In "America Needs Its Nerds" the author Leonid Fridman develops his argument by stating how the nerds feel when they are made fun of by others, how America has created stereotypes and how people look over them for the "cool kids." Many students take pride in their education. They also try to keep their grades up because academic achievement is important. Students who study hard and work hard do not like to admit to others how much they study/work. The author states, "Many students are ashamed to admit, even to their friends, how much they study."
The theory behind these classes is that many parents have not been raised in families with good parenting skills so they can learn from them. Parenting classes offer training sessions to give the parents ideas about what will they face, and prepare them for the first time. Not all parents accept it, some might say they don’t need it, but I think they all need it. With the classes, parents will be better prepared, they will know how to manage stress and they will also know how to discipline teenagers, which will result in less teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol use, violence, bullying, sexting, and juvenile crime.
Sadly, most of the students that go to my school come from low-income families. A lot of these students also suffer from intellectual disabilities and/or just have bad attitudes. Nevertheless, I treat each student as I would my own teenage daughter. I form a student-teacher relationship in order to really get to know them that way I can be a better teacher to them. I know when one thinks of PE teachers they do not think that there is much going on in the classroom; however, that is simply not true.
Family,teachers, friends, just one person who gives them the power to believe in themselves will save them. One thing that parents need to understand which is also implied in The secret to raising smart kids by S.Carol Dweck, that sometimes parents discourage their own children. Sometimes the parents expect too much, and give them nothing for them to grip on or hold onto this long rope of anxiety and paranoia. It may seem like an exaggeration but what I say is nothing but the truth since I live in a strict household, which is aside from the point of course. There has to be an understanding that students will make mistakes, that I don 't doubt.
Schools are still cutting out electives and still can’t afford some of the basic things that students should have in their learning environment. Lynda Barry in her article The Sanctuary of School talks about how for some kids their school is their safe haven. She shows how valuable extracurricular activities and after school programs are when she says,” Before and after school programs are cut and we are told that public school are not made for baby-sitting children. If parents are neglectful temporarily or permanently, for whatever reason, it’s certainly sad, but their unlucky children must fend for themselves. (Barry 724-725) There are children in our communities that depend on the school to keep them safe and to offer protection when their parents are unable to do that but the schools are
Have you ever come home from a long day working at school just to get yelled at by your parents because you forgot to turn in an assignment, or you got a bad grade on a paper? This happens to kids all over the world. Which brings up the argument do grades really matter? A lot of people say no they don't matter but then you have a lot of other people who say that they do matter, so do they really matter? An article from education.good.is says “Teachers need to foster an environment that allows kids to think, allows them to ask the questions that matter to them, and allows them to feel comfortable pursuing answers, says Lythcott-Haims.
For example, maybe they are always late to work or they curse too much, though these are negligible traits, they demonstrate an misguides on the child ,who will start to think this behavior is acceptable and start to pick up on it. Another example is when parents disregard certain things that they do. This is a major issue that I spectate in school, kids have horrible grades or they are disrespecting teachers and say “Call my mom, she already knows, she don't care.” It shows that they parents are letting them behave this way with no concern, when it should be an issue because they should be attentive about their children's grades and future. Therefore, if the parent disregard the negligible activity, then how can the child if they believe they won't suffer any consequences for their actions. Parents should influence their child to be exceptional and it displays a lot about their morals when they display carelessness about their children's
Parents have an enormous influence on the way their child acts, thinks and is perceived by others, and if there is anyone who is doubtful of this- I am walking proof. The two people who raised me have molded me into the person that I am and will be. From a young age, children become aware of seemingly little things that stay with them whether they like it or not. In my case, I wondered about how my parents could not attend my concerts like all my friends’ parents could, or how they were not able to help me with my homework. I was always jealous of others who did not have these thoughts stuck in their head- just as the thought of a stalled task clings to the mind, only coming forth when it starts to be forgotten.
It is clear that the woman is afraid of her son and the power he has. It is not said who is the receiver of the letter either, but we can assume that he was somewhat close to the mother and her son, because he had asked her about her son before in a letter. She was surprised to receive a letter from him, but she also expresses her relief to tell somebody about her worries. She writes in the letter that her son was good in school and that is something that the consignee of the letter should already know, if he knew her son at all. So from this we could guess that he is someone from their past.
They are constantly motivated to learn, unlike a fixed mindset student's that from previous experience gives up easily if they don't understand. It wouldn't matter if there learning process is social or individual because first sign of struggle, a fixed mindset student would give up .I considered myself a fixed mindset student in middle school because it seemed that even when I would try hard to understand the subjects it would never show during my assessments. After the many red pen marks and lengthy teacher feedback, I started to shut down and wasn't willing to
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.
“Student” and “Crow Lake” these two articles both talked about the relationship between teachers and students. Wayman, the teacher in “Student”, he insisted on attracting his students’ interests, but it didn’t work out very well. Katie, the teacher in “Crow Lake”, she recalled a childhood experience during her class, it came out that students got bored by her voice. Wayman tried very hard on helping students learn better, but the students only care about their grades instead of learning things. Katie tried to teach her students, but there had no connections between Katie and the student.
One survey question reads, “If you ever experienced a form of bullying, how did it make you feel? Did you go to someone for help?” One student answered this question by saying, “yes it made me feel really shitty and made me hurt myself. No, I did not go for help, nobody would listen.” This student shows that they chose to not say anything because they feel or know that nobody would listen anyway. This does not only include Madera High staff, yet school staff should start to pay more attention to who they think may be in trouble because school is basically a student 's second home and spend most of their time there. This is why school teachers have a big role in this.
According to Singleton, the real root of the issue is with the parents. Since the parents believe their children are passing, they don’t take an interest in their child’s studies. They allow the child to spend little time on homework and more time on other activities, such as watching television. When a child comes home with an F, then the parents will take notice. Only then will parents take an active role in their child’s education, instead of letting the schools do it all.
He clearly hasn’t developed healthy ways to internalize these emotions and deal with them as it takes the help of a teacher to bring him back down to a stable level, (Virtual, n.d.). This is most likely dealing with the fact that certain parenting techniques were used that developed a tendency to rely too much on others for support rather than finding it internally as some children learn from early on. This could also be a result of the report saying how Will Jr. lacks a large amount of friends and while he is liked by all, he only has a core little group forming (Virtual, n.d.). This could be adding to the anxiety of Will Jr. while in class and doing activities he is unfamiliar with or not particularly “skilled” at. This is also true when he doesn’t get his way indicating a tendency to get his way at home when presenting disruptive