That means we read to change too. Someone who penned what we read wanted us to change. To change ourselves and our ideas. To know that we are connected to this world in which we live. Because reading literature can make such a powerful impact on human development, we must as teachers carefully select the books we use and find the purpose for which we read them.
Textbooks, (Who knew right?) I love to explore new things and meet different people. Reading is the key element (I believe) of wisdom since it opens new boundaries to ones mind. I remember in 5th grade the new accelerated reader program was barely starting and the excitement of it was breathtaking. ( not really but i... ... middle of paper ... ...assignments were this past year.
Literature Focus Unit Day One, Session One: Materials: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, by Jon Scieszka, Literary Report Cards worksheet, student journals, pencil Introduce story: 1. A grand conversation about different versions of well known fairytales (Ashpet and Cinderella etc. )-Prepare 2. Show students the cover of the book and read the title and then ask for predictions about the book- Prepare, Read Read the story aloud to the students cover to cover- Read After finishing the book: 1. Have students write their initial responses to the story in a journal.
Why is it that students are distracted easily, and why must they move around so much? These questions, I believe, can be answered by the study of evolutional psychology. We’ve had a couple of articles to read on evolutionary psychology, and I think these do a great job of explaining why this type of psychology is so important to educators. De Waal (2002) defines evolutionary psychology as “to provide an evolutionary account of human behavior” (pg. 187), and he goes on to e... ... middle of paper ... ...h-less claims that will be implemented in the classrooms.
The second is that prenatal testing will become limited to the upper class, leaving the lower class with fewer options, creating biologically driven social barriers. Furthermore the decay of disability support systems due to prenatal testing can lead to an increased pressure to eliminate those unfit for society (4,Kitcher, 214). Kitcher introduces Utopian eugenics, as a solution that improves the quality of an embryonic life. He envisions a world where education is used to enlighten peoples understanding of molecular genetics and allows t... ... middle of paper ... ...of eugenics to create tailored humans with customized characteristics. The eugenic decision-making that drives all aspects of life in Gattaca strays from the basic principles of determinism.
Bringing Back the Five Year High School Program For many teens, their four years of high school have been a memorable and transforming experience, but for others, high school was just another brick building keeping them from the real world. But what if another year of education was added back to the four year program and it assisted students with their high school experience? Since 2003, Toronto high schools have removed the fifth year of the high school program but people have spoken about bringing back the extra year to help students with course averages, stress and decrease the dropout rate. Returning to the five year program may be beneficial to help high school students with academic achievement, post-secondary planning and stress. Another year of education will give students time to retake courses and improve their overall average.
However, if it’s impossible to look at the shaded areas and I was to focus on the black and white of the situation, I would support a fifth year for students in high school. It would begin stressful because of the anticipation of another year within the walls, but the added year would give students more free-time and leeway with their activities and studies, allowing them to enjoy more enjoyable classes and space their required courses further apart. In the end, students may begin to drop their attendance or even leave the school without permit as to not continue with the fifth year, but I believe it’s likely that students will later continue into the future and accept the addition of another year, adapting to the change and treating it like the previous senior year.
High school should also be extended to five years because this would also help them become more mature. A year can do a lot maturity wise. For example, if you think about how you were a year ago, you could say that you were almost a completely different person. This could be an advantage for college because if the students are more mature the students will be more responsible. That is very important for college because in college you're basically on your own and no one is going to be reminding you what you have to or don’t have to do, it all depends on you and your decisions.
Not only is Gap Year effective, but now colleges and employers are pushing high school students to take time off. Gap Year should be an American tradition because it helps one succeed. For those students who are not quite ready to make a decision affecting the rest of their lives, Gap Year is a chance for one to mature and discover oneself. If students are thrown into the college life to soon, through Woods studies has shown that “three out of five students who enter a public four-year college don’t manage to snag a degree within five years. And nearly 30 percent of all students who enter college don’t return for their sophomore year” (Wood).
Challenging children to read history books and literature can guide children to become knowledgeable and sometimes even to question various facts. I recall reading Harriet Tubman in my class and that I was filled with a lot of questions in my head wondering why she had to go through a tunnel, I needed answers for my undeveloped mind, so I would ask questions and seek a response. The Arthur show is derived from books, which enforces a message that children should read books so that they can could expand and possible even create great ideas or expand. At that point in my education, I realized that I was a visual learner since I would acquire knowledge from images. The show had ended and it was time to continue with my afternoon activities of being an active student in my education by doing my book homework.