It also depends on the reader to truly listen to what the novel has to say. If these requirements are met, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an irreplaceable, monumental novel that deserves its place in the classroom. As said by Morrison herself, “Huckleberry Finn, chosen randomly without guidance or recommendation, was deeply disturbing (Morrison 385).” When a student works with Huckleberry Finn in an adept classroom (one that maintains the level of maturity and intelligent insight to truly understand the novel), it prevents them from reading it alone and being unaware of its true meaning. It prevents them from being appalled at the seemingly crude and shallow novel, and allows them to experience it for what it truly is: a
This has been cemented into the brains of every school boy and girl from early on and yet still, it has become prevalent to relinquish ones desire to be educated so one may conform to the habits of the culture around them. The corruption of mankind is the concept that being intelligent makes you arrogant and off-putting when in reality, becoming literate and informed can open more doors and present more opportunities than every before! In Gerald Graff’s, “Disliking Books”, Graff describes his academic and intellectual upcoming through his experience from literature in school. Despite his environment and the culture around him, Graff found clarity in class discussion and fascination in literature. Slowly, with the guidance of his father and his personal drive to rise above the conformity around him, Graff was able to overcome the corruption around him and find new meaning in being knowledgeable; proving to the world and himself that with the right mindset and determination, you can rise Per aspera ad astra (from the mud to the
It baffles me why our education is still the very same as stated in book despite the fact that this book has brought revolution since the day it was published and has inspired so many movements. Maybe this is what Paulo meant when he mentioned false liberation in the book. It is not too much to say that teachers who might have realized their method of teaching is actually oppressing the students do not really transform their pedagogy. Those well-meaning teachers who come into the classroom with the goal of liberation might impose the idea of liberation to the students and the cycle of oppression continues to circling around the students and the teachers. Honestly speaking this could be influenced by the teachers’ attitudes who subconsciously think their values, experiences and skills are more significant than their students or other people in the community for that
Finding out how cruel society is at a young age is a lot to take in but gives so much in return. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, two characters Jem and Scout learn many valuable lessons that do not necessarily come from school education. Throughout the book, valuable lessons Jem and Scout learn are more found in real-life rather than in a school atmosphere. The school life of Jem and Scout is not mentioned in the book that much, but from the scenes they are mentioned, seems to the reader that the school is protecting them and holds them back. In real-life, Scout and Jem are revealed to court cases, racism, murder, and etc.
Not many people took into consideration what discrimination could do to people. I love the fact that she went out of her way to teach her students that discriminating actually hurt, and not just being a victim of it, but also being the one doing it. It could turn a sweet soul into a deviant one. It was also shocking how the students really did not know their attitudes changed until after they stepped back and observed. I believe that this experiment/ lesson should be taught more often, because there is still discrimination going on till this day.
One can make the argument that education officials who disregard rhetoric as a necessary concept to teach are making a huge mistake because rhetoric is everywhere and the subject cannot be eliminated, why try to do so? Due to the fact that rhetoric is popularly used daily, rhetoric proves that the subject is valuable to students, in fact the University of Iowa stated that, “Rhetoric is a fundamental building block of good education…” (Why is Rhetoric Required). This quote seamlessly emphasizes how profoundly students need to be taught rhetoric throughout their learning experience. However, some may say rhetoric is an irrelevant course to take because all that the subject deals with is argument. Iowa University conducted a study on college courses and their interest levels, and returned with data that concluded “Some people…regard Rhetoric as something to be ‘got out of the way’ as an annoying GE requirement” (Why is Rhetoric Required).
Salsada is one of those few people in my life who shaped me into the person I am today. He told me not to let underachieving get the best of me. He made me realize that school is not all about homework and the letter grades. It’s about the love of learning and the power of knowledge. Mr. Salsada reminds me of a great quote by Alexandra K. Trenfor, “the best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see”.
Entertainment; though only one word among our extensive AP vocabularies, it is a word that signals many red flags in the minds of those who read Amusing Ourselves to Death. While the concept of letting our valuable time and powerful minds go to waste sits on high alert on our radars, we will always often look for the little bits of fun in even the most boring of situations. Coming into junior AP English, I was not anticipating the numerous amounts of life changing perspectives and discussions that came our way; however, I can safely say that the teacher I received on my schedule managed to gracefully walk along the tightrope between educational and entertaining. The entertainment factor in the classroom setting personally assists me in grasping concepts and lessons quicker and easier than just sitting in a lecture hall, yet too much fun and games only results in frustration for the students in the top of their graduating class. Based on the given descriptions, the candidates listed for the senior AP English positions are not necessarily as good at walking along the fine line between learning all that we can and having a
The movie, Freedom Writers did a very good job displaying the poor education system that was changing the lives of students already barely surviving in the violence and gangs. The use of the comparison of visuals what something the producers seemed to commonly use. The comparison of good to poor school materials was agonizing to see, especially with a up-close shot to Mrs. Gruwell trying to keep a smile on her face. Children are the future of our world, but many still will disown kids that aren 't the same ethnic background. Realizing this was essential, and luckily Erin Gruwell was able to do it and ultimately save her kids lives.
All because cosmetologists work with many different fields, you will have be exceptional in your management skills while also making each client feel like a star. A hands-on experience talked before needs a little more explaining because most traditional educations don’t have that. In a traditional educational system, you are expected to read, remember, and repeat what you read. But with any cosmetology school, you can be in the classroom getting your hands dirty. Many people should have the opportunity to learn by doing and not by reading about it.
Hi Yohan, I can see where you’re coming from in this discussion. I agree with you on some of your points. For example, I agree that Freire had an overreaction when he said that the banking concept had a “necrophilic” quality. Also, I agree that, due to their expertise, teachers should have more control in the room. The main fault I find in your post was when you said, “It is not the teacher’s job to spoon feed the information to the students and wait for them to understand the information, but instead to provide them the tools necessary to be successful in the future”.
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
My schooling and upbringing have reinforced the importance of honestly and integrity. This year, in AP Research, we spent a number of classes discussing plagiarism and how to avoid it — some students, in paraphrasing the ideas of others and forgetting to cite correcting, have accidentally committed the act of plagiarism. As a result, I have learned the importance of citing correctly. I have also learnt how to clearly distinguish to readers what points were products of my own thinking, and what ideas were created and presented by others. Putting in countless citations is laborious and tedious, but ultimately worth the effort: plagiarism should be avoided at all costs.
I would be pretty upset if someone plagiarized my ideas and received all the credit. I believe that is how most writers would feel. DelGuidice (2015) believes Turnitin can be a teaching tool to help students learn from their plagiarizing mistakes. DelGuidice feels students do not realize they plagiarize. She explains Turnitin allows students to learn what they did wrong, how to revise it and, hopefully increasing their skills in critical thinking, research, and
Undergraduate years were classes that the author are no longer enjoy mainly because professors lack skills to communicate. Bell Hooks found Paulo Freire and he was a man that she can look up to as he prompted critical pedagogy to her. The feminist classrooms were the place that we could raise critical inquiries about education process related to practice of freedom. Bell Hooks was excited to start teaching with ways different than what she had been taught. Furthermore, she longed to combine excitement and seriousness making a better learning environment than the one she used to had.