The approach to education is a kind of ‘one size fits all’ method in which the child is expected to be passive. Scout has already been taught to read by her father and the teacher, Miss Caroline is upset about that, thinking it extremely inappropriate. The teacher introduces her new method, ‘The Dewey Decimal system’ without really considering whether it will work for these children in this particular school. She is very confident that she knows best- certainly better than the parents and children. She punishes Scout for not conforming to her idea of what a little girl should be like on her first day at school.
Kids Can Learn English If You Teach it Right In the article, “Kids Can Learn English If You Teach it Right” Ronald James criticizes our education system today as he discusses that upon receiving their high school diploma, children still lack important reading and writing skills necessary for success. He discusses the obstacles that freshmen have to endure when they enter high school simply by not having the basic literacy skills needed in order to ensure future success. In the article, Ronald James discusses a variety of reasons for success of remedial courses including the standards for passing are setup by the department, that college teachers have a greater authority than public school teachers have, and that the criteria for passing the English remedial course are very strict. Through his well convincing points, it can be said that our education system today lacks a key characteristic which is the emphasis on reading and writing skills, thus, disabling students from reaching their full potential. Firstly, the standards for passing are setup by the department.
She uses intrinsic motivation, which means doing what she loves to do without a reward to push her students into a class that not only teaches them English but about themselves as well. When Erin discovers how much of their lives are blighted by racial prejudice, she introduces them to books like 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and begins to educate them for real. Over time these underachieving students begin to have a family relationship amongst each other. Through-out the movie you can see that each and every student focuses on their Self Awareness. Whether it’s their private or public self-consciousness the students concentrate a lot on their
It also holds back the kids who work hard to succeed.” Many of the people I asked agreed in some way with Casey. I also asked another girl I graduated with, Lauren Maule, who now attends Eastern Carolina University, she said that she did not believe NCLB was affective because, “No Child Left Behind serves as a way to let students who do not deserve to move on in the school system, move ahead. If you do not work during the school year and can pass a test at the end and your peers did homework every night and just cannot seem to sit through a test you do not deserve to be able to be compared to them by moving on to the next grade level.” Both Casey and Lauren were in the top ten percent of our class, and neither agrees with what has happened in high schools since 2001. Who understands the effects more then the people who experienced it? I would have to completely agree with Casey and Lauren. NCLB allows students who put forward minimal or no effort to
I felt superior over the other kids even though we all struggle at the same thing I knew sooner or later I will be able to speak normal without my accent yet I will still be smarter at the end. I felt that I did not need to master English I just needed to know enough to make it through life. This feeling grew inside me and became worse when I was in middle school. In my first year in middle school my English teacher told the class how everyone will be required to take the Scholastic Reading Counts program. The program was designed to encourage reading, students go to the school library and select books to read that have a green sticker on the front.
Now, as a college student preparing to become an elementary teacher and as mother preparing to place my children into a public school system, I’m fully realizing the injustice that is standardized testing. There are seemingly few accurate advantages to a process that takes away so much from our teachers and students. The tests are a poor measurement of knowledge and growth, and have become the major focus in all schools, leaving what should be the most important factor of education, the children, out of the
Then, there is the reality teacher, this teacher always stays focus and is not there to tell jokes but to make sure the class learns. All types of these teachers are fine when compared to an outright bad teacher. Bad teachers don’t explain things well, and they are quick to give every student a disgustingly nasty attitude for asking questions. A bad teacher is the reason why all prospective teachers should be required to pass an English oral proficiency exam before being hired because it would be the morally right thing to do since students have to take entrance exams before entering college, it will also save schools a lot of money, and most importantly it will get rid of the bad teaches before they are ever able to influence and ruin a student’s year. First, testing the would-be teachers would be good because it would be morally right for the educational society in America.
The teacher’s set low standards for students. For example in Anyon’s article a principal told a new teacher “Just do your best if they learn to add and subtract, that’s a bonus. If not don’t worry about it.”(Anyon, 7) A social studies fifth grade teacher told Anyon that she wrote notes on the board for the students to copy, Anyon asked the fifth grade teacher “Why,” the teachers responded, “Because the children in this school don’t know anything about the U.S, so you can’t teach them much” (Anyon, 7). Another teacher commented and said “You can’t teach these kids anything, their parents do not care about them, and they’re not interested. We keep them busy
First, his teachers have made a nonverbal promise to students by showing up that they will do anything in their power to teach and to make sure that they comprehend the lesson. Second, he comments that many of his classmates have no desire to learn and were notorious to slack off from doing homework that were assigned from teachers. Finally, he stood out to Ken Harvey, who asked for an opinion about working hard to reach achievement, saying that “he wanted to be average.” Rose questions himself why he wanted to be average and how crazy it is in school years. Rose concludes that he is intelligent in his educational ways of being an average person by being forced to sit in a classroom without anyone challenging him to be a successful learner. Although Mike Roses’ learning experience paid off, students are responsible for doing assigned work and finding ways to understand what they are being taught by teachers with higher standards.
School has to suck because it needs “... to teach children the self-discipline and responsibility they will need to survive in the real world as productive adults.” Both these traits are key to have as adults and need to be pushed upon students during their school career. Teachers also need to “...hold him accountable for his own work and behaviour.” If a student gets a bad grade they can only blame themselves for it. Once before in math class I failed a test and could only blame myself because I knew what I could and couldn't do. I then pushed myself to study and get more help. I'd rather get a failing grade that I earned, than a “no-zero” because of a policy.