Have you ever thought about the things we teach at our public schools? How everything that is said to a student has an effect on the way they think or understand things. How are we sure that we teach them everything they need to know? And who decides the purpose or requirement...
How has mankind’s perception of evolution impacted society?
While the theory of evolution offers explanation to how life changes, this same theory also changes individuals and the society in various ways. People usually associate social effects of evolution with Nazism, genocide, and survival of...
May 29, 2009
Public education: Teaching Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design
As a high school student I attended Indian Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sitting in my fourth period class on yet another boring day of high school I couldn’t help but notice...
The theory of evolution through natural selection describes how humans and other animals have evolved over a long period of time. Charles Darwin made a hypothesis based on the different pictures of the same animal that were found over the years. There was a slight change in its features, which brought...
Topic: Evolution- A fact or a Theory and whether this Theory should be taught to students.
The English naturalist Charles Darwin developed the theory of evolution in 1859 as a scientific explanation of species formation. What is the Theory of Evolution?
“Darwinian evolution is the theory...
assessments in the service of school improvement in meaningful ways. This has resulted in a deep and intensifying crisis in assessment. Based on student s’ achievement in the United States, there has to be a greater focus placed on the improvement of classroom assessment. As of June 2002, there is...
Why do students drop out of high school?
16 percent of U.S. residents between the age of 16 and 24 years were high school dropouts, in 2007, said the report by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Alternative Schools Network in Chicago...
Should This Book Be Read In High School?
Why? Why Not?
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be read in High Schools around the
country because it helps younger generations learn about how life was...
How Do I Motivate My Students?
Motivating students is one of the greatest challenges instructors face. While it is true that as instructors
we have little, if any, control over external factors that influence our students’ behavior and
engagement, we do play a vital...
Classes Should be Co-ed
Along with the development of economy and science, education plays a more and more important role and has become the most basic and effective impelling force of national development. People are focusing now more than ever on education systems. Many people believe that separating...
difficult for some students. To support this idea, there are a lot of cases that students dropping out from colleges or being expelled. There are causes that lead to this issue. Most of the students who perform badly in classroom contribute to this issue and there are reasons why this is happening. The...
Ways of Motivating EFL/ ESL Students in the Classroom.
Submitted by alexenoamen on 21 July, 2009 - 11:54
A/ WHAT IS MOTIVATION?
* The word "motivation" is typically defined as the forces that account for the arousal, selection, direction, and continuation of behaviour. Actually, it is often...
today demands more than just caring about children and knowing one’s subject well. Teachers need to find out what motivates children, how to diagnose students’ strengths and weaknesses, and how to create environments in which children thrive.
My fiancé has a son that is in the third grade but struggles...
Developing an Effective Middle School Leadership Program 1
Running head: DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Developing a Student Leadership Program at Como Lake Middle School
David Adam Truss
University of Oregon
Department of Educational Leadership
Faculty Advisor: Jen...
How to become a good student
Have you ever wondered why some students get all the A’s at school. In my experience, I have found some qualities in students that make them become a good student.
A student is someone who wants to learn and study to make themselves...
English 101-804/3:30 p.m T/TH
2 March 2013
Should Professors Permit Laptop Use In The Classroom?
A laptop computer is a lightweight computer that’s small enough to be transported with you wherever you go. The majority of college students use a laptop because it makes studying, taking notes...
Should the Study of Creationism be Permitted to be Taught in Public Schools?
Being the United States of America, people say this is supposed to be “The Land of the Free,” but why is there are rules on what should be allowed to be taught in the public school system? According to the United States Constitution...
is a fundamental part of any country. It is a necessary tool for a nation to be able to progress. That is why we must make investments in schools. Recently, we have seen that most students have low academic achievements and graduation rates each year get lower and lower. A high school director has...
Specific Learning Disabilities of Self - Contained Classroom in Second Year Level : The Remedial Reading and The Project LEARN Program Implementations
SY 2012 - 2013
AN ACTION RESEARCH
GINGOOG CITY COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Division of Gingoog City
Most students question why we have to go to school and take liberal arts courses that do not necessarily prepare us for our field. When we ask our professors or teachers, they tell us it is because we should learn to be “well rounded” students. This is not enough to convince many. Students do not have...
SOCCER IS BENEFICIAL TO STUDENTS
Soccer is beneficial to students for many reasons. Soccer keeps students active, allows them to meet new people and gives children an opportunity to learn life skills such as teamwork, communication and organization.
A great reason why soccer is beneficial...
Dear Mr. Landers
One of the reasons why I want to go to Italy, is because I've been wanting to go ever since last year before I even knew I would be recommended to be in this program. Another reason I want to go and travel with this program is so that I can learn Italian people culture, and how they...
States. Many people believe that
only the evolution theory should be taught. Intelligent design should not be taught in
public schools because it is not based on evidence. Learning creationism in school will
break the law, harm science and harm students learning about science.
Title: Our little flaws
Table of contents:
2. What is culture?
3. The Evolution of apes and us.
4. How culture has affected our biological evolution?
5. How have we cheated Natural Selection?
The extensive road...
Why is it important to teach evolution?
Understanding evolution is critical for understanding biology. As the preeminent scientist
Theodosius Dobzhansky stated, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of
evolution.” Evolution is the only scientific explanation for the diversity of life...
Fun Ways to Teach Vocabulary in Classroom
Enhancing the vocabularies of students is essential to success in college and beyond. Vocabulary is a topic that builds upon itself, becoming increasingly difficult over time, so creating a strong basis for understanding vocabulary words is key in future language-building...
How to support gifted students in your classroom
How do you identify, recognize, accept and utilize giftedness in your classroom? I am not currently in a classroom but I have learned so much in the last 8 weeks about gifted children and how to identify them.
First and most importantly it’s important...
History should be studied because it is essential to individuals and to society, and because it harbors beauty. The past causes the present, and so the future. Any time we try to know why something happened – we have to look for factors that took shape earlier. Only through studying history can we grasp...
"Why Should Students Learn Evolution?" by Brian and Sandra Alters is a short article about exactly what the title suggests, evolution being taught in classrooms. As it says in the very opening paragraphs "evolution is the basic context of all brological sciences". Evolution is not only revelant and important...
Learning the Student Role:
Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp
by Harry L. Gracey
Human beings are culture‐making animals and nearly all complex human behavior is
learned and not inborn. "Socialization" is the term used to name the lifelong process
by which people learn the ways of their communities...
Why do teachers need a class in diversity?
There are so many reasons why people want to become teachers. As we grow up in life we are taught the principles of education and life. We learn to read, write, count in our younger years and as time goes by we learn much more complicated uses of those basic...
10 October 2006
Popular Culture Should Be A Popular Course
Dear Chair of the Education Department,
Popular culture should be a course that is offered on Clarion campus for everyone. If popular culture is taught correctly, a course on popular culture can provide...
Our portrait as students is an evolution of experiences of continuous life’s challenges and disasters. In our childhood, we consider our parents the first teachers. In the process of growing and maturing, we join the educational world going to school at the same time that we are introduced to the school...
the students are study eager with question and the class atmosphere easy, but in junior high school only fraction of students coordinate with teacher, in senior middle school even silence reign the class; students are afraid ask question to teacher in result only teacher speak in class.
place to learn
School is the best place to learn in three main ways. Academically; because of the teachers skill and range, socially; because of the school environment and also to learn study skills; through time management and goal setting.
First of all, schools are adept at helping students to learn...
What is Linguistic Anthropology? How and why Linguistic Anthropology emerges as an area of interest for anthropologist?
Linguistic anthropology is one of the four traditional branches of anthropology-- the other three being archaeological, biological (formerly physical), and sociocultural anthropology...
WHY STUDY LITERATURE
Literature has been an essential and popular component of language courses in the Malaysian English Second Language (ESL) context. Even so, the journey towards the inclusion of literature in language courses has been an evolving one, ensuing in many stages of change. As a result...
How does music improve a child’s learning abilities, and why do educational boards ignore these benefits?
Music embodies multitudes of opportunities for people everywhere. Researchers have done study after study on the effects of music on the human body and brain. These studies behold...
2 (In Detail
Explain why should STUDENTS study HISTORY
Expansion of knowledge
In conclusion, we need to study history for many
reasons, we are able to learn from disastrous mistakes,
expand upon our knowledge and recover medical
mysteries. Students should definitely learn about
Why Religion Should Not Be Allowed In Public Schools
The question of religion in public schools goes all the back to 1948, where a case in Champlain, Illinois was heard regarding a sectarian group that would go into schools 30 mins. a day to preach to students about religion. The...
Summary of “Evolution: Debate it”
John Angus Campbell and Stephen C. Meyer, authors of “Evolution: Debate it” discuss the matter in which evolution should be taught in schools. The Kansas State Board of Education proposed a policy on teaching evolution in schools (Campbell and Meyer 373). The policy...
WHY STUDENTS SHOULD LEARN ABOUT SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeare: to study or not to study?
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s...
Why high school students shouldn’t have high standards on the way they look.
Have you ever wished to be a model or look like a certain way? Well many people always feel that way on a daily basis and it happens the most with in a teens high school years. I believe that high school students think...
Included are the many resources that I have found that will be of much use to me through my time as a college student at University of Phoenix; I will reference to this document as my “Student Survival Guide” and will use it to help myself along my way.
Some of the many things...
Students should work for a year before they start college.
School holidays are no longer spent just hanging out with friends. Many teenagers nowadays are taking the opportunity to work and earn some extra pocket money. This phenomenon has been very common in our country especially for those SPM...
RUNNING HEAD: Socio-economic Status and Student Achievement
Socio-economic Status and Student Achievement
University of Phoenix
Socio-economic Status and Student Achievement
In 1965, the United States government enacted the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which...
1. Why teach English to preschool children?
It is easier for children to learn a new language because they are still learning their mother tongue. For them, it is also easy to pronounce new linguistic sounds, and they do not feel bad if they make a mistake. Furthermore, if children enjoy learning a...
intended to be covered in this piece is that of whether or not evolution should be taught in classrooms. Also, if it is to be taught, should it be taught as fact or theory? It is also intended to present enough evidence to disprove evolution altogether and, as a result, make it much less than a theory...
schools should reintroduce mandatory school uniform policies. Mandatory uniform policy's measure and emphasize the benefits of students on specific behavioural and academic outcomes. Although, the arguments against the issue are just as strong as those for the issue.
Some parents and students alike will...
Evolution: Science and Religion
In 1895 Charles Darwin published a book describing his theory of evolution, and his theory of the natural selection process. This theory caused much uproar in the religious community because Darwin's theory went against the story of creation portrayed in the Holy Bible...
Views on College Education
One could think of multiple reasons as to why they need a college education. Louis Menand introduces three theories that concern today’s college education in the article “Live and Learn: Why we need college”, found in The New Yorker.
As a former Ivy League professor, Menand...
quite a while staring at a blank piece of paper asking my self over and over the question, Why do I want to Teach? I’m a fulltime mother so effectively have been a teacher to my son since the day he was born but why teach? There is that question again, so my new career fits in around my son and his school...
READING AND WRITING
Should school stop giving homework for students?
Homework. This famous works that teachers give for students to do at home. The word the most hated in the school world. Everybody knows what is homework because...
Being a High School Student and Working Part Time
There has been an argument stating whether students should be able to maintain a part time job. There are many students in today’s society that are doing it, but that does not make it right or wrong. Stating which one is right or which one is wrong...
The Evolution of Literary Criticism:
From the Classroom to Social
The advent of English Literature as a degree subject taught in universities and schools has a strong connection with the decline of the importance of religion...
Guide: How to Analyze a Case Study
A case study helps students learn by immersing them in a real-world business scenario where they can act as problem-solvers and decision-makers. The case presents facts about a particular organization. Students are asked to analyze the case by focusing on the most important...
The Chicken or the Egg
One morning while driving my elementary students to school, I had a first grader ask me if monkey has had thumbs. I was rather confused by the question but I answered him with “yes monkeys do have thumbs.” I continued on my route and he asked me “don’t we come from monkey’s Ms...
Why are grads poor in communication skills where English Language is much required? First and foremost, grads do not get sufficient exposure in college life. This may be due to lack of practice little exposure and unsuitable environment. Basically, grads in this country are from different races...
There are a number of reasons why it is important to continue studying language arts in high school. First and foremost, in my opinion, is simply to develop one’s ability to communicate clearly. We are taught, very basically, how to communicate throughout elementary and junior high school; by definition...
Religions of the World
12 April 2010
THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING EVOLUTION
In his book Monkey Trials and Gorilla Sermons, professor and author Peter J. Bowler once wrote that "there is a widespread assumption that science and religion are at war with one another" (p 1), it...