From balancing your course load to forging relationships with classmates to extracurricular involvement, these are the tried and true methods to nail your career as a student.
Dyspraxia and the School System
I've been thinking a lot about learning disabilities recently, specifically dyspraxia. This is because I have dyspraxia. I would say it's at its worst when I'm in an academic setting. Sure, I can manage to scrape an A if I absolutely have to — half of my results for Intermediate 2 were As. But I can definitely point out a few moments in my school career where my dyspraxia decided to be a right pain in the ass. And some people didn't necessarily realise that my learning disability was the reason why I was struggling.
Systematic Racism and Mistreatment of Students in Lower Income School Districts
Now that I'm twenty-four, and graduated from college, I look back on my grade school experience often. When people bring up the constant issues that their children are facing in school, it brings me back the school district that I grew up in. There are too few great educators, a handful of good teachers, and a disgusting amount of check collectors in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). As a child in elementary school, I can't seem to come to a conclusion as to why I never told my mother what the staff was doing to us daily. I knew that the way we were talked to, treated, and sneared at was not right. I knew it was wrong when they made us sit on the black top in the sun, in the heat, and in total silence during recess.
Personal Story: How I Overcame Panic and Anxiety Of Doing School Presentations
I remember those times when I did group presentations back in high school and every time the first speaker started the presentation, my heart would start pounding as I awaited my turn. Suddenly, I felt as though the room got colder; my body started shaking, my hands trembled and my teeth furiously grinded upon each other. I had to push myself to the absolute limits for people to hear me and even then, people at the back of the room were oblivious to the topics I was speaking about, because I simply could not grab their attention.
Why the Arts are Needed in Public Education
When I was in first or second grade (around the age of eight or nine), our teacher had an in class activity that had a bunch of steps where you completed one and then moved on. The whole class had to move on together. One of the steps was being able to draw a five pointed star without lifting your pencil from the paper.
Five Tips for Student Productivity
Studying can be hard at the best of times. Usually, if you're looking for study tips, you hear the same things regurgitated over and over again; make a study guide, take breaks every forty-five minutes, eat healthily, and the sorts. Whilst that all seems well and good, it's not always great for everyone. Sure, there might be some research behind it to say how long your brain can stay focused, or some piece about how organising your time helps you to balance your life, but realistically it's not always going to work.
As a student, I try to perfect as many forms of studying and revising as possible to ensure I do my best in all my exams and controlled assessments. I've tried so many ways of studying, some of which have worked, others which haven't. Not everyone studies the same, so how I study may not be the way that you study. However, I'm going to share my study tips and skills, and you never know, you may discover a fantastic new way of studying.
Extreme Security in NYC Public Schools
New York City classrooms have under gone a massive remodeling as policing and extreme security measures await students daily. The scene in public schools for the past eighteen years has blatantly created an environment of hostility and a place that house criminals. According to Cecilia Reyes of ProPublica, “more than 100,000 middle and high school students [experience airport style security everyday].” School safety agents standby prepared to intervene with hand wands for further inspection if need be.
Learning Techniques for Students
We all know at least one of them: the visual learner, the active learner, the mental-photographic learner, the try hard learners, and so on.
Are GCSE Exam Changes Affecting Student's Results?
Many students and parents have been left 'befuddled' by the recent changes to the GCSE marking system. The new system was introduced for specifications that were first taught in 2015. This means that the 2017 'English Literature' and 'Mathematics' GCSE have been marked according to a new 9-1 level system with 9 being the highest level attainable. 2018 and 2019 will have a mix of numbered and lettered marking systems but by 2020, all results will be shown in this new number form. This begs many questions. Why have they been changed? Does the new system help?
Influential Reading and Its Benefits
Reading has been an integral part of learning; it has been one of the most significant sources of information. About 70 years ago, there was no YouTube and television was not very popular; in that era, it was necessary to read newspapers and specifically articles which would be one of the only ways to gain knowledge. Communication using gossip and written letters were also needed, but the wisdom was gained thoroughly by reading. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that specific genres of books have a different effect on you. As an article in The New York Times had published named “Your Brain on Fiction” states that fiction narrative books have a great impact on your mind, and are very important. Moreover, an essay named “On Reading and Books” written by Arthur Schopenhauer claims that reading books with no significance and reason should not be read as it is a waste of time, and reading classics and informative material is helpful. In another text, “Moral Letters to Lucilius” by Seneca expresses that reading is necessary, but skipping books after reading a little is of no use and cannot give any knowledge. I feel any reading is helpful but reading something significant and influential is most beneficial.
How the Music Programs in Middle School and High School Changed My Life
So when I was growing up, I didn't have many friends. I was quite a shy person for the most part. My summers were spent at home, my school years were also spent doing nothing fun at all, I was bullied a lot, but there is one thing that changed my entire life. The music program in my middle school and high school.
What It's Like to Be a First-Year Uni Student, #2
So it’s finally reading week. Look at you go! You’re so excited you can hardly concentrate through your last class. Maybe you have a train to catch or a flight or a bus waiting for you. Maybe you’re hitching a ride with friends, or maybe like me, you’re fortunate enough to have your mum drive three hours to pick you up because she refuses to pay $40 for a bus ticket but will gladly drop that on gas.