I believe that Teller may be working in the wrong profession. While Stewart conveys a passion for teaching and helping students, Teller seems to feel that his students are incompetent and helpless. He arrives at the summation that most of his students will find his course arduous and boring. I cannot think of anyone that wants to be around such a toxic person with such a negative
Technically, teachers are not evaluated on how good students perform on these tests, but feel as if they are held responsible when students fail. They would rather guide their students to work diligently and master the test information, instead they spend valuable time preparing students for these test. Teachers are there to teach students and help them enjoy their time spent at school. Instead students are bored by teachers and are growing to hate them. Most teachers leave schools because of the way they are treated by their students.
Djimon Bailey 2/13/2018 English ii Honors Mr. Griffin Bad Teacher Essay There’s no doubt that a bad teacher can make school such a frustrating, embarrassing and bad experience, such student won’t learn much. Bad teachers often don’t have organization skills, class management, and professionalism. Teachers like these make high school difficult. This paper discusses traits of bad teachers, and the study habits they fail to create, in their students. Firstly, a bad teacher is someone who comes into class, and reads from his/her notes, and gives one a problem to work on for an hour with no input from the teacher at all.
Another bad example of the aftermath of standardized testing is cramming, which some might do as a result of the lack of concern with studies. “I can no longer cooperate with a testing regime that I believe is suffocating creativity and innovation in the classroom. We are not really educating our students anymore. We are merely teaching them to pass a test. This is wrong.
Students are also getting less learning time, due to the time it takes for test prep. They even will take out daily announcements and pep-rallies to “prepare” the students for the tests they have that day (Ramey). With everything comes a Pro and Con side, but it is to find middle ground which is important. This argument of standardized testing, has the side of the nation trying to keep up with the standards of other country, because we are falling a bit behind in academics, compared to other countries. There is where a line where students aren’t getting the all-round experience and knowledge that they need to succeed.
Tough teachers have a lot of responsibility along with a small group of supporters and a vast group of haters. A tough teacher is beneficial to students behavior and test scores but harmful to their opinion. Most students do not like very strict teachers and put facts aside and let biasi’s shine. Although the majority of students hate strict teachers there are a few students who embrace there strict teachings and wish to follow their example. Tough teachers get good results due to strict discipline repetitive assignments and carefully chosen topics and subjects.
And they probably came to Pencey that way” (2). In this paragraph, the audience hears Holden’s negative immutable perspective about his school Pencey as he seems to not like the school at all, much less the people in it. The author uses words like “splendid” and “clear-thinking” to really express holden’s strong opinion about the guys at Pencey and how they don’t meet the expectations that the school holds. In the beginning of the book the reader is introduced to Mr. Spencer who is one of Holden’s teacher’s. Mr. Spencer comes out as a nice teacher whose only intention is to help Holden and guide him through the misfit of society as he realizes that Holden needs a hand to hold.
The Main argument the author makes is that both teachers and parents are not taking action. The teachers seem to feel sorry for their students and end up passing them, instead of using tools of negative reinforcement such as failure to determine whether the student should graduate. The parents are not supporting the teachers and may end up doing the work for their kids. The one contradiction I see is on the tenth paragraph where she talks about the students she sees at night living a hard life of unemployment, chemical dependencies, abusive relationships
Though it may not seem obvious, the school shows a distinct lack of care for its pupils, they have introduced new systems of learning, people who are not acquainted with the area are chosen to teach there, causing different, more obvious problems with the students. Learning can also be associated with a loss of innocence because ignorance and innocence go hand in hand: the less you know, the less likely you are to try something because you don’t even know of the certain thing, and you know things that make you less innocent in the first place. All in all, the story is based around racism and the Great depression and other such themes. The school represents many of these things, innocence, racism and depression. On the opposite side of the same coin, it could also represent many good things about this period of time, but it exuded these characteristics the most.
During his first encounter with his student, Pemberton disapproves of his student’s behavior towards his mother and “reflect[s], somewhat grimly, that the first thing he should have to teach would be to appear to address himself to his mother when he spoke to her (20-23)”. This sentence establishes a disapproving attitude towards his pupil with the word “grimly”; in other words, Pemberton’s first impression of his charge is not a positive one. Interestingly, class hierarchy also plays a small role in this negative perception, as it is likely that Pemberton expects his charge’s manners to be of better quality based upon his aristocratic status. Later, Pemberton’s feelings about his pupil intensify from frowning to distaste; his student responds to his request for his salary’s size with “a strange little comment, in the shape of the mocking, foreign ejaculation, ‘Oh, la-la’! (76-78)”.
Having an Honor Code will fracture the trust that students have with teachers. Would the honor Code really be worth all the examples of division among student body and faculty that I talked about. The answer is No, it wouldn’t be, because Fairmont Heights need a balance and it has it. Students keep to themselves and let other students do their own thing and deal with their own problems. The balance is key to the continuation of Fairmont Heights social order and without it, things would be much worse in the the eyes of students like
Imagine a school where ______% of the students transfer out and school morale is down the drain. Looking in classrooms you would see disengaged students and tired teachers. This is every teacher’s, administration’s. and community’s nightmare, and was the reality for Elizabeth Forward School District. With prominent truancy and disengagement issues, teachers had obvious trouble reaching students, many feared that their students wouldn’t graduate.
It becomes next to impossible to strive to be better when the youth are constantly told they are worthless by people of higher authority and even their own peers. In the novel, Dr. Rios describes a concept He calls “dummy smart”. During his study he noted that there were multiple youth who were doing very well in school, but were labeled as being deviant and dumb by school officials. They purposely acted as if they were uninterested in school, but when called upon they always knew the answer, which shows they are more willing to gain respect from people of higher authority in a more negative way. As the novel progresses Dr. Rios goes on to explain how some of the youth wanted to change, but felt
Wendy Bradshaw was a teacher. She has recently resigned, and the resignation letter she wrote has gone viral. In the letter, she discusses how she is fed up with the reforms that have taken place in education, which she calls "misguided." She also stated that she fells the school has placed standardized testing over the needs of the students. Additionally, Wendy states she fells that her students are being robbed of a developmentally-appropriate education.
An important point I learned after reading Holler if You Can Hear Me by Gregory Michie is that teachers should care about their students because students will learn more if they know you care and then they will care to learn . Mr. Mitchie believes his students don’t care enough to learn about sexism, but the truth was that they were tired of spending 2 weeks on the same lesson. Mr. Mitchie will then get angry at his class and tell them that if they didn’t care to learn then he wouldn’t make them. In another instant a teacher named Miss. Reilly was tired of her class not listening to her that she threatened to quit, but a student named Samuel wrote her a letter and told her not quit.