In our Walk to Read class we have a student who cannot pay attention or sit still. The student is constantly distracting other or doing his own thing. Time after time Mrs.Schaff is calling on him to pay attention or to be quiet because he will just talk out of turn or yell over students. This week alone the individual student lasted not even five minutes on the rug with the rest of the class before he was sent to his chair. Once in his chair we wasn 't bothering other students, but was not even paying attention.
Hope’s class was. The hallway felt never-ending, seeing all the unfamiliar faces made me nervous, but excited at the same time. It was an unusual feeling, but I made it to the class, took my seat, and waited patiently for the teacher to begin. My first new friend was named Cameo, she came up to me and introduced herself, she appeared eager, but I could tell she was just as nervous as I was. I was reluctant to speak to a lot of people due to my speech impediment.
His teacher reported that he distracted the class, for instance, he started talking with his classmates, while they were listening to the book that the teacher was reading to them. He had difficulty to get along with his peers as well, while he wanted to play with them, especially at the recess time. He got so frustrated that he ended up going to the principle office several days a week.
It went from high school getting everything done for you to college where you are basically all on your own. It was a big fear for me because I didn’t know what classes to take or which classes would be good for my career which is business. I remember going towards the admission office thinking to myself what am I even going to say or what do I even need to do to start the whole process of class selection. I felt my heart raising, felt empty in the inside and even scared because I really didn’t know what to say to the people in the office. Once entering the office I got nervous and asked for the steps to register for classes then that’s when they sent me to the pathway center.
In the light of other students not answering, she say she feels that on multiple occasions she has saved the teacher the agony, of no one answering, by speaking up herself. With that in mind Rebekah turned to the students to figure out why they would speak up in class. She was able to get some really good answers that really gave a good insight to the discussion. The students said that “No one listens to each other anyhow…I feel if I talk up a lot like I may be talking to much…The discussions are too teacher-directed—everyone is just saying what the teacher wants to hear” (94). These were wonderful responses that she put in, because it really gave a new view to what the students are thinking and how they feel.
Lastly, they deal with kids all day. In the classes that i have there are many kids that stand out for being very disruptive. Those students can slow the class down, and worse, stress out the teacher. I have witnessed many times where kids think it is okay to slow the class down because they don 't care. These are some of the kids that make the teacher think, “Why am I still here?” I think here shouldn 't be a reason for a teacher to stress over people that they have no obligation over.
Most people told me that they either don’t have time or it really doesn’t matter if they vote. I could understand them being busy with school, homework and maybe a job but when I explained to them that all they had to do was register, fill out their ballot when they get it in the mail and turn it in at the drop box at highline or mail it in if they prefer, most people were surprised that it was this simple, but there were still those that kept on saying that they had a class or that they were running late probably because they didn’t want to take the three minutes to register. After a while most people got mad at me for asking them to register because someone else had just asked them like a minuet ago. I asked those people if they already registered and or plan to register and most said yes but when I checked on a couple of them in a few minutes they were still texting or watching a video on their phone. Basically what I learned for this experience was that even though I tried to show people that voting was important and it was a very simple process that they could complete in minuets those that didn’t want to listen were either just too lazy to get up and register or they just didn’t really care about which candidates were picked and how that could affect them in positive or negative
This discussion was lead with an anecdote from Corine Carmathy. She stated that her and, her friends were in a community study room preparing for an exam, when another group of students came in the quiet room abruptly, and rude. In fact, Carmathy 's study group had no other choice but to leave because the other students were noisy, and playing music, and her study group could not concentrate in those conditions. In short, the second group of students were inconsiderate, and disrespectful to Carmathy, and the group. Many Philadelphians, like the second group of students, struggle with respecting others.
It was really complicated because whenever someone saw that I was down and they asked if anything was wrong, I would act like nothing had happened the rest of the day but inside, only I knew that I was being bullied in the sixth grade. I was miserable. The whole day that was all that I could think about. I could never get out of my head and it would distract me from doing my work in some classes that I had with him. He would throw paper balls at me in the class when the teacher turned her back.
I have done this several times myself. Or also scared the class would laugh at the question. Which leads me to my next reason, which is peers. People will sit in a classroom and become ignorant of the subject that 's being taught because of what others may think or say. " Due to the youth of learning, there has been little research conducted to evaluate the teaching methods or the effectiveness of student comprehension".
Welling would say before the experiment, but that was not necessarily the issue since she was speaking loudly throughout the experiment. The issue came when people started asking questions; I could not hear anything that was being asked. Several times, people had to ask Dr. Welling to repeat questions because we could not hear other’s speaking at a normal level. This puts people with a hearing loss at a clear disadvantage when it comes to a classroom setting. Yet at the same time, it seemed that people with a HL was at a social disadvantage as well.
She didn’t know what to do. “And I suddenly had such a vivid flashback that I completely lost my train of thought.” She talked about a childhood experience with her brother Matt. I think she was trying to get the student into learning, but that got the student feel boring instead. The entire lesson, she couldn’t build connections with her students. At the end of the class, she saw her students were yawning and sleeping.
I could not believe my eyes or my ears when I witnessed some of the the students arguing and being disrespectful with teachers during class. Some of the students were having their own conversation while the teacher was up lecturing during class time. A lot of the students had their cell phone phones out on their desk texting away and not paying attention to anything the teacher said. I noticed that a lot of the students came to class and you never saw them taking
I abhorred class presentations and reading in front of the class. Little did I know that these small worries should be the least of my problems. My first encounter with mini-THON occurred during a presentation after mass. Words like “courage”, “strength”, “wisdom”, and “honesty” all flashed across the screen. Half way through the presentation tears started forming in my eyes.