Essay about The Education System Has Changed Over The Past Ten Years

1685 Words Jan 29th, 2016 null Page
Todays education system has changed drastically over the past ten years. With high importance placed on standardized tests, teachers and students alike have more pressure on them than ever before. Teachers are often “graded” on how well their kids do on the tests. Students are told over and over again how important their test grade is and they feel the pressure that comes with that. Therefore, the classroom is shifting away from being a place where kids come excited to learn in new ways and develop their own strengths and creativity. Instead, it is becoming a place where kids come to memorize facts and fill in bubbles, all while feeling pressure to make a certain number on a test. How can teachers teach the test information but do so in a way that still keeps their students attention, makes learning fun, and makes students want to come to school instead of dread it? Is there a way to do both? What are some out-of-the-box strategies that have worked? This issue matters because school should not be a place of stress for both teachers and students alike. The classroom should be a place kids want to be, a place full of learning, fun and creativity. Before researching this issue, my viewpoint was pessimistic. I was certain that because of the pressures placed on teachers and students, the classroom was destined to be a place where stress is heightened and creativity and fun are stifled. However, after researching this issue, I realize I was wrong. Yes, teachers and students…

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