Kaira Gonzalez Akeelah and The Bee Paper English___________ 11/12/2009 Akeelah and The Bee Akeelah is an outstanding speller. Labeled as the brainiac in her school every student makes fun of her. Akeelah tries to keep her smarts to herself in order to protect herself from other students who mean harm to her. Akeelah is offered to go to the spelling bee nationals but she doesn’t want to be considered a freak if she accepts. No one from her school has ever had a offer like this.
The vocal opinions of the child shocked the headmistress which engages the audience to the edge of the seat. The viewer can assume that after Miss Minchin punishes Sara with all the chores, the child had nothing to loss. This led to Sara convey her beliefs to the headmistress by stating “Every girl is a princess. Didn’t your father ever tell you that? Didn’t he?” (ALP) is a film that truly absorbs the audience with the authentic characters and scenery that tells a story of its own.
A Perception of Case Study of “Amanda Jackson” Child, Family & Society (SOC312) Instructor: Sharon Methvin September 14, 2010 Amanda Jackson is new to the teaching field and new to her school which is very “popular for visitors to the district” to visit and maintains their “high academic standards” within the school district. Amanda finds the wit of the principal makes her uneasy because she is unsure whether the principal is serious or joking. She finds herself hiding from the principal like a schoolgirl and wishing she wasn’t around when she needs to visit the main office. Amanda is concerned because the principal is never spoken of in jest or in a negative light. The teachers speak only of her positive contributions to the school and her ability to make sure teachers and students have what they need from the district office “Bartlett Street”.
Luckily, two social outcasts, Janice and Damien, showed her around and warned her of all the other social cliques in the school. It is not long until the most popular girl group in the school, the “Plastics”, noticed Cady and invited her to join their group. Turning to her new friends Janice and Damien, Cady is convinced to pretend to be the Plastics’ friend in a plan to overthrow the leader of the group, Regina, and take away the group’s power over the school. Gaining instant popularity, Cady soon found herself sucked into the mean girl lifestyle and wanting to sabotage Regina for her own personal gain. It was not until Cady has
Instead, she communicated by humming or screaming. She was eventually labeled autistic, and her parents were urged to institutionalize her. Instead, her mother pushed for her inclusion in the activities of “normal” children, and did not isolate her. Grandin struggled in school. She says her schoolmates thought she was “weird”, and admits that she was “totally useless” at algebra and languages in high school, (Gerson Saines & Jackson, 2010).
Hidden Message Never Been Kissed is a movie about a women, Josie Geller, who is smart but socially awkward. In high school she was the typical loser but she went on to be a copy editor for the Chicago Sun-Times. The editor-in-chief assigns her to report undercover at a high school to help parents become more aware of their children's lives. This sends the main character Josie back to high school, the place she hated most where she becomes the same unpopular girl she was in high school. Josie fights though the movie to be clear of her loser label and make it in with the cool crowd.
Bethan don’tbehave well. Lucy feels secure and safe in Bethans Company; she doesn’t like being a geek. Deepinside Lucy knows that it’s wrong hanging out with Bethan, but she ignores her thoughts totally.Even though she is very ashamed she is lying to her teacher about her friendship to Bethan due toher embarrassment of hanging out with her. Because Bethan is the popular and though girl at theschool. Everyone looks up to her in some kind, maybe because they don’t dare anything else.
The movie ‘Mean Girls’ provides insights into the concept of belonging because throughout the film the director Mark Waters shows the journey of Cady Herring (Lindsay Lohan) trying to find where she belongs in the social ranking at her new high school. Her predilection to belong with the ‘popular groups’, this desire puts some of her very few friendships she has on hold and they slowly start to crumble. The film discusses how trying to belong does not always have a positive outcome and isn’t always a positive thing to achieve. In today’s society almost everyone is superficial; people are judged on their appearance, the brands of clothing they wear, weather they have the latest phone, laptop, the type of house they live in the area in which they live and if they have a high paying job. And if you don’t have all of these or most of these you are generally considered an outcast.
Not lazy like American people.”’(Tan, 91) Lindo Jong showed extreme pride in her home country while shining a stereotypically negative light on Americans. Little did she know that her deceptive daughter was interested in learning more about “torture” than “Chinese.” Lindo’s nationalistic behavior showed her slight disapproval of Americans and caused Waverly to question her engagement to Rich. Lindo’s tendency to over-encourage her daughter to work harder resulted to Waverly’s constant longing for her mother’s approval on her life’s major events. Despite the culture difference, the pairs were also in fact mother and daughter. The mothers’ more traditional ways disputed with the daughters’ modernistic ideas.
Many students don’t like to communicate with teacher’s in-front of their peers for fear of being made fun of, therefor technology makes it easier to ask questions and get help when it’s needed. Although it is very helpful with communication and teaching, it can also create distractions that hinder learning. The article Distractions in the Wireless Classroom by Michael Bugeja, he talks about the parents of a girl observing her class, and being amazed by the amount of typing and copious note taking that seemed to be