• Allows teachers to focus on learning instead of discipline. • This takes away from teaching time because you are preparing rules and procedures. Kagan, Kyle, and Scott's "Win-Win Discipline" • It helps bring out the potential of the students even through disciplining them. • It is very clear for expectations that are passed to the students. • It stresses the importance of using the classroom to help the students overcome negative attitudes.
For example, when writing about obedience he writes, “Obey your parents, when they are present,” because they “think they know better than you,” implying the parents don’t know better. His discussion on lying is very interesting. He states we should not lie until we’ve grown and learned enough to be “perfect” liars, with “confidence, elegance, and precision.” He also tells the youth start “early” and learn “this gracious and beautiful art.” Twain seems to want to point out the errors of adult cynicism to help bring a new view toward making society more honest and rational. While opening the eyes to both the young and the elderly, Twain magically sends these two audiences different messages with the same words. The unexperienced youth are the ones who get the obvious message.
Ethical beliefs vary from person to person; however for the most part, there are ethical standards that everyone knows and for the most part understands. Teaching ethics to someone would be defining the basic difference between what is right and wrong and how to apply that to daily life. Here is a simple example of an ethical dilemma a student could face: a friend gives a student the answers to the upcoming test; he or she could do no work and just copy the answers from their friends paper to their own. However, the student chose not to do this and takes the test himself or herself. This student showed a strong positive moral understanding of this ethical dilemma and chose to make the better decision.
In the film “Dead Poet’s Society”, it is evident that the major theme is conformity, which is perceived as keeping to accepted rules and regulations. There are various images of orthodoxy in numerous situations such as educational constraints in schools, students conforming to opinions of their teacher and also their new club, “The Dead Poets Society”. The ever tightening noose of conformity is portrayed as a dangerous and evil thing. It plays an evident part in this timeless drama and exercises influence on many individuals, but could it also hold the key to the discovery of one’s true self? Welton Academy is a prestigious and traditional institute with a strict policy based on realist administration.
Berkowitz quotes King who states “most college men have a misconception of the purpose of education. Most of the "brethren" think that education should equip them with the proper instruments of exploitation so that they can forever trample over the masses. Still others think that education should furnish them with noble ends rather than means to an end.” Education is not just a tool individual learns to succeed in life. Education is a process where one learns to reason for their own, from experiences others have, to solve problems. This is what King seeks to explain to the reader in his essay.
Torture Jonathan Alter employs the technique of acknowledging and refuting viewpoints multiple times throughout the essay, “Time to Think About Torture”. He brings up the fact that people occasionally lie when being emotionally broken during an act of torture, but then continues to provide examples of times psychological torture has been effective enough to prevent potential terrorist attacks. The techniques he uses are used well. He knows that the topics of discussion may not be well known, so as he tries to persuade, he also informs, and this helps the reader form an opinion on what they think of the topic. The tone that Alter uses is positive, yet remains firm.
18). Callahan develops and supports his main claim by illustrating problems with a “cheating culture” followed by offering solutions for maintaining academic integrity. Callahan’s purpose is to spotlight the many disturbing facts about greed, deceit, and cynicism in order to inform his audience that they must fight and build a more fair and honest society in order to create equal opportunity and meritocracy for America. Callahan develops his argument and achieves his purpose of informing students by employing specific rhetorical strategies which allows him to further engage his audience, high school and college students who can create a better future. Two rhetorical strategies that are seen in Callahan’s lecture are his use of historical references and the illustrations of society’s pop culture.
Despite these problems, however, Joe Simpson is able to keep the tension high and keep the reader reading. To do this he uses a wide range of writing techniques. The first important one is dramatic irony. This is a way of creating tension by actually highlighting what is going to happen. In Touching the Void, Joe Simpson gives us lots of hints that something will go wrong even if the characters don’t know it at the time.
The book points to the beginning of this process as an establishment of a strong foundation of trust among the members, which can only be achieved through a certain vulnerability with each other. Lencioni believes this level of vulnerability - allows each member of the team the liberty to admit freely their strengths as well as their weaknesses. The book gives examples of trust building exercises such as sharing personal histories and behavior profiles with each other. According to Lencioni, established trust creates the atmosphere for constructive conflicts. During such conflicts members are allowed to disagree passionately and sincerely, as they unreservedly express their criticism and displeasure of issues on decisions policies and colleagues attitude.
Fitzgerald aims to build a sense of trust and so portrays characters as well educated and enlightened, as such that Nick is ‘inclined to reserve all judgments’ and being ‘privy to the secret grief of wild, unknown men’. This forces the reader to trust Nick’s retrospective recollections; and the fact that the reader is aware of how his perceptions may have been altered by future knowledge or the erosion of memory through time indicates this memoir may be an edited version that is not completely reflective on the true events. Fitzgerald clearly sets the setting of the whole novel: the West Egg and East Egg, it is arguably said that it could be referred to the history of the Christopher Columbus story. This enhances the imagery of an egg as the start of a new life; Nick felt that ‘life was beginning over again’. Moreover, Fitzgerald allows Nick to point out the superficial similarities between the two communities, revealing differences gradually; extravagant wealthy people populate both Eggs and to the outsiders they are a source of ‘perpetual wonder’.