A final point Alonso speaks is “Most damaging of all, perhaps, is the fact that professors are human beings and therefore they will sometimes grade examinations unfairly” (198). Alonso wants her audience to sympathize with teachers. She wants everyone to know that teachers can also go through daily life events that can cause them to be unfair when it comes to grading. Joy Alonso does not use as much pathos in this article as she could to get her point across, but there is still a sense of reaching and a reader can truly feel that she cares about the
A handful of students mouthed off about how their junior English teacher, Mrs. Thornton, hardly ever gave out hard assignments. As class went on Mandrell was pelted with more and more complaints about how her class was stressing the students to a level where they could not really focus on their assignments. All the class came together in unison and agreed that she was assigning them too much work. After some serious thought Mandrell concluded that maybe a change in the way the class was taught would release some of the stress put on the students and take away the worries of focusing on grades (380). After Mandrell was burdened with the complaints of her class, she went home to meditate on the day’s new found conclusion: the students thought her class was a nightmare.
When Students Are Parents In this essay “When Student Are Parents”, Monique Rizer narrates her challenging experience. She emphasizes obstacle that faced and the responsibility that she had as student and new mother by using her own experience. Also, she stated that with the right resources and attitude, parents can pursue higher education. At the beginning she describes feeling out of place and uncomfortable on campus “Crammed behind my desk, I fidgeted and shifted my eyes to observe the other students in the room. I tried not to look the way I felt- like I didn’t belong there with them.” Also, she narrates difficulties that she faced after high-school graduation.
| * Real discipline has teachers tell students what they are to do then have them repeat until they do it right. This helps students build a non-thinking routine. * Teachers set limits and expect students to abide by them. Students know what is expected and if there is confusion the teacher will explain but limits are not negotiable. | Weaknesses | * Listing procedures can be time consuming.
“A Minnesota teacher of seventh and ninth grades says that she has to spend extra time in class editing papers and must 'explicitly' remind her students that is is not acceptable to use text slang and abbreviations in writing” (Cullington 89). Also, “many complain that because texting does not stress the importance of punctuation, students are neglecting it in their formal writing” (Cullington 89). These points are valid, but the evidence is limited because it is based on a few personal experiences, rather then a large study with much more research.
She states multiple times that the children within the education system are being cheated every day because they are not being forced to read more difficult books. “Such benefits are denied to the young reader exposed only to books with banal, simple-minded moral equations as well as to the student encouraged to come up with reductive, wrong-headed readings of mulitlayered texts” (Prose 97). The reader can blatantly see that Prose thinks negatively of the high school curriculum that today's students face. It seems clear that Prose does not want to hide her personal view or feelings, so she starts her essay out in a way that we do not have to read between the lines to get a sense of how she feels about what she is writing. She uses more emotional language when she says, "The intense loyalty adults harbor for books first encountered in youth is one probable reason for the otherwise baffling longevity of vintage mediocre novels, books that teachers may themselves have read in adolescence"(Prose
Many teachers do not like “catching plagiarists and bringing them to academic justice.” As she states, it is not hard to just cite the author that originally had the information you are using (Bojar). Plagiarism is becoming a big problem in the school system. Many students do not understand what needs to be cited and what does not. The school system should teach students the proper way to cite, and they should teach them that copy and pasting is not writing a paper. According Bojar to students at the community college have a hard time juggling classes along with his or her family and a job.
She says her two classified students are very open about their home life, which makes it easy for her to recognize distant setting events and antecedents or present setting events. She said she does not really want to discuss any specific events for classified reasons, but she says that both of her students are very affected by distant setting events and that she and her staff usually spend a great deal of time in the morning trying to calm her students down and make them feel more comfortable. She also mentions that things like the weather can also trigger behaviors. As for antecedents within the classroom, Ms. Watkins says that while she and her staff do their best to prevent these types of situations, there will always be something unaccounted for that can trigger a behavior. She says that when dealing with such sensitive children, it is extremely, and she emphasized extremely important to be aware of the child’s surroundings at all times in order to provide them with the most safe and successful learning environment.
Grace has a lot of way to walk in order to become in a great leader. First of all, I believe she should work in her self-confidence. At some point, I felt she was about to give up trying to lead her own friends because she felt they didn't respect her as a boss. That’s also an immature reaction. Talking about some skills, she need to learns how to differentiate between knowing her coworkers' feelings and control them so the work environment is not affected with the external situation.
When I was reading the book I was so surprised at how much Esme used multiple intelligences and different use of texts, media, visual, and other many good practices. Esme’s classroom was a canvas of stimuli and visuals. When told by a colleague that her room was distracting Esme thought to herself that the teacher in question was jealous. I have to agree with Esme, I believe the teacher was jealous of Esme’s enthusiasm, youth and spirit. The teacher may have genuinely been concerned with presenting too much information to students but through my classes at Sage, excessive stimuli is good of students with ADD because it gives them many things to focus on instead of causing behavioral problems.