A School for Two: A Character's View on Homeschooling The story “Homeschool Insider: The Fighting Pterodactyls” by Ron Carlson is about a young girl that has transferred from regular schooling to homeschool. She speaks of the tale as she learns at home with her sister as a classmate and mother as a teacher. In the passage entitled “Homeschool Insider: The Fighting Pterodactyls” the speaker in the story views the homeschooling experience as a lonely ordeal.
parents and kids are pushing for grades not to matter as much on standardized testing and “measuring” the capability of kids through a test, and answer sheets. Teachers should instead focus on helping the kids understand what they are being taught because the majority of kids won’t admit to not understanding the material that they are being taught because they don’t want to be different from the rest of the class and their friends. If teachers could focus on teaching to THE KIDS instead of teaching to test standards it would create a less stressful school environment and students wouldn’t stress and worry about their grades as much. If standardized testing continues to dictate if a student moves on to the next grade then what are quarterly grades for? If grades weren’t held in such high regard by the majority of the education then they certainly would not be as big of a weight on students shoulders as grades just numbers and doesn't reflect what someone actually knows just because a students number grades are low does not mean they are a dumb kid; they could be extremely talented in one or more other aspects of life and they could just be having trouble with this one subject and students should not have to feel like their future is riding on that one
The documentary instantly starts off with the thoughts from the family members of the four students on why people should know more than one language. Right after these clips, an opponent is saying how if you do not learn how to read, write, and speak in English properly, an individual will not be able to go to college or get a job which is not good for our society. However, Farr (2001) argues that people who are not “proficient” in English are still able to be successful in English-oriented jobs. They are able to cope if they have any difficulties with the literacy demands. Another perspective for the “English-Only” argument was made from a family member of one of the students.
When I was in the fourth grade I began struggling on focusing on my homework and classwork. It was a hard time for me because I had been great at school. My teacher who had decided she was a doctor called my mom and told her I was special needs and that I needed to to not be in her class, all because I wouldn't focus on reading a book. My mom didn't want to give up on me and was going to help me succeed. What that teacher said prompted many doctors appointments and tests and speech therapies.
In marigolds, the girl choose to destroy Ms. Lottie’s glaring marigolds because her father couldn’t find a job and lost hope to life. On the other hand, we couldn’t ignore Emily’s mother, as she played the decisive role in the changing of Emily. In such statements as "my wisdom! Came too late," the story verges on becoming an analysis of parental guilt. With the
Imagine getting a call from your daughter during the school day, her saying, “Hey, mom/dad, I need you to come get me, they said my outfit is too distracting.” Leaving home or work to pick her up or bring her new clothes because others can not focus. What was your daughter wearing, leggings, she was wearing leggings. Dress codes are too controlling, it is sexist toward women and unfair on students. Public school dress codes are made to restrict certain clothing that students are allowed to wear, this can be good and bad, but people take it way overboard.
She struggles to explain the aspects of the childhood of her daughter, Emily, in which she influenced her personality. The narrator was alone with a child during Great Depression times; she had to work to earn their living and often left her baby with a neighbor. However, during Emily’s childhood, the narrator tried to make best out of situations. The narrator understands that there was a lack of attention to her oldest child. As an example, she remembers the story of when her second daughter was born, and Emily got the measles and was not able to share that moment with her family for two whole weeks.
(59) After his parents direct her to refer to him by his good name, Nikhil, while he is in school. He answers “no,” that he would not like to be called by a name other than Gogol, so she obeys his wishes over those of his parents and “Gogol” sticks at school. Gogol will later regret this choice, and officially changes his name to
The main raison that she did not want to share the room with her was because she is "a girl from a whole other race" (Morrison, 1983, p1). At this time, there was a particular conflict between people for different races, more precisely black and white peoples. That is why Twyla judged her without even knowing more about her personality. Twyla's mother also told her bad things about people from Roberta's race. But after spending sometimes together, they were closer because they had similarities.
Lee reinforces the failure of Maycomb’s education system once again through students in grade one, who were not expected to contribute and participate during class. This is evident when “no comment seemed to be expected of us” in Miss Caroline’s class. The noun phrase “no comment” emphasis that learning is silence from Miss Caroline’s class; therefore students were unable to clarify their thoughts and questions towards what they are learning. Not being able to ask and clarify, students will not be excited for their lessons, yet motivation on learning will be
She did not say anything and she started to go to school. After weak in school her parents were worried that people would know her secret. Lamia promised that she didn 't say anything. Lamia liked to study at school, she found new friends, and every day Lamia came home with a great mood. For seven years Lamia did not tell anyone her secret, she tried to be a marvelous student.
While the teacher was walking around the room to check for completion of the homework, Eve started scribbling words across her paper. According to her paper, the cause of the Civil War was a single displacement reaction. Eve did not care that her answer was completely incorrect because the teacher gave her full credit for having any answer on the page. Numerous students like Eve are in the school system.
Reporter has spoken with the grandmother today. She said the children went to school from her home. The children are currently at school. Reporter stated this seems to be an ongoing issue according to the family. Mom changes house to house and the children don 't know where to go.
On yesterday, I did not have a substitute for my class. So, Thea Johnson was asked to watch my class. As Thea walked through my class, I began thanking her. She mentioned jokingly, “She haven’t had her medicine, and she didn’t want to be bothered.” She told me I had to do something about by “crazy students” and I better have some work.
The students think because their teacher is in the classroom they don’t have to do any work, which they shouldn’t think this way. It 's also a challenge for the substitute because she felt like she had to gain their respect one way or another. I thought it was good that she decided to give them recess detention for them to finish the work they didn’t finish when they were in class. I also think it’s great to have a good communication with the general teacher and the substitute teacher. Mrs Roush did talk to the class about how disappointed she was that they didn’t behave while she was out of the