Monday, October 15, 2012

Factory Workers

I never really made a connection between factory workers and school, but now I see all kinds of relationships between them. He made a very good connection between them. We are still told that if we go to school, we will go to college, get a degree, and get a job. Now, I don't think that holds true. You can go to school and college and not get a job. You can also go to school, not go to college, and still get a good job. Back in the day, people were grateful they got to go to school, but now we take it for granted. It's just become a norm. But even though we go to school doesn't mean that we're attaining any information we get in school. We're expected to go to school, sit in class, not talk unless asked, listen, take tests, do our homework, and show up on time. Read that list. Now read it again. How boring does that sound? Students nowadays dread getting up and going to school. It's boring. Who enjoys the idea of getting up and making yourself look presentable to sit in class all day and do the same thing you do every other day. I think that we need to step out of the invisible box we've been placed in and make school a fun place. Bring more activities into classes. Personally, I retain more information when an activity is placed along with it. For example, in physics we could have a field trip day and go to an amusement park or something and calculate acceleration and different equations along with having fun and going on rides. If we did this, I'm sure grades on tests would be better because we would have something to look back on to help us remember how to do problems. It's became a problem in many schools. We stay with the same schedule every day and expect kids to remember all this information and do all this work for what? So we can take a test and then forget it all? Anyways, what I'm getting at is that we need to step out of the confines of the invisible box placed around us and see the real world. 

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