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DSM-Mercy
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Will posting students grade on bulletin boards publicly motivate them or humiliate them?

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Started: 4/13/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Jrojas

Con

Humiliating someone isn't going to help them focus or to succeed In trying to do better. Posting someone's grade on the bulletin will just make them feel pressurized and worse on what their grades are. In order to prove a point to someone or push them to do better doesn't mean to point out their weakness as a joke. Instead their weakness should be acknowledge within themselves in understanding the effects if they do better. Now someone walking pass the hall and seeing their grades way lower then the rest ..OK? What difference is that going to make . Obviously the person knew they was going to do bad due to knowing the circumstances of their actions. You will just show them what they already know. You aren't helping them notice anything but to keep doing what they are doing .. as a college student or even a student in HS no one knows the stage of someone personal life. Posting there grades will just be humiliation and no type of motivation. I will honestly be like OK. And keep it moving . That's great that someone else got a higher grade than me what that has to do with me? . Tomorrow the person will come to school or go home with the same mentality they left their house with. everyone is different in other words everyone learn differently .& just because she got a better grade them me doesn't mean I will wake up tomorow at 5 to me on time for class at 7. There's other ways someone can make someone acknowledge their weakness. Causing Humiliation just pushes them more to do what they please on doing on a regular then trying something new. or even worst the person can begin feeling so down to the point of giving up. In order to make a change you need to understand what is going on. Some people don't notice their problem until someone tells them. And in this case someone isn't conversing to them about it just putting them in the hot seat. I disagree with this way and its a waste of time to point out someone's lows thinking it will make a god damn difference.If someone post it up your grade will that help you succeed in anyway? You walk to the bulletin board and see that 'Diana got a 90 while you got a 75 will that push yourself to try your hardest for your own good or just to be better then Diana?. what's the point if you still going to be following up what you do best because that is what your use to. You going to see a higher grade next time that you didn't even do to help yourself permanently in regards you did it just for the moment . humiliate yourself and tell me what type of difference did it just made? ;)
DSM-Mercy

Pro

The purpose behind posting a students grades publicly isn't to embarrass them. Its to motivate them to do as well as their peers. The natural behavior of a human is to mimic the actions of others. The hope is that the student can see how well or not well they are doing compared to others. Students that do well will see their positive or high grade and it'll keep them motivated to continue doing as well; its another form of winning to them. On the other hand, a student that doesn't do as well, may be motivated to perform as well as others during the next exam.The hope is to begin a competitive streak for them to do better. If a student knows they have a sort of learning inability, seeing their grades compared to those of others only reinforces their need to seek the necessary help. This is the way to bring it to their attention. Lastly, its not a form of humiliation if you keep the names confidential. Some schools that perform this method state the grades by the last digits of a persons social security number. That number is private and only known to the oneself. Its a way to motivate the students without causing a scene for embarrassment.
Debate Round No. 1
Jrojas

Con

Hiding their identity is just proving you not giving the student the chance to even recognize their success. The student will understand that their grade is lower then the others but that is about it.What motivation will be recognized from a bulletin board full of grades of unknown peers?.Motivation comes from within mot everyone has the same mentality of making it somewhere or doing good just like the rest. I have known someone that we can say we will work hard and the outcome will be a huge house,money to be able to get a channel bag or even a nice Audi.. The person will tell you back he or she is satisfied with a apartment complex, any car in the market and a H&M bag. In my opinion if you want to help the student recognize their potential at least make them aware by it. not by numbers on a paper. Again if their accustomed to a specific habit why will they think is a problem.. How do they know there is service they can seek for.. As an example when your trying to convince someone to join a organization like "world ventures" you try to convince them pointing out the good. just because they see picture of people on vacation doesn't mean they believe they will go through the same if they follow their steps. No Guidance,No stability.
DSM-Mercy

Pro

Having a number on a piece of paper makes a difference in someones mind. Not knowing the other persons name is confidential. The point isn't to compete one student to another publicly, its so that one student can see their progress and take a look into their accomplishments and learn that they can probably do better with the associated help. Why should someone be "satisfied" with their outcomes because someone didn't try as hard? Why not try your hardest to achieve that Audi? The posting of the grades is so that a student can self reflect and learn that they are as smart and as capable as the next person as long as they apply themselves.
Debate Round No. 2
Jrojas

Con

You said it yourself 'probably',do better with the associated help. posting the grades up and expecting them to see it helpful is more like a assumption. If you aren't helping the student rethink about their work ethic then what are you doing?. The number on the piece of paper just shows them their effort on their education & expected for them to see it and rethink about it. And if they don't? ..This is more like a routine instead of a advantage toward the student. The student need more proof to feel motivated to do better,if it isn't for competition. What will push them to think they are smarter then the person name right above theirs?
DSM-Mercy

Pro

Its an option that is worth an effort. We don't know if it'll be effective or not without trying it. Everyone learns differently and is motivated differently. Posting the grades may help one student over another. We should try this system to reach the children it could help and try another system to help the others.
Debate Round No. 3
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