Material Rewards to Students for Good Grades Essay

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    In our current education system, grades come early and frequently. They are intended to provide a method to assess the understanding and mastery of course material with a universal and easily-understood metric. However, as with anything that attempts to condense a complex idea, in this case learning, into a few numbers or letters, there are some serious flaws. Grades are intended to measure learning, but as an extrinsic reward, grades tend to reward assignment and test mastery. After all, there are a plethora of test-taking tips that describe all the tricks to mastering multiple choice questions through educated guessing and essay templates with the standard “intro – 3 body paragraphs – conclusion.” Hardly conducive to creativity. Even intrinsic…

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    Having a college degree is the goal of most students in order to start their life, but some students choose not going to college after finish high school. Some of them spend most of their time for video games, so it gives them weakness in study skills. They believe that finding a job with high school diploma is the best option for them since they think that they can’t handle college pressure and they will end up drop out of college. It could hurt the country economy since there are a lot of…

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    The teachers I observed at the lower grade levels of first and second grade used Core Curriculum. These teachers followed specific guidelines in their teacher’s guide books to help them schedule activities and lessons for the week. They are provided with work books and materials but get to decide on how to execute those plans. The teacher who taught the upper grade levels of high school had their whole year planned out. I observed Math and Social Science. Both had teachers who were planned out…

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    Extrinsic Motivation

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    academic performance, adjustment and well-being in students in domains of education (Vansteenkiste et al. 2005). Studying motivation particularly in science education is important because science education is different from general education in several aspects, some of them being high intensity of study, the requirement to carry out practical work along with study and the need to follow a highly specifically defined path to be able to qualify to practice as doctors or…

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    Effects Of Grade Inflation

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    Grade Inflation What is grade inflation? Grade inflation is the tendency to award students with higher academic grades with work then what the students should had actually received, and because of it there has been discussion about grade inflation and what solutions would help educational institution get rid of it or try to lessen the problem. Many people does not realize the effects of grade inflation. So what are the effects of grade inflation? What solutions can help solve grade inflation in…

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    Mccready Critique

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    titled, “Why You Shouldn’t Pay Children for Grades.” This article emphasized the negative effects that students obtain while they are rewarded with money for their grades on their school assignments. Ms. McCready includes information which matches her argument throughout the entire article. “But no matter how much we want it to, money can’t buy smarts, motivation or school success,” states McCready. As the author speaks to parents of students in today’s generation, she informs the audience of…

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    Motivation is a means to get students engaged, and help students want to learn. Mrs. Church does a great job with motivation in her classroom. The students in Mrs. Church’s class are supposed to read and take accelerated reader test on the books. The students earn points for doing well on the tests, which the students have a monthly goal for accelerated reader points. Therefore, Mrs. Church rewards the students who make their monthly goals by rewarding them with a movie and popcorn day. Also,…

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    Grading in the School Systems: Are High Grades Worth the Negative Results? Through my years of being in school, receiving grades always made me nervous, even if I knew that I did well in that course. I worked hard in elementary school for good grades because good grades meant rewards. I worked hard in middle school and high school for good grades because I wanted to get into a good college. I now work hard in college for good grades because I do not want to take the class over again. As school…

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    Bad Student Flaws

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    A good student fails an assignment and does not try it again , luckily his extra credit saves his grade. A bad student screws up on an assignment and tries again and again until he gets the concept . He is only credited for his first assignment. He learns that understanding a concept after the test is over is pointless. He is overcome with a sense of failure and believes he will never amount to anything. A good student sits in the back of the large classroom. He’s slouched over his phone…

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    round robin. This lesson was targeted to eighth grade students so they could become experts on different Articles within the Constitution in order to teach them to fellow classmates. The objectives associated with the lesson are examining primary sources, explaining how our government works and knowing the different parts of our government system. The goal is for our students to be able to perform the objectives listed above. The lesson lasted for two days and was followed by a game that…

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