Even though his teacher was ruthless when it came to criticizing his French, he did not give up and studied harder and took those criticisms as a motivation. Another person that takes criticism and channels it towards her studies as a
When I was reading the book I was so surprised at how much Esme used multiple intelligences and different use of texts, media, visual, and other many good practices. Esme’s classroom was a canvas of stimuli and visuals. When told by a colleague that her room was distracting Esme thought to herself that the teacher in question was jealous. I have to agree with Esme, I believe the teacher was jealous of Esme’s enthusiasm, youth and spirit. The teacher may have genuinely been concerned with presenting too much information to students but through my classes at Sage, excessive stimuli is good of students with ADD because it gives them many things to focus on instead of causing behavioral problems.
Good Unconventional Teaching Gryphon is a short story written by, Charles Baxter, that has to do with a substitute teacher named, “Miss Ferenczi”, that uses unconventional methods to get her students to be more active and participate. She does this by telling her students lies which hold some truth so that they are more alert in class and that they actually question things, rather than just sitting back with miserable looks on their faces and barely absorbing any knowledge. This unconventional way of teaching is what makes Miss Ferenczi such a good teacher. While substituting for “Mr. Hibler”, the student’s regular teacher who came down with a cold, Miss Ferenczi becomes popular with the students.
“A Minnesota teacher of seventh and ninth grades says that she has to spend extra time in class editing papers and must 'explicitly' remind her students that is is not acceptable to use text slang and abbreviations in writing” (Cullington 89). Also, “many complain that because texting does not stress the importance of punctuation, students are neglecting it in their formal writing” (Cullington 89). These points are valid, but the evidence is limited because it is based on a few personal experiences, rather then a large study with much more research.
It was becoming more complex, especially in math. I enjoyed the challenge even if I didn’t fully understand, so I would ask my friends at school for help. They would always be happy to, and even laughed with me about the silly mistakes I would make because I was never careful to pay attention to
Connecting with the story was easy to do because it was ironic how women seem to be motivating factors for men. For instance, “what I failed to perceive was that Debbie all this while was going steady with a junior from a neighboring school – a hockey player, with a C+ average. The revelation hit me hard, and for a while I felt like disgorging and forgetting everything I had learned” (155). Brody goes into another example of irony by stating how school was not easy for him and then concluding the story saying, “although the original incentive was gone, I continued poring over the encyclopedias, as well as an increasing number of other books. Having savored the heady wine of knowledge, I could not now alter my course” (156).
A final point Alonso speaks is “Most damaging of all, perhaps, is the fact that professors are human beings and therefore they will sometimes grade examinations unfairly” (198). Alonso wants her audience to sympathize with teachers. She wants everyone to know that teachers can also go through daily life events that can cause them to be unfair when it comes to grading. Joy Alonso does not use as much pathos in this article as she could to get her point across, but there is still a sense of reaching and a reader can truly feel that she cares about the
As Douglass puts it, “nothing seemed to make her more angry than to see me with a newspaper”. This evidently shows she abhors Douglass’ determination to learn. As Douglass was running his errands for his mistress, he overcame this challenge by befriending the white kids in the neighborhoodThis way, he is able to have them teach him. One way these two situations are similar is that the authors receive help in achieving the goal to learn. Miss Sullivan helps Keller understand language whereas
Instead of learning some actual useful information, teachers fret over the test rather than about how much that student is actually absorbing into their head. It has become a practice to ‘teach the test’ in today’s teaching world. Tests like SAT, ACT and AP have you pay quite a bit and don’t even show you what you did wrong, blocking out the possibility of even trying to learn from your mistakes. It is believed to be a clever tactic used to gain more profit, students keep coming back to prove they are worth more with those silly numbers. They stress day and night over these overrated tests, like previously stated channeling out the imagination, curiosity and good will.
I try to write my journal entries to the best of my abailty because I cant see a lot fwhen I’m trying to wtite or type. My mom sometimes reads my entries, and she’ll tell me the mistakes I make because there tends to be a lot. To add on to my spelling ability, my grades have been slowly slipping. I have always tried my best at everything when it comes to school. Always had good grades, and even though the doctor told me tourettes would not affect my intelligence, it