Now that I am in my senior year of highschool I seem to be getting asked which post-secondary institute I will be attending quite a lot. This is normally a pretty casual conversation starter between students and faculty, but I can’t help but get a little timid when I tell them that I will be staying another year in high school, this got me thinking. Are students being too pressured to attend post-secondary? I think that there is a lot of pressure on high school students to pick a higher education, and it’s starting to make a lot of them stressed out. College tuition is already at such a high cost that it would be very detrimental if a student were to change their mind, often leaving them in insurmountable debt.
I and my parents had a big fight about the grades that I had and the school even had us sat in the parent center to reconcile our problem with a psychologist. After the talk between my parent, the psychologist, and me, my parents seems changed, they don’t restrain me anymore like before. Even though I still thought that education is not important, but I started working hard to make up all the classes that I failed to get my high school diploma because I realized the hope that they put on me and I don’t want them to be disappointed again. During my senior year of high school, I did not only take six classes, but also working on a program called Cyber High to retake all my failed classes with high grades, and also take extra class to average up my GPA in order to meet graduate requirements.
All three of things are important. School safety is important because parents are sending their kids to school to get an education at a place they feel safe. When students feel safe and are comfortable with their surroundings they are likely to learn more. It is important to know your students and know where they come from. If a student comes from a family with low income and your students has a hard time focusing because he is hungry or tired you know how you could help him.
Having consistently received A’s and B’s in the past, I was shocked when I failed both semesters of AP Calculus AB. That happened my sophomore year of high school and it struck me like a bolt of lightning. Negative thoughts about my success in the future became to accumulate and it impacted me greatly. For awhile, I belittled and consistently questioned my abilities to achieve the grades I wanted like the other students in my class. I feared that I wouldn’t be able to get into my dream university.
It means a lot to people because it is their last year of high school and it was upsetting to know that you’d be leaving the people you have spent the last four years with. People thought you had to have as much fun as possible in high school and do all kinds of crazy things before you turned 18: when you would be considered and punished as an adult. Now those times have changed. High school is not looked upon as the best times of your life anymore. It is looked upon in almost a negative way.
How would I have ever found what I was looking for! I could brows through the high school, junior high school library, but when I got to college and saw the different library buildings. I thought to myself, "I hope I can get through this!" I did, but it took time and patience. Time and patience is one thing I always seem to run short of.
I struggled on my first exam because I was always thinking about what my parents would do if I failed an exam. I did poorly on the first exam and my parents insisted on a parent-teacher conference. I was so embarrassed to see the teacher with my parents. During the conference I felt like a failure for not passing the first exam. My parents kept pushing my teacher to give me some sort of extra credit to help with my grade.
Not only did it affect my school life but my home life as well. One major way it affected me was my school life with grades, the effort/time I put in, and how much I really cared about it. My freshman year I had about a 3.87 GPA and it irritated me that I had B’s because I was so used to being an A student. After I found out about this horrific event my focus on school completely changed. I was more worried a... ... middle of paper ... ...uccessfully.
Unfortunately, during the fall of my freshman year as much as I told myself to study, I again found myself procrastinating. I would have the syllabus the first day of class and knew when a test or paper would be due and just couldn’t get myself motivated to get started. I couldn’t sleep and the more I would stress about it the more I couldn’t concentrate a different class. I struggled through my fall semester and ended up failing one of my classes because I didn’t finish one of the papers. I became depressed over Christmas Break and felt like a failure because I had let myself and my parents down.
The article explained the failings of the American school. It explained how education is declining, and teachers need to get tough on their students again. This prompted... ... middle of paper ... ...ould be a sufficient amount, increasing 10 minutes each year, beginning in the first grade (Cooper 317). After studying the issue of homework, and the teacher’s influence upon it, I’ve come to realize homework may be overused in today’s educational system. I feel teachers are depending too much on outside education and not enough on in-class learning.