Category: Student Behavior

Sleep and Teenagers: Why Teens Need More Sleep Than Adults

Sleep and Teenagers: Why Teens Need More Sleep Than Adults

As children grow and move to teenage level, they become at the significant stage of their growth and development. Therefore, at this stage, they need more sleep than adults. The average teen needs about eight to nine hours of sleep each night to feel attentive and refreshed. Many factors keep teens from getting enough sleep and one of the reasons is – early schooling. Continue reading “Sleep and Teenagers: Why Teens Need More Sleep Than Adults”

How Dancing Impacts Students Academic Performance

How Dancing Impacts Students Academic Performance
By Ahmad Amirali

Last week, I experimented an activity with students that include dancing. Usually, I start my class session with the recap from the previous session, and for that, I use PowerPoint and animated games and review videos. Use of tech and animations in lesson activities is one of my strength as I use it heavily in my classrooms. From animated maps to the 3d paper model of the globe. However, my students now easily predict that they will be going to witness or experience new animation or related activity. Continue reading “How Dancing Impacts Students Academic Performance”

Why Do Students Cheat in Exams? | The Concept of Predictable Irrationality

Why We Cheat? | The Concept of Predictable Irrationality
By Ahmad Amirali

Yesterday one of my students, who is in now in high school, came to me, sharing the good news about his achievement in a school exam. As conversation proceeds, he asked me ‘sir why do we cheat? What difference does it make if a person succeeded by cheating others and a person who did not cheat at all? Well, this question is not new to me as the pupils usually ask when they caught up doing cheating in exams or observe any cheating in the classroom. However, this question reminds me of a year old TEDx video of Dan Ariely, who shared his hospital experience when he severely burnt and talked about the concept of ‘Predictable Irrationality’. Continue reading “Why Do Students Cheat in Exams? | The Concept of Predictable Irrationality”