Geeks form their reading clubs, musicians form bands, athletes build teams, actors hone their crafts in theater clubs, journalists are busy running the school magazine etc.
We were also very cunning when it came to pranking our fellow students. Almost half of parents with students in grades K-2 told the researchers that the homework assigned to their children was too easy. The study focused on English language arts and math homework, primarily in elementary school grades.
You may be a beginning teacher, but you can, will and do make a difference.
In math, 36 percent of the standards ask students to demonstrate understanding, a higher-level skill, but just 11 percent of assignments require that competency. Do teachers engage students in deep learning opportunities? Center for American Progress Only 10 percent of the language arts standards call for a focus on memorization and recall, but 47 percent of homework assignments analyzed emphasized those lower-level skills, the study found.
Sporting events were the highlights of the high school life. We pranked everyone just to make fun of them. That is not a triumph!