Students at PRHS,  but also other schools, are  refusing to go to their classes, but what’s the reason behind it? According to Carl Azuz from schoolsofthough “about 15% of the K-12 population – are out of school 18 or more days of the school year.” There’s many reasons as to why students would not go to their classes. Some of the reasons may include problems at home, lack of motivation, their teacher, not seeing a point to it, or simply because they don’t want to. A lot of students don’t show up to class because they might have a test that they aren’t ready for or that they don’t want to take. A sophomore at PRHS said “Today in the morning I didn’t show up to class because we had MAP testing.” Teachers, parents, and friends highly affect how often students go to school. “Students who feel self-conscious about their academic abilities may also try every tactic to get out of going to school,” says a writer from learningliftoff. When a student doesn’t feel comfortable in a classroom with the teacher and/or the other students in the class, they won’t learn as much.According to Stacey Goodman from edutopia, “When students are able to make this connection via “teaching through relationships,” they begin to see themselves as co-learners along with their teachers, as well as with the greatest minds in history.” Feeling comfortable in a class not only physically but also mentally can allow the student to be more open with learning and participating. When surveying 57 students at PRHS asking them if teachers affected their learning, 66% of the students said that teachers do and many stated how. One freshman at PRHS said, “Yes because more interactive lessons in class will have the students more interested during class.” According to, “ No matter the cause of your students’ misbehavior, taking the time to understand their situation and demonstrating how much you care is crucial to managing their conduct.” Not every teacher knows how to teach and how to adapt to the types of learners they have and when they don’t care enough to make slight changes, students start to not care either. Angel Mejia, a sophomore at PRHS said “Some classes are super boring because the teacher doesn’t even teach the class.” “A junior at PRHS said, “Yes some of them don’t even know what they are teaching so when I see that I don’t pay attention to them.” Just like students can affect and distract other students learning, teachers behavior can affect students learning as well. Like a writer from pridereadingprogram said, “ Many teachers may not be aware of their actions towards a particular student in the classroom but their students become aware of them.” Teachers’ behavior can be reflected by a student, and that’s what starts to damage the students future.

Alyssa Frigillana reading her book and staying focused on school.



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