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Posted by: | Posted on: March 9, 2019

Controversy Over Sex Education in Schools

Education about sex in school children is crucial. However, the delivery techniques for school children and the material that will be said need to be ignored carefully.

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal found that. In at least 10 different countries, schoolchildren don’t like the techniques they are taught about sex in school.

In the study, all scientists analyzed 55 young people ranging in age from 12 to 18 years. They are included as students who have received education about sex in their schools in some countries, including the United States, Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Iran, Brazil, and Sweden

The research was carried out during the period between 1990 and 2015. The result was that each student in those countries turned out to have the same view about sex education in their school, that is, all of them viewed it as not exciting and not entirely empirical which made them feel comfortable.

The researchers then identified the two biggest problems in sex education. First, the school did not make subject sex education or specialized training eyes like English or mathematics.

Like those two important training subjects, sex education requires the teaching skills of a teacher with a high level of understanding about the topic.

“They do not take into account that sex is a potentially embarrassing topic and creates anxious students,” said Pandora Pound, a researcher in the public health research methodology at the University of Bristol in England for Time, Monday (03/10/2016).

“The results make the whole splashy feel awkward,” he continued.

The second problem is that schools seem to deny or do not recognize that their students are sexually active. This creates information irrelevant because it includes superficiality.

There are some tips students need, such as telling students about community health services, for example, what should be done if they are pregnant or the pros and cons of the many types of birth control.

Students also expect the teacher not to be too vulgar to make them embarrassed to hear it or too scientific to not understand it.

But among the ugliest parts of sex education for students is that their teachers too often say them.

So the need for training for teachers providing sex education materials and the right limits for each age in understanding sex education until the goal is achieved is to minimize and even ward off children under the age of ‘husband and wife’ relationships that they have not yet understood and emulated from people irresponsible adults.

Posted by: | Posted on: February 16, 2019

5 Benefits of Extracurricular Activities for Children

For children who are in school, pursuing extracurricular work in addition to the formal education they get in the study room is essential.

This activity can help children develop their potential. Although sometimes as parents we want children to concentrate on their academic education, but occasionally you must not care about them to have other useful work.

Because continuous learning is not suitable for a child’s psychological development, if it is not uncommon to be forced to learn, children will be easily bored, and the affair will harm their skills in receiving lessons. This is why not caring about children taking extracurricular work is very urgent for their growth process.

In addition to the many benefits above, there are five other uses for outside work or extracurricular work for children. Among these are,

1. Children will learn the technique of managing time

By participating in extracurricular work children will have not a few activities that require them to have the skills to manage their time well. Teach children the importance of priority. If you are accustomed to having not a few activities and can do management good times when adults children will grow into individuals who are disciplined, committed, and responsible. (Read more: The Important Role of Schools in Establishing Children’s Personality).

2. Children will be more confident

One of the goals of extracurricular work is to develop children’s potential and talent in one or many fields. If children can develop their potential well, they can indirectly foster confidence that was not previously possessed.

Skills and abilities in a field will make children feel they are special. The following feelings create their self-confidence present so that tomorrow the child can be a healthy individual and not a phobia to indicate who they are.

3. Children will have good social skills

Based on information from Jenny Edmons in her book, Murdoch University School of Psychology, extracurricular work can train children’s skills to socialize and interact with their surroundings.

As you know, extracurricular work is often followed by many students with the same talent and interests background even though their school or study room is different. Because of meeting new people, children will automatically develop their skills to socialize and interact.

4. Children can drain their energy and creativity

Do we have children who are too active and agile? If so, channel their superiority through extracurricular work that is in demand. One of the benefits of out-of-school work is to direct children’s talents and interests, including the energy and creativity they have.

So even though they have active children, they will not grow into stubborn individuals because we have channeled the energy superiority to positive work.

5. Children will avoid the risk of stress

When someone has to do not a few activities, one of a series of routines that must be followed each day, it could be to get bored quickly and suffer stress will increase. This also applies to children. School activities and dwelling tasks can make them exposed to anxiety and depression.

For this matter not to occur, there are always necessary activities with extracurricular work that they are interested in. Doing a favored business will help children through their busy days with happy hearts because extracurricular work can be therapy as well as an opportunity to relax from a boring routine.

Well, that’s the number of benefits of extracurricular work for children. Hopefully, the information above is useful.

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2019

12 The Role of Teachers in The Learning Process

In teaching and learning work, the teacher has a rather important role in creating the sciences that are taught to be accepted by existing students.

Not only does it play a role in educating the sciences, but there also is not a little role for the teacher in the learning process. Well, this time will be discussed further about the role of the teacher in the process of teaching and learning activities.

1. Teacher As Educator

Teachers are educators, leaders, role models and identifications for the students in their students and their environment. Therefore, indeed being a teacher must have specific standards and qualities that must be met. As a teacher, it is mandatory to have a sense of responsibility, independence, authority, and discipline that can be used as examples for students.

2. Teacher As Teacher

Train learning activities will be provoked by various factors in it, ranging from maturity, motivation, relationships between students and teachers, the level of freedom, verbal skills, teaching skills in communication, and security. If this factor can be fulfilled, the work of learning to train can be carried out well. The teacher must be able to create something clear to the students, even skilled to solve various problems.

3. Teachers as Learning Resources

The role of the teacher as a learning resource will be very related to the skills of the teacher to master the existing training material. So when students ask something, the teacher can swiftly and responsively reply to student questions by using language that is easier to understand.

4. Teacher as Facilitator

The role of a teacher as a facilitator is in submitting services so students can quickly receive and know the subject matter. So that later the learning process will become more effective and efficient.

5. Teachers as Counselors

The teacher can be mentioned as a travel guide, which is based on his knowledge and experience and has a sense of responsibility in the smooth running of the journey. This journey is not only physical but also a more residential and deep mental, creative, moral, emotional and spiritual journey.

6. Teacher as Demonstrator

The teacher has a role as a demonstrator is to have a role which can indicate attitudes that can inspire students to do the same things can be even better.

7. The teacher as manager

In the process of teaching and learning work, the teacher has a role in holding control of the climate contained in the state of the learning process. It can be likened if the teacher becomes the captain who holds the steering wheel and takes the boat on a comfortable and safe journey. A teacher must be able to make the atmosphere of the learning room conducive and comfortable.

8. Teacher As Advisor

The teacher has the role of being an advisor to his students as well as to the parents, even though the teacher does not have specialized training to be an advisor. Students will always be faced with the need to make a decision, and in the process, it requires teacher help. For the teacher to know well his role as an advisor and a more profound belief person, the teacher should examine the psychology of personality.

9. Teacher as an Innovator

The teacher translates empirically in the future into a more meaningful life for his students. Because the age of the teacher and student is probably too far away, then surely the teacher has more experience than the students. The teacher’s job is to translate valuable empirical and intelligence into more sophisticated languages which students can accept.

10. Teachers As Motivators

The process of learning work will be successful if the students inside are highly motivated. The teacher has a crucial role in growing motivation and motivation in students in learning.

11. Teacher As Coach

The process of education and learning certainly requires skills lessons, whether it’s intellectual or motoric. In this matter, the teacher will act as a trainer to develop these skills. This is more emphasized in the 2004 curriculum which has a competency basis. Without the lessons, surely a teacher will not be able to indicate mastery of basic competencies and not be proficient in skills that match the standard lessons.

12. Teachers as elevators

After the learning process takes place, surely a teacher must assess the results that have been carried out during the learning work. This evaluation is not merely to evaluate the success of students to reach goals in teaching and learning work. But it also becomes an evaluation for the success of the teacher in the implementation of teaching and learning work.

Now that is the role of the teacher in the learning process that you need to know. Because his character is quite important and influential, it is not wrong if the teacher is known as the Hero of Service. So naturally, if we respect and glorify existing teachers.

Posted by: | Posted on: December 4, 2018

The Important Role of Schools in Establishing Children’s Personality

Child behavior is a symptom of successful socialization that is not little done by the factors that shape the child’s identity.

After you know that the first thing that is very influential in the socialization of the shape of the child’s character is the family, in this article, you will discuss the second vital thing in the socialization of children to make a child who has the identity desired by family, environment, and society.

Schools are educational institutions and institutions that play an essential role in the dissemination of. The school becomes the learning environment of values and norms that are carried out after the family, where children spend almost half of the day in school.

The crucial role of teachers as a substitute for parents as the most reliable socialization media here. All formats for receiving socialization are carried out by all school components classified as teachers as the primary media. So the determinant of the success of the school in forming a proper identity towards the school through several factors and components that must take place synergistically and functionally.

Here are some indicators of a school in assessing the success of socialization in determining the identity of a child. The factor of a competent teacher is the first part that a school must have. The teacher becomes a communication media for socialization in schools, where a child will receive information directly from the teacher, the values and norms will be directly intact.

Personal abilities and the ability of teachers to be urgent for children, not many children who idolize a teacher because of the child’s admiration of the individual teacher, the child makes a role model for his personality.

Besides that the teacher must also have a charismatic side to the child so that the child will feel respect for the teacher as well as the values and norms taught for the child, lately there are not a few child problems that oppose the teacher at school to challenge to fight, see the problem is not few factors that influence these problems one of which is the individual strength of a teacher himself. The teacher’s skills are considered urgent in compiling and directing the child’s identity.

Furthermore, the format and quality of the school institution itself, a good system, the availability of adequate facilities, the quality of excellent teachers and the functioning of all elements in the school institution are essential determinants of identity which affect the child.

All of this will correlate with the stigma and prestige of the school itself. Schools with excellent quality will make students who are weighty quality seen from many indicators. Schools that have good stigma and prestige will want to implement better conditions, to the extent that discipline will be applied in its entirety.

A good school will be a positive stereotype for children who study in the school to the point that the community’s view is right. Most parents will assume to send their children to the school that is guaranteed from all aspects because they think that the quality of a right school will educate their children better. Here we see that the quality of the school is seen in terms of quality is indeed quite influential.

Another factor is the functioning of all institutional elements in schools, schools that have a more residential organizational structure because of being able to organize all their students in shaping that identity.

We know that several schools in Indonesia have a system of andragogy and pedagogy that in general, you meet, for now, andragogy is considered very relevant because children are released to look for all their potential with school support.

The institutional elements of the school here are all the benefits of the organization in the school starting from the structural teachers, intra and extracurricular organizations, school discipline movements, counseling guidance to students and still not a few more.

In the personality development of extracurricular work, the value is quite crucial in shaping the identity of the child. Also, disciplinary and counseling institutions must also be professionally useful to assess the emotional side of a child, and the child will receive information that is difficult to withstand many aspects, school counseling guidance is desired to be able to help a child so that negative information can be accepted. And once again all of these institutions are affiliated in a structure at school.

The last is the implementation of local wisdom culture and habits that must be carried out at school. Primary schools are the door to realize this system so that they can apply it to the level of lectures.

We know that a class is a miniature of society where many types of culture, values, and norms that are socialized by parents gather in one school container. The role of the school becomes very urgent in realizing customary culture as local wisdom here.
Children are taught to be able to accept differences, mutual respect, tolerance, tolerance and synergy with fellow students. Then the role of schools is urgent to function all institutional elements in schools, especially teachers.

As a parent, you should listen to a school starting from a quality, the school’s culture to the quality and accreditation of teachers at school because parents will entrust their children to an institution forming their children’s identity in addition to their family.