So, in my following reaction I am analyzing the movie “Hard Lessons” according to the book chapter Becoming Trustworthy Leader, and find out to what extend Mr. McKenna could be considered trustworthy leader. The movie “Hard Lessons” is based on the real story where new principal Mr. George McKenna of Washington High School is appointed to fight against violence, gangs and drugs users at school. He is aimed to change all the inner system of the school reforming learning and teaching styles, and inviting parents to contribute to the school change. Despite all hardships he faces, Mr McKenna does not quit, moreover he meets his goal establishing safer environment, school disciplinary and improving the education. If we compare McKenna’s practices to the book chapter “Becoming a Trustworthy Leader” where the central idea is building trust to make a successful school , it is clearly seen in the movie that he is trying to use different ways to foster trust among teachers, students ,parents and him to make better and effective school.
Why do you want to be a Peer Counselor? I’ve grown up as an only child until I was at the age of nine. Through the years of being the center of attention, my parents and grandparents “babied” me. I was given constant aid as they made sure I didn’t come in contact with any harm. Therefore, I never learned to do things on my own, especially important events like obstacles and challenges.
This person primary responsibility is to oversee the progress of the village by empowering the parent/guardian with resources and strategies to assist the student. This role addresses the problem of the Achievement Gap by equipping the parent with non-traditional methods in providing an intentional educational environment for their child. For instance, setting a power hour for reading on the weekends. As well as being involved in planning classroom events and establishing a relationship with the school. The lack of parental support in various capacities was one of the causes of the Achievement Gap in which the focus groups stressed was a major element.
In the book review the author said, “Given rudimentary training, Beah seems then to have gone on a two-year mind-bending killing spree…”(Boyd 303).. The “Two year killing spree” were the results of the gruesome life Beah has been living. Not only was his life gruesome it was also unfair. Beah’s life was unfair because of the way he had to grow up as a kid. His childhood, family and freedom was taken away.
In the movie “Friday” it displays a typical day in the ghetto and what obstacles two young black men had to go through just to get through one day. Ice Cube a famous American rapper from LA’s popular 90’s hip hop group NWA wrote this historic black comedic/drama film and along plays the main character Craig Jones. Craig plays the neighborhood hero after a chaotic day where he deals with bullies, his love life, annoying neighbors, and scary drug dealers. The film is based in south central LA in the mid 90’s where Craig and his best friend Smokey who is played by comedian/actor Chris Tucker find themselves in trouble after thinking it would be a typical Friday in the ghetto. Craig a young black man in his early twenties lives at home with his parents is determined to leave the ghetto but there 's just some things holding him back.
When it comes to growing up, it’s important to understand how life is in reality and know that you always need to work hard. For instance, according to Blue Times, it states “If kids don’t make the team they can learn how to be rejected so they can take in a positive way as adults.” This is important because kids can analyze what they did back then apply it. To demonstrate, just like Michael Jordan’s words “You must
He has “an overpowering desire to break free from himself and dive into the flow” and not be conscious about where he is from (p. 296). Cedric Jennings is the main subject through whose eyes we see the struggle to get a good education. His story begins in Ballou High School in the black ghetto of southeast Washington D.C. Cedric is the youngest child of Barbara Jennings and Cedric Gilliam, a drug dealer who has spent a good part of his life in jail. Barbara and Cedric live in poverty, moving from one place to another.
The article “Teens Who Fought Against Hitler” By: Lauren Tarshis is a story about a boy Ben Kamm and his family and the challenges they faced during the holocaust. This story is about a family that is jewish and the family faced the rising politician Hitler and he offered jewish people as a scapegoat. Also Hitler was the embodiment of Germany, and the birth of anti semitism. This is where germany takes one of the darkest turns for the worst the holocaust. Challenges were Hitler’s influence went across Europe because of this the people that were not jewish were turned on by their neighbors.
The play Fences is a drama written by August Wilson who was one of six children and also dealt with opeesrrions and racism when he dropped out of school due the struggles of racism. The play Fences presents the character Troy Maxson a person who has faced racism and discrimanation throughout his life. The Pulitzer Prize winning play is set in 1957-1965, a time when African-Amercians where hopeful for a better life. In Fences, racism haunts Troy Maxon’s life past and present. The play brings the view of racism in the world through Tory Maxson, family and friends.
The main protagonist of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Oskar Schell, copes with the grief from the tragedy of losing his father by focusing on something other than the loss of his dad. Oskar goes on a long adventure through the five boroughs of New York City in order to find out what a key he found opens. Oskar found the key when he broke a vase that belonged to his dad, and the key was in an envelope with the word “Black” written on the outside of it. After determining that the word “Black” was a last name, Oskar decided to “spend my Saturdays and Sundays finding all of the people named Black and learning what they knew about the key in the vase in Dad’s closet” (Foer 51).
IDEA OR PRACTICE BEING USED: The district worked collaboratively with teachers, parents, and leaders to develop an afterschool program to help underpriviliged students who may not have resources at home to help with education or who may need extra help with learning. Students are also provided food and activities that promote self-awareness, leadership qualities, and physical/extracurricular activities that they wouldn 't have access to otherwise. It also created programs that bring students and their families together to show students they are a part of their success. All of the students ' diverse cultures are celebrated.
Firstly Dwayne Johnson has helped organizations. He has helped the “The Beacon Experience” which helps children to continue their schooling beyond the high school years (looktothestars.org). Also he has his own foundation that is called “ Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation “ and it helps kids that are in any medical conditions and create the hop of live of children (looktothestars.org). Dwayne Johnson and his wife have also
On the run, a case study of fugitive life in an American city was published on April 2015. It 's a story about Alice 's experience in Philadelphia, over a six year time period observing a group of African American young men that were entangled with the law in a negative manner. Alice introduces us to Mike, Reggie, Chuck, and others who feared incarceration, being left alone, and injustice. She allows us to vividly see the nights she spent talking to these boys and their families on the stoop of their house, graphically picturing the police officers knocking down the doors of their household in search for one of them, and the devastation it brought to many families. This book became a guideline for fugitive on the run, a shock to those not exposked to this way of living, and an eye opener to all including the police force
Write a two page essay explaining how Jefferson State CC has helped you further your education and what are your plans when you complete your studies at JSCC. Being enrolled at Jefferson State Community College has helped me further my education since Fall 2015. Getting my education is very important if I want to be able to succeed in life. JSCC showed me how finding the time to fit my schedule is considered the best ways for me to get to my class. My past instructors goes into depth detail about what they are going to teach about for that day.
By skill, I don’t just mean sport knowledge/ability, I more so and talking about the people skills, leadership ability, and managerial experience it takes to build and run a team like Coach Wooden did. Many of the lessons and rules his father instilled in Coach Wooden from such a young age are so important and can be easily forgotten when in the heat of the moment or in a tough situation. Those same rules are the ones I plan to print out and use as inspiration to help me remember the things I found important throughout the