My cooperating teacher told me that it’s a good thing if the administration knows your name for positive things not for discipline problems you cannot take care of in your own classroom. As I have had to learn by experience and practice, classroom management is all based on judgment calls. There is no rule book for classroom management and each and every class is different. Having read this book a few months ago when EDU 511 first started I have had a lot of time to be in the classroom. In practice, there are certain behaviors that I have learned to ignore.
They might instead skip around, scanning for pertinent information of interest… I can’t get my students to read whole books anymore…” (318). Students are not focusing on reading a book from beginning to end. Instead, students tend to skim through and miss the important information which is a negative impact on them. Carr agrees that using the Web so often is having a negative effect on him because he is having a harder time focusing and reading articles which are more than a few sentences. He points out, “When I mentions my troubles with reading to friends, many say they’re suffering from similar afflictions.
Pet Peeve Speech In school the idea that we all learn differently and in our own ways is stressed to us from kindergarten right up to your senior year. I don't disagree with that at all, in fact I feel deeply that we all do in fact learn in ways unique to us. The teachers and staff here at Iron Mountain High School do a fantastic job of catering to the needs of individuals who have troubles grasping concepts or just can't seem to understand something the first time it's explained to them. Once again I'm fine with that, but not everyone needs that much help. Not everyone wants that much help!
She states multiple times that the children within the education system are being cheated every day because they are not being forced to read more difficult books. “Such benefits are denied to the young reader exposed only to books with banal, simple-minded moral equations as well as to the student encouraged to come up with reductive, wrong-headed readings of mulitlayered texts” (Prose 97). The reader can blatantly see that Prose thinks negatively of the high school curriculum that today's students face. It seems clear that Prose does not want to hide her personal view or feelings, so she starts her essay out in a way that we do not have to read between the lines to get a sense of how she feels about what she is writing. She uses more emotional language when she says, "The intense loyalty adults harbor for books first encountered in youth is one probable reason for the otherwise baffling longevity of vintage mediocre novels, books that teachers may themselves have read in adolescence"(Prose
Final exams are a time of stress for students to worry about if they can recall all the lessons that their professors have went over within that semester. Students who are scarcely passing any of their classes need their final exams to be passing grades, so they tend to study a little harder. Finals also allow students to see how all the lessons they have learned connect through small facts. Identifying and understanding thoroughly everything the professor particularly emphasizes in class can be a hard and tough experience when preparing to study for finals. In Joy Alonso’s “Two Cheers for Examination “she uses examinations to examine the purposes and useless of exams in two and four year colleges to appear to students and teachers.
The thesis of Mary Sherry’s essay is that teachers and parents need to take further action to help their students earn their diplomas. The main points Sherry expresses in her essay are that students barely have any motivation to focus in school, how students are not satisfied with their academic skills, and ways that teachers can get their students to study. First, Sherry mentions in the essay, “…but, as I rediscover each time I walk into the classroom, before a teacher can expect students to concentrate, he has to get their attention, no matter what distractions may be at hand” (Sherry 515). I agree with what she said because I am a recent high school graduate who would always want to be everywhere but school. Another main
lAnalysis question on “How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?” by Annie Murphy Paul After reading this essay by Murphy Paul, discuss the negative effects of media multi-tasking. Be sure to include discussion of why these negative effects occur, as presented by Murphy Paul. Karent .A .Aceves Negative Effects | Why do they occur? (causes) | Clarifying examples/explanation | Many student they prefer to be texting instead paying attention to class | The cause of this problem is that later on when they need to know of what the teacher say in class automatically they are going to fail | Because when they are in class they pay more attention if they have a text message instead of pay attention in class | programs that we can
The major Board/Community debate was over how to address the disciplinary issues. While the Board looked to find innovative ways to address disciplinary concerns, many parents suggested that the district simply enforce the rules that were already on the books and tighten up in administering consequences. During my time in SLPS, the district did not have a detention or in school suspension plan, leaving schools with just suspensions and expulsions to use as consequences. But being an unaccredited district, school leaders and the Board realized that students had to be in the building to get as much instructional time as possible. Also, students themselves knew that during the standardized MAP tests, it was highly unlikely that they would be suspended or expelled for any infraction.
Many teachers do not like “catching plagiarists and bringing them to academic justice.” As she states, it is not hard to just cite the author that originally had the information you are using (Bojar). Plagiarism is becoming a big problem in the school system. Many students do not understand what needs to be cited and what does not. The school system should teach students the proper way to cite, and they should teach them that copy and pasting is not writing a paper. According Bojar to students at the community college have a hard time juggling classes along with his or her family and a job.
Interpreting Annotating When a student at Boca High walks into Mrs. Boyle’s classroom, there are a variety of inspirational posters. But the one that drew my attention was a small picture of an old lady that said “annotating- ain’t nobody got time for that!” Sadly for us students, this is the case. Annotating a novel is not only tedious, but it takes away from the book itself. Additionally, it is time consuming as well as stressful on the already stressed out student. Annotation may seem like it has many implications, but those uses don’t outweigh the lessons and enjoyment of reading.