In “The Wave” Mr. Ross told his students that they had the power to start something, and Geoffrey Canada from Fist Stick Knife Gun was influenced by the others around him to fight and be violent. “You can have power to start something great if you learn through discipline” (Rhue). Mr. Ross told his students that they could become strong through discipline and under his influence they started “The Wave”. Geoffrey Canada was around fighting and violence his whole life and he was influenced by the people around him how he acted toward his problems. In both stories kids were influenced by adults.
I was never touched by anyone but when I was in middle school and was growing into my womanly body, a boy who was 2 years older than me told me I had “milk jugs”. I didn’t know what he was talking about until I told my mom and she told me what he was talking about. The boy got in trouble but it just goes to show that middle school children may not understand the language used, especially in this book. I believe I should’ve never known what he was referring to at that
It is very important for a coach to have a philosophy about what he or she wishes to accomplish and what they want their athletes to accomplish along with the winning. Although the benefits of teaching and coaching can be questioned by many all it takes is that former or current athlete showing up one day and saying, “Coach thanks for all you have done for me, I couldn’t have done it without you.” and your ready to get going all over again. The levels of coaching that I hope to coach someday will be elementary all the way up to High School. I need to be around our club wrestling team at a young age, this will help teach the kids the things they need to know at an early age. It will also help build a powerhouse team by the time they get to high school.
For many years I was scared to go to college because I thought I wasn’t college material. Hearing Capitan Mark Kelly speak about being an underachiever, and a “not so great” student really helped me see that light at the end of the tunnel. When final build up the courage with in myself, I enrolled into San Jacinto College. The only thing that stood in the way was that standardize test. I had to take the entry exam after five years of not being in school.
The students at that school had no home training; they cursed teachers out and fought them, and even though it was my first and second year of high school I’ve never seen that happen in my grammar school before. Another event that happened was one time a underclassman ditched school one morning and went to a corner store by our school and someone shot up the store, and ever since then before I graduated I was scared to walk to school. The school work was way easier than the first school I was in which lead me to get better grades that I was proud
With all of this new attention from others I found myself beginning to be very egocentric, and thought everything revolved around me. I also began to develop a looking-glass self about my self-image from how others viewed me. There was an incident where a friend of mine and I got into an argument and he called me a cracker and I retaliated by calling him a “nigga”, which wasn’t acceptable, but we got into trouble, and had to go to principal’s office. It was in the principal’s office that she laid out the groundwork for double consciousness. She explained to my friend
A man who made me think a lot about what he said after we left him. He said that the buildings, people, and the books we study changed a lot since he came to the VCU twelve years ago. The names of the buildings changed because more buildings were built for the huge amount of the new students. The students themselves and how do they react with each other changed. He said that students used to be introverts, conservative in their clothing and most of them were not friendly at all, and he used to have tough times when asking for money.
Many children are being raised by a violent parent making their surrounding a living hell and believe violence is the only way to setting a conflict. The young teen wants attention like everyone else. Sometimes “Acting out” brings attention they desperately needs, like bullies bully children someone younger or quiet for attention or fighting with there peers. Researchers found that violence deaths are similaR School Violence
Also two of my brothers still went to this school with this address on file. I was pretty much fed up with high school at that point. So I got my GED a few years later. School has been hard for me since but I am finally getting past it. I cannot even picture where I would be in life right now.
How Important is Getting a License as a Teenager? Can you imagine getting picked up from your friends house or from school by your parents? How about when you’re a junior or senior in high school? Well that’s what I had to go through when I was in high school and every time it happened I would always feel the same way. Embarrassed, humiliated and very dependent on others.