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Assessment remains a very vital aspect of education. Several researchers have proven that students and teachers tend to improve when they evaluate themselves or when they are evaluated by superiors. Students and teachers are able to focus more on what they are not doing right when they receive feedback. Perhaps the most universal method of evaluating students is exams. There are exams that are usually designed for individual schools, states and in some countries, national exams are mandatory for every student. Exams come in different forms and include but not limited to multiple choice and...
The field of education has experienced a lot of changes over the years due to technology. Some schools offer intensive courses in computer science for students to learn basic coding. Other schools do not focus on the computer science courses they offer. Considering the current state of the labor market and economy, it is very essential for students to learn basic computer skills because the world revolves around technology. This initiative by the Obama administration is a proposed bill t...
It is evident that technology has become part of our daily lives. With technology we are able to interact with people without paying attention to distance. Perhaps high school students in New York were excited about being able to use their cellphones in school after Mayor de Blasio lifted the long-held ban. However, this change has not come without controversy. Students have to share the wifi connection of the school with teachers. Educators need the school's bandwidth to be able to access the internet to teach their lessons. Bronx Science has developed a
Educators constantly try to come up with new strategies to improve the learning experience for their students. However, there are several reasons that make it hard to implement strategies and policies developed by teachers. Absenteeism and lateness tend to be major hinderances to effective teaching and learning. Eva Convington is a teacher in Harlem who shares her experience with students not showing up to her living environment class or showing up late. She states that lateness in her class is one of the reasons why most students will end up flunking. Perhaps a solution to this teacher...
Republican presidential hopeful, Donald Trump has been under the spotlight for several controversial remarks regarding religious and minority groups. Trump previously stirred up controversy by doubting President Obama's natural born birth. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that he has opened another chapter of this birther issue by targeting his rival for the Republican candidacy, Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz was born in Canada to a Cuban father and an American mother before moving to the United States. The Constitution states that an individual has to be a "natural born citizen" in o...
The goal of the prison system has changed over the years. Inmates who need to be rehabilitated tend to face more punishment than expected in the prison system. We rarely hear anything about education when it comes to discussions about prisons. This proposal by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has sparked a nationwide debate on whether funding education in prisons is a detriment or an advantage to society. Some state prisons already offer a few college cours...
The problems facing education in the developing world is still enormous despite the progress over the past 15 years. Schools are overcrowded due, there is a dearth of trained teachers and there is a great lack of access to essential materials such as books. As a result of these challenges, several measures, such as using technology, have been put in place. This is comes with a major problem: chronic power outages. The constant power outages hinders the rapid development of digital education in places such as sub-Sahar...
Most schools are mandated to set aside some time for recess in order for students to remain physically active. Physical activity ranges from simply walking to class to engaging in more vigorous forms of exercise. Researchers conducted a study to figure out whether students remain physically active as they should in order to maintain a healthy life. The way this research was conducted is very interesting when you consider how difficult i...
Adults tend to lament the level of manners that middle schoolers exhibit nowadays. Most schools lack programs or courses that teach students in middle school basic etiquette. Basic etiquette in this case ranges from simply teaching students how to butter their bread at a social event to how to speak politely to adults and individuals of their age group. Our society no longer accepts ignorance and intolerance. Such an initiative will be a step in the right direction because instil...
We have all heard the adage about the importance of reading, especially from a young age. For children, reading tends to be an important factor in their cognitive growth. Research indicates that the educational importance of reading is among numerous benefits of reading. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), under the leadership of President Sheikh Khalifa, have publicly declared 2016 as the "year of reading." This means young people in the small Gulf state are encouraged to constantly read. The year of read...