High School

Yoga should be a viable alternative to traditional high school gym class

High school relies too heavily on traditional models of exercise—but just because something is traditional doesn’t mean it’s beneficial to everyone. Yoga has proved itself to be a worthwhile skill to cultivate, as it promotes fitness alongside mindfulness. Because of this, we need to introduce it to high school curriculums.Continue...

‘Credit mills’ stack the odds against hard-working high-schoolers

A student’s high school transcript should speak to their academic abilities, not their ability to buy their grades.Continue...

High schools sleeping on chronic teen tiredness

Tired young people are so common, the sleepy teen has become a well-known trope. Even most adults remember the struggle of getting up early to sit at a school desk without a full night’s sleep.Continue...

How schools leave leisure reading by the wayside

Educators need to find more effective ways of encouraging literacy and independent reading among students.Continue...

Smoking out vaping spots doesn’t do enough for teens

Teenagers aren’t exactly known for their restraint and self-control. That’s why restricting their privacy isn’t likely to slow down their nicotine consumption any time soon.Continue...

There’s no need for inconsistent dress codes

A dress code that interrupts class to call a skirt “distracting” isn’t just unproductive—it’s inappropriate.Continue...

U Waterloo’s grade deflation hurts student success

A school that arbitrarily decreases grades harms its students’ long-term academic prospects.Continue...

Negotiating grades is the better argument

With careful execution, a new grading system could help focus Ontario curriculums on learning and improvement rather than numerical grades.Continue...

Divided learning is a grey area

Lumping everyone together doesn’t ensure an equal education.Continue...

High school away from home

When I was 14, I boarded a ferry with all of my possessions packed tightly in pink Rubbermaid storage boxes in the back of my father’s truck and crossed the Atlantic.Continue...

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