Her own teacher’s thoughts on trial prove that the education system is flawed in Maycomb. Her statements against persecution directly contradict what she said about Tom Robinson. Herself and her students have been taught by Maycomb’s society that prejudice is okay. Jem and Scout, on the other hand, have been taught that all people should be treated equally through Atticus. So in the end, the education system does not teach actual life lessons to everyone.
The only way the teacher could do so is by being determined. Members of the Keller family have doubted her; her memories have come back to haunt her, but her soul was pulled through to prove that she is a sound teacher that can teach the six-year-old. In that case, determination deters one from failure. Primarily, determination can take people in different directions.
This shows that every day she goes to school and is attacked or harassed, she becomes more courageous, strong, and confident. Melba grew into a warrior who can “get hit across the back with a tennis racquet” and say “Thank you very much” to her attacker (170). Melba Beals Patillo’s high school experience describes perfectly how Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote is
Bob says that teacher certification is not enough to show that that certain teacher is good enough to be effective to all students. Bob states that schools in the past didn’t research the teachers so they could make the students score high on end of course exams. He states that schools have to change the way they higher teachers so they can tell the difference between good and bad teachers. Bob states that doing this would help our students to be more successful.
Showing an act of astounding courage, Melba still went to an all white school despite the traumatic experience. Lots of very realistic dialogues stood out to me but when the segregationists crowded central high on the first day and were screaming “Niggers, go home! Niggers, go back where you belong!” (Pg.35) I felt a pang in my heart as someone of my own family was hearing those cruel words.
Alyssa Loperena Ms Milliner EES21QH-02 1/16 Othello’s Grit and Mindset Grit is all about determination. The harder you work towards something, the most likely you’ll achieve it. Some people don’t have grit because they aren’t determined enough or motivated to be the best they can be. Angela Duckworth and the Research on “grit” is an article that has examples or grit.
Moral Relativism, should it be abandoned or not? This was the original question that came to my mind when starting off reading this excerpt. Mary Midgley, the author of this story, mentioned that now days we as people deny that we will ever be able to understand a culture that is not our own. That got me thinking and as I was thinking I found what she said to be relatively true. I feel as if society has shaped us as young adults to judge our culture as being the best and all other cultures as coming up second best.
success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.” ― Anna Quindlen. Success is something everyone has, to be successful in life, school, or any other thing. I want to be successful in school.
In the article “Want To Get Into College? Learn To Fail” by Angel B. Perez the main idea was that colleges want to know the real you,the imperfect you not the just the great things you’ve accomplished over the year ,but also the failure you had to overcome. The reason why they want to know this is to see if you can overcome failing a class or two just to how you can you handle this, because life is not easy and healthy,family and money sometimes can get in the way of things but the goal is to make you succeed. Another thing I learned that I think is a main point is that parents are the ones pressuring their children to be perfect. So much that they didn 't want their child to take a risk in a class if there was a possibility for failure.
Dweck’s argument can be interpreted through an article written by Jane Lebak, "The Craze for Endless Praise". In Dweck’s article, she argues that at some point parents and teachers decided that above all else, self-esteem was the most important thing for kids to develop. Dweck asserts that "the biggest mistake was the belief that you could simply hand children 's self-esteem by telling them how smart and talented they are." (Dweck 2) According to Dweck, hand feeding these kids empty complements to boost their self-esteem has actually left kids vulnerable and essentially obsessed with how smart they are or if they did a good job.
Despite moving to dozens of new schools, Blue is always the one to beat, and her dad makes sure the dean of any new school knows that. “Naturally, students will be threatened by her, especially those who anticipate they’ll be first or second in the class.” (Pessl 63) Because Blue has such a good record, her dad automatically assumes she will be at the top of her class wherever she goes, always striving to earn the valedictorian spot at graduation. Competition comes naturally to Blue, and is something she excels at, constantly keeping her alert and on her
But my scores never got better. Halfway throughout the first trimester, my teacher and counselor asked if I wanted to drop the course. Although I understood they asked that because my scores showed that I was struggling with the class, I told them that I was confident that I would raise my grade. With doubtful eyes, my teacher and counselor let me continue the course.
In college, Mia Hamm learned how to possess mental and physical toughness from her coach, Anson Dorrance. Hamm briefly explains that young girls should be pushed to be the best athletes they can be. An inspirational quote I find interesting is when Hamm states, “Before you win, you must have the will to prepare the win.” I find this quote highly moving because it is very realistic, if you want to win you must mentally and physically prepare yourself for the game and have confidence.