Welcome to the engage2learn Leading Learners blog series! We asked students across the state of Texas to write blogs about improving education. For their first assignment, they tackled the topic, “How can schools keep learners more engaged?”
Hear what Harlingen CISD student Sage has to say about his experience in school, and how it can be improved.
One of the biggest problem in schools is trying to get students engaged and motivating them to excel. These are some matters that I believe the schools could improve to have successful, driven students.
I believe that students need to have more challenging curriculum. For example, when I am challenged at school I yearn for more information about the topic. In doing so, I get attached to this new knowledge and strive to know it the best I possibly can. If the schools made the curriculum more difficult, I believe it would affect the students in the same way that it occurs to me.
In addition, it has been scientifically proven that students have a higher rate of understanding information when they learn from a classmate. I strongly agree with these statistics because when I am having trouble understanding a topic I turn to my fellow classmates for peer tutoring.
Lastly, students do well when they have a self paced classroom. This would also benefit those students who are in need of more one on one help with the teacher.
If schools implement these actions, it would encourage students to be more engaged and willing to learn with a growth mindset.
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