Another perspective for the “English-Only” argument was made from a family member of one of the students. She thinks if you are in America you should be speaking English and if students are learning another language in school it takes time away from other curriculum. During the San Francisco School Board meeting, many people shared their thoughts having all San Francisco public schools students become bilingual. Dr. Ling-chi Wang, a scholar and activist, shared that knowing a second language stimulates and enhances learning in other subjects. Another man mentioned how only knowing English places limits on his job (ie.
The Harlequin was known for his rebellious, playful ways. The Harlequin believed in justices and that everyone shouldn’t have to be on time for everything. People should make their own decisions instead of being told what to do al the time. It states that “’Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” shatters the theory that increasing attention to timetables and efficient human motion not only would improve productivity but also would improve the quality of life. Instead, the resulting society reduces people to mindless robots marking time to an oppressive government’s regimented schedules.” (May).
“Bad boy” is a story about a kid who likes to act up and get in trouble in class until his teacher helps him by giving him a book to read to fill up the spaces in his life by distracting himself from getting in trouble.Sometimes in life there are kds in class/school who act up and dont get their work done, Sometimes in life kids find ways to get out of getting in trouble by distracting themselves by doing something good, Sometomes in life people help you until they had enough of you but then when they see you start doing good things then they decide to give you another chace.In the story “Bad Boy” written by Walter Dean Myers Sometimes reading can distract you from getting in trouble in School/class. First of all, Sometimes in life there are kds in class/school who act up and dont get their work done.I had to fill up all of the spaces in my life.This means He has to fill up the spaces by distracting himself to not get in
In “Hidden Intellectualism”, by Gerald Graff he makes a stunning point that compares street smarts to book smarts. He brought up the idea that if teachers incorporated things that students are passionate about, and topics that they can relate to they would get more passion and effort in their work, rather than assigning topics that the students have nothing in common with. I agree with this author's opinion one hundred percent. Just recently my high school teacher let us write an essay on our favorite band so she could evaluate our writing, and I felt like writing the essay was a piece of cake. In another class we had to write about the Bill of Rights and court cases from hundreds of years ago.
Rags to Riches In the story “Grades and Money”. Steven Vogel, a college professor teaching philosophy at a small private college in the Midwest talks about students worrying about getting better grades, rather than learning the material. He discusses how back when he was in school students never talked about what their grade was in a class, and now that’s all kids talk about. He gives many examples of students being open about their grades. In the story he states “ openness about grades is probably healthier than the kind of highfalutin’ squeamishness we exhibited-but rather to explain the difficulty I feel in really understanding grades, in grasping what exactly they are and what they are for”.
In the selection, “Strange Tools,” Richard Rodriguez explains how he started reading books to excel academically, as if books were merely a peculiar means of improving himself. He begins his writing by showing the reader his initial experiences with reading. He conveys that neither of his parents read for pleasure, but simply for business or as a way to communicate with distant family; he never saw his parents read an entire book. Rodriguez begins to consider the idea of a “scholarship boy” described by Richard Hoggart. Rodriguez relays how his upbringing shaped the way he approached reading by quoting his mother: “Don’t write in your books so we can sell your books at the end of the year.” He quickly transitions into the difficulties he
Teachers could have students read books that discuss the same thing as Fahrenheit 451 but doesn't use all the bad language and talk. Kassia Micek wrote an article called “Parent Criticizes book ‘Fahrenheit 451’. In the article parents state that this book talks about things students should not be encouraged to discuss in school. Alton Verm, a parent of a child reading the book made comments on the book like “its filled with all kinds of filth and how the words used in the book do not need to be brought out in class.” Verm asks the question, “how can the school punish students for using bad language, yet require them to read a book with bad language and morals in it?”
At first, it seems he is for helping his students overcome the struggles of trigger warnings because he mentions that during his class sessions, he prepares his students for grotesque content to come, “I would never want my students to be surprised by something horrific in their reading, whether the "Red Wedding" on "Game of Thrones" or the rape of Philomena in Ovid. Instead, I want them ready to work with challenging texts so they learn”. He believes that if students know what is going to happen next in a book, movie, etc.,(even if that means spoiling the best part for some students), it will help the students learn. What he failed to take into account is that, there are groups of students who, once you have spoiled the ending/beginning of a particular thing for them, they will refuse to continue with the work. Perhaps, David M Perry should search up best teaching methods in higher education.
Allan Bloom advances a controversial thesis in his book The Closing of the American Mind. Bloom postulates that the American educational system is failing today’s students by perpetuating moral relativism while neglecting the “great books”. The great books for Bloom include those of Plato, Aristotle, etc. These books are considered great works of western thought as they approach questions of culture and morality and believe there is a correct answer. Contemporary American society no longer seeks answers to these questions as moral relativism destroyed the existence of an answer.
In a previous class I took, I saw classmates debate whether divorce is good for children or bad for them, but I did not learn much from the debate. The lecture on lecture 9 helped get a better understanding of the outcomes of divorce. I was able to learn that divorce can be good for children; if their parents’ marriage is full of conflict then the divorce has better outcomes for the children. However, if a child’s parents were in a low conflict marriage, then the divorce results in greater difficulty for children. This makes sense, since a child believes that their parents are fine since they barely fight, and then they are filing for divorce at what feels like was out of the