Personal Narrative: Young Fish Out Of Water

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Young Fish Out of Water
Well there are certainly many things wrong with our current education system, but for the purpose of this let 's focus on a few major problems. The most obvious problems to me will be addressed here. First problem addressed is time of day and its effects on students, the importance of specific skills, and finally the effect of melancholy, and controlling teachers. Although it may not be apparent right now all of these coincide to produce a big ball of discontent amongst students attending middle and high school.
The first problem with school is the time they tell people to be there. Really there is no true necessity for the early morning schedule, and in fact it has been known that it can even be harmful to young
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I myself am an artist and nearly failed several classes that would not have allowed me to graduate; mostly in the Math and History area. It did not matter to the school that I had straight hundreds in my art courses. The importance they placed was on History, Math, and Languages almost caused me to quit school because I never thought I could do enough. I never thought what I was doing would make me happy so I almost gave up. To spare people this trouble, and to lower the rate of dropouts, they should have plans for high school the same as they do in college. They should offer things not just for career paths, but general interests. One can assume to know their main interest by around thirteen and though they haven’t chosen a job they can still start working towards where they know their skills and interests …show more content…
Now I can level with the teachers a bit. I understand that teaching brats that are disrespectful and don’t want to be there when you are trying to teach something that you love is hard, even painful. Regardless of this trouble it is very important to remain passionate in giving lessons. A passionate teacher can make all the difference to those few students who want to be there. When I as a young student walked into my new classroom for the first time and saw a cranky person who looked bored and like they would rather be anywhere else on earth, it set the tone for the rest of that class. People don’t realize that a great deal of observational and oparent learning still takes place in the teen years outside of textbooks. When a young person is sitting for hours a week seeing someone who looks and acts wholly unhappy with where they are, that teen subconsciously is associating that subject with that life outcome. after all a teacher has devoted their life to that subject and it doesn’t appear to have rewarded them. So why would a young person want to put interest in that? Well most wouldn’t want to get into that subject much at all besides what’s necessary . This results in careless teens losing any chance of gaining interest because even the people who like it aren’t happy, and the students who are interested losing that interest because the teacher takes all the goodness out of it and fills it with dullness and apathy.

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