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    Othello act 3 scene 3 lines 121-134

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    First passage,

    Desdemona

    1.3.208-218

    My noble father,

    I do perceive here a divided duty:

    To you I am bound for life and education;

    My life and education both do learn me

    How to respect you; you are the lord

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    First passage, Desdemona 1.3.208-218 My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty; I am hitherto your daughter: but...

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    In one of my earlier post “Why memorization doesn’t work” I addressed the issue that in the US education system we are essentially expecting kids to mimic the teachers words rather than learn or want to learn.Ben

    More then just education

    In one of my earlier post "Why memorization doesn't work" I addressed the issue that in the US education system we are essentially expecting kids to mimic the teachers words rather than learn or want to learn.Ben Orlin, author of...

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    If you’ve read my last two posts you’d know a few problems, I see, with the US education system. In “What kids can do” by Ronald Wolk he points out ways to deal with these problem and ways certain schools have

    What can we do

    If you've read my last two posts you'd know a few problems, I see, with the US education system. In "What kids can do" by Ronald Wolk he points out ways to deal with these problem and ways certain...

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    • PJ,
      This topic is pretty cool. I had no idea a education system like the one you discussed existed until reading your article. While I personally disagree with your stance on lecture learning as I learn the best through audio and visual cues, I can see why so many teens check out once a powerpoint is projected onto a screen in a dark classroom. In my opinion the most effective arguer is someone who studies the opposing side. Here is a source to get you started comparing multiple perspectives on lectures as a teaching method. https://www.thoughtco.com/lecture-pros-and-cons-8037
      I hope to see more writing on this in the future.

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    The US education system has been obviously failing the students and lacking in its job to create self sufficient, self thinking, contributors to society. Students are greeting with rigorous class work in subjects

    Reinventing Education

    The US education system has been obviously failing the students and lacking in its job to create self sufficient, self thinking, contributors to society. Students are greeting with rigorous class work in subjects they may never use in their...

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    US curriculum is one of the worst ways of “grading” one’s intellect. We use these ideas of memory and mimicking to prove ones worth on the academic battlefield. This brings rise to many flaws in the system and

    Why memorization doesn't work

    US curriculum is one of the worst ways of "grading" one's intellect. We use these ideas of memory and mimicking to prove ones worth on the academic battlefield. This brings rise to many flaws in the system and problems...

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    • PJ, this is a very interesting topic, and I definitely agree with this. I hate having to memorize things when in any real world application you would be able to easily look them up. You might find this article helpful: https://medium.com/@finleyt/why-rote-learning-doesnt-work-and-what-does-work-4d890d7ca916 . I’m looking forward to what you will write next about this topic.

    • Dear PJ,
      I am happy that someone is trying to inform people that the U.S. educational system is not a good way for kids to learn. A sentence that you wrote that stood out to me is “Memorization also causes stress in teens that can lead to things like cheating or a lack of wanting to learn.” I think this is showing that the memorizing stuff that are useless may cause stress on teen which makes them want to cheat more to get a “good grade.” I agree with what you are saying that the U.S. educational system sucks and it could be better. Another reason I agree with you is that the way U.S. is making the education system could make kids cheat more due to the fact they are stressing for memorizing the material given at school and wanting them to cheat more which is not a good way to learn. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it seems like you care about education and kids.

    • Dear Pj,

      I myself hate memorizing stuff, I find it a waste of tine to memorize stuff that we won’t even have use for in the future. There’s the internet now so all we have to do in order to figure something out is to search it up. Memorizing isn’t everything, when trying to memorize people tend to give up, or not even memorize it at all. This is why I believe that memorizing isn’t the way to go. Great article!

    • Dear PJ,
      I am interested by your topic, “Why memorization doesn’t work” because it talks about how the U.S educational system is not good for kids. It shows how teens and kids can be impacted by memorization. A sentence that stood out to me was, “Memorization also causes stress in teens that can lead to things like cheating or a lack of wanting to learn”. I think this is very important because not memorizing something influences kids to find other ways to pass their classes like cheating or not wanting to learn. It can also lead to street which will affect their health. I agree with you that the U.S educational curriculum needs to be changed so kids knowledge can be apply in a subject that best fits the student. This way kids don’t have to tree on memorizing something because it might not even help them in their future. This topic is very interesting and true because many teens and kids feel this way. That memorization doesn’t help them study and just causes them to become cheaters. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it’s going to be another interesting topic. It’s going to contain good information that will help society.

    • PJ,
      I totally agree with you, I think that memorization is not the way to learn. I have been doing Theater since I was in fourth grade, and I’ve been in over twenty plays in my life in which we memorize scripts for every show, memorization works well in Theater because there is a natural flow to it, and the words don’t mean anything until the individual puts something of their own behind them. Whereas in school, having to memorize the chemical formula for nineteen different compounds and their atomic weights and a million other facts that you’ll never call upon again is much more difficult and not rewarding. We cannot put emotion behind the facts we learn in school because they are facts. We cannot add our own subtext because the subtext is already there and takes three hours of research to find. Schools using hands on activities and learning through experience as apposed to memorization I think is absolutely the way to go, it provides background for information in a way that memorization doesn’t. Not everyone’s brains work the same which I understand, but I think schools need to stop grading on memorization and start rewarding learning. This is a really interesting topic, you should keep writing about it in the future, because it really is a problem that needs to be addressed.

    • I agree with you that there are some things we should have memorized, and there are other things that are just a waste of time to remember. Education shouldn’t be so much about the ability to memorize as it is to learn. Have certain things memorized can be helpful, depending on the future you are pursuing. However, like your example of the valedictorian states, these things can be avoided. This goes to show that the education system requires change. Thank you, this was a very compelling argument.

    • PJ,
      I appreciate your writing about this subject. I find that this is a very pressing issue in the United States right now. This is something I am also very interested in. I thought it was impactful when you said “US curriculum is one of the worst ways of “grading” one’s intellect. We use these ideas of memory and mimicking to prove one’s worth on the academic battlefield. This brings rise to many flaws in the system and problems occurring in American teens.” Also, I think you would find the article (http://time.com/2806663/american-education/) very interesting as it is about the problems with America’s education system. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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    America’s education system was created in the nineteenth century and has been weakened throughout the years to a point where less then half of those who graduate high school graduate college. The US education

    The problem with education

    America's education system was created in the nineteenth century and has been weakened throughout the years to a point where less then half of those who graduate high school graduate college. The US education system suffers from a lack...

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    • Pj, I just finished a research paper on Standardized testing and the fact that it is an outdated way of testing ones intellect. I agree with all that you point out, The outdated system pushes students to go for the A, not to learn. It is a tragic system and it needs to be changed. do you know if any schools/states/countries that are trying to push for a new system?

    • PJ, I agree there are so many problems with our schools today. I just wrote a paper about growth mindset. I wonder how things would be different if student grades were based on growth rather than fixed scores. I also think students should learn more real world skills and be exposed to other opportunities after high school rather than just going to college.

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    How is intended obsolescence contributing to the increased laziness and lack of individual thought in today’s society?  An will it effect our environment as a whole?

    Technology has seem to almost overcome

    Intended Obsolescence

    How is intended obsolescence contributing to the increased laziness and lack of individual thought in today's society?  An will it effect our environment as a whole? Technology has seem to almost overcome society, all you hear about is when will...

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    • Hey PJ,
      This is a very interesting post. I, much like everyone else on this forum, am a teenager as well. I am pretty addicted to my phone and cannot get off it sometimes. As surprising as it may seem, however, I am not as bad as some of my friends. What I want to know is why is playing on your phone SO addicting? Why are we drawn to it and why our younger generation?

    • This is a really interesting post, PJ. As a teenager, I can say that my phone has become a part of me, and when I don’t have it it almost makes me anxious. There is an article by CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/health/teens-cell-phone-addiction-parents/index.html) about how 50% of teenagers in a poll said that they were addicted to their phones, and I highly recommend you give it a read because it is extremely interesting. That said, it is also pretty scary to think about how despite the fact that smart phones have only been in existence since the early 2000’s, it has already become such a huge part of our world. I’ll look forward to your next post.

    • PJ,
      While planned obsolescence is something I knew about before, I never even thought about its environmental impacts until now. One thing that comes to mind for me is just shortages of raw materials; metals like tellurium and neodymium aren’t too expensive now, but are being used exponentially more and more and could become ridiculously expensive. I think the larger issue is the consumer culture of being “okay” with planned obsolescence. People buying products designed to go obsolete seem to often turn a blind eye to that fact because the product is popular, when they’re really just hurting themselves and the world.

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    “When is a train most free? Is it when it goes bouncing across the field off the track? No. It is free only when it is confined to the track. Then it runs smoothly and efficiently, because that was the way that i

    Are Laws liberating?

    “When is a train most free? Is it when it goes bouncing across the field off the track? No. It is free only when it is confined to the track. Then it runs smoothly and efficiently, because that was...

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    Communities such as salt lake city are made up of distinct people; students, businessmen, workers, artists, religious figures are just some of the groups in a community. Sometimes communities can be apart of

    Do communities define us?

    Communities such as salt lake city are made up of distinct people; students, businessmen, workers, artists, religious figures are just some of the groups in a community. Sometimes communities can be apart of larger groups like the state of...

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    • PJ, I am a firm believer that you are molded by the people you are around and that is fully determined by the communities you are involved in. This is important because the people you are around are the personalities you will develop with and will in turn affect your own personality and values as a person. People tend to mold like the people they are around because they build connections with these people which makes them create similar thoughts and traits. This is something that has affected humans since we came into existence and it will continue to as long as communities stick together.

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    I chose my personal questions, “what causes all my stress?”. The reason I chose this is because the past three years of my life have been lived on at least three hours of homework a night and four hours of sle

    The stress of highschool

    I chose my personal questions, “what causes all my stress?”. The reason I chose this is because the past three years of my life have been lived on at least three hours of homework a night and four hours...

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    • PJ,

      I am satisfied with your post because I can relate to this . I feel like a lot of students do suffer from depression just by going to school. Stress plays a big factor in lots of teens lives. One things that stands out for me is when you said ” This stress causes almost all the rest of my problems in my life currently, whether that be bad health or mental health, or poor grades, which I somehow manage to maintain grades, or even a poor social life. ” This interests me because while others fall behind on school with school being what they’re stressing about , you manage to maintain good grades regardless of your personal problems.

      Regards,

      Shaunte

    • I was very interested in your article because I struggle with the majority of these issues. Also something that I relate to is that we as students struggle to maintain our grades or the amount of sleep that we get. As high school students there are some students that do work due to economical issues or in order to help their parents. Me as a student who also works struggles to sometimes maintain my grades or do homework and at the same time get the amount of hours of sleep in order to be able to manage to concentrate in school.

    • Interesting comment, PJ. I have also felt the pressure coming from school, parents, and activities. I also feel that “stress causes almost all of my problems in my life currently.” Itoday’s world, many teens are facing intense amounts of stress, and find I hard to deal with, which leads to many health problem, as you stated. These two articles will give you more insight of how to deal with stress: https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-teens.aspx and http://fosteringresilience.com/what_is_stress.php. I feel that stress is bad in high increments, so take frequent breaks and allow yourself to rest instead of persistent stressing. I appreciate you writing so thoughtfully about a personal issue, and I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

    • I like your post because I can personally relate to it being enrolled in high school as well. Reading your post actually just made me realize the struggles and stress you face around the high school part of our lives, I hope your doing well when it comes to your mental and physical state though and hope it all works out for you.

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