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Posted Apr 1, '08 at 8:12pm

daswiftarrow

daswiftarrow

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So what do people think of teachers expecting too much out of students? I think its kinda of stupid, like if you make a great grade in one grading period, they will give you the hard stuff in class, and they start to give too much, and you start to do poorly, they just say that you are being lazy. This has happend to me, the first semester of school i had As and Bs, but this last report card i had 3 Ds, and i tried harder than ever, studying for every test and doing all my homework, i went the whole nine yards and still nearly failed.

 

Posted Apr 1, '08 at 8:22pm

Sting

Sting

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In a way I know what you mean.  In a study done on all schools in the state of Maine, over 60% of students dropped out and did not finish high school.  60%!  That makes me feel better about how I do in school haha (even though that is a very sad fact).

 

Posted Apr 1, '08 at 8:27pm

nick_coolhaha

nick_coolhaha

1,333 posts

Wow,that's crazy. I have never thought about teachers expecting too much of me because I have never felt that way. I have always gotten very good grades this whole school year so far and I hope to continue all throughout high school. Also, I don't really think that it's the teachers. It's probably just the students getting tired of school in general, so I guess they feel like they don't have work as hard anymore.

 

Posted Apr 1, '08 at 8:32pm

Armed_Blade

Armed_Blade

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What makes America great? You wouldn't want a moron doing surgery, or a fool creating a weapon that would probably shoot the bullet backwards at a soldiers head. You wouldn't want car designers making cars out of cardboard for gas mileage, overlooking the fact about what would happen if it crashed.  [You get my point, there rather silly examples, though. :P]

That is why when people don't understand that their real life begins after their future is set. dropping out and working in a pretty low class job  might leave you with friends for a while, partying, drinking, late nights. But your social life declines after that.
See, Companis, Government Offices only want the best. People that can BE the best. Because, anyone is good if they work at it. I don't know, never have heard of anyone going the whole nine and six tenths and nearly failing. I mean, with all your homework, you should be able to hold up a C in school. Also, your test grades should have turned out low. I don't know, it seems rather akward.

Also, in school, are you in upper level or on level classes? [If they do that, in that high school]
Also, teachers have the whole school year planned out besides their tests and quizzes and whatever else they make. Also, the first Semester of school is always easy. Its designed to be easy, you just came back from trying your best to rot your mind. [Its very enjoying, too bad it doesn't last longer than 2 and a half months. >.

 

Posted Apr 1, '08 at 10:09pm

LiL_GaNgSta_BlAzE

LiL_GaNgSta_BlAzE

2,196 posts

I agree with Armed_Blade but cramming up a kids head is crazy. I mean it would not kill you to go at a fast but still a  good pace where the student learns and understands without getting overloaded with stress.

And yeah mabey the first year is desighned to be easy, But in my school your not getting a chance to slack off. The ygave us "real" work on the first day back, I got HOMEWORK on my spring vacation!

And sure a teacher has the whole year planned out but they can still go in a normal pace. Think about it.

 

Posted Apr 1, '08 at 10:13pm

Armed_Blade

Armed_Blade

1,563 posts

THERE is the problem. Some think it IS a normal pace. The above average expected pace. You can't have everyone learning at bright speeds. For some, Class is slow. They could go on  hitting A's in the class until the teacher starts talking like a wise old fluff-nugget and no one can understand her.

I mean, some students cram for the biggest things, but thats what your supposed to do. Also, always look to things like lunch, P.E/Athletics, and things where school holds bright. If you litterally rot in your class like a log, then you won't go anywhere no matter how hard you studies beause you simply are just bored. If your teacher talks alot, and you think you know it [REALLY], then turn your ears off until she's done with her unneeded speech.

 

Posted Apr 1, '08 at 10:13pm

LiL_GaNgSta_BlAzE

LiL_GaNgSta_BlAzE

2,196 posts

Sorry for the doubble post I clicked enter...

Why do most kids drop out? Some I bet for sure is because of the strees, they can't handle it so the best anwser is to leave. But you can prevent that all, If the teacher goes at a good pace the student feels more willing to do the work. it is like weight training, do too much and you'll hurt yourself. Do small amounts at a time you'll get better!

 

Posted Apr 1, '08 at 10:15pm

Armed_Blade

Armed_Blade

1,563 posts

also, whats an exprectation? :P

Just to clear you up, no one say Montessory schools are better. [In those schools, your allowed to work at your own pace. If you work hard, you could be in 7th grade when your old enough for 5th.]

Theres a problem with those, too, though. You can get lazy. After all, since your allowed to work at your own pace, getting lazy you could tell your teacher "Its getting hard, I'm gonna slow down". And ta-da. More time to play. So, as far as I know, normal schooling is best if you keep up at it. But obviously, as I've heard of some teachers, home-work murder is not a good thing to do.

 

Posted Apr 1, '08 at 10:19pm

Sting

Sting

339 posts

Our future is destined for disaster.  I mean, most teens nowadays just play video games all day.  Sure, some can be very entertaining, but don't waste hours on end just moving your thumbs.  Our next generation (although some will still be intelligent) will just keep getting duller, and duller, until we become a society of ingrate morons.

 

Posted Apr 1, '08 at 10:20pm

Spartan

Spartan

2,866 posts

In the begging of the year i was a avereage student with grades.But i enden p ith Cs and Ds.Teaches put lot of pressure on ou and give ous work in school and out,We have our own lives you know.But know in my 4 quarter I have As and Bs.I started trying more casue i want to do sports and participate in em.