A number of themes are explored throughout the book Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo, written by Tim Winton. Pick one of these themes and explain how it relates to your own life as a teenager growing up in country Australia. In this book it looks at teenagers and how their relationships develop. It is a funny way of looking at the thoughts teenagers have and how they deal with the situations. Throughout the book the main theme focused on the relationships within Lockie’s family, with his girlfriend Vicki and between Lockie and his teachers.
Teens are sometimes more comfortable speaking with someone other than their parents. By informing him to this fact it could help him ease the feeling about speaking with me. If Adam does not understand why his parents have brought him to speak to me, I would clarify for him that his change in behavior including grades, change of friends and lack of respect for the rules are a big concern for his parents and they are just very worried something is going on that he is not comfortable speaking with them about. I would overlook the crying at first because mention of it may put him in a defensive mode. A couple relaxing non-defensive questions I would ask are what subjects in school he’s taking and what is his favorite subject.
In numerous episodes Peter reverts to acting as a child like the episode when Tom Tucker starts to date Peter’s mother, Peter begins to act like a child when Tucker doesn’t allow peter to get ice cream before he finishes dinner. This is an example of the defense mechanism regression which is reverting back to childish ways to cope with stress or pain. When Peter was very young his father was not around much at all and when he was he was always inebriated. Later in Peter’s adulthood he was told that the man he grew up with wasn’t his real father. Not having a father around could have a lot to do with his personality development and his pickup of alcoholism.
So he felt that they were uneducated and stupid. His parents had very little education, which didn’t help with jobs in America. Rodriquez recalls getting very annoyed as he states “annoyed when he was unable to get help” (546), on a simple mathematics assignment. His father dropped out of school at the age of 12 and went to work for his father, but his mother was new to America and was very good at typing which landed her a decent paying job. They were then considered as a middle class family.
Holden, the protagonist of the book, seems to be a typical teenage boy; he can be a rebel at times, does not really like adults, he goes out on dates, and it seems like he does not enjoy school at all, except for English which seems to be his favorite subject. Even though he seems to do what any other regular teenager would do, he shows many different feelings and attitudes throughout the book. He acts in a manner that many would consider to be immaturity, negativism or simply exaggeration; he is a teenager, it is understandable he acts that way, right? However, J.D. Salinger shows how Holden’s childhood have shaped his attitude towards others.
The Characters develop and grow through their past and through their families, and the history of their families. In The Crow Road Prentice is very realistic and has a darker humour. Unlike his brother who is a comedian who everyone seems to like, Prentice has always had an unusual personality. He is more negative and throughout the book he starts to see things about his relatives that his brother would never even want to think about as demonstrated during their conversation “Prentice, have you been reading crime novels instead of your history books?” Prentice replies “no the worst crimes are always in the history books anyways” (Banks 349). In No Great Mischief, Alexander, also very different from his older brother, has grown up to not believe in childish dreams and is a realist much like Prentice.
His arrival each morning is very stressful and he experiences difficulty separating from his mother. His floppy teddy bear (cuddly) is used as a transition object for settling into the centre as well as at rest time. Carla the caregiver, has noticed that both Max and Jesse have not formed a strong friendship with any other children, and as they are neighbours and know each other she fosters a relationship between them. Max and Jesse seem to hit it off and both enjoy playing active games which involve running, jumping and climbing both inside and outside. Whilst they enjoy rough and tumble play they limit their interactions to each other and make little attempt to include others in the play.
Within my role as a Teaching Assistant in the classroom, I support the class teacher by working with the pupils on a 1:1 basis and sometimes within a small group following the school based curriculum, pupil’s targets and Individual Education Plans. As leading TA within the class I provide support by leading the pupils and staff throughout the planned lesson when the class teacher needs to be freed up for meetings, reviews or any other matters that occur. I help with the setting up/tidying up for lessons e.g. art materials, books/pens/glue/paper, P.E equipment etc. putting up displays using pupil’s work, laminating, photocopying and making resources to suit pupil’s individual needs.
One time his dad even found him reading in a closet. His family did not understand his infatuation with reading. His father could not fathom how reading a book could make you tired? His father had the mentality that if it was not hard laborious work that it could not physically drain you. Even his
Classroom Management: Task 1 In scenario two, the scenario I chose, Mr. Collet’s homework policy is a policy that I could easily use in my own classroom. In scenario two Mr. Collet uses positive social interaction in his classroom through his homework policy. At the beginning of the year he has students take home a copy of the policy. At home the students can talk to their parent’s about the homework policy. This promotes positive social interaction between students and parents.