if you are still a student what would be your dream school?

Calgary, Alberta
March 31, 2011 1:29am CST
[Warning, this is a fantasy thread, if you are not into this kind of stuff get out} Lets say you will be a teenager or a child again , what kind of school you would like to be in? If I will be a student again, I would like to have less classmates so teachers will be have easier time to focus on making students learn and there will be less space for bullying and social cliques. There will also be weekly psychological theraphy for students so they can develop better as citezens, This will also help to stop bullying and peer pressure. PE will be diverse, instead of being force to study every freaking sport, students can just focus with a single sport they were interested in. There will be also subjects that are optional, I thinks students should focus in subjects they can use for their careers. The subjects will be: Mathematics (I hate Math but the Math teachers will be the ones who knows how to make this heck of disgusting subject to be easy to learn) Science-instead of being forced to study every freakign branch of science , students can choose witch branch of science they wanted to focus on. Language: students can choose 2 foreign languages they want to study English- Its my fave subject so.... Local language- I love my local language so it will be present. History-My fave subject arts- students should not be forced to study every freakin arts, They will ahve choices, if they want fine arts, they can go with fine arts, if they want culinary arts, they can have it. If they want music they can have it, I think its better to give students focus in the arts they were interested it instead of being forced to study everything.... to make it short, students can choose their subjects and fields they want to specialiZe with, Somethign that will make sense to their career path,.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
31 Mar 11
I would like go to a school where there are both compulsory and optional subjects. When I was at school most of the subjects were compulsory. I think that some compulsory subjects are neccesary, but in my dream school the students have lots of optional subjects. English would be a compulsory subject, but the students would be able to combine it with optional foreign languages. For instanse if you plan to spend some time in France after high school you would be able to choose French lessons, if you plan on working in German company after school you could choose German etc. In science I think that the students should have a basic introduction to maths, physics and chemistry and afterwards they should be able to choose which branch they want to focus on. In my dreamschool there would be lots of creative subjects like arts and music. In arts the students should be able to choose between drawing, painting, sculpture lessons etc and in the music lessons the students should have the chance to learn the musical instrument that they are interested in or choose singing lessons instead. Some theoretical subjects and some creative subjects would be compulsory, but the students should be able to choose extra theoretical lessons or extra creative lessons depending on their interests.
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@mcowiti (232)
• Kenya
31 Mar 11
Very innovative piece of advice to the educationists there, but the problem lies with those who propose and run education programs. They choose what they think is best for students and omit what they think is not good. That is what describe most systems in schools and we cannot decide for ourselves and by that your dream will just remain at that stage.
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Apr 11
yeah indeed its inovative, My dream school is a bit like that but I like the so called "small school system" I want less classmates so there will be less distractions and I wotn socially suffer. I heard the bigegr the classroom the more chance of bullies to emerge and there is a study that "small class" system gives student a better social life compared to bigger classes where social cliques emerge. While in smaller classes peopel of different interest where able to bond.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
7 Apr 11
Hi mcowiti! I agree with you when you say that a school like that will probably just remain a dream, and dont think that the people in charge would accept ideas like that. One of the problems would be the money. I think that it would be great if the students have a lot of different subjects to choose from, but they would need to hire many different teachers and I think that would be too expensive. Hi CaptAlbertWhisker! You write about the small school system. How many students would there be in a your dream class? I would also prefer a relatively small class so that it would be easier to get to know eachother. In big classes cliques are more likely to emerge and students tend to stick to the same people instead of speaking to many different classmates, that is my experience. On the other hand it is also important that the class isn't too small. In a very small class it is not easy to have a discussion, and you don't have the chance to hear many different perspectives or new ideas.
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• Philippines
31 Mar 11
I think here in the Philippines that kind of system applies. If I do have a choice My Dream school would be Ateneo De Manila University. That school is known here in our Country. Most of the Students their are very talented and very Intelligent. How I wish when I was young I realized that School is the best among rest.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Apr 11
Ateneo is a prestigious school that exist since the Spanish colonial era, I know many students are dying to be there. It has too many students though....
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
31 Mar 11
Well since this is a fantasy thread *grins* It would be like Harry Potter school, same castle, same uniforms, only instead of learning magic, we would learn all there is to know about the paranormal world, we would do experiments, there would be no party poopers, all the students will be interesting in the paranormal world. On Sundays instead of going to church we would go to art class; draw and paint for hours. No math once you REALLY get the basics. History, of course, we will learn not only about our country but world history instead. For Science, we would get to dissect dragons, spiders,etc. Oh, and we would be allow to choose between writing science fiction books or PE.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Apr 11
In my next life I wish I was Japanese, So I willw ear cool school informs at highschool. Darn it I was not able to wear a Japanese schoolboy uniform in my teens T_T. Also having Japanese schoolgirls as classmates will be anime heaven for me.... but wont think of it anymore. Not age appropriate for me....
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@topffer (36022)
• Svalbard And Jan Mayen
31 Mar 11
Hello Albert, "its better to give students focus in the arts they were interested it instead of being forced to study everything..." For me, you are taking a wrong way : to be able to be interested in something you need to have at least a correct idea about it -- sports included --. So, we must first learn everything, then progressively specialize ourselves. It is what is done everywhere today : you learn everything when you are a kid, you can choose partially what you want to learn in high school -- more sciences, or more arts, or more languages... --, you chose really a specialization in college, and you finish by a very specialized work with your PhD. "I hate Math but the Math teachers will be the ones who knows how to make this heck of disgusting subject to be easy to learn" It is not only for Math that pedagogy is important. A subject that we find interesting is always easier to learn than a boring one. I am not sure that there is a 100% working method : some students deal easily with abstract math when others need practical examples of applications to get an interest in it. I will not deny that some teachers have more skills than others though. But why, each time a minister of Education changes, he wants to put a new reform in schools ? And the following does exactly the contrary than the previous in his own reform... I understand that "your" reform is only dreamed and that you do not want to be minister of Education in your country.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Apr 11
actually there were curriculums like that, where students have choice to focus on the skills they wanted and pick their subjects, sadly in my case I was forced fed with everything, I guess its one of the reason i didnt go to college. In my country Chinese schools have their unique way of teaching Math that most of their students are really good in Math. My parents forced me to study in a public school during elementary years and It harmed me academically, they make me moved to a private school during highschool and I was eaten alive bones and all
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
31 Mar 11
We used to have that kind of PE class way back high school. We can play whatever sport we want. I would also like to have less classmates so that our teacher can have focus.
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Apr 11
The PE of my school sucks, we are forced to study everythign but boys can only play basketball and girls can only play volleyball, I never liked basketball to begin with. I was more into sports that are 1 on 1, I prefer it because I'm notm a team player.... LOL
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
5 Apr 11
When I was in college, the tools for playing like the jumping ropes, balls, racket etc are available for us. We can play what we wanted. Although, there are times that we have to play a specific game like basketball or volleyball, it didn't took a long time. We just had to be seen on the court.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
31 Mar 11
Hi Captain Hmmm... If I get a chance I would study at any school that has the teachers who taught me at school to teach me all over again. But yes, no Maths, Physics and Biology this time...Please... I am scared of Maths, Physics as they involve so many calculations and the Biology... I cannt draw even a single straight line without a ruler So if they had Biology without the drawings, it can be fun for me