In Kurt Wiesenfeld’s article “Making the Grade”, he address the issue that students want a higher grade than they deserve. He goes on to prove this be by giving examples of previous students that he has had and what can happen when students get the grades that they want and not what they deserve. In Wiesenfeld’s article he states that about ten percent of students that take his class do not care about their grades until final grades are over. “You might groan and moan, but you accepted it as the outcome of your efforts or lack thereof,” Wiesenfeld stated.
In “I Just Wanna Be Average,” Mike Rose explains the experience being part of a school system that had no prior knowledge to have educators to teach students. Rose supports his claims by describing the different situations he had to encounter with the lack of the school system, the hopelessness of the teachers and his peers, that lead those students with no support to lead them in a direction of success. Rose purpose is to point out that; all that it was needed was a teacher that cared enough to teach and to influence those students to succeed and to never hinder the student’s learning experience because anything is possible with an little of an encouragement. In the 8th paragraph in “I Just Wanna Be Average,” Rose describes what it felt like
ve you ever contently thought about why people become successful? It may be surprising that intelligence isn’t the key component to achieving something; neither popularity nor social skills. It’s grit, the ability to preserve over obstacles to reach a long-term goal. According to Angela Duckworth from the TEDTalk, “The key to success? Grit,” this characteristic is the most important when working toward a longstanding goal.
Title: Flora and the Flamingo Genre: Wordless Book ISBN Number: 9781452110066 Bibliography: Idle, Molly, (2013), Flora and the Flamingo, Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, California Story Element/Plot Summary: This book is about Flora and a Flamingo, who are very different from each other, but through all of their differences they manage to become friends with each other and they become dance partners. Character: Flamingo and Flora Setting: It could be anywhere with trees and an open space for dancing. Conflict/Solution: The conflict is learning how to dance with someone who is different from you, and makes the moves as elegant as possible in unison.
“Perseverance is failing 19 times but succeeding the 20th.” -Julie Andrews. Every day we’re going to be tempted to stop doing something, to stop trying, but if we keep pushing we will eventually succeed. In the novels Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix and Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe the theme perseverance through difficult and trying times is shown by the determination to keep going, believing in yourself, and fighting after loss of hope.
The argumentative essay “Grades and Self-Esteem” by Randy Moore, professor of biology at the University of Minnesota. Moore argues that teachers should consider the grading standards of the students rather than the self esteem. Grades come from their academic performance whereas self esteem from their creativity, confidence, and also by nature. He argues that many schools lower the standards of the students to have more satisfied students with low grades. Moore believes that through the grades the students can improve their performance by evaluating their academic performance.
I’m going to start with a definition of adversity. Adversity is difficulty and misfortune. In the following paragraphs are examples of people who had diversity and a quote about adversity. And how they worked through it. In almost any example of an adversity the thing that keeps people going for their loved ones.
Numerous research has shown that intrinsic motivation is associated with, and predicts positive academic outcomes. On the other hand, individuals with lower levels of intrinsic motivation have shown declines in academic progression throughout elementary and middle school years. Intrinsic motivation has been defined in the text as classroom conduct, determination, cognitive adaptability, coping skills, and commitment (Haimovitz, Wormington, & Corpus, 2011). Other research on intrinsic motivation compiled by Deci, Koestner, & Ryan (1999) has also shown an associated with external rewards and intrinsic drive.
Honorable members of the principal table, deer teachers, beloved parents, friends and all guests, good evening. It is a great honor and an eminent responsibility to be able to express through just a few words the feelings of a whole group that has concluded a stage, which embraces an endless amount of experiences and emotions, that even the most beautiful words would not be sufficient to describe them. This path was not easy at all; in the course we faced disappointments, deception, and sadness.
The Theatrics of Grit Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite movie or play? First, there are three things that you need to know about acting. Nearly every actor you have ever seen started their career on a small stage. Many movies are adapted from stage plays, and many books are adapted into stage plays.
In 1911, 146 people die in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Months before, shirtwaist workers, mainly immigrants, marched on strike for worker’s rights, a true testament to their courage. In Mary Jane Auch’s historical fiction novel Ashes of Roses, the courage of immigrants is the heart of the story. The book follows the young protagonist Rose Nolan, an Irish immigrant coming to New York City. She meets challenges after challenge as she navigates her new life in America, while also making new friends such as Gussie Garoff.
As the Navajo people chant, “Oh beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, beauty above me, beauty below me, I am on the Pollen Path. In the house of life I wander, On the pollen path.” (“Wandering the Navajo Pollen Path” 1). This chant is a Navajo Ritual, that is meant to remind the Navajo people that our journeys will have many starting points, stalling points, opportunities to develop, that people will be there to support us in our journey, until we are ready to emerge into the path and continue our journey. As a Navajo woman, who is Carmelita Graymountain and what is her journey like?