What would you change about school?
Admin for teachers
Rid the classrooms of sitting desks
I’d ensure that lessons taught skills that people actually need in life & add both sign language & 1st aid to the national curriculum because these are very useful to know & you never know when they might come in handy.
Teachers need to respect students first. They are the ones who create the setting.
@Melissa have you been in a school or classroom lately? Teachers do respect the students but the students and their parents do not reciparcate.
@Virginia Why not make it easier for all involved? Define respect as there are all different ways of respecting people then say everyone should respect one another.
I work in a school. I know what happens in my school and why some students hate being there.
@Melissa good for you. I too work in a school. I am sorry some students hate it at your school. We have students crying because they don’t want to go home. We also have students and parents that show zero respect for the teachers. The blanket statement teachers need to respect students first may need to be modified and instead maybe say have everyone treat others like they would like to be treated.
High school was pure torture for me, mostly because I was so shy. For a couple of years I had no friends. If I could change something, it would have been to give my younger self more confidence, and a sympathetic friend who understood me.
I write a book as a way to reflect on high school and how I would rather things had gone.
@Melissa great idea!
Stop forcing teachers to teach to pass standardized tests. Stop having them teach to the ‘norm’ rather than individual learning styles. Help student find their passion for any subject and encourage them to explore it. Most importantly, stop bullying NOW! Enforce protocol for dealing with any type of bullying instead of looking the other way.
Have the children learn how to read and write cursive again and how to read a clock again. They also need to be better prepared for real life skills. Balancing checkbooks, how to pay bills, etc …. Just my opinion
I would forego age as a factor in grades. I would reward those who academically achieve or choose to achieve. I don’t care if you’re 10 years old, you could be in 12th grade. I don’t care if you are 17 years old, you could be in fifth grade. Graduation would not be the primary goal, education would be. I know no one will agree with me. That’s okay too.
When teaching a subject, TEACH IT. I was always frustrated in the “abridged” versions of subject matter. Did you know I learned the entire history of everything, from the Big Bang all the way up to the Korean War in one school year? And that was the way they taught back in the 70s. Also, free today’s teachers to actually teach something instead of following some manual written by “experts” who wouldn’t know a desk from a blackboard. The current “teaching for tests” is really a stupid idea.
Anything you disliked. I would like to continue my book series theory of rebellion and I like to write about issues that wasn’t just my own the school. My main character uses music to cope with the problems she has with the school system. But I’d like to add other characters with their own issues. This is why I asked a question.
My issues IN school were… I had trouble reading. I had a very difficult time and was very behind the others in my class. Also had a LOT of issues between b and d as well. I always got very distracted with things going on around me as well. That distraction led to not understanding what was being taught. History bored me, but I think it was the way it was taught. I think history is extremely. But in school they just droaned on and on. I don’t know if any of that helps. Those are issues back in the late 90s. Good luck ?
Thank you for your input it does help. I am also dyslexic. That’s the name of the learning disability when you mix up your letters and can’t tell them apart because they look so much the same. That’s why I my book was written thinking of the students who have difficulty reading or don’t want to wait to read. By the way, I love using Grammarly.
Oh… Also my daughter has ADD. She likes to help everyone and neglect her own school work. (She’s now 21) But she also had a problem back in elementary school. Her father got deployed and she ended up flipping out in class. I let the teacher know in advance what was happening so she was able to understanf when she started breaking all the pencils, scribble all over the globe in class and all over the teachers desk blotter. She had the school counselor speak to her and sort things out. If I didn’t let her teacher know she would have had a much different out come.
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