When students are provided an opportunity to publicly share their knowledge about something they have learned, they are given more opportunity to take ownership of their work. It demonstrates that it has value, and many also see their self-esteem increase as they take pride in their work and their sharing. Authentic public presentations of learning may also lead to increased student engagement.
More than 75 percent of all high school officials say "adult behavior" is the primary reason they quit. And 80 percent of all young officials hang up their stripes after just two years of whistle blowing. Why? Parents are verbally criticizing game officials or coaches. The shortage of licensed high school officials is now severe enough in some areas that athletic events are being postponed or cancelled.