Sophomores and upper classmen only though... they already have prep-classes that you can choose, but is that enough. Kids with 4.0's through high school bust their butts on learning useless information (like why Juliet killed herself for Romeo) that will be less of a concern for someone working working as a cop. Should schools be more individualized with some sort of survey?... What would you change about the learning programs?
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Your suggestions would make schools produce generalists not specialists. Very subversive. There was a book I read called "teaching as a subversive activity" which I think would give valuable suggestions for course design.
I agree w/much of wut you're saying. This is y it takes a whole building of leaders for 1 district... Everyone has diff. Ideas. Howevr u hav 2 b creative to b a good leader n my opinion. Thats y they have student leaders. Thanks- a real teacher input
I think of what was emphasized back when I was in high school, and the only subjects that have any real relevance today are the core courses. Who can predict what students will need in their lifetimes? Critical thinking will always be important.
Very well said. Debate is a FUN course to take if you are a person who likes to get your point across!
Very interesting! Thank you!
Very Very true! thanks.
Thank you for your comment. A school that I went to did the same thing. I have a quick question...
Were you assigned homework from the career center as well?...
Hmmm. Interesting. Thank you for a different answer.
I was part of the GATE program in California for two years. It was fun, but not directed towards people who who excelled more than proficiently in other topics as well. You have to pass all classes and show advanced thinking in order to be in these
It must have been a great experience..
It was an awesome experience. But I quit it because I could not pay for the many field trips we had during class. That stressed me out, heheh. I met a few great friends though. Nonetheless, I was fortunate while it lasted. Thanks for your comments.
Indeed, those cost...but you experienced it and for what you have experienced there was an intrinsic value in it..
Very well said as well. Very true! Do you also agree that there is certain content that could be chosen even better for the understanding and easier concepts to learn for a topic or academic work?
Thank you for your comment. Nice to hear where you come from with your answer.
Very true, but there are already many extra activities in schools where they explore more than one job, they don't however have many that concentrate on certain career paths except for core classes themselves...
But I see what you are saying. Thank
I am on my third or fourth career.
When I was in high school we were forbidden to use calculators and no-one could afford a computer or the air conditioning a computer room needed for just one computer.
yes, thank you for the comment.
That's great to hear. Are the plans going to be individualized or generally based AROUND a certain career path? I think the system is just adding more (like 2 years requirement Spanish/German language) but not balancing any of it. I know people suffe
So true. My son graduated last year, and thought he wanted to be an engineer. Once he started taking engineering courses, he realized he really wasn't cut out for that work. So it's back to the drawing board, so to speak.
That is an exact issue and I think that is the reason that nothing has been done about this. Approximately 75% of young adults are not ready for college when they exit high school. Scary. But more preps and follow-ups need to be used for students to
Interesting thoughts. Nice to hear this, thank you for your comment.
Thank you for the comment.
Very well said and an interesting statement to hopefully see come to the light in schools. Possibly competition may do more.
School test scores are the only thing they have as far as competitions and that too is run by government. I like where you
Many teens know when text language is inappropriate. It does however seem to be used a lot in places like facebook.
Kids who don't see the benefits of reading and writing properly in their high school years could catch up via night school when the possibilities from having a better education become more apparent to them.
Yes I agree reading is EXTREMELY important!All I'm saying is there are more important texts to read than some books are assigned.They all have reason,teach students to detect forms of writing,that's what teachers and text books were hired/bought for.
I agree Brandon on the fact maybe more could be learned by different reading material than is in current curriculum's. But that's getting into the education systems methods. Another question altogether.
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