However, some parents might feel that the questions being asked are too personal and might feel like they are being judged by the school, but although questionnaires may ask personal or sensitive questions; parents are generally under no obligation to answer them. Researchers should always ask for informed consent before they start any form of
Running head: Self Assessment/Reflective Memo Strayer University Gordon McQuaige English 115 Dr. Brandy T. Wilson February 20, 2011 Pre-Writing/ Invention Process I used the brainstorming / listing invention process. I did find this strategy effective but it was hard to focus on one individual subject that I could inform my audience with. I guess my main problem was to focus on one particular subject because I had many thoughts going thru my head. I learned that I should try more prewriting strategies to find the one that will give me what it is that I need instead of staying focused on the one that is not working well for me.
Asimov writes about how he has always scored high academic tests. One character from that short story claims to Isaac “Because your so goddam educated, doc, I knew you couldn’t be very smart.” Both articles argue that if your impressively smart at one thing, you cannot be smart at another. The article “Brainology” Carol Dweck discusses about the different mindsets. The importance of this article is that Dweck reveals many different ways students think “It is the belief that open students to a love of learning, a belief in power of effort and constructive determined reactions to setback,” Dweck claims Though each article was written at a different time, they each have the same message that adds to one another. Each author draws attention to things about students that we often don’t pay much attention to.
Summary In his essay “Hidden Intellectualism” Gerald Graff argues that there are different forms intellectualism, not just the traditional academic intellectualism. Graff argues that these hidden forms of intellectualism are not expressed in what is considered the correct scholarly way, but rather they are “hidden” in our everyday conversations about sports, fashion, pop-stars, etc. Graff feels that as a child you can gain just as much from arguing over non-academic material than you could from debates on academic issues. He supports this by saying that arguing of minimal things requires just as much intellectual ability as debating over more theoretical issues. Graff goes on to further state that because of this every street-smart student has the possibility of being an intellectual.
Who really wants to be dominated? It is obvious that there are problems within the educational systems and that those issues need to be addressed; You have teachers, who do not care about the students, who will pass the students on just to get rid of them because they feel the student is unteachable, you also have teachers who use the ‘banking concept’ to
Otherwise, one would be considered immature and untrustworthy. After becoming a teacher later, Gatto managed to preach this sermon to his students as well. Not only is boredom a big issue, but Gatto also complicates matters further when he argues, “Do we really need school?” (143). With that said, he doubts the value and the need of compulsory routine schooling, which, in his opinion, has stifled the creativity, critical thinking and diversity of characteristics of each individual. To clarify this idea, Gatto brings up an interesting point when he writes what kids really need is to “take an education rather than receive a schooling” (143).
Consequently, she believes too much emphasis is placed on technology, taking away from the development of basic reading, math and problem solving skills. The underlying question that surfaces throughout this book is "do computers and technology truly improve student learning and achievement?" According to the author, there is little evidence to support the use of technology as a necessity or benefit to student success (pp. 105-106). The author goes on to suggest that students, especially younger students, should be carefully monitored and limited in their computer use (p. 110).
I also think that not only should more states care but I think there should be some sort of funding for the school so that they can boost security, not just for their property but more for the students well-being. I also find that some schools don’t seem to care if their students are being bullied, they let it pass like it is nothing... for example my son has actually been being bullied and not just called names but the bullies would physically hurt him, and when he would tell his teacher or a yard duty what was going on they told him to suck it up and that there was nothing they could do cause he doesn’t know their name or what class/grade they are in. I know that it is not just my son’s school that does this because I have heard from several family members and friends from other towns and states that are having the same issue with their children’s schools. In my opinion more states and schools should care more about the children’s well-being; these kids are our future and what would happen to this country if most of the children end up growing up needing serious psychiatric help because they were bullied non-stop just for being different. Also the schools need to do a little more than just suspend the student that is bullying they should take a little more effort in getting these children help, suspending them isn’t going to do much all that is going to do is to stop the child from bullying for a day because he
“While freedom of speech gives us the right to verbally express how we feel, it does not give us the right to curse and abuse other people. Some things require self-control and respect. But unfortunately there will always be those who will pontificate that they have a right to do whatever they please” (Kaye Grogan, Renew America). The Students who uses offensive and hate language doesn’t recognize that they are hurting someone’s feeling and it might turn into violence if they don’t stop. It can also affect students learning environment.
I have actually seen students being neglected by their own classmates because of this particular reason. The students’ main attention should always point towards education and not towards fashion. They have plenty of time to do fashion outside of the school. Even though students' individuality is important to express one's self, uniforms should be adopted in the school, because it lowers disciplinary referrals and helps students focus on learning. Schools requiring uniforms will experience reduction in violence.