Boredom, The New Classroom Epidemic Essay

759 Words Nov 18th, 2015 4 Pages
Boredom, the new classroom epidemic
Motivation is the motor that leads students to pursuit their personal desires to achieve goals. However, students are struggling with insufficient interest on class material. So, who is to blame? Students? According to a study called “The Silent Epidemic,” funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, motivation deficiency is the number one reason students are dropping out of school. Classes are not engaging students to participate in the learning process. Motivation is influenced by the amount of standardized tests, diminish relationship between students and teachers, and impede of real world stimulation. These factors have a negative impact in student’s academics.
The learning process in schools is compromised by the amount of standardized test students are required to take by law. Teachers are forced to spend valuable time preparing students to comply and successfully pass the test. Instead of utilizing the time effectively on interactive activities that will be more beneficial for students in the future. The White House, posted a video last month, were President Obama talks about taking action to reduce test overload. He says, “moderation, smart, strategic tests can help us measure our kid’s progress in school, and it can help them learn, but I also hear from parents who, rightly, worry about too much testing, and from teachers who feel so much pressure to reach to a test that takes the joy out of teaching. I want to fix that.”…

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