Schoolwork: The Importance Of Stress In High School

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A high school student’s main focus in life at this moment is keeping their GPA up while being able to do the things they love while also balancing a social life; however, this can become quite overwhelming. They cannot concentrate on one thing more than another or else everything goes off balance. A student should have at least one day off every two weeks to keep up with their schedule. Even if they have everything done, they could also use that day to socialize with friends. The amount of stress a high school student accumulates, as well as teachers, can become too overwhelming at times and they deserve a day every two weeks to catch up with schoolwork or for them to have time for themselves. The amount of work given to the student is the …show more content…
For my first question I asked, she answered “Finals. You get to the end of the Semester and you get all bunched up with a lot of things you have to study. What I personally do is, I look on Infinite Campus and look at my current grades. Once I see my lowest ones I dedicate a little more time to that specific class while also focusing on the other classes I have, but more on the lowest one. This helps, but the stress is still there.” While she kept telling me and explaining to me on how she keeps up with work, we came across a different subject; “who puts more stress on her?” Celeste sighed before she answered this question, “Everyone actually. My parents, Clubs, other family members, basically everyone. I always want my mom to be proud of me and see me as a good daughter that will get somewhere good in life, but by just thinking that, I get more stress put on me. If I do bad in one subject and she sees it, I get hurt a little more than she does, because I brought that disappointment to her. Having good grades and my future means everything to both of us.” She continued with saying,, “Clubs …show more content…
No one really thinks they do, but they have stress put on themselves all the time. I happen to know a teacher that had to take some time off because of how bad her stress was, she was also on the verge of falling into depression because of it. This teacher is Miss Evans. Miss Evans is the French teacher at Marshalltown High School. Since she is the only French teacher, she has her whole schedule filled up with different levels such as, French one, French two, French three, and French four. The stress that forced her to take time off is because since she is the only French teacher in this high school. She has to come up with all the lesson plans, not only is this hard as it is, but this is only her 2nd year teaching. So, she has no background history of doing this in the past with other classes. I completely understand why she would feel stressed. I am pretty sure we would all feel stressed if we were in her shoes. Miss Evans is a very nice and humble teacher, which made me wonder if I could ask her a few questions as well. She agreed, and she also gave me new insight in her teaching life. The first question I asked was, “ why did you feel stressed/ What were you stressed about?” She then answered with, “Well, since you do know I am the only French teacher, I have to come up with everything and it does get overwhelming. Grading papers is pretty difficult too, no the actual grading part, but the fact that I have 6

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