Studies show that students who are over-age for their class was held back a grade level. Not completing assignments, late work, or just missing class led up to being held back a grade. Over-age students seem to need more help in the classroom, than the regular students. Adolescents pick many excuses to drop out of school. Being bored and frustrated with class, many teens say school is irrelevant to
Alex Miller What does Freedom Writers say about education? In the movie Freedom Writers it follows Hilary Swanks’ character “Erin Gruwell” as a new teacher with hopes to bring an equal education to the less privileged. She is hired to Wilson High School, a school that had high achieving scores prior to the government issuing an integration program bringing in “bad” kids from the ghetto. The educators at this school do not look at these students the same, they believe they are just there because they have to and sooner or later they will drop out anyways. Erin tried to be the best teacher she could be by bringing them into her personal life as well, an example of this is when she brought them onto a field trip to the Holocaust Museum on the weekend then after bringing them to a restaurant which she worked at in a hotel.
Speaker: Margaret Talbot, a women living in the twenty first century, believes that students are stressed and feel a lot of pressure to become valedictorian. This implicit presumption about what the audience accepts is illustrated by, “In 2002, Audrey Lin, one of Missions San Jose;s many valedictorians, admitted that she had cheated to get to the top in high school, and gave back her valedictorian plaque.” This shows that Lin felt the pressure of staying on top that she cheated. The author would not have put this in her essay if she didn’t believe that’s what Lin was feeling in high
Prosser’s life came to a tragic halt, leaving the world wondering what she could have accomplished had she lived longer. Prosser was an inspirational figure for siblings, as well as for the people who she came into contact with in her career. Inez Beverly Prosser, born Inez Prosser was born to parents Samuel Andrew Beverly and Veola Hamilton, in the small town Yoakum, Texas. (Benjamin, Henry, Mcmahon 2005) Due to lack of public record her year of birth is not verifiable by any one specific source. Prosser is the second oldest of eleven children but the first to go to college.
However, by the time she reaches her neighborhood’s failing high school, she will already be too far behind and may not even graduate, or even have a chance of getting a higher education. The movie also shows a boy from Washington, D.C. also stuck in a poor educational system in his neighborhood. A mother from the Bronx also has a difficult time when she is told that her son may need to be held back a year because of his weak reading skills. A middle school girl in California thinks that her public high school may not allow her from making it to her goals. All of these families want more for their children but can only hope they can transfer their kids into a better school.
All these themes or can we call them questions or problems, are what the author tries to show us and maybe answer us trough the short story “The Sin Bin or Lucy’s Heart”. I’ve got the feeling, when I read the text that Lucy truly is a well behaviour girl; she’s a Grade A student and most of the times listen to her mother. But she’s weak and naive, she wants to be liked and to be cool, or maybe she’s just an easy target for group pressure. Her mother tells her not to smoke because it’s bad for her organs etc. Although she know it’s true she does it, because Bethan her popular but bad mannered best friend does it, and had told her that it keeps you skinny.
A student-to-teacher relationship should remain just that; the teacher should claim a higher position than the students. When a teacher crosses the line, and begins to befriend his or her students, what will be the downfall? My 1st hour AP English high school teacher suffered this exact circumstance; she disregarded her authority for a more intimate, peer-to-peer relationship to her students. She would allow them to come in late, forego assignments, and socialize more in class. For the first few weeks this seemed to work well; she was adored by her students, the class went smoothly, no one complained.
Long because of all the drama and bad homework, the boring talks and late-in-the-evening extra classes, and all the other little pratfalls that hit us in secondary school. Short because of the lifelong friendships, the lasting memories, and the truly interesting and amazing things we learned between the occasional bits of drudgery. Good or bad, long or short, I will always remember this place. While I’m thrilled to be our valedictorian, I can’t say I’ve spent as many hours as some of us have between these halls: our teachers, of course, spend an inhumane amount of time here, as many students do as well. Most of them even do it of their own choosing.
Peer Tutor Term 2 Assignment Case Study #1 Dealing with young children are always an obstacle, but finding the correct path to deal with the solution, brings out a more positive student in a high school environment. Amy is a grade 8 girl in high school; she has just finished graduating from elementary school and is unaware of the expectation and the new environment. From a teacher’s perspective, the strategies work best with this particular student is to directly confront her of the issue, find a teaching method to suit the student and to make her realize the importance of high school. The moment I notice if a student is disruptive in class is to find the source of the problem whether it be chatting with the people beside her or playing with their phone. After class have ended, I would ask her to stay behind to have a private chat with me.
One of Karen’s first documented problems was when she was nine years old. When she was nine, Karen went into a severe depression, which is said to have started with being rejected by a crush of Karen’s. Her depression continued into her early teenage years. One source states that at this time, Karen also began to become very rebellious and ambitious. Karen did not see herself as a very beautiful or talented girl so she then leaned to her studies as a partial comfort.