“When your mind is a weapon u are never unarmed” this quote is for one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history, the one who contributed in the black revolution, breaking stereotypes, fighting racism, refuting discrimination, delivering liberal concepts, inspiring communities, defending human rights, involving in politics juridical humanity religion, this quote is for Malcolm X. Malcolm X or Malik al Shabazz is an African-American writer, speaker and civil rights movement leader. Issued from a low class disfavored race “black” in America Malcolm x had an eternal impact not only on the African American society but on the entire world. In fact, the big irony is in how could a boy from a segregated community contribute
Aesop is the originator of this genre (fables); the Greek people chose the name and created a several legends about Aesop. In Norton Anthology of Western Literature book it says about him, “He had supposedly been a slave and was known for his ugliness and outspokenness. But there is no reason to believe that this has any historical accuracy. The stories about Aesop gave the Greeks and Romans a way of talking about the fables.” He gives a new way to represent ancient culture of the Greeks and Romans differently than Homer. Several writers wrote Aesop’s Fables from the globe, they are not told in specific time or for chosen communities. What is a fable? Fable is a short folktale that all characters which are
I’ve began my day with an experience of a lifetime, I was able to have a discussion with my acquaintance’s Freire, Dewey, Cox, and Hsun. Which they then discussed and tried to convince me that, education is a necessity which has different methods of education to reach your highest potential. Into this conversation I found out that the most desired method by the educational system is the “banking concept” which U.S. colleges should break from this education system. Due to the concept there is a lot of pressure which is creating knowledge to be thrown at you, which is hard to retain and understand the information given. Which is making it unable to reach the highest potential you can achieve, that’s why we should
The Title of the first article “86 of 91 Tested Ex-NFL players Had Brain Disease Linked To Head Trauma” caught my eye because it stated something that was not surprising to me because football is a very dangerous sport. The first sentence itself is an eye grabber and it gives a great overview to the whole article it states “Eighty-seven of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains to science after death tested positive for a brain disease that I believed to be linked with repeated head trauma and concussions, researchers said.”(Gallagher). That sentence made me think about what is going on behind the scene and on the field because I am not a football fan and when I do watch football it’s the super bowl and I’m waiting
This statement hold true for countless teachers across the nation, and Mr. Warren Bowe is no exception. The moment the assignment was in my hands I began brainstorming possible candidates for the interview. Although I was disappointed I could not interview my former A.P. English teacher Mrs. Bowe, I was just as delighted to interview her husband, Mr. Bowe, whom taught English at Chippewa Falls Senior High School as well. After numerous e-mails to each other, Mr. Bowe and I decided to schedule the interview in his classroom for Friday, October 9th.
Who is John Carver you may ask? Well for starters Mr.Carver is a U.S history teacher who served in both cold wars, was also in theater before becoming the teacher he is today.John Carver a 8th grade U.S History Teacher at Frontier middle school. I interviewed Mr.Carver with joy and pride to be interviewing the teacher I really looked up to as an eighth grader because he always pushed me to try my hardest.
Paulo Freire's "The Banking Concept of Education" talks about education as being an act of oppression to students as it does not allow students to be liberated (Freire 75). This directly correlates to David Foster Wallace's "This is Water" in education students are not often taught how to think differently causing them to fall into a default setting meaning that they are self-centered and interpret everything through their own lens. (Wallace 2) This lack of a liberating education can be a result of an educator who they themselves has fallen into the default setting which causes a never-ending cycle. As a student who has gone through the thirteen traditional years of public education and a year and a half of higher education, I have had a lot
I conducted my interview with Michelle of Postlethwait Middle School she is the Achievement Liaison teacher. Michelle’s primary focus is dealing with assisting parent engagement, student achievement, and teacher quality. She began with Postlethwait Middle School in 2006 teaching eight grade English. Michelle has taught for 15 years and started her career in 1994 teaching seventh grade English at Caesar Rodney Junior High School. Although she incorporates mentoring in her coaching, she most closely follows the model of peer coaching.
When thinking of a career to study for this course, I have always chosen the career that I want to pursue. The career I have focused primarily on this semester is a dentist. I have wanted to be a dentist since my orthodontist made me cry and I began to explore the field of dentistry. I started looking for a nearby dentist in the Midtown area to interview. Lucky for me I did not have to look far. I was able to interview Dr. Jeffrey J Siegert and his son Dr. Tyler J Siegert. In this paper, I will start with a review of each person and the process that I took when interviewing them. Within the descriptions of each provider, I will convey some insight into their jobs, education, and experience. Next, I will provide a detailed account of the interview itself. I will then reflect on the interview by discussing how it went, what questions were the most helpful, and the new knowledge I gained after conducting the interview. Next, I will discuss what they told me I would take to get to this point and I will prove it with my research. I will then convey four descriptions of knowledge that I gained. This section will also include information that surprised me. Lastly, I will reflect on my performance during this interview assignment. This section will include descriptions on what I believe I did well, what I think I can improve on, and how the information I received in this interview will help me in the
I had the privileged to join in on a cabinet meeting with Mrs. Deborah Rowe, the principal from James Enochs High School in Modesto, CA. After reviewing the weekly and monthly events, she started the meeting with a book discussion on chapter ten of In Praise of American Educators by Richard DuFour. It is ingenious of the leader to apply some of the findings from the article and articulate as to how the findings can be apply to her school and her students. This is a prime example of what is being a visionary leader as she led the book discussion engages her cabinet in how to allocate the CAHSEE fund to provide support for students’ success. She then delegated this task to her Associate Principal in charge of instructional
Rigoni describes different concepts that affect our modern education system. The current educational system is based on standards, accountability and capitalism that disregards the experiences of students and the quality of teaching outcomes. Teachers are increasingly giving students a list of facts and skills that do not promote practical know how. In this respect, less attention is paid to the outcome of education. Author Rigoni provides an alternative approach to teaching using the Shaman metaphor. He talks about the learning process and the need to change the formal curriculum and the approach used by educators. The concepts described by the author portray the desire to make these critical aspects of society, education and commerce, accessible
Saint Mary’s Institute is more than just a school. Saint Mary’s is a school where we can share our Catholic beliefs, where all of the staff members are willing to help and are easy to talk to. The band, chorus, and drama club are great chances for students to try new things musically and theatrically. These musical opportunities have allowed me to expand my musical passion. I have met two of my best friends in band, their names are Jamie and P.J. Briele and recently I have gained one more. Her name is Eliza Andrews.
During the interview with Mrs. Rainforth, I knew by the way she was talking, she was so passionate about being a teacher. She had such a compassion to become a teacher so she could help them reach their greatest potential. I too, want to be able to help students get to their highest potential and having a love for enriching the lives of others. She puts the students before herself and that is something I appreciate greatly. The satisfaction of knowing your students are understanding what you’re teaching is a feeling you always want to have. In addition to satisfaction, I admire what she had to say towards the greatest reward. I want to have a job where I can build strong relationships and have a bond that will affect people positively. I was
Symbolic interactionism is a micro-level theoretical framework and perspective in sociology. It addresses how society is created and maintained through repeated interactions among individuals. The perspective emerged in the mid-twentieth century from a variety of influences, including the Scottish Moralist and American Pragmatist philosophers – its greatest influence being American philosopher George Herbert Mead and his theories about the relationship between self and society. George Herbert mead was born on February 21, 1863 in South Hadley, Massachusetts and he died on April 26, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He was an influential philosophy professor in University in Chicago but never published his ideas. So, after he died, his students publish his teaching in mind, self and society.
The reason behind why I choose my classroom theme to be the one named “Sunny Skies” to go into my classroom. Is because the colors that my theme uses are a shade of the original colors which are blue, gray and yellow. Between these three colors they are the shades that they come in are called pastel colors which they are a light, faded color from the original color. With that being said that’s the reason why I choose my theme to be “Sunny Skies”. That contains soothing blues, grays, and yellow which it all creates a calm learning environment for both the students and as well the teachers. This was one of the main reasons that I choose this specific theme for my classroom. As well this “Sunny Skies” theme was created to allow quality,