The main courses that we are taught throughout elementary and high school are English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. While those subjects are important, not everyone will use those studies throughout their lifetime, whereas if they taught subjects like balancing a checkbook, how to fill out job applications and write a resume, how to do an interview, first aid, and so many other skills, everyone would carry that with them and find that information useful after they get out of high school.
The purpose of education is to prepare students for their futures with both knowledge as well as fundamental life skills. I believe students are highly capable beings who have a desire to be productively challenged. To empower students to meet and exceed high expectations set forth by the state, school, or teacher, it is imperative that educators “teach for enduring understanding through partnerships and by drawing on brain-based education, students ' multiple intelligences, and culturally appropriate curriculum innovations” (Laster and Johnson). Beyond guaranteeing students can read, write, and perform basic math functions, we should be producing graduates who are responsible individuals positively contributing to society, reliable workers, and devoted family members. Whether students receive a scholarship to attend college or go to work immediately following graduation, we must train them to conduct themselves with integrity, have an admirable work ethic, and solve challenging problems they may face throughout their lives.
It has come to my attention that over the years we have steadily increased the amount of requirements in society that are pressed down upon to younger generations as they grow up, expecting more and more responsibilities out of them at earlier and earlier ages. While we steadily find out more things about the world these things are shoved into someone in schools face and they are expected to digest all of this information fully in order to continue on until they finish, retaining all of the knowledge from previous years during the process. As our knowledge grows our expectation of their knowledge will grow too, we will expect them to learn and know more by the time they have gotten out of school adding more and more pressure onto them. The information provided here will be relayed with the facts about education, growing responsibilities overall, and ways to fix these things.
Students use basic skills every day from looking at the clock to tell the time to handling money when paying and making change. Students who have jobs need to
As postmodern educators feel their way through an ever changing multicultural classroom environment, it is imperative that each hold firmly to their philosophical positions and do not let society influence them in a negative way. At the same time all teachers should be continually reflecting inwardly to make oneself accountable to their profession.
It seems as of today in our education students are being taught skills and subjects that will unlikely help them in life and are lacking actual life and survival skills. While school is in fact a place to learn new things and pepare students for the future they often go untaught the skill sets needed in life.In fact as I have witnessed plenty of individuals, mostly students who have graduated out of high school into college have struggled without the support of their guardian in the basic skill sets such as cooking,money managing, and even in conversational situations. Therefore I believe that the education system should expose students to strategies and skill sets that will not only better them financially within the 21st century but that are necessary for them to learn to be as successful as possible.
Over all, Education 2120 has been a wonderful experience for me as a student and a future educator. The class has taught me to be open minded about all the aspects of diversity and how to be an accepting person. With the knowledge I have gained, I believe I could handle almost any situation that comes up about diversity. This class has shown me that there is much more to education than just the subject material. Every classroom will be different and full of diverse students that bring in their own struggles. Education 2120 has shown me what diversity is and how to effectively use it as a tool in my education and my future students
There is a constant argument between fellow students of mine on whether or not General Education courses benefit student’s majors. General Education courses are basic classes such as, English, Science, Mathematics and are required by most universities. Many students look at the years of college they’ll have to endure and many realize that most of their years will be focused on General Education courses and less on classes for their intended major.
America's test scores are at an all time low. America is teaching our youth the same way we taught youth 20 years ago, but the world has drastically changed since then. As the world changes so should our education system. The curriculum we teach should evolve and conform to the standards of the world. STEAM is an educational approach to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. STEAM encompasses all important aspects of today's society and teaches them in a fun and educational manner. STEAM education is important because it furthermore teaches core subjects as well as propel kids to learn how to be creative while developing skills and discovering talent through the introduction of culture in our education system. STEAM introduces core
Jack struggled when he was in elementary school - he found it difficult to read, spell, and write. While the other children excelled during Mrs. Leroy’s 3rd grade reading time, Jack often became frustrated and upset because the letters and symbols did not make sense. One day, Jack’s older sister took him to the public library with her to check out a book. The librarian sensed Jack’s trouble when she saw him with a book, sounding out the letters with difficulty. She sat with Jack for three hours and taught him how to read; within weeks, Jack was a proficient reader and headed to the library twice a week to check out books recommended to him. The public library system affects the public education system in the United States by providing the students with achievement, lifelong learning opportunities, and an education.
Education by nature is a field known for change. In recent years the word differentiation has become almost as common as the word instruction; although the exploding shift into differentiated instruction comes with the need to better educate and support teachers in order to accommodate the growing expectations for increased differentiation in the classroom. The role of teacher has shifted into many new roles with increased responsibilities and demands for addressing increased diversity in the classroom posing and greater educational challenge.
Many people believe that the public school system is inadequate helping students prepare for the real world after high school. The school needs to teach their students about life skills such as Banking and finding jobs. The inability of people not being to support themselves and having to rely on others after school is not a thing to be proud of. So I believe these life skills should be required to be learned in all public schools.
In high school there are numerous classes that must be taken. Most of the required core classes consist of math, science, English, and history. However, there is something these classes do not teach about, though and that are life skills. No one can learn how to care of a child or sew a button with a math class, for example. Science students do not learn how to change a light bulb or check the oil in a car, instead they focus on how light is created. History teaches us how countries were formed or torn apart, but it does not teach students how to build a relationship. Schools are focused on the academic side of school and they do not focus on what is going to help their students and that would be a life class. Having a life skills class would be able to teach students how to cook, clean properly, use medicine, take care of a child and so many more life skills that many are not taught at home.
Every individual needs the basic knowledge of a high school education. Teaching basic skills to our children is very important. I feel as an educator one of my main goals should be to help students realize just how important their education is. I believe the educational system needs to set goals in helping children realize that their future depends on their educational choices. I hope when my children leave my classroom they have a better understanding of how important their education is.
Apart from the common core classes students are required to take, schools should offer life skills classes. Some should include how to have a budget and handle money, general life skills, such as writing a check, and even more sex ed classes. A general life skills class would be very beneficial to today's teens. Most students leave high school with a great deal of useless knowledge that was stuffed into their brain, yet they don’t understand credit and student loans, which is used immediately in college. Much of this responsibility is supposed to be on the parents, but as for schools, there should be a balance between academic and life skills. Financial classes could save many students twenty and older from getting into financial bundles when they possibly want to own their own car, or even get an apartment. Most children have lousy parents and role models, which mostly leads to bad influences being shown. Sex is a very ashamed topic to talk about amongst a