I gave more details about the relationship between MacFarland and Mike. I also included Ken into my summary to help with the confusion of who he is. I also reworded sentences that were confusing. I’m hoping my revised final draft will give insight into this excerpt by Mike Rose. Ashley Reuzenaar Professor Hickman English 111 05D 2 September 2015 Summary and Response Educational scholar Mike Rose authored I Just Wanna be Average excerpt from Lives on the Boundary, a semi biography of his high school experience in vocational education at Our Lady of Mercy.
Cheating, fear of failure are just some of the examples that existing in the graded-oriented environment. Measureable outcomes are necessary but it doesn’t mean that teachers have to turn everything into numbers; in fact grades are the “least significant results of learning”. Although the absence of “assessment-based grading” is a necessary; teachers should consider these following grading techniques: replace numbers and letter with rubrics, prepare students to every test without fortify their knowledge, post grades online only add more destructive effects on learning, students are willing to read your comments about their works and finally
It is important for one to have a sense of identity since there is no reason for one to be like everyone else. Accepting who you are and realizing that this doesn't relate to the way one wants to be viewed or seen is important. A wrinkle in time tries to reach the young adults and the children who are battling with acceptance into groups that it is important for one to accept himself first before looking down to peer pressure and the group psychology. At the beginning of the novel, the main character Mags wishes that she would be like everyone else who are different from her. She,
Students will compare and contrast immigration issues throughout history. 4. Students will draw upon what they’ve learned about immigration to create their own political cartoon on the subject. Homework Due Today: (see attachment A) A. Anticipatory Set Students come in to questions on the overhead: 1. Generalizations that you can make regarding immigration in the past 130 years.
Gatto compares school to a factory or prison which, generally speaking, are not fun places to be. This style of diction, with Gatto consistently projecting new words of the same connotation suggests his point of view on rejection of this prison-like system. The author appeals to anyone who has or has not questioned the usefulness of education. He appeals to our common sense by asking a simple question: why do we need this? Almost every student has thought the same thing at some point, but lacks the confidence needed to express these feelings to the public.
They learn to take risks within the classroom. Where the problem lies, however, is, as Pirie suggests, when teachers do not challenge students to think outside of their own opinion. Teachers have the responsibility move students beyond themselves, recognizing and reflecting back to students that “whatever personal identity any of us has develops within a matrix of circumstances outside our psyches…” (Pirie, 10) and that simply stating what one feels is insufficient. In doing so, teachers can use the English classroom, and the rich literary environment, to teach students about cultural and social responsibility, to show them that in literature, as in life, the actions and interactions between characters or people have real consequences. Most importantly, we
People are instinctively fearful of change in any way, but as time passes all things must change and evolve to survive and become better. I see any option that excites young people to write and read will improve their own reading and writing in school. Crystal also points out that “a trillion text messages might seem a lot, but when we set these alongside the multi-trillion instances of standard orthography in everyday life, they appear as no more than a few ripples on the surface of the sea of language” (337). Therefore, texting does not have the power to destroy any language or communication.
Language is constantly changing and evolving and we should accept the changes in language instead of tying ourselves down. The most important thing is to make sure that people understand you however you spell the words. We need tools which recognize different spellings - a kind of advanced autocorrect. Lee Simmons (author of text 2) thinks that without rules for correct spelling society would fall apart and you would never be able to be certain that you understood anything that you read correctly. When you write to people, besides your friends, you should do them the courtesy of spelling correctly so they will not have any trouble reading your text, it will also seem more professional.
They alter their uniform by lengthening, shortening, widening or tightening them. Tension between students and teachers sometimes occurs, as teachers try to enforce the school rules, and students resist them. Little or no relationships to academics Opponents insist that there is no creditable evidence that uniforms improve school discipline or result in superior academic achievement. The principal evidence offered here is that some good students are scruffy dressers. There is no doubt that children can learn even if they dress as they want.
The Silent Way Method Tell me and I forget Teach me and I remember Involve me and I learn Benjamin Franklin I would like to start this essay with this famous quote. The last line of Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote about teaching and learning can be said to lie at the heart of Silent Way. As the name already suggests, the method is built upon the hypothesis that inside the classroom the teacher should be as silent as possible, whereas the students should be encouraged to produce as much language as possible, participate actively in class and in this way become autonomous learners. Though the Silent Way is not considered to be a teacher centered approach, the teacher is very much in control of what happens in the class. One advantages could be, that the people learn by themselves because the teacher only show them the words or letters that they have to say, they have their own learning.