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What are some areas of study that you feel should be included in American high schools?
What are some areas of study that you feel should be included in American high schools?2021-11-25 20:22:02【Mr_慎】
There are many things that need to be changed in our high schools; too many to describe here. But there are two things that are critical.
- Students whose behavior is disruptive, abusive and/or threatening must be removed from the classroom setting. The public has no concept of the conduct of some of these kids, nor are they aware of how little instruction takes place when teachers must constantly stop the lesson to get things under control. The schools are too often used as holding pens; the consensus seems to be that no one wants these teenagers running the streets; let the schools handle them.
- Teachers must be paid adequate salaries. There are several reasons for the nationwide teacher shortage, but compensation is certainly one of them. During the recent teacher’s strike in Arizona, a young woman took a waitressing job; when the strike ended, she elected to keep that job and resign from teaching. She was making the same money waiting tables, and she didn’t have to take work home; she also wasn’t abused by kids or parents, nor did she have to look for a summer job. There’s something very wrong when a college graduate is paid the same salary for work that can be done by a 10th grade dropout. What message does that send about the value being placed on education?
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What are some high school students' criticisms of the American public high school system?
I feel the other answers have already covered the most fundamental criticisms, but here goes.
I am a sophomore in the pre-IB program at an American public high school, entering the IB program next year. It's a rigorous program that is meant to give students a well-rounded education. I have been in upper-level classes my whole life, I am very passionate about learning, and my parents are extremely supportive of me, academically and otherwise.
I have many friends who struggle academically. I also know many people who are apathetic about school. Those are two different things.
My education does not represent most American high schoolers' (whose education does, anyway?) but based on what I have experienced and researched, this is what I think:
After being used to learning by the book, and attending mostly
teacher-centered classes, it can be pretty hard to adjust to discovering
things for yourself (meaning you won't get everything right all
the time, you have to take risks, etc). Real learning takes hard work,
and not everyone seems to like that -- or they've been conditioned to
not like it, you know, by all these years of doing exactly as you're told.
A few months ago, I had to make a painting for art class. I was feeling frustrated, so...
I titled it Brain Drain. It does not represent all facets of the American high school system. After all, it was an American high school class that was responsible for my creation of this painting. It was my teachers who got me first thinking about this stuff. It is my teachers, my very best teachers, who so often decry the aspects of American public schooling that make it so hard for them to teach the way they know would work best. It's not so hard in an art class. For one thing, you haven't got standardized testing in the way. Imagine if in an art class you had to take a multiple choice exam.
Oh wait. Last year everyone in my district who had an art class had to take a multiple choice exam. Including me. It was 20% of our grade. There were typos in it, and a few questions about photography...?
Inefficiency is a pretty big problem. How about, y'know, giving students and teachers more say? How about letting teachers design standardized tests? And do we really need those tests? Why would you give a school less funding because it performs worse on those tests?
I had to write something about the painting, so...
This child has beautiful thoughts running through their brain. The thoughts are being drained. It’s not like the child is being purposefully brainwashed by SOCIETY or THE GOVERNMENT or THE MEDIA or EVIL OVERLORD ZOMBIES. No, there are milder forces to blame. They happen slowly and innocently.
The child’s shadow is in chains because the child doesn’t recognize their own imprisonment. Some argue the liquid being drained would’ve only been extra weight for the child to carry. They’ve still got a brain. They can still think. They can do all the things a lot of people do, such as embracing:
- us vs. them.
- It doesn’t involve me, so I won’t care.
- I can’t change (myself or the problem that frustrates me) so there’s no point trying.
- resentment, maybe even hatred.
All very human things, I’d say. Humans are predisposed to them. Wait… are we? I don’t care if we are — we need to change. And there’s a way to foster the opposites of the things I just mentioned. It’s called education.
What to encourage?
I’ve asked many teachers, and they all said something like this: curiosity, creativity, a love of learning. The willingness to change. The courage to experiment. The ability to embrace frustration and use it for good. A dose of silly optimism. Self-acceptance. Some -- hopefully not most -- people seem to have less of these things, the older they get. Some are afraid to go through a paradigm shift. It’s hard to change your mentality. It’s harder to break a habit than to form one. Blind idealism isn’t the answer to our problems, but staying angry, passive or both won’t solve anything.
There are dreamers, but not enough of them. It’s stupid to follow your dreams, many people think to themselves. Better safe than sorry. I say -- be reasonable. But don’t be a coward. Quietly, in many American high school settings, we are encouraged to be cowards. To succumb to messages without questioning them. To focus on the obvious. To be self-absorbed. To be afraid of mistakes. To be afraid of offending people with our opinions -- or not caring enough to share them in the first place. In far too many cases — not all, but too many — our educational system encourages these mentalities.
This blog post by the 59th U.S. National Teacher of the Year, Anthony J. Mullen, Teachers Should Be Seen and Not Heard
"What do you think?" the senator asked.
Where do I begin? I spent the last thirty minutes listening to a
group of arrogant and condescending non educators disrespect my
colleagues and profession. I listened to a group of disingenuous people
whose own self-interests guide their policies rather than the interests
of children. I listened to a cabal of people who sit on national
education committees that will have a profound impact on classroom
teaching practices. And I heard nothing of value.
"I'm thinking about the current health care debate, "I said. "And I am
wondering if I will be asked to sit on a national committee charged with
the task of creating a core curriculum of medical procedures to be used
in hospital emergency rooms."
The strange little man cocks his head and, suddenly, the fly on the wall has everyone's attention.
"I realize that most people would think I am unqualified to sit on
such a committee because I am not a doctor, I have never worked in an
emergency room, and I have never treated a single patient. So what?
Today I have listened to people who are not teachers, have never worked
in a classroom, and have never taught a single student tell me how to
Final note: sure, there are schools that have 3D printers and state-of-the-art microscopes and ergonomic desks and libraries flowing with all sorts of wonderful books, and all these things can encourage an attitude of open-mindedness, of constant learning, of compassion. But students all have vastly different support systems, personal backgrounds, educational preferences... the list goes on. A student who feels unsupported by their teachers and guardians is far less likely to do well in school. In my experience, teacher-centered classes are usually the dullest of all. These are classes where the teacher tells you, straight out, exactly what you need to know, without letting you figure things out for yourself. These are classes that make you think the subjects contained therein are boring. These classes, in many instances, are the norm, and sometimes they're just an easy A and everyone likes them 'cause you don't have to do any work and I'm just a jerk to complain, but, well, life isn't an easy A, and that isn't a bad thing.
What should you study in high school or college if you want to become a nurse
Check into your local community college/technical college. Some examples of classes you would need to take would be Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pharmacology, and lots of classes in nursing theory. If you are seeking to enter a college to major in nursing, you probably need high school level biology and chemistry as pre-requisites. Also, expect to have to take a CPR class for the medical professional, which is usually a Basic Life Support course with training in Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Some states are now requiring nursing students to take the Basic Nursing or Nursing Assistant courses, and completing the state Nursing Assistant Certification testing before going further in the program. This is a good way to learn basic skills in caring for people, and can be a good way to rule out whether you really want to pursue a career in nursing or not.
What are some acting high schools or colleges
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Should you study Chinese before teaching English in China, or is that included with TEFL courses?
To my knowledge, Mandarin Chinese language instruction is not a part of any TEFL course that I know of. That’s because most TEFL courses
However, if your intention is to go to China to teach English
However, never fear - there are lots of ways that you can start learning Chinese today
If you want to learn enough that you can have spontaneous conversations with people who don’t speak English, I recommend doing some tutoring or taking a class. Learning a language, especially one as difficult as Chinese
I had a good experience with online lessons.
I wish you luck on your Chinese language learning journey! 加油！
In some high schools you can 'major' in different areas, what are the pro’s and cons of this?
I don't think that you can actually major in anything, but I do know that there are many programs throughout the U.S. that offer certain specialized programs for high schoolers. I'll give you some personal examples from my school district in Texas.
- CTE programs such as Health Science and Business are among many programs available to high schoolers that allow students to take “specialized” classes - for example, if I were in the Health Science CTE classes, I would be taking classes such as Medical Terminology or Sports Medicine that are specific to the program and will help with my future
- Along with the CTE classes are the “academies”, meaning that you can take specific CTE classes - for example, the academies in my district are Health Science, Visual/Performing Arts, STEM, etc
- Through the programs/classes I mentioned above, students can obtain many benefits (examples below)
- Certifications (such as in Microsoft programs, nursing classes, etc)
- College credit
- Preparation for work after high school and/or college
- As someone who is in a specialized academy, there are many benefits and opportunities available to me, but I don't know any cons off of the top of my head. I still take the required high school courses such as history and math, but I also have space in my schedule for these specialized classes
- One possible con is that many students feel forced to make a decision about their future very quickly and they may end up hating what they choose/find out that they are interested in something else and wish that they could have taken other classes instead
Let me know if any of this is confusing, I would be happy to clarify.
What happens in American schools if you fail a subject?
Depends on the class. If you fail an elective it is no big deal as long as you don’t need the credit. Most kids finish high school with an extra credit or two, so failing an elective doesn’t prevent them from graduating.
If you fail a required class, freshman English for example, you will have to repeat the class. In some schools, that means summer school, in others you take the class over the next year.
In some schools, they offer credit recovery. In credit recovery, you might have a dozen kids in the class and they are all working on different classes. Kids work independently doing their class online with a teacher there who helps the kids, sets up assessments and signs off on the class when the student finishes.
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