The Problem with Not Being a Problem

September 14, 2017

 

Contrary to what we might think, there are some possible hidden disadvantages to NOT being a “problem child.”

 

  • The student is bored to death by the homework, but the teacher has no idea or isn’t concerned about it.

  • The student receives very little attention, because the teacher is spending her time managing other kids who are causing more trouble or need more help.

  • A bright student who causes no fuss can spend hours of their school day being unengaged, unproductive, and not learning.

  • If the teacher is unable to get to know each child individually, they are unable to stretch their minds and your child won’t have the “ah-hah” moments that are so important in education.

  • These smart students often test well, and then feel turned off by homework, which for them is mere “busywork.”

  • Parents may feel that they have to supplement their children’s education, and wonder what the school is doing with their students for so many hours a day.

  • Parents may also feel that the teacher doesn’t truly know their child, and how smart and capable they are.  

  • Your gut tells you that your child’s educational situation isn’t quite right.

  • Children who were initially excited about school can lose their enthusiasm.

  • Good students become invisible. Are they being stretched, helped, and pushed to excel?

  • All kids hate school, right? No, children don’t naturally hate school. Children love learning and love exploring new things. Hating school is a learned attitude based on their experiences.

  • Dialog might sound something like:

                “So how was your day?” 

                “Fine.”

                “What did you do?” 

                “Nothing.”

 

At Arches Academy, we strive to teach in a way that will excited them, engage them, and create an enthusiasm for learning. One of the most common statements we hear from new parents is that they didn’t know education could be like this. Call 801-374-5480 to schedule a tour today!

 

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