Gatto also speaks about how boredom comes from oneself, and how we should always find something that interests us. First, Gatto states “Do we really need school?” This is where he starts explaining his opinion and describing his own experience about how schooling is not important. Then he goes on to talk about how school is only teaching us to become good citizens but not to truly educate ourselves and learn more. I personally both agree and disagree with Gatto. However, in many ways I disagree.
I agree that as a result of the way people think, it is difficult to put that normal state of mind aside. I agree with David Foster Wallace in the belief that figuring out how to be well-adjusted is the opportunity of true education. Wallace’s speech has changed my perceptions because after a long school day, I get very tired and just is not paying attention to the things that I need to be paying attention to. His speech is important for its larger implications on the world-at-large. If everyone would listen to his speech, it could definitely change the world.
My biggest challenge so far has been focusing on myself rather than others. I would like to become more self-confident and accepting of myself and others, but it’s difficult when I’m always worrying about how my fellow students see me. “(Telemachus:) I think what you have said will not be accomplished. What you mean is too big. It bewilders me.
I believe that this is important because, now days no one likes to ask questions because they feel that people will judge them. But it’s important to ask questions especially if you don’t understand what the teacher is teaching or what you are reading. I also agree that we need to be curious and learning. I agree with this because I feel that if you are curious about learning then you will learn better and that you will retain what you are learning. This is why I believe that this is important
Nevertheless, we still have aspects that require attention if we will keep our young athletes safe. Part of it has to do with overcoming the culture and attitude associated with concussions and brain injury. Sometimes coaches, athletes and parents still do not treat concussions as seriously as they should. In some cases, athletes will attempt to downplay the symptoms because they want to continue playing. However, you should always take a concussion with the utmost seriousness.
In some cases, things should be tweaked slightly but, only for better comprehension and relatability of the students you are teaching. I think this is where numerous teachers go wrong and why countless students cannot see racial differences in the world because teachers (like most individuals) are afraid to discuss racism and what it truthfully entails. As teachers, we have to be confident and honest when teaching subjects that are as important and controversial as
"Kellin, you have to understand that these tutoring sessions are important. I understand that you don 't want to spend your time here with me getting tutored, but you have to. Unless you don 't want to graduate, which I 'm sure you want to do. You 're not the only one that has something to lose with these classes, so could you please take them seriously?" Vic asked, scolding me the next day.
For example, because my discourse is more of a family than a community it has taught me that: even though you will come across people that you don’t like or get along with you still need to treat them with respect. Also, that you will come across classes where you will have to work together, just like in stage crew and there is more than one way to get your work done. Secondly, when in groups or having to deal with other individuals, they are human beings and will be different from you. But you cannot let other students walk all over you; and if you need to talk to a teacher it has taught me how to be assertive in my needs and wants. Without this skill, school would be much more difficult because without communication skills, you will fail.
I did not anticipate such a lively debate and discussion on the real-world problem that I had used. Although I was taken aback by this, I just let the conversation run its course before continuing. However, this was my focus strategy, so in the end the students were more engaged in the lesson, based on their concern for my dilemma and wanted to help me figure out how many balls that I had left. I think
My Philosophy of education requires me to ask myself questions on why do I teach, what do I teach and how do I teach. I constantly debate with my own thoughts, I change my mind and sometimes even strengthen my viewpoint on something. They key word to my teaching is to incorporate active learning as much as possible. My students are immuned to complete worksheets after worksheets but never understood the reason behind the drilling. They also tend to wait for me to give them answers rather than think for themselves.