QUOTE(hi-C @ Feb 6 2009, 10:12 PM)
... I'd also like to see PE mandatory all four years and perhaps a nutrition class (like for real, none of that stupid stuff you do in Health class). It'll help with adolescent obesity. ... And every student should be required to take an arts class, especially music.
I totally agree with the mandatory PE & nutrition classes. At my high school we had to take 2 semesters of PE & 2 semesters of some type of health/nutrition class in order to graduate. And that's nothing, really. Sometimes the activities the teacher made us do didn't even break a sweat. I also agree about the art classes. They should add more classes, imo. Because when I was in high school, the art classes they offered were Art, Ceramics, & Schola Cantorum (choir). I think some more variety would make kids more interested.
QUOTE(Joannnnnne @ Feb 7 2009, 01:03 AM)
A lot of the possible courses Natalia listed seem helpful and all... but I think if those classes were available, not many people would sign up for them and they'll just get shut down. Or people would take them because they're 'easy As' and not really take them seriously. And how do you even grade people on things like relationships and meditation?
Yeah. "/ Which is why they should be mandatory.
QUOTE(Gigi @ Feb 7 2009, 01:32 AM)
And psychology too, only because it really broadens your understanding of human thinking and behaviour and the science behind how you behave can really open your mind to other things.
I really like your psychology suggestion. Didn't think of that one. I also think it would help us with critical thinking to help us think outside of the box, you know? Or actually put some thought into something instead of just stating the obvious.
QUOTE(hypnotique @ Feb 7 2009, 07:55 AM)
i think we need to focus on offering more vocational training programs for high schoolers like the way my school did it.In junior and senior year your had the option of going to this school called TCD and you did stuff that perked your interest (auto body technician,firefighter/paramedic sciences,culinary arts,child development, computer networking,graphic design shit like that.
Because lets face it not every kid is going to go off to some expensive ass university to get a degree. and not every kid is book savvy they are the hands on type and these programs really help it blossom out.
So true. The training would help a lot of kids out. Especially now that a lot of seniors in high school don't know what they want to do with their lives. I also think that a course in choosing a career would help a lot.
QUOTE(shanaynay @ Feb 7 2009, 09:35 AM)
Second languages other than french and spanish... I want some Japanese or German.
Yes. Because let's face it, spanish & french aren't the only languages in the world. I mean they may be the most common ones but some diversity wouldn't hurt.
Do you guys think our parents should be teaching us these things or schools?