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.
She watched but did not feel powerful enough to go against her classmates making outcasts of some children, such as an overweight girl with only one dress while everyone, teachers included deferred to the leading confident children. At the age of sixty, Paley can no longer resist those early memories of her past painful empathy with the outsiders. She undertakes to go beyond the usual practice of making the outsiders more acceptable to the insiders, to find a way to break the chain of exclusion without violating the other children’s sense of justice or ruining the atmosphere of her classroom. Several surprising things about Paley’s approach to problem solving with the children make the story engrossing and full of suspense. For one thing, she is genuinely ambivalent and does not know how imposing a new rule (“You can’t say you can’t play”) will work out.
Pet Peeve Speech In school the idea that we all learn differently and in our own ways is stressed to us from kindergarten right up to your senior year. I don't disagree with that at all, in fact I feel deeply that we all do in fact learn in ways unique to us. The teachers and staff here at Iron Mountain High School do a fantastic job of catering to the needs of individuals who have troubles grasping concepts or just can't seem to understand something the first time it's explained to them. Once again I'm fine with that, but not everyone needs that much help. Not everyone wants that much help!
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.
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 the warmness on my cheeks as they turned red from embarrassment as my second grade teacher asked me a simple question, “What do you want for Christmas?” I felt the eyes of my classmates burning on my body as I struggled to answer her. Speaking up in class was never an easy task for me. I kept to myself growing up because of the social discomfort I felt with my peers and teachers. It never occurred to me that my family dysfunction was the negative impact on my social skills until my older sister explained to me that there were more children who were under the same circumstances that we were in. Being a child in a dysfunctional family has made growing up more difficult because even though my sister pointed out to me that our parents cared for us deeply, she convinced me that they unintentionally neglected us and our emotional needs—according to a study she came across.
I felt like they all tried to intimidate us about junior high school. Always reminding us that we are “up a creak without a paddle” trying to make us work harder. I also didn’t enjoy class because of the environment; our freedom was restricted due to the bubble of protection around us. Thinking about it now I feel as though the staff was over bearing trying to mature us to quickly. Overall middle school was the worst two years of my life.
Another bad critique of Uglies is from Imaginary Books. Natalie Altish says, “ by the end of the book the concept of this dystopia wasn't as fresh anymore, and I ended up disliking Tally even more than I did in the beginning.” She shows she didn’t agree with the writing styles of Westerfeld. The various critiques show that many people can like the novel but also dislike how Westerfeld used a dystopian society to solve some of today’s current
This is true, because if a teacher isn’t welling to push, teach, or take the time to work with a student. The student will have the same attitude towards school. This narrative I think is a relatable story to the present day. There are plenty of students who do not grow up in the greatest places for school. Most of the times these kids don’t have someone to support them, and care for them.
This character trait inherently placed an initial strain on the relationship between Abby and Mike because his views on relationships were so very different than hers, and Abby was not want this change to take place an d had it been left up to her it wouldn’t have happened. Abby was very critical of other people; especially Mike Chadway. She displayed the characteristic of being rude, harsh and callous to any guy that didn’t follow the criteria of her checklist. People who have these characteristic traits generally fall low on the “Agreeableness” spectrum. Abby was rude to Mike right away and came off very insensitive when she introduced herself to him as she reminded him of their previous phone conversation on Mike Chadway’s show.