I’m sure you’ve heard this one before: in elementary school, a teacher says while teaching, “Pay attention! You’ll need this for middle school.” So you show up at middle school and as it turns out, they end up teaching you that same topic all over again. SoContinue reading “Is High School Preparing Us For College?”
Finding motivation in classes you’re not particularly passionate about can be very challenging for some students and therefore, it can be hard to keep up with the workload that comes with it. It’s never easy for a student to complete work for a class that they’re not passionate about. Some students have a clear path for their future careers, but unfortunately, don’t get to Continue reading “When The Connection Snaps Between Class and Career”
The Regents Exams are a set of mandatory tests that high school students in New York State are required to take in order to graduate. Teachers must plan their coursework according to these exams since being prepared for the tests determines their ability to graduate.
During gym class, I walked out of the girls’ locker room with a friend who started insulting her body and commenting on how she looked in her outfit. Then, later that period, I listened closely while all of the girls changed out of their gym uniforms and into their regular outfits, and I noticed the negative comments filling the air: “I gained so much weight!” “I need to get fit!”Continue reading “Column: Fostering A Positive Body Image”
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