Wes didn’t start off on the right path initially, due to the friends he surrounded himself with such as shea, a young drug runner, and the low standards he set for himself academically, which Author Wes mentions that he was “disappointed with D’s, pleasantly satisfied with C’s and celebratory about a B I allowed my standards at school to become pathetic” (Moore 54). He allowed a fixed mindset of mediocrity along with his environment to almost determine his life path. Without social capital, Author Wes Moore would’ve been doomed for failure but the intervention by his mother, a few of her friends and his grandparents, he was able to attend Valley Forge Military Academy where he was able to benefit from the effects of social capital from his superiors and peers in the form discipline, comradery and leadership. From there, he totally changed his perspective as he developed a growth mindset which was fairly evident when he realized that basketball wasn’t in his long term plans; Wes states “When you step on the court with players like Kobe Bryant or six foot eight point guards who can dunk from the free throw line, your mind begins to concentrate on other options” (Moore 130), that moment of clarity showed the benefits of social capital and a strong growth mindset. Another instance of social capital being beneficial in Author Wes Moore’s life is when he was granted a scholarship to attend John Hopkins University.
In Police Battalion 101, witnesses who saw Trapp at different times during the day said that he was angry about the orders that were given to him. He said “orders were orders and had to be carried out.” When a leader with higher power than him told him to do something, he felt like it needed to be carried out. It was also said that many people denied having been given the choice not to participate. They blocked out the choice because the orders came from their commander and they didn’t want to disagree. This is also shown in an experiment done by an elementary school teacher, called “The Brown Eyed-Blue Eyed Experiment.
Essay In 8th grade, I was a jerk to my teachers, I didn’t get good grades and overall I wasn’t a good student. I look back on this every so often and always makes me not want to go back to that way of doing things. The reflection back to this time shows how I look back and fix things. The character clay Jensen in Thirteen Reasons Why and the narrator in “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” both show reflectiveness in their lives and the big events explained through the narrator saying there will be more fish and more Sheila Mants in his life and Clay looked back on what Hannah had said and decided to not make the same mistake twice. The narrator in “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” showed reflectiveness in the short story by saying that there will be more Sheila Mants and more fish in his life.
“It is now seven-oh-six. You have exactly eight hours and fifty-four minutes to think about why you're here” Vernon announces. The 80’s classic, The Breakfast Club, focuses on five students; Bender, Claire, Andrew, Brian and Allison who are in detention on a Saturday. Bender is an adolescent with an aggressive attitude whose goal is to be understood and have people see who he really is. Vernon, the detention monitor, hates Bender due to his refusal to listen, attitude and disrespect for him.
Everyday Braxton goes to school and does the correct things needed to be known as a good kid. One day a fight happens in front of Braxton and tries to break the fight up, instead of breaking the fight up, Braxton ends up being fought also. He is told that he is punished instead of helped. In the short run everyone thinks he will learn from his mistakes, in the long run, this is ran through all of the colleges and nobody accepts him, Braxton drops out. When it comes to student misbehavior, most schools have long practiced a basic system of crime and punishment, isolating the perceived “offender” through detention or suspension.
Freak and Max helped each other with almost everything. School was a big part of it. Max was always thought to be a dumb student by all the teachers, but Freak showed them that they were wrong. Max knew the answer a lot of the times, but he just didn’t like public speaking. Max had a learning disability, so it made it harder for him to read and write.
“The kid said something about not liking Cedric’s face and how he saw him get his $100 award check and it made him sick-and there was a bulge in the army jacket’s pocket. The heavy green fabric was tented into a triangle pointing out from the kid’s hip. Cedric looked down and could see the back of a rat-gray steel handle.” (22) Cedric was afraid of the kid, that is understandable, but he was so afraid that he Cedric does not want to be noticed for his intelligence anymore. His high school should have taught him to never be afraid for being intelligent. Intelligent is the way to go all the way to the
First of All Summer in a Day and Zero Hour there are poor decisions made due to their hunger for power, and things they did not have. One example of this is on page 2 of All Summer in a Day where it says, “‘It’s like a penny,’ she said once, eyes closed. ‘No it’s not!’ the children cried.’ The children would have listened to Margot and tried to understand instead of immediately shutting her down if they weren’t being manipulated by their lust for the sun they have heard about. They treat her unfairly because they don’t have what she got. While this may not help them, the kids have been mislead so they can not focus
As an example, Adam’s parents really bore him throughout the story, with their less than happy, relationship and careers. Adam says “My parents are really just a piece of the boredom in my life that I just don’t want for my future.” Also Adam doesn’t really like his friends because he just isn’t impressed with anything less than perfect. “I only hang with my friends because there’s nothing to do, sometimes I’d rather do nothing than hang with them.” Another example is when kids at his school make fun of him and call Adam the “suicide kid” and Adam doesn’t like this at all. He says, “The whole reason I dropped out of high school was that I couldn’t handle the bullying anymore and I just got sick of it. This makes Adam a lot more depressed because now he can’t go to school, and being in class learning is one of the only things that he somewhat likes.
Ponyboy explains how the socs expect him to do poor in school and get awful grades, just like his friends did by saying. “They are right. you are a hood.” That didn't make me feel so hot. There were a lot of socs in that class - I get put into A classes because I’m supposed to be smart - and most of them thought it was pretty funny. I didn't though” (S.E.
“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.
It becomes next to impossible to strive to be better when the youth are constantly told they are worthless by people of higher authority and even their own peers. In the novel, Dr. Rios describes a concept He calls “dummy smart”. During his study he noted that there were multiple youth who were doing very well in school, but were labeled as being deviant and dumb by school officials. They purposely acted as if they were uninterested in school, but when called upon they always knew the answer, which shows they are more willing to gain respect from people of higher authority in a more negative way. As the novel progresses Dr. Rios goes on to explain how some of the youth wanted to change, but felt
In the book Uncle Tom’s Children ethics of Jim Crow telling how wright’s the owner had experience growing up as child back in the day was not easy but from start first thing, the encounter racism thing that had happen and he attempt to war games with Children it did not look good at because it turn out looking very ugly. The problem being black in South was not easy but also getting a job was very difficult for him at first but when he was working at his first job did not feel safe at all because of the color of he’s skin and that brought more problem to Richard Wright. As employees Richard Wright factor that were coming at him for example Wright was getting bully at work and eventually getting beat for understanding the job skills by many
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.