Friday, August 28, 2009

Interesting.....School?

What could teachers do that would make school more interesting to you?

104 comments:

  1. More fun and less work

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  2. Short and to the point- I like that! What if your work were more relevant to what you are interested in. Would you still say less work or is this about not doing boring stuff?

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  3. Teachers could make learning more fun. For example we could have more laptops to use when we do our work or finish other work. More rewards could be given when we do well.

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  4. Great idea! Laptops may even be coming your way soon. We are working on getting students more access to computers and other kinds of technology. I am glad to know we are thinking like you are. What kinds of rewards would you like to see?

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  5. Teachers need to be serious but need to learn to laugh like mrs.todd i love her and she knows jow to have fun but get work done along with cornerstone have u seen their taks scores but the teachers make it fun

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  6. Cornerstone is an incredible school- I am so glad your teacher is fun. I have to have fun when I am working- you spend too much time at work and school to be bored. What does Ms. Todd do that is so fun?

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  7. the facial hair policy is ridiculous and out dated, i do not belive that facial hair, if kept clean cut and not messy could pose as a distraction to other students.

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  8. Interesting- I hadn't thought of it that way. So, if we allowed facial hair, who determines how long it should be and what would be considered clean? Maybe the issue is not really about facial hair, but deciding what is appropriate.

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  9. since i cannot post a link, type facial hair on google images to see some examples of people who's facial hair might not be appropiate for school as well as some that would be appropriate. it just seems like an out of date rule that needs some amendments. for example I know that mustaches are allowed but very few highschoolers can even grow mustaches

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  10. what if you mande facial hair a priviliage, like a stident could only grow more than a mustache if they have no C's N's or U's and if they had no detention hours, haha you get a facial hair permit similar to a parking permit

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  11. less home work teachers give way to much homework then if u have extra curricular they want you to be there right after school you have no time to be with your family and they give us way to many test its horrible we are here to lear not worrie about our grades i mean grades are good but you need a life to and test and quizzes just make you stressed. less homework just to sum it up

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  12. I will look at the websites- it seems like you are the kind of person who looks for solutions to problems- good for you! I think the facial hair thing may be real subjective for a person to monitor, even with pictures. This isn't in my area to watch over, but I will certainly ask someone for you.

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  13. Less Homework:
    We had a group of adults and kids look at homework last year to change the way we were assigning homework in our schools. I agree that you need a life outside of school! You should look at our new homework policy (rules about what teachers can do and not do with homework). If you would like me to send it to you, I would be happy to!

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  14. NOT TO MUCH HOMEWORK.

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  15. i would like less reading books and more explaining by duing fun activities!!

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  16. WELL ITHINK SKOOL WOULD BE BETTER IF WE DIDNT HAD TO TAKE TAKS N HAVE SO MUCH WORK!!!!!

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  17. I like that if the school have more loptops it will make the class more fun.

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  18. Teachers should have us do activities in school that are fun. Instead of doing paperwork all the time we should play games that help us understand the topic in a fun way.

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  19. =)Usually LA is boring so i think that my teacher should make more games. =D

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  20. It sounds like you all would like to have chances to choose books and use technology- I coulndn't agree more. To the person who says no TAKS- GOOD FOR YOU! I can also think of better ways to know kids have learned something. TAKS is something teachers and schools have to do because it is a law- bummer huh?

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  21. We should be able to use electronic devices...
    Idk like taks

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  22. The teachers should really try to teach individual by their own needs.Adapting to them.
    Thats a true teacher, understanding each of their students needs.

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  23. I think school would be better if we didnt have to wear uniforms

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  24. All paper work is ALWAYS BORING. Its not a really good way of learning [In my opinion) because hands on is more understandable to most students.

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  25. they should give less work to the students:]

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  26. Make the class fun! Thats what i ask for. Students do NOT like boring classes thats why some skip and if the classes were fun they wouldnt want to skip.

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  27. What would make school more intresting would be if we could bring electronics

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  28. I think that if schools had laptops for us to use that would make them more fun. I would like teachers to give us less homework and work with us alot more so that we can understand better.

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  29. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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  30. If we didnt use uniform that would be fun!!! we dont like wearing uniforms to school, we would like to wear the clothes we want.

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  31. MYSPACE.

    XD

    -Raquel Yusef (SWMS)

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  32. We would like to be able to use electronics at school, that would make us happy and school more fun!!!!!

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  33. Are you all allowed to go to the library to access the technology there during the day?

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  34. the teachers could make us learn by useing cool elctronices like i pods and other stuff

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  35. I think that teachers should get right to the point instead of taking up half of our class time talking about the same thing..... or if they're not sure about something for them to get back to it later... nd it would be much better if we didnt have to worry about taks test or anything like that... tests are enough and we can learn a lot from them...

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  36. I think it would be fun if the students taught something...maybe one hour a week. Right now we are learning about clouds...could we research and share what we learn? We would like to be the one to tell the class what to do. We want to be in charge more!We want to do more experiments. Can we do like hands on science in the fourth grade? I can't wait until we do that. We want to be more active in science.

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  37. no uniform would be cool :)XDDDD

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  38. Hummm.well i agree with every one.
    We should have more games that have to do with the class,because it would make us understand the topic better.
    And we should also not have that much homework!.

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  39. ♦MAKE SCHOOL FUN! AND LESS WORK♦

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  40. i hate homework so if they take homework away and the TAKS test then that would be better... they should teach us with games and expiements

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  41. I get it loud and clear about homework!

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  42. I dont mean to be rude but does this do anything i mean besides u just listening to us does this really change anything

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  43. hheeellooo i honestly am not interested in school because they give us homework that sometimes we can't even do and when we check it if we get itworng its because we doid not get it.

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  44. teachers should make learning more fun

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  45. they could give us less work

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  46. they should let us ware whatever we want

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  47. There should be more games n less work but at the same time we can still learn alot of stuff. Also, we don't want those id holders.

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  48. Anonymous- I do not think your question is rude at all- I am glad you asked. Yes, it does make a difference, mostly in the area of teaching and learning. This is how I get good feedbak from kids to know what to put in our curriculum (what we use to teach with) and how to train our teachers. Some comment are not in my area of responsibility, but I do pass on your comments to people who do make the decisions. (like the facial hair conversations). I think you all bring up great points and I am so excited that you all take time to send me feedback. So, the answer to your question is, Yes, it does make a difference. Good for you for asking!

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  49. The teacher's should put on some good music that the students want to listen to. They also should let us get on the computer whenever we want to.

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  50. NO UNIFORMS!!!!!HI GRETTA AND INGRID=)

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  51. To all you out there that want a different dress code- do you have a forum at you school for bringing issues to the attention of your campus leaders? Have you all thought about some compromise you could work with your prinicpals? For example, what if you could have one day a week to wear what you want? Or, what if you could earn certain privileges to wear what you want (within reason- can't go crazy with it). I think you all could approach this differently and make a strong argument for why you should get some freedom. Have you all thought about this?

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  52. i think for a class to be more interesting the teacher would have to be more outgoing.. and not talk the whole class period.. i enjoy when the teacher lets us listen to the type of music we like while doing work.

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  53. No matter what if you are not interested in the subject that the teacher is teaching then it is not going to be fun most of the time i just fall asleep in class. So i think that all school schould be like college where you have the choice to pick what you think that you want to do later on in life something that you like to do then in that case its the students fault if there not interested not the teacher so that the teacher can keep doing what there doing and not have so much pressure to try and please the student.

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  54. What I think teachers can do to make school more interesting is let the class watch SportsCenter because most students can't catch up with the sport they like and it would be great for Sports and Enterment Marketing

    SpringWoodHigh

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  55. The teachers could make the classroom more active. Such as get all the kids involved in an activity that deals with the lesson, don't just stand in front of the class and lecture. That bores us students. And if we need help they can join in on the acitivty as well, because honestly some teachers look like they are bored with following the curriculum(don't know how to spell it).

    Robert Arnold

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  56. Hello I go to spring woods high school. The thing I would change about the teachers would have to be for them to relax and be less strick because sometimes they act to strick for no reason.

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  57. get to the point more projects and less tests also be more leniant with the kids if they are talking and not listening that is their own fault dont stop the entire class if one person is talking its their own fault

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  58. I think that the teachers should ease up on kids about the fact of learning. The teachers put to much pressure on kids to get a good grade. The kids are to worried about just passing the class instead of learning. So they might lead to kids cheating on papers just to get a good grade!

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  59. it would be nice if we didnt have any homework. i think without homework we can move more quicker with our assignments. also if they spend alittle bit more time with the section so everybody can understand.

    Brandon andrade

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  60. I think school would be more fun if we didn't have boring teachers. Cause some teachers make me fall asleep when they start teaching. Take one class period out of every month to take a break from class and do a fun activity. Certain amount of homework too because sometimes when I get so much homework I spend all my time worrying about school and can't have a life.

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  61. I think teachers could make class more interesting by implementing more technology to the lecture.

    -Joshv06

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  62. I have been in the public school system for awile and all I know is i do the some thing every day.Teacher try and make school fun through activities but they dont ever get to the point. I like doing hands on activities were you learn what you need to in 10 mins. and then the class should learn something else. I used to be home schooled and I could do eveything I do in a day at school in acouple of hours and more. Not only that I understood the subject better.
    Spring Woods

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  63. I would like more activites that deal with the learing subject or lesson.
    -SWSH studemt, Alex Richardson

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  64. I guess they dont have to make the work so boring but only a few of my teachers do that.

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  65. Kevin, do you feel like you came into SWHS prepared after being home schooled? It sounds like you are bored. If so, what helped you understand the subject matter better at home than you do at school?

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  66. If more teachers could be like Mrs. Janice Cummons we wouldn't have any situation with being more entertained. She's a great role model for teachers that are having problems!!!!

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  67. I think teachers should get to point with work faster. They loose their train of thought very easily it seems and as a result i have a lot more homework than I would otherwise.

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  68. They could try a little harder. Most of my teachers are so dull and teach such dry lessons. They don't even try to do something other then lecture and worksheets. I wish we could do more hands on things or something other then just worksheets.

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  69. Teachers could make school a lot more fun if we were allowed to eat in class each day and do more interactive things with friends

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  70. English should be much more fun than it is. Last year in English, we would share what we did over the weekend and it made everyone so much more comfortable. English is all about being creative, but it's hard to express yourself when your teacher makes rude comments to you and scares the living daylights out of you....
    -shs student

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  71. i would like no uniforms and less homework but enough homework so we could still learn maybe having more elective choices.becaues at soms 6th graders dont get that many elective choices and they donr get to play sports which isnt really fair
    im in 8th at Spring Oaks Middle School

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  72. I say we should have more in school projects it takes creativity and we learn but it still fun and those are my thoughts

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  73. IM FROM SWMS AND I WANT TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES BEFORE THE BELL

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  74. i want LAPTOPS!=D
    i personally have a computer.Not the latest one but i dont care what kind it is.Im very good at designing stuff like arts and stuff.i think it would be great to have computers with internet.

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  75. What i really want in my teachers to get to the point faster and tell more stories about them selves. Sometimes the teachers can go on and on about how to do this and that, i want it to be shorter. That's all i got to say!

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  76. hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  77. I think teachers should have us do a lot of hands on things. I dont mean to be rude but it can get really boring just sitting there listening to a teacher talk. I would really like if all the teachers had us do fun interactive work.

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  79. i think that our teachers should have more projects and not like look in the the book and write a summary about the topic like diarammas and posters and cool stuff like that!

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  80. I think teachers should do more stuff with groups. It is a good way to meet new people. Wouldn't you rather meet a new friend than here a teacher talk all day.

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  81. Teachers could make school more intresting by not talking the whole time cause it gets boiring when all they do is talk

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  82. I think that they should let us play educational games that are educational and fun. Like in 7th grade, there was this game that was about the begining of the U.S with the colonies. I think that it was really fun and I would like to see more games like that. I f tou want to search it up and see how it is, it is called Virtual History. It is really fun!

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  83. losen up!!!!!!!!!!

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  84. I like it when we do hands on activities in the class, and that goes for all the subjects. Some classes can get pretty boring when all we do is sit and take notes for hours.


    Cornerstone academy

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  85. I go to a school where classes are mixed together. Like, math is mixed with science and language arts is mixed with history. It really makes things more interesting. I think more schools should start teaching this way.

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  86. TO make school more intersting more games would be good. When we are learning new things in class its more fun to use a game to learn than taking notes. Also having sports teams like other schools..... ( I'm from Cornerstone Academy). It would be nice to be able to use our cell phones and ipods while we work in our classes.

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  87. the 6th graders at our school are getting itouchs in class to work on. sadly they didnt have them when i was in 6th grade (now i'm in 7th grade). our computers are dinosaurs!

    cornerstone academy

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  88. every other school in our school district has sports and we don't i feel left out what can i do to get sports at our school?


    cornerstone academy

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  89. I thik we should have more hands on activitys in laguage arts and social studys

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  90. I am proud that we have a such thing as stream because a lot of people do need more time on things. ECSPECIALLY ALGEBRA!!!! That is so hard!


    Cornerstone Academy

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  91. we want sports

    cornerstone

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  92. we want sports


    cornerstone

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  93. we want sports


    cornerstone

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  94. all classrooms should have Itouches and not just 6th grade



    conerstone academy

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  95. Hi, im a curret student at cornerstone academy. They could teach social studies at a more fun rate even though it's pretty coool. Ms.todd is teaching spanish and I think that she's doing a great joobbb.

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  96. Instead of having teachers teach us, why not we teach them? For only one hour, we could have them do their lessons, and the next hour, we students will teach them! We can teach them how to play the wii, dance, how NOT to give homework, etc. This is a fun way of saying that teachers, can't be teachers, unless they leanr more from their students! It would be great, and i think everyone should agree on that! Learning new things gives a point of knowledge everyday!

    ---cornerstone academy
    janet dahri

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  97. Hi i am from cornerstone academy! at my school, we have CESIT and we get to choose whatever we want! But i think we should have more better classes, becuase some of these classes get pretty boring, and i really want something fun, like something that coudld interest so many people could come to that class. Why can't students teach a class! Anyways, i think all middle school should have this kind of classes, it helps them make many skills through out their life.

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  98. Our teachers should give us a little less homework. When they teach subjects it needs to be more interesting because sometimes I feel bored in school. 5th Grader at Housman

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  99. To make the school a better place I think you should have more good books and make the school bigger whit stairs to the classes.You should change the pizza to the pizza hot,pizza.Im a 5th grader.

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  100. IM IN SEVENTH GRRADE.... I THINK WE NEED LESS HOMEWORK OR NO HOMEWORK BECAUSE WHAT IS THE POINT??? I MEAN THEY SAAY YOOH ARE GOING TO "FORGET WHAT YOU LEARNED" BUT MOST OF US !!!!DOO NOT!!!!! HAVE SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  101. I think we should do more hands on activities during class. I would actually be looking foward to class instead of moaning and groaning that I dont want to go to school. Class would actually be exciting to go to.

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