Amaia, Your post was very interesting to read and I agree with you that the “abstinence-based programs are unrealistic in regard to expecting kids to wait until marriage to engage in sexual activity.” We are so caught up on the idea of abstinence that we are never really taught the proper sex education needed. Heres an article you might like:…[Read more]
Researchers say that COVID-19 has been rapidly spreading due to the movements of people with no or very mild symptoms. Those who are unaware that they have the virus continually move around especially. That is
Hey Pauline, This was a very interesting post to read. I agree with you on the idea that we shouldn’t shut out those who are seeking asylum because our country is a place of work and living. I also agree with you that border security is very important when it comes to those who come into the country. Here is a link you might find interesting…[Read more]
Hi Ricardo, Your post was very interesting to read. I agree with your views on single use plastics and how they must be reduced. I like how you listed all the wrong types of single use plastics and than wrote the other ones we could use to reduce our footprint. Here is a link you might find interesting https://www.nrdc.org/stories/single-use-plastics-101
The United States has 120.5 guns per 100 people or about 393,347,000 guns. 22% of Americans own one or more guns, 35% are men and 12% are women. One reason people agree others should be able to bare guns is
What you wrote was very interesting and I agree that immigrants move from their home for a better life for themselves and their children. I think we need to put more effort into programs that assist those coming into the united states because the entire US is made up of immigrants who moved from unsustainable places to a place that is known for…[Read more]
Asnica, I completely agree with what you have written about the police brutality issue that’s becoming very widespread in america. Only police officers who obey the rules and follow the strict rules should be wearing the badge and protecting ou community because people with bias cause a once good thing to become bad. According to an article I…[Read more]
From the time we are born to when we move out of the house our parents are always there to help us grow into the adults we become, but do they have more of an impact than we think? The relationship between a
cassie I totally agree with you because when parents and kids have a healthy relationship they are better to grow up to have a healthy and stable life.”a child who grows up with a healthy relationship with their parents have a better chance of developing a happier and safer relationship with friends as they grow up.” this is true and I agree with you a lot.
I enjoyed reading your post. I believe that family and parental relationships are very important in the way that we (teenagers and children) are brought up. The sentence you wrote “The relationship between a child and their parent is one that affects both the physical, social, and emotional development of the child” is something I agree with. Whether the relationship is good or bad between children and their parents, it can effect the future and growth of the child. Your parents have a lot to do with the person that you become. I think a lot of us take our parents for granted in certain ways, and your post made me realize this.
Hello Cassie, I agree that parents are definitely the most influential people in our life. Children’s living environment is simple. So parents naturally become the biggest part of their life. Many parents do not pay attention to their words and action, thinking that their children are still young. As everyone knows, children’s imitation is extremely high, and parents’ words and action may be copied by the children and accompanied by life. Here is a link that you may interest on https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev.psych.51.1.1 . sincerely, Wuyou Zhou
Hi Kira, Your essay you wrote about mental health in schools really resonated with me. You brought up great points such as how we need to realize that this isn’t just a fact but a necessary thing that needs to be changed and dealt with immediately so kids are able to get the proper education without feeling like everything is going wrong. Here’s…[Read more]
I really liked this topic you wrote about because it effects everybody not just one person. I agree with you on your ideas of how to fix these problems and why they are occurring in the first place. I liked your point on how you can’t just ban plastics all together but you need to come up with ways to reuse and reduce the uses in general. Here’s…[Read more]
Throughout our education we take standardized tests from the ACT to SAT, but do they really define a student? Some of the cons of standardized testing is it only considers a single test score when it comes to
I agree that standardized testing is heavily weighted in the US especially with regards to the SAT and ACT and getting into university. I also agree that an individual’s academic growth is not taken into account when looking at their standardized test scores. I believe that an individual’s transcript is much more explicative of academic growth rather than a single number scored from a test done in a single sitting over the course of a couple hours. Standardized testing is good when it is performed in elementary or secondary school in that it can help identify which students may need extra help with academics, and teachers can provide them with the proper tools for success. However, I don’t believe that standardized testing should be so heavily weighted when it comes to getting into university, as in countries like China or India where doing poorly on standardized tests can completely reroute a student’s future. My hope is that the United States lessens the weight of standardized testing as these tests can cause stress and low self-esteem.
I really like what you wrote about the blindness that is causing so many important problems to be overlooked in our society. So many people blame climate change or violence to specific people or things when really its all of us not standing up to the problem and making a change together not singling one person or thing out. This is a very powerful…[Read more]
Hello Audrey, I agree with what you wrote and think it’s important to spread the awareness of what school can do to someones mental health. With more and more people bringing up the problems that are caused and problems that come from mental health we are able to help more people get the care and help they need to live a better life. I found this…[Read more]
Homework is done by kids all over the world and everyday some type of homework must be done, but is it really helping the kids or making life even more stressful? In the article, Opponents of homework say that too
Dear Cassie, I agree with your viewpoint on homework, because we should have time to hangout with our families, free time to relax, and enough time to sleep. I found an article that talks about how homework not only takes away from family time, but it causes tension, because both the students and parents are stressed. https://scienceleadership.org/blog/homework_or_personal_lives
Hi Cassie! Your article is very interesting and I didn’t know about the concept of retrieval practice. I agree that schools are giving us too much homework because kids are always worried about getting the work done and not being able to enjoy themselves with their friends and family. https://www.teenink.com/hot_topics/all/article/806335/Why-Homework-Is-a-Waste-of-Time/ Here is the article I found regarding homework being a waste of time and energy.
Hi Cassie, I found it interesting that retrieval time is more effective not directly after learning something. How long should you wait for a more effective retrieval time? I found a website that has some other pros and cons as well. https://www.procon.org/headline.php?headlineID=005411 Thank you for your time, Emily Storie
This is really interesting! This article ( https://www.procon.org/headline.php?headlineID=005411 ) might also be interesting to you. It mentions the fact that homework is helpful as long as you don’t get too much, which you touched on in your writing. I think both sides have valid points. I’ll be excited to read more.
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