While many people would be discouraged by the title of the class alone, I was intrigued and immediately signed up. I will forever remembered the line he introduced the class with, "Welcome to Science Fiction & Horror. If you are easily confused or disgusted, you should get the f**k out of this class. S**t gets real in this class, so buckle up." Completely stunned by the first words coming out of this new, intimidating teacher, I was excited for an English class for the first time.
In the song Popular by MIKA and Ariana Grande when Ariana sings “I never was a model never was a scholar but you were always popular”, she is stating that being smart didn’t compare to being popular in the world she was in. This creates logos because it makes you think that if you’re popular that’s all that matters. She makes it seem as though being popular is the only way to be successful later in life. This song did not really use much of ethos other than the fact that they are living through this time and dealing with the evil students in it. This song does not have much pathos in it either.
The “delienquents” were talked down to and punished while the “will be” were praised and helped. “Smart” classes were held in the morning while trade schoolers were away and ended when they came back. The two groups of people were kept on almost entirely different schedules, which meant the one class we had together only helped accentuate our so-called differences. Teachers thought my classmates were bullying me to get higher scores, they got
I attended Twin Valley High school for all four years of my high school. I came to the school in 9th grade. Twin Valley high school has about 500 students and 60 class rooms. The students were in general friendly, but as every school, we had some of the bad cookies in the batch. Luckily I did not get sucked into that bad group of kids.
To improve for the next speech I noticed a few things I need to work on after I gave my speech and really thought about how others are doing their speeches. A lot of students had very good eye contact with the class, and although I never used my index card or looked at it, I was a little intimidated
Ohmigosh, I wanted to run out that door and never come back. But I stayed and it was an awkward start, Jacob seemed so confident, Julie seemed quiet but when she spoke confidently. Katelyn was shy, but really organized and focused. Natalie and Kristen were working with another group so I didn’t even know who they were. Despite our lack of familiarity with each other we worked really well together.
Before handing out my essay, I had Mr. Smith look my paper over to get his thoughts on how it read. The first thing he said to me was “check your spelling there are a lot of mistakes and you don’t want your peers to think you’re stupid do you?” I didn’t know what to think of this, I thought I had spelled a lot of the words correctly and when I asked him which ones were misspelled, he told me it was my responsibility to figure it out. I didn’t rewrite the paper before handing in out to my classmates and it went horrible wrong. My classmates started to speak out loud about all the spelling mistakes I made and that my essay didn’t make sense. I felt ashamed and embarrassed by what they were saying to me, that was the beginning of my fear of writing.
In a quiet place with no interruptions, I relinquish my thoughts and read and think about kindness, being positive, helping others, and loving them. I pray. A good attitude and loving and meeting needs of my students go with me as I walk into my classroom with a smile and a go to work attitude. This is a good way to start my day. I meet my students as they are walking into the classroom.
Because there were no child labor laws in the 19th Century as opposed to today, children did not have time to play with friends or get an education like most children in the 21st Century. To start, during the industrial revolution women and child labor were in very high demand. They worked more than 12 hours a day in coal mines, factories, chimneys, and other jobs. Children and women only received a five minute break for lunch and recreation. Most people of the 19th century raised concern for many women working.
Todd’s parents think that he should become a lawyer and they do not give him a lot of attentions as they send him the same desk set each year. Their new English teacher, Mr. Keating or “The Captain”, is different from the rest and some of the students find him mad. In their first class, he brings them to see pictures of some of the former students at the school. Through poems he tells them to seize the day, Carpe Diem, a term which he thinks the students should live by. Mr. Keating’s way of teaching brings out the uniqueness of the pupils, but the other teachers, bound by traditions and discipline, do not like his way of teaching.