Empathy is a central theme that runs through the entire book. Dr. Bromfield highlights the importance and significance of empathy, understanding adolescents while balancing the need to challenge and push them. Empathy is an emotion, I value highly as a future humanistic counselor as I believe it can be a very potent tool in therapy. “ As to this day I am awed at empathic understanding’s near miraculous power to soften children’s and adults’ defensive resolve” (p48), he describes the miraculous power of empathy and how it can allow persons in therapy to uncover those other emotions that they may have suppressed quite well.
Standardized tests inhibit the ability for students to perform well on stress inducing tests; thus, students question their abilities to succeed, and they lack engagement in their educational learning. Standardized tests produce the feeling of anxiety as heart beats accelerate, bodies’ tremble, faces flush, sweat pores open, hands grip tighter, and muscles tense. As the test dates come closer, students are
Students in higher or older grades are prone to having a much higher stress level than students and learners of a lower grade. Students are stressed because of the hard study work that they need to prepare themselves for before writing their exams. They also worry about getting their work done in time and having deadlines for projects and speeches. Many students feel as though they are unprepared or feel like they have not worked and studied hard
Many High School Students are affected by different types of stress, many of which are associated with parents and educators. Students are pressured to do well in school and are bombarded with innumerable, challenging assignments, homework, and tests. These students fear failure resulting in moderate to severe stress. Tessy Jose statistically proves this when she conducted a survey for high school students. “80.2% of students experience moderate level of academic stress and only 6.2% students have severe academic stress” (Jose).
They concluded that exam stress reduces immune function, potentially leaving the individual vulnerable to illness and infections. Immune function is also affected by psychological variables such as the stress of life events and feelings of loneliness. These long term stressors may make individuals more vulnerable to the added effect of short term stressors such as exams.
Standardized tests can cause unnecessary stress on, already stressed, students. Reports show that stress levels increase during standardized testing. Three fourths of psychologist in New York claimed that statewide assessments create larger amounts of stress than school mandated assessments. In fact, students are more stressed than adults. On a ten point scale, students ranked a 5.8; adults ranked a 5.1. When students are put under stress, their academic performance suffers. Stress affects the quality and amount of sleep students obtain. 36% of teenagers report being fatigued due to stress. Lack of sleep can cause a student to be unable to focus during tests, which causes them to perform worse. Many students are not getting enough sleep. Test preparation activities, given as homework, reduce the amount of of sleep students obtain. Teenagers report sleeping about 7.4 hours a night on average, but doctors say they should be sleeping 8.1 to 9.25 hours. In 2015 a young students was so stressed during a
To begin with, test can cause stress for students. For example students in certain level must pass the test in order to go on to the next level. This means that if the student don’t complete the level they are on they will
First This paragraph will explain how the tests are stressful.Parents make their kids drop out.Kids may come home crying that they don't want to take the test as they think they will fail. Another thing is that it's No fun during the year of learning.The teachers have to teach the test. Now that you learned test are stressful.
With the high-stakes of standardized tests in 2016, there comes numerous problems. One of the main issues is that some students develop test anxiety from all the pressure (Mooney 33). With multiple final exams to take, it becomes difficult for students to successfully study for each exam without sacrificing
The stress put onto students during periods of standardized tests also worsens their grades. While small amounts of stress can heighten students’ ability, chronic stress can cause poor decision-making qualities, increased mistakes, and lowers productivity. These three characteristics are all important for test-taking strategies. Stress can also affect the ability to comprehend new material; therefore, impairing their learning. Also, not every class has a mandatory state test. While high schoolers may have three classes that have state tests, the rest of their classes are continuing as normal. This adds to their stress because not only do they have to prepare for a test, but also keep up their other classes.
(2) Students will get stress, because this is normal norm so most importantly don’t stress about being stressed: this may seem irrelevant or foolish but when your stress, its feel like you’re on edge and the best way to deal with this is not to stress over the problem but accept it and try to alleviate the problem.
Younger generations aren’t feeling as empathetic as older generations and this will lead to a dangerous society. Empathy is the ability to understand and share feelings. Teaching empathy at a young age will allow one another to accept and communicate with each other. It is also a necessity skill in life that helps each other to recognize one’s emotions. According to the article, This is How Literary Fiction Teaches us to Be Human by Tom Blunt, he emphasizes empathy can be taught through literary fiction and it is vital that young children feel empathy toward each other.
A very important factor of stress is school. School can cause a lot of stress. "One of the greatest sources of pressure is school. Where we are herded like cattle from room to room, chewing on our cud, while the hay of knowledge is force fed to us as we are trying our hardest to gulp it down as more and more is shovelled in"( ).Grades can act upon stress. Students may think that you always need good grades, parents can cause this or even just their own minds. Teens want to get into a good college so they stress. "Stress is created by parental pressure to perform and to stand out among other children. When they can't rise up to that expectation, or during the process of meeting it, children may suffer from frustration, physical stress, aggression, undesirable complexes, and depression"( ). Students who are involved in extra activities, usually develope unfriendliness, jealousy, shyness, and may become loners ( ). "Over scheduling a student's life can put them under stress. A child's in school and after school activities should be carefully arranged to give them some breathing space. Parents may want him to learn music, painting, or be outstanding in a