, there are advantages to being stupid when the run is short. Stupid is so politically incorrect, but then it does no harm to the spoken party since their comprehension of vocabulary words whose spelling exceeds three letters is dim. When can you say that you are under no pressure than when you're stupid....   [tags: essays research papers] 585 words
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Smart Phones and a Sense of Belonging - Smart Phone Consumption Mobile phone used to be a communication device. It has turned into an indispensable necessity ever since the development of smart phone. It has become much in prevalence worldwide in recent years, especially in Asia, Pacific, Western Europe and America markets. According to Gartner, Inc. (2013), global smart phone sales to end users reached 455.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, while the sales of feature phones continued to decline, because users rushed to replace their old models with smart phones....   [tags: socialization, culture, technology] 1365 words
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Stereotypes in Our School - ... For use in the research process for our essays, Mrs. Roberts gave us an article about stereotypes, by Shankar Vedantam, to review and reflect on. This article was essential in helping me create the framework for my essay. After reading and reviewing the article, everyone in our class individually Interviewed two different peers, one of them in class, and one out of class. After we completed these interviews, we all entered our data into a single spreadsheet. We used this spreadsheet to sort the students interviewed by gender and ethnicity, this helped us to find out more about how whole groups of people tended to experience and deal with these stereotypes....   [tags: research, high school, analysis] 628 words
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Why Street Smart Students Are Considered Anti-Intellectual in the Academic Area - Why street smart students are considered anti intellectual in academic area. In the article “Hidden Intellectualism” by Gerald Graff, he accounts the idea that street smart students are way more smarted than book smarts. He explains that street smart student will be able to solve an issue much faster than book smart because of his/her previous experience. According to author, the problems with considering street smarts as anti intellectual are they are actually much smarter that book smart students, they don’t equal opportunity , and schools along with colleges never challenge their mind get them to succeed in academic work....   [tags: Gerald Graff's article Hidden Intellectualism] 645 words
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SMART Goals for Yourself - ... In order to make this goal attainable, I need to make sure that I am setting aside specific times to study, as well as making sure to never miss an assignment that is due each week. After this step comes whether or not the goal is realistic. It is important to believe that the goal is something you really can achieve. Seeing that I have already gotten an A in classes that I have taken, shows me that I can accomplish this goal, if I keep working at it. Last comes time bound. For this particular goal, my time frame is the amount of time it takes in order to complete the next 6 classes....   [tags: specific, measurable, achievable] 1007 words
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The Effectiveness of Satirical Pieces as Displayed in Brady's "Why I Want a Wife" and Baker's "School vs. Education" - “Why I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady and “School vs. Education” by Russell Baker are two satirical pieces that criticize two different fields of society and yet manages to present a robust grounds for argument. Brady, an active member of women’s movement and a writer of mostly feminism articles wrote “Why I Want a Wife”, an essay where she humorously writes down a lists of why she wants a wife but embeds the unsolicited role of women in the society. On the other hand, Baker, a Pulitzer Prize winner and author wrote “School vs....   [tags: Why I Want a Wife, School vs. Education]
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School Design - The design of a building is often reflective of its function. Without certain accommodations and details, a building will be visually appealing, but mostly useless to its inhabitants. The function of a school is particularly dependent upon its design. The design of New Spring Middle School will reflect the holistic middle school concept. The overall design of campus will advocate the holistic focus of New Spring Middle School. Learning Gardens and a wetland area will exist as additional academic resources for students....   [tags: Middle School, Classrooms, Building] 839 words
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How Technology has Changed Learning Twenty-First Century - Not only has technology helped the world’s teachers to teach more efficiently, but technological advances have helped the learner, as well. In the Twenty-First Century, there have been so many new technological advances already, such as the smart phone, for instance. For some of us, we would not know how to function, if it were not for our mobile devices. The world has become dependent on them, since they make our lives much easier, by keeping track of data, which would be hard for a normal person to keep up with....   [tags: smart phones, books, distance] 1196 words
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Why We Should Start School Later - How many times has this happened to you; it’s six thirty on a Tuesday morning, your alarm has already gone off twice, your still laying in bed and your bus comes in twenty minutes. This is an everyday occurrence at my house. It is a proven statistic that the average high school student does not get enough sleep. While some experts like Dr. Lee Yanku say “It is not the schools starting time that is the problem as to why students don’t get enough sleep, it is because of facebook, myspace and cell phones” The truth behind it is that we can’t budget sports, homework and extracurricular activities into one day and still get nine hours of sleep....   [tags: school, start time,] 508 words
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Smart Move: Gardner's Intellegence Types - I have never thought anything of my type of intelligence until we started discussing two psychologists theories about different types of intelligence in class. According to Sternberg's triarchic theory of intelligence, I feel my profile would fit more in the analytic intelligence and slightly in the practical intelligence. Sternberg's analysis of analytic intelligent people says, "They often are considered to be "smart" students who get good grades, show up in high-level tracks, do well on traditional tests of intelligence and the SAT, and later get admitted to competitive colleges" (Santrock, 2013, p....   [tags: personal analysis and reflections]
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Skinny or Smart - Skinny or Smart Would you rather be skinny or smart. This question hits young girls across America. Today many of our young Americans are losing weight to essentially be more “beautiful.” I use the word “beautiful” carefully because beautiful is not what is on the outside, but the inside is where it counts. Yes, some girls are naturally pretty and smart, but what some people don’t realize is that some of those girls are not eating and not exercising to get the body that they would like. This paper will focus on the young girls that are coming unhealthy to supposedly get the body they would like to have....   [tags: social issues] 894 words
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Hamlet is Too Smart for Himself - Why Hamlet is Too Smart for Himself Hamlet only kills Claudius when he has also murdered the queen, Laertes, and has also poisoned himself. It takes a threat of death to do what his own dead father orders him to do. A largely held opinion is that he is to emotional to do it, but it is when his emotions all come together that he murders Polonius. Another opinion is that he to full of morals to kill, but how then can he alter a note and literally sentence two old friends who were just following orders too death....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 717 words
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So, How Smart are you? - So, How Smart are you. If I could give you anything…anything you wanted at all, what would it be. For many, the immediate response is: “I want to be smarter!!!” Why smarter. If you are very smart, what do you do with all this smartness. Is there such a thing as being too smart. My younger brother, Ian, is a fourteen-year-old junior in high school. Clearly precocious for his age and stature, there are many who envy his ability and talent to understand academic concepts with relative ease. At this tender age, where most fourteen-year-olds are simply entering high school and trying to adapt to their awkward teenage bodies, my little brother is tackling the challenges of college applications, re...   [tags: Narrative Intelligence Education Essays] 1248 words
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Smart People are more Successful in Business and Life - Visionaries and deep thinkers have walked the earth since the beginning of recorded time. Their guiding principles concerned evolution of consciousness toward wisdom. Increasing wisdom consciousness defeats the abstract societal label known as "average". Simply stated, we are all born with potential to become smart people. Smart people are generally great achievers, successful in business and family, and positive of mind. They have trained themselves to squeeze every drop of brain juice within, to make manifest their unique gifts and talents without....   [tags: Intelligence] 2089 words
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Teen Romanance is Not Smart - Teen Romanance is Not Smart       Do teenagers today have their priorities in the correct order when it comes to dating?  More and more often, it does not seem they do.  Some teenagers these days spend too much time focusing on their "romantic" relationships instead of the things that should be more important.  Teenagers who are in serious relationships do not care as much about school, their families, or their jobs.  These teenagers seem to forget everything that should be important to them.      School should be a very important priority for teenagers.  In high school, teachers try to prepare young people for what lies ahead in life.  That includes going off to college and...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays Young LOve] 996 words
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Reflection on My Smart Measure Assessment Results - ... A Solitary is pretty much someone who likes to be alone in order to focus on their task. This is accurate about me; I would rather be alone when studying because it prevents me from becoming distracted and I can focus more. I would still consider myself a visual learner because I just think it’s easier to learn when there are examples, charts, pictures or other visual aids present just because it also gives the learner some sort of verification that what is being taught actually works or is actually true....   [tags: learning, reading, technical] 614 words
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Ethical Issues Assignment: Use of Illegal Smart Drugs - The primary ethical issue that is present in Augustine's case is whether or not to take the Adderall from his friend Ralph in order to concentrate and study for his midterms. There are many mitigating factors that go into this particular issue, namely Augustine's tendency to slack off in his schoolwork and classwork. Taking the Adderall would start a very unhealthy trend of continuing to reward laziness in favor of taking drugs at the last minute to power through. He would not be honestly rewarded for hard work that he had done....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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The Time Spent on Technology and Teenagers - Everywhere you go, teens seem to be glued to their phones, tablets, or computers. Technology is an addiction that does not seem to be going away any time soon. According to the Washington Post, teens can spend up to seven or more hours on their digital devices a day and the usage is still increasing. Not surprisingly enough, more than a third of all teenagers own a cellphone, ranging from a smart phone or just a plain old-school flip phone. But can spending all that time on their computers and smart devices be such a bad thing....   [tags: internet, computer, smart devices, education] 682 words
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The Advantages to Studying at a Private School in the Philippines - In our place here in Tonsuya, only few can afford to study in the private school. I came from a private school that’s why some of the kid’s here who were at my age or a few years younger than me are feeling awkward when I approached them, they were like “ bakit ako nilalapitan nito?” or “ nako taga private school yan” and I feel sad about it because I want to make friends with them but they don’t want because maybe they feel small whenever I approach them, that’s why when I was a kid I used to play alone by myself....   [tags: Private Schools vs. Public Schools]
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Benefits of No School on Fridays - Students around the Nation have always pleaded to have no school on Fridays. In fact, for many schools around the nation, school on Friday has already been abolished. This letter is of regards to those who believe (and have not received) that school on Friday should be terminated. Students who go to school - whether it be elementary, middle, or high school - have always wanted less school. I, along with the rest, do believe that decreasing school days would be very beneficial for students as well as teachers....   [tags: education, student issues]
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The First Day of School - The alarm clock buzzed loudly beside my ear. Feeling like a gong that was being hit repeatedly was placed right beside my head. I sluggishly pulled myself out of my bed and dragged myself to my closet. The words, first day of school moaned ghastly in my head. Summer was uneventful and school was just going to be hell. I picked out an old, worn out flannel and a pair of jeans to wear. Not rushing at all, I struggled to put the raggedy clothes on. They smelt like horrendous lies and rumors. Exactly what this state and my school are built on....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 1256 words
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Get Smart: I.Q. and Emotional Intelligence - Get Smart: I.Q. and Emotional Intelligence Intelligence is considered to be one of the most desirable personality qualities in today's society. Expectant parents are told to read and play music to the fetus, in order to stimulate its brain. Being bright is often thought of one the keys to success in life, and highly intelligent people such as Albert Einstein are celebrated. However, despite all the tests and criteria that measure intelligence, the question still remains: what is intelligence....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Multiple Intelligences: Howard Gardner - Everyone thinks intelligence is being smart and that it is inherited, but what if intelligence also refers to skill. Each person is embodied with intelligence, but it might not be the intelligence that you see in school by form of tests. If you can’t see these intelligences by tests; then how do you know if you have an intelligence. According to the website Multiple Intelligence (MI)-Howard Gardner (2014), Howard Gardner is the man who came up with the idea of multiple intelligences and he describes intelligence as “the ability to create an effective product or offer service that is valued in a culture,” while the traditional definition as from Merriam-Webster dictionary (2014) defines inte...   [tags: smart, skills]
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High School Drug Testing - High school students are leaders to younger kids and many others in their community. As a leader these student must show others what good character is like, but instead they are destroying their lives by doing drugs. In the past decade the drug use among high school students is on the rise once again. With the internet, their exposure to drugs is much greater. High school students are convinced that they are able to get away with using drugs. These drug addicts soon influence other students into doing the drugs because there isn’t a rule preventing drug use....   [tags: students, environment, prevent, learning] 783 words
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High School vs. College - Because college is so different from high school, it affects people in many different ways. For me personally, the increased pressure and added responsibility has made me a better student and provided me with opportunities to build a future. However, there are students who crack under the increased pressure leading to the demise of their college careers. Others do not make high enough marks to pass or obtain the scholarships necessary for the financial aspect of school. Fortunately for me, neither has happened thus far....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 766 words
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Critical Analysis of The Secret Of Raising Smart Kids”, Carol S. Dweck - ... “Fixed mind-set” can also be defined as extrinsic motivation because it involves engaging in an attitude that only works to earn external rewards, praise, or to avoid punishments. On the other hand, a “Growth mind-set” is similar to intrinsic motivation, which refers to behavior that is driven by internal rewards. In my opinion, to define intelligence by two specific mind-sets is a long stretch. Dweck fails to include examples of people that may possess qualities from both mind-sets. I agree that “fixed mind-sets” can be caused by overpraising children but that cannot be the only factor....   [tags: intelligence, mind-set, motivation] 738 words
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Effective After-school Programs - Children who are subject to negative or bad environments are more prone to engaging in drugs and alcohol. There are many programs that bring awareness and prevention to alcohol and drugs. The South Carolina Afterschool Alliance program provides groups and organizations with an effective after-school program plan. The after-school programs are essential in promoting awareness and prevention of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, abstinence, and violence to young children or adolescents. The South Carolina Afterschool Alliance program strives to reach the community and explain the importance of after-school programs....   [tags: Bringing Awareness to Children]
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Views on After School Programs for Kids - Introduction After school programs are several prearranged course of study which request the participation or presence of the students to be involved in an occurring, encountered, experienced and observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure outside the classroom programs. However, such programs are implemented by tertiary institutions while some are outwardly financed by non-profit or an organization relating to commercialism. Consequently, the after school programs take place in either the school premises or within the community, for example the community hall, recreational park, playing ground etc....   [tags: Education] 868 words
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Stereotypes at School - ... The data we received from interviewing the people were put into the boxes on the paper we were given. We looked at the data after it was all put together and put it next to other stereotypes. Our class has done some research on the topic of stereotypes in our school. We have interviewed 165 students about the topic of stereotyping 79% of the people we interviewed were in 9th grade the rest were evenly spread out between 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Only 42% of our participants were female when 58% were male the majority of our participants were identified as white, at 46%....   [tags: self fullfilling stereotypes, schools] 585 words
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Technology: The Invention of The Cell Phone - Technology has been a part of Americans’ lives for several years and continues to improve. It has given society an easier way to communicate with family and friends with one simple device, the cell phone. A cellular phone is the most common type of technology used by all groups of people including parents, teenagers, and even young children. The number of people who own a cell phone also continues to increase, causing a huge distraction on society. Cell phones seem to own a person as they depend on their phone for almost everything....   [tags: communication, smart phone, apps]
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A Breif Look at the Android Mobile Platform - ... 3. Native applications provide the best user experience. - Disadvantage 1. Fully trained and experienced developers are required, otherwise it well be a time consuming experience. 2. High development effort with minimal code reuse. Cross-Platform Application Building the application using a cross-platform framework like Appcelerator, PhoneGap, and run it on multiple mobile platforms. - - Advantage : 1. Save learning time by allowing developers to write an application once in a language they know and use the framework to adapt it for multiple platforms ....   [tags: growth in smart phone technology] 1027 words
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How to Succeed in College - A lot of people ask how to succeed in college. You hear the words “I can’t, it’s too hard, professors give too much homework”, I can go on forever but I’m not trying to figure out why students say doubtful comments. What I really am striving to answer is, how to succeed in college. Some people blow right through college because they were given the right fundamentals prior in High school. Well when I think about that I say “lucky you”. I’m one of those students that have only had a semester and a half of familiarity and I’m finally starting to understand how to succeed in college....   [tags: confidence, smart, study] 622 words
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The Burden of Intelligence - Everyone on Earth is dealt different hands. Some have been gifted with wealth; others are born into a world of very little. Lucky children have been welcomed into a loving family; others are merely one of several children, of whom only half will reach adulthood. Finally, a few are destined to be brilliant, while the rest are not as clever. When it comes to education and levels of intelligence, however, who really has been gifted. “Intelligence in childhood is a risk factor for psychological distress due to anxiety and the milder forms of depression in young adults” (Stumm)....   [tags: Social Issues, Being Smart]
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Cell Phones in School: Nuisance or Learning Tool - ... Shane states, “The idea of allowing phones in class is being raised as a possible safety measure after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting” (A4). Recent increase in violence should exemplify the importance of cellphones in pacifying this increase in violence. Cell phones in school would allow students and parents to stay within easy access in case of emergencies. In some cases, schools have started relaxing cell phone policies due to disasters over the years. In the USA TODAY article journalist Josh Higgins quotes Dan Domenech, Executive director of the American Association of School Administrators he tells of how cell phones have started increasing in numbers....   [tags: information technology and education]
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Is Adult High School better than GED? - Adult High School (AH)l is better than General Education Diploma (GED) because of the type of setting environment, availability of assistance, and material used. In adult High School the setting is different from GED settings.The AH students have a designed building, they have small class which enables for the adult student to get abundant help. For example In an Adult education setting-young adults are able to socialize, emotionally connect, and learn from experience of their fellow classmates or schoolmates....   [tags: education, adults, ged]
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Education: Is it Possible to Turn Failing School Around? - ... Since the students in these failing schools typically come from different backgrounds, it is important for the teachers to take the time to fill in the relevant blanks for them. These successful teachers take the time to “figure out how to move students from where they are to where they need to be.” They also know that most of these children do not have the opportunity to leave their community to learn about the outside world. The schools that are successful find ways to bring the children out into the world and show them other ways of life....   [tags: restructuring, poverty, low performance] 723 words
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School Board Policy on Make-up Work - Laws and rules are never perfect. The founding fathers knew that well when they paved the way for new amendments to be added into the United States Constitution. School policies, although not as significant as the Constitution and its amendments, are also bound to be imperfect. A school board’s duty, however, is to make sure those policies are as perfect as feasibly possible. Unfortunately, the school board for Wayne High School has failed to accomplish this with some policies. One such policy that can and should be shaped better is the make-up work policy “for absences that are unexcused (U Codes)” (Wayne 13)....   [tags: trunancy, codes, policy] 865 words
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Year-Round School - ... Year-Round School affects the students socially; however, the school districts suffer financially because of the new education format. Many school districts hoped to save money by cutting utility costs as a result of the new format. Yet, many schools saw an increase in operating costs. A high school located in Tempe, Arizona endured an increase of $157,000 in operating costs (heating, air conditioning, maintenance, electrical) because of the Year-Round School format (ltisdschools.org). Also, school districts, located in California, lost approximately $1.4 billion because of absenteeism in students....   [tags: education alternatives]
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Stereotypes in School - ... One of the people was inside our english class. The other was a student that was either a recent graduate, or a student at Point Loma High School. Next, we inputted the data into a form which was converted into a viewable spreadsheet. We looked at all the data by gender first. The second time we viewed the data, it was grouped by ethnicity. Our class has done research into stereotypes at our school. We have interviewed 165 students. Seventy-nine percent of the people we interviewed were in the ninth grade....   [tags: students, education, schooling] 525 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: I Am Very Smart - I Am Smart and Jewish (Is that Redundant?) As my application shows, I am an above average student in most areas. I have particularly excelled in mathematics, earning good grades throughout high school. When pondering about my future, I thought that I might be able to use math to be successful in business. So after my sophomore year, I decided to take some business courses with the goal of attaining a solid background in the field. High school, however, has not adequately prepared me to enter the world of business....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 584 words
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Issues in the Cyber Generartion - The term technology is strong as it sounds. When we break it down technology means the study of systematic treatment. Many of modern teenagers think that technology is having a smartphone to text someone and surf the net. If only teenagers realize the power of technology, and just how it will affect their education. This would make a different world. Let’s talk about the next generation, which again are the teenagers. Technology affects them in both habits, good and bad, but they only see the positive side of it....   [tags: Technology, Teenagers, Texting, Smart Phones]
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Whats Going Wrong In Public School - What is going wrong with schools. There is a lot wrong with schools, and easier question these days is, What's right with schools. Sadly the list would be shorter. The public school system in America today is sadly lacking, not just in the field of academic achievement. Children are, in effect, risking their lives by attending school. Critical attacks from disturbed students are spreading like a plague. Every year, there is increase in the number of students who give up education after high school and start working in minimum wage jobs/unskilled jobs....   [tags: Education] 1683 words
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School and Violence in America - Each day millions of children across the United States go to school to learn, but instead they come face to face with violence generated by their peers, from minor things like trash talking to more major offenses such as dangerous situations involving weapons and bullying. School violence is a worldwide problem that is unpredictable, making it difficult for researchers to narrow down it's causes. The violence has become more of an epidemic as time continues to progress and it varies on the type of violent offenses that occurs depending on several factors....   [tags: violent behaviors, robbery, attacks] 1492 words
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New School Nutrition: A Dictatorship - ... Without Coffee House, we would not be able to print our Literary Magazine and lose our principle objective for the class. In addition, the policy will not only limit school organizations, it will also limit the school board as well. A small drop in student participation in the school lunch program could cause a year end deficit in profit. Already, the USDA has reported a 3.2 percent decrease in the average participation in school lunches. There is also the added cost of retraining the employees to put a strain on the already tight budget for school lunches (SANDRA)....   [tags: obese, restritions, healthy]
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Observations in a Public School - ... The front of the classroom has a smart board, that the teacher enjoys using. There is also a section consisting of math materials such as fraction tiles, pattern blocks, color titles and more. There are also posters hanging such as vocabulary, writing checklist, reading log charts and much more. The classroom has a small library allowing students to choose different types of books for reading. The library consists of both chapter and picture books organized by reading levels, genres, authors, biographies and interests....   [tags: education, classroom, lessons] 1286 words
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Red Ink: Try Using a Different Color for Grading School Papers - Red is the general color used for grading papers in school. Students are raised with red ink being the mark of failure. With all the negative thoughts it brings, red ink can be very detrimental to the growing mind,slowly leading to depression or even worse. Because of this, red ink may be one of the worst serial killers ever known to man. Yet, despite its wicked habits, schools continue to use it as their number one grading tool, encouraging this negative spiral to keep spinning downwards. Teachers tend to use red pens when grading and editing homework and tests....   [tags: psychological effects of teaching tools] 837 words
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Why Students Cheat - Everyone has cheated on something at some point in their life, whether it is in a game, on a test, or in a relationship, everyone has done it. Cheating is anything that involves breaking a rule, or getting an unfair advantage. Schools are one of the most popular places people cheat. Many people down play cheating and use excuses like, “He shouldn’t have let me see his paper,” or, “I am just using my resources wisely.” But, what causes people to cheat. Students cheat in school because of laziness, high standards or pressure to do well, and misunderstanding....   [tags: Cheating in School]
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Handwriting Instruction on School - Handwriting is a means of expressing language, just like speech. However, handwriting is not taught in school as much as in previous years. In the past, handwriting was taught as a precursor to reading and spelling. Today, students of all ages are rigorously tested on their writing skills, yet they are not allowed the time it takes to develop this skill. I remember writing in a Big Chief notebook, holding a chubby pencil, trying my best to make the curves and lines of the letters just right. When I attended elementary school, the teacher devoted at least forty-five minutes to handwriting each day....   [tags: Education, elementary education]
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Reviewing my Smart Measure Test Scores - Reviewing my SmartMeasure Test scores I am surprised to know, my study strategy is logical. And according with the results, it also reports that visual, physical, social, and verbal are also a high percentage of my learning strengths. Solitary and aural are the lowest percentage, which mean they are a weakness. I need to work harder on studying longer for shorter periods of time. The reason I think studying longer but having many interruptions helps more is because you get a break in the material and you come back 10- 20 minutes later and test yourself....   [tags: personal reflections] 565 words
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Observing the Public School Environment at Marcy Open School, a K-8 Minneapolis - ... Likewise, the school offers Big Buddies /Little Buddies. This program is aimed to foster meaningful relationship between younger and older children. Once a month the two Buddy Rooms get together for an activity of some kind. Also, the children participate in Art Adventure, a program of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts where students learn different types of art work that are part of the museum's permanent collection. Lastly, the school considers itself as an international Peace Site, so it instills peaceful intervention to students each May....   [tags: education, classroom, students] 1023 words
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Rethink High School - ... Some families will need to make major arrangements to their own work schedules and daycare schedules. High school students will face problems with obtaining a job because of school interfering throughout the summer. Some student rely working in the summer because boating school and a job during the school year will be a challenge. "High school student have told us that they need it be able to work summer jobs.... Important to them in addition to completing their school work." () Year round school can also reduce the rate of high school dropouts....   [tags: flexible curriculum]
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Comparing School Districts - The article gave a great account of two Ohio school districts; one, Olmstead Falls Intermediate School, classified as a “High Performing” school that wanted continued growth and the other, Start High School, classified as needing “Continued Improvement” both embarked on the Framework for Improving Leadership set forth by the state of Ohio. The Framework set for an emphasis for adult learning focused on effective leadership, shifting from traditional leadership, positive leadership as the means for improvement, and including standards, training and supportive conditions for leaders....   [tags: Article Review]
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The Possibilities Opened by Learning - I’ve always been the “smart one” of the family. Ever since I entered Middle School I’ve gotten A’s and B’s, so my parents and other family members called me smart and praised the grades I got. When they ask me why I did well in school I told them it was because I liked learning. That is my “secret” to my good grades; I love to learn. It’s just something about getting knowledge and being able to learn new things that makes me really excited. And learning, for me, doesn’t stop at the classroom. There is so much to learn from the people and world around me, and I plan to learn as much as I can....   [tags: school, history, teachers] 548 words
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Smart Kids Do Stupid Things - I will be the first to testify and, despite my obvious bias, I still believe that I am completely accurate when I say that my parents are the best that any kid has or will ever have. My mother, though, regardless of her efforts, repeatedly made a fatal error my upbringing; she never learned that, despite her trust in me, any adolescent boy left idle and unsupervised for any length of time will eventually turn to no good. Such was the case on a particular August afternoon. August, for any grade-schooler, is without a doubt the most despicable of months....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 1155 words
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When Do Students Have The Right To Drop Out of School?- Drop Out Age Should be 18 or Older - Most teenagers if asked will say that they hate school. Some of them hate school so much-- that they are willing to do without it for good. This poses the question: “When should a student have the right to drop out of school?” Is there such a thing, as being too young to drop out of school. I think so. Although I believe that someone who is sixteen is old enough to drive and have a job (which are two big responsibilities) is somewhat responsible, they still are not old enough to make a decision that will impact the rest of their life (for better or for worse)....   [tags: argument, teens, Education] 573 words
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Celebrating Nutrition Month at a School - Nutrition Month Celebration Last July, Life College has a celebration for Nutrition Month. The program runs like this: In the morning, the students have a food fair, each level decorated their booth and sell cuisines. Elementary students sell nutritious food like fruit salad, pancit, eggs and etc. assisted by their parents. 1st year class was assigned to cook Seafood cuisines, 2nd year for Asia cuisines and 3rd year for World cuisines. While the food fair is on going, chosen grade 1to 4 students participated in Poster Making Contest....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 413 words
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Money, What Does It Do? - Money, What Does it Do. Does everything revolve around money. In a way it does. Getting an education costs money by going to preschool, elementary, high school, and going through college. First of all, parents have to worry about lunches, school supplies, school clothing, and the cost of getting an education. However, schools can receive grants and help from the state for certain items, but they still have to pay eventually for the students attending that school. Starting with pre-K, if the parents do not have the money to send a child to school, the child is looked down on and labeled when they start kindergarten....   [tags: Paying For School, Teacher Student Ratio]
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