The adventure of backing up your teenager through this journey would be more exciting than going through the pain of rescuing his mental health back. Parental pressure to excel in studies versus a general disregard to other extracurricular activities can cause an unusual complex in the minds of teen. This leaves him frustrated between his basic choices and the ability to fulfill parents' expectations. Some teens get jammed into their overtly rigid schedule pressuring them to surpass in all aspects right from studies to music, painting and even games. With schools adding up to the academic tensions, teens under-perform causing low self-esteem and disrespect about self.
As the play unravels, the behaviour of hector seems to become more erratic and the comical side of him seems to be slowly drifting away. Although this is happening I still feel that the unique style that hector brings in terms of teaching is giving the boys a real edge for their university hopes all the boys have built up, through the way the Headmaster drums university into them. The character of Hector is introduced to us by Bennett from the very start of the play and the initial introduction is very bold and makes us a little wary that his introduction isn’t what we would have expected of a teacher. Hector turns up to school on his motorbike which I think is done by Bennett just to show he doesn’t like being the same as everyone else and has his own style. At this stage I think that nothing would be frowned upon but as he wears his leathers and has the boys waiting to undress him, I can understand why he is seen as disturbing by others.
Explain, using examples from the video and course concepts, how Jim’s self-concept impacted his interaction with his father. Was it positive or negative? Jim believed that he was doing his best in school and felt that his parents had unrealistic expectations for him. Jim’s conversation with his Dad made him feel as if he was not doing enough and that his Dad was just being negative by blaming his grades on his friends and partying. 3.
Academic dishonesty occurs in many different forms such as sharing answers, plagiarizing or copying homework; sadly, cheating happens daily in most educational intuitions today. Students cheat because of the various academic pressures they have, and simply stated it's the easy way out, but this can later affect a student's academic and professional career. Today's society values "good grades more than knowledge"(Kennedy, 2012), this idea further burdens students with more academic pressures than what already exists which encourages them to cheat and manipulate their knowledge in order to receive better grades. It is normal for a child's parents to expect good grades from their children, but some parents do not realize the overwhelming pressures that lie on a student's shoulder to achieve a grade of excellence. A "C" letter grade represents satisfactory achievement and should not be looked down upon.
He worked hard to live up to his name, and soon the legacy of Monster was well known, by not only his own gang, but in others as well (Scott, 1993). In this paper I intend to show how Kody's early child hood and teenage years, both proceeding and during his life as a Crip, fit quite well with several theories that were discussed in class over the quarter. The Arousal Theory says that because some peoples brain's work differently than others, things that stimulate, or interest one person may not do so to someone else. People with lower arousals have a greater propensity to be criminally prone (Class Notes). Throughout the book there are several examples of how Kody was bored with the everyday happenings of his life.
We Beat the Street gives youth the eye and encouragement to become determined to succeed by reaching out to educate and mentoring them about how significant life is. They portray to youth the moments in their life when they had to live above the influence and depend on each other for strength. We Beat the Street teaches youth a valuable lesson of making mistakes and how they can ruin everything. For example Rameck picked fights with people that could have cost him his whole future. Each time he made a mistake he was very close to jeopardizing everything just for acting foolish.
Had his parents constantly told Jim that he was smart and that he was an excellent student, and put more positive direct definitions on him, his self concept would be drastically different. When Jim is talking on the phone with his father his self concept is hindering the interaction between himself and his father. Jim is not hearing what his father has to say really--it is just going in one ear and out the other, as they say. He already has a view of himself as “just average” and this negative self concept is holding Jim back and keeping him from being an excellent student. Wood (2013) states, "Perception is the active process of creating meaning by selecting, organizing, and interpreting people, objects, events, situations, and other phenomena."
Along with trying to pursue my goals, ambitions and following my career path came detours and destruction. Being welcomed into the "teenage lifestyle" came with many fights and tribulations. Peer pressure, maintaining good grades, low self-esteem, trying to live up to the world's standards and depression brought on by situations beyond my control were some of my personal battles. Depression also came with suicidal thoughts and contemplating what my purpose was for living or even if there was a purpose destined for my life. Peer pressure is one of the major issues teenagers face today.
Taking the example of student life, I am convinced to say that the students are always underrated by their teachers. They never get the marks as they expect. But this thing proves better for the student. Firstly the student learns how to deal with such situations in everyday life as it is the human nature to underestimate others. Secondly, he or she endeavors to score more in the next examination and ultimately in the final evaluation tests and then, throughout his or her career such students prove to be the best.
The consequences of Technology Clive Thompson’s “The New Literacy” argues against those that affirm that technology makes students become illiterate; he instead states technology in reality promotes students to write more. Although Gelernter agrees with Thompson in that technology has some benefits that can further expand students knowledge, he disagrees that technology promotes students to write more. Gelernter believes technology negatively affect students’ basic and critical thinking skills. Gelernter essay “Computers Cannot Teach Children Basic Skills” succeeds at being more persuasive in convincing its audience; the author achieves this by incorporating profound examples and facts in his essay to further emphasize the negative effect of technology. Gelernter and Thompson used techniques in their essays to try and persuade their audience to agree with them, yet both authors used different approaches to accomplish this.