Chantelle Prince
Chantelle Prince

Children are people now, not just potential on legs!
10 minutes is definately not enough time for lunch! School is meant to benefit the children not just get them out of thier parents way! At least for primary school, hours should not be extended, play is childrens work.
For the teenagers, if hours are extended then homework should either decrease or be what they are doing in those extra hours. Give the kids more choices, its always easier to excel in what you are interested in. Time to...

Children are people now, not just potential on legs!
10 minutes is definately not enough time for lunch! School is meant to benefit the children not just get them out of thier parents way! At least for primary school, hours should not be extended, play is childrens work.
For the teenagers, if hours are extended then homework should either decrease or be what they are doing in those extra hours. Give the kids more choices, its always easier to excel in what you are interested in. Time to debate and investigate issues facing the world would be great for older kids.

Mutangana Herman
Mutangana Herman
  • Chantelle Prince

for sure ! you are totally right! anyway how are u doing? nice to meet.

Chantelle Prince
Chantelle Prince
  • Chantelle Prince

Thanks :D I'm doing pretty good. It may be that more parents would be opposed to longer school hours if they were'nt under financial pressure and employer pressure to work long hours. This would surely be moreso in a nation without much social welfare to fall back on. I do not understand women who fob off thier babies to strangers so they can go to work, stuff the mortgage, the kids are more important!

Chantelle Prince
Chantelle Prince
  • Chantelle Prince

The kinder we treat our kids the kinder the following generation will be

Jim Ingersoll
Jim Ingersoll

First determine where the low achievement scores are, then fill in the gaps with... hi intensity..hi interest..hi results curriculum activities. If a kid can memorize every level of a video game and still can’t memorize the times tables..it tells you something about the teaching and the curriculum.

Rachel Limas
Rachel Limas
  • Jim Ingersoll

Oh boy... That was a kick in the pants!! lol Indy can't seem to retain the times tables. So we started counting by numbers. After 6 yrs of doing times tables you would think he would get it! But he forgets every summer, even with esy. sigh... I really like my Aunt's idea of using it for teaching real life skills... coping skills, "street smarts," skills for home life and job interviews! They also need to know what their options are if they need help. Role playing and excursions for...

Oh boy... That was a kick in the pants!! lol Indy can't seem to retain the times tables. So we started counting by numbers. After 6 yrs of doing times tables you would think he would get it! But he forgets every summer, even with esy. sigh... I really like my Aunt's idea of using it for teaching real life skills... coping skills, "street smarts," skills for home life and job interviews! They also need to know what their options are if they need help. Role playing and excursions for practicing those skills would improve everything else for kids. When they have confidence in themselves, the whole world opens up to them!!! I wish they had put social/life skills as an option!!

Samuel Roth
Samuel Roth

3 week summer break--balance of time in school-- parents should be responsible and raise their children--don't expect the school system to be a substitute for parenting--- find time to spend with offspring and encourage them to achieve educational goals--Support teachers!

Angela Hembree
Angela Hembree
  • Samuel Roth

Agreed what has happened and why would we be even considering this is terrible thing for our children REALLY!!!!!

Deanna Cayton Timon
Deanna Cayton Timon

Longer Hours of School they Would Be Burnt Out! I Had Voted on Science by accident Meant to Vote on ARTS! Thank you! ~

Deanna Cayton Timon
Deanna Cayton Timon
  • Deanna Cayton Timon

Hello, Jennie! Yes of course Welcome, Aboard! ;-))

Esther Joan
Esther Joan

More emphasis should be placed on the basics such as reading, spelling(!), arithmetic and penmanship. In my view, educators are piling too much "learning" on poor foundations and students are ill prepared for the higher grades when their basic reading, spelling and basic math skills are lacking.
If days are extended, homework should be cut way back allowing children more time for being involved with extra-curricular activities.

Mutangana Herman
Mutangana Herman

it's really difficult for them to spend their extra time because of how much studies they are doing,
surely it's better to have both long rest and study so you sometimes find students are stressed caused by having so many courses. I reall understand that as I am too, on another hand we need skilled man nowadays then no why of complaining for such thing related to studies. I know and see and understand better referring to my university, things are much running here. bye!

Ana-Maria Silva
Ana-Maria Silva

also this pole makes no sense, the science or the arts? did Leonardo the Vinci not prove the two like the right side and left side of the brain work together? maybe it's the parents that should go back to school? aha ah...please grow up....they say...

Ana-Maria Silva
Ana-Maria Silva

shool days should only be extended from children who prefer this to be alone at home in front of the T.V. for their parents are not there for them...

Walt Seely
Walt Seely

This is an age old debate and stems from the minds of those who believe that "more is always better." In reality, what is needed is better quality school days, not longer. That requires a break from traditional thinking and doubtfully will appeal to many. For those who think that "more is better," have a look at the millions of overweight Americans! Or maybe even our wars!

Barbara Miller
Barbara Miller

I don't think it will benefit the students if the school day is extended. Students can only absorb so much before their brain is on overload and then they do not retain all of what they have learned. Especially your elementary students.

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