The group does have purpose as they plan to create an after-school program which will improve school performance both by the students and the teachers. The group is structured as the Woodson Foundation and the school system will develop a new agency that will draw on resources from both organizations as well as a representative from the NCPIE. This is where the group comes up short from the storming stage as there is no leadership yet. They are still establishing ground rules such as: Will the new jobs be unionized? And Will the Woodson Foundation be able to use hard data?
Satirical pieces are The Onion’s specialty, and this piece published circa 1999 is all about “pseudoscience” and “MagnaSoles.” The author of this article sets a sardonic and mocking tone by falsifying the product while poking fun at it. Advertising being pushed to the limit happens to be the victim of satirical ridicule here, based on the fact that companies attempt to push a product onto customers. In lines 4-5, the author states that the MagnaSoles were made "using no fewer than five forms of pseudoscience." This conveys alliteration, which marketing companies use. This also exposes marketing techniques and mocks them, resulting in humor.
The Inconspicuous Speech On April 15, 1882 Mark Twain was given the honor and task to write a commencement speech at an all-girls high school and named it, “Advice to Youth.” Mark Twain constructs his message in a way where he intrigues the audience and effectively sends two different messages to each of his audiences. Although this speech is titled, “Advice to Youth” it is clear that Twain was not just giving the youth some advice but also criticizing the elderly and adults. It seems as Twain is satirizing adult’s learned behavior or their conformity. For example he inserts certain words that betray his stated purpose in each of the several topics he touches. 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.
Reflection on “Outside Perspectives: Professional Appreciation and Celebration” The class on 12-16-09 revolved around the text, Teaching and Leading From the Inside Out A Model for Reflection, Exploration, and Action, Chapter 7, “Outside Perspectives: Professional Appreciation and Celebration” and the “Afterword: Integrating Our Personal and Professional Selves.” I found the comment on page 106 interesting, “…schools are in deep trouble” in regards to the perspective of many people about the status of schools. This sparked the following thoughts for me. I have experienced similar responses when people discover I am a teacher: “Oh, boy! You have your work cut out for you.” Or, “Wow, teaching kids today is rough—better you than me.” For me, the comments I receive can range from this end of the spectrum to the other end; the stigma that old-time teachers created of the mentality where some people still think teachers are overpaid and under worked and have an easy job with plenty of time off. For the school I work at, Bristol County Agricultural High School, we do suffer from negative stigmas the public perceives of us.
One important idea that interests me was Carpe Diem – seize the day. This is an important idea was portrayed though cinematography and the use of verbal and visual technique. The balanced mix of visual and verbal features creates symbols, to convey the powerful message to the audience. In the first English lesson, Mr Keating, a new unorthodox teacher at Welton introduces a new idea, Carpe Diem to his students. Close up shot of the old boys’ photographs have been used and made to be slowing zooming out, to make them seem like they wants to say pass on important legacy and are agreeing with Keating’s innovative idea.
Dead Poets Society At the welcoming ceremony for new students, Mr Nowlan is introduced and explains the principals of the Welton academy ( a school only for boys), which are tradition, excellence, discipline and honour. Mr John Keating who has been a student on the school, is introduced too. He is a English teacher, who has his own conception of teaching. He is inspired by values like passion, imagination, beauty, language and love which he integrates in his classes. His slogan is “Carpe Diem”, which means “seize the day”, therefore he wants his students to think of their own life, choices and become individual persons.
3. Jim believed that he was doing his best in school and felt that his parents had unrealistic expectations for him. Explain, using examples from the video and course concepts, how the father’s self-concept impacted his interaction with Jim. Was it positive or negative? Jim’s father felt that if he could pay his way through college and still make Phi Beta Kappa then Jim could do with his grades.
Chaucer’s Use of Satire In the reading "The Prologue" by Geoffrey Chaucer, one will find that satire is the most used literary device throughout the entire story. The definition of satire is the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc. (Dictionary.com) Strictly following that definition, the satire in the prologue is brilliantly used to break down the characters lives and reveal their flaws and human errors. Every one of the pilgrims on the journey is satirized to some extent, although the narrator is more critical of some more than others. Chaucer uses the narrator to describe each of the pilgrim’s flaws either through physical description, or by describing the pilgrim’s actions, or ways of life.
His encouragement and belief in his students shows the difference a wise educator can have on a student’s life. The film “Stand and Deliver” followed the 5 C’s in such a way that it told a compelling story. The five C’s of Drama stand for character, conflict, catastrophe, climax and conclusion. The main character in the film ” Stand and Deliver” is Mr. Escalante who is the new math teacher at Garfield High School. His character is strong, devoted and passionate, and idealistic.