Until this year, I have never gone to a school for more than 2 years. I never thought that moving influenced me much, until I noticed I had troubles stepping out of my shell and making friends. I never saw myself as a shy person, however to most people, I came across as shy and quiet. Through eyes of others, I was made aware that I had become reserved due to moving around so much. As soon as I made friends in a new school, I would move away and lose the friendships, thus I slowly developed into a passive person, because as the ‘new girl’ in class, I was always used to other people crowding around me and befriending me first rather than me taking the initiative to befriend others.
A day after Nathalie was at the school they kicked her out and said she wasn’t ready for their school but they said Carrie Kelly would be able to help her get ready for the next time Nathalie signs up. Nathalie and everybody else helps her and she improves. She has stop throwing her tantrums. She signs up again and is rejected again. Everyone is devastated they really thought Nathalie improved.
No one from her school has ever had a offer like this. Since Akeelah has ditched some of her classes several of times her principal threatens to give her a bad punishment for the rest of the year or she can substitute the punishment by accepting the spelling bee nationals. Under the pressure of the punishment Akeelah gave in the spelling nationals. After getting the hang of the whole spelling bee Akeelah begins to get the hang of something she finally can enjoy. Akeelah is coached by a English professor Dr. Joshua Larabee.
She then goes to the Hsus' house which felt, “heavy with greasy odors.” (Tan 15) She acts very courteous to everyone and respects the wishes of her elders as displayed when she accepts to take her mother’s place at the mahjong table. She feels out of place because she is younger than everyone else, and she finds out that her mother had made excuses for her to the other members. Although June dropped out of college, her mother told them that she might go back for a degree. “..but I know right away she’s lying. I know my mother probably told her I was going back to school to finish my degree.” (Tan 27) As the chapter is coming to an end and the night is at its peak, Jing-Mei starts to get up to leave but when the women stop her and tell June that her mother had left behind two infant twin daughters in China, she was shocked.
The enthusiasm I felt would soon change into misery following my encounter with a teacher whom I had not met. In the afternoons, when we were outside with the children she would come to the playground and give backhanded compliments about the way my co-worker and I were handling the group. If I came up with a creative idea, she would take credit for helping me come up with the idea. There were times when I drove home in tears because I did not understand what I had done to have someone bully me everyday. If we were in the work room at the same time she would not acknowledge me.
This passage is relatable to my life because although the women are wished luck in certain cultures she can be cast off by her family into a new world in a new house and style of living. A like college life for me I have not been able to ask my parents for help all too often but rather live my life by myself with my own money and experiences. Bateson sat in on a day of preschool for her daughter. While at school she realizes the big culture difference between the groups of humans when the teacher throws away all of the drawings done by the children during their drawing time. This passage shows the huge difference between a cultures that rewards creativity in children to not showing any concern in their creativity at all.
It is clear that whilst Scout is willing to provide informal educational help, Miss Caroline does not approve of this and repeatedly tries to scupper her efforts by whipping her on the first day of school because she misunderstood, “if I didn’t have…stop it”(page 24). Further reinforcement is shown when Miss Caroline catches Scout writing a letter to Dill because she was bored, “I was bored, so I began…third grade”(page24). Miss Caroline is trying to follow a more formal way of teaching pupils in a place where teaching and education is regarded as experienced based, learn through doing, which inevitably means that knowledge is passed down generations and is limited to those skills needed to survive. Education during the 1930s were only aimed at boys rather than girls.
Instead, she communicated by humming or screaming. She was eventually labeled autistic, and her parents were urged to institutionalize her. Instead, her mother pushed for her inclusion in the activities of “normal” children, and did not isolate her. Grandin struggled in school. She says her schoolmates thought she was “weird”, and admits that she was “totally useless” at algebra and languages in high school, (Gerson Saines & Jackson, 2010).
You could also have time to finish your homework if you couldn’t the night before. This year on Wednesday, October 12 we took our PSAT’s and the seniors didn’t have to be at school until 11:30 in the morning because they didn’t have to take them. Instead they had to take the SAT’s but I don’t know the exact dates they would take them. I expected not to see any seniors in my classes that I have seniors in. But I was shocked to see all of them actually show up.
This responsibility helps kids realize what kind of outfit is appropriate for school. It gives them responsibility to choose when they pick their clothes and how to save time for other morning activities. Banning school uniforms gives kids responsibility. In conclusion, principals should ban school uniforms so kids can express themselves, feel comfortable, and have responsibility. Ways you can help to ban school uniforms are, e-mail or call the school principal, saying why you think we should ban school uniforms.