It is vital for young people to take in the information they read at school and to apply it to real world problems they can possibly help concur. My interest in the Black Lives Matter movement started in 2013 following the death of Trayvon Martin when his murderer, George Zimmerman, was let off without conviction. I was 15 years old and starting my sophomore year in high school with little prior knowledge of the racism prevalent in our modern day society. Since then, I focused a majority of my research papers and projects on racism and other social injustices in America and I now label myself as a “social justice warrior”. My readings were primarily done online but some of my favorite books I read were “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “The Help” and
Students will be required to read and evaluate the cultural and social factors of each monograph. Additionally students will assess the historiographical progression of cultural studies in American History. Considering the cultural history of each monograph will assist students in identifying themes that contributed to cultural changes in America’s past. (Needs one more sentence) Reading List Bibliography: Ayers, Edward L. The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992) Hodgson, Godfrey, America in Our Time: From World War II to Nixon - What Happened and Why. Princeton University Press, 1976.
The PERT is also a test students take to get ready for college. The PERT is defined as The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test. The purpose of this test is to assess academic skills, verify college readiness, and determine course placements. Students in high school takes those tests to determine whether they are ready to do college level work in reading, writing and mathematics. "As a result, the scores students receive on state tests may not be good indicators of college readiness, but students may believe that passage of the state test is just such an indicator"(Conley, 2007).
In the documentary, Waiting for Superman, Davis Guggenheim discusses the defects of the United States Public Education. Guggenheim interviews influential educators that bring their ideas and opinions regarding the education. Throughout the documentary, Guggenheim also presents five students whose are trying to get accepted into charter schools so they can have a better education than what they would receive in a public school. After watching this documentary, I was astounded by statistics and revelations about the United State Public schools systems. Although, I graduated from a public school and plan to work in a public school this documentary shed some light into what I will be facing in this academic
On Tuesday, April 17, Bria Marcelo gave a training to student leaders about bias awareness. Marcelo works in the Chief Diversity Office and serves as the Director of Diversity Resources. I chose to attend as an opportunity to see how students are being taught about bias, to educate myself, and to also examine bias training from a supervisor point of view. This paper examines how the training relates to the Multicultural Change Intervention Matrix, themes of first-order change, and increasing multicultural competence. The Multicultural Change Intervention Matrix (MCIM), was designed to, “assist student affairs practitioners in conceptualizing and planning their multicultural interventions” (Pope et al., 2014, pg.
Do you think you can graduate and go to College? Watching dropout nation changes the way I view education. This documentary helps me explain my attitude toward life. The Documentary Dropout Nation influences every paragraph I have written in this essay. When you are reading, this piece asks this yourself this question “Will my essay change what you do in school.” Some of the common traits, characteristic and background this student share is that come rough environment.
This is the ninth week of my observation at Baker High School. On Monday, the students started off class with doing their bell ringer. The students defined the key terms for chapters 4 and 5. After completing their bell ringer the cooperating teacher began her lecture and power point on Managing Stress and Coping with loss. The students also took notes while she gave her lecture.
Reading Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird is crucial to the tenth grade English curriculum for the lessons it teaches students and the topics it brings forward for discussion that students must acknowledge and understand. The whole point of an education system is to provide students with the tools to become productive citizens. This idea fuels the curriculum for students as they begin with their primary education all the way until they conclude high school or even a higher level degree. It is crucial that the information taught to students includes social issues in societies of the past and the present, enabling them to be active members in discussions they may face in the future. To Kill a Mockingbird targets an issue that has stood
In this extended case study, I am going to focus on Greenstown High School and the (Racist) Terms of Endearment. This is a diverse high school and the class in focus is a mathematics classroom taught by a first year teacher. In the classroom, there is an emphasis on equality and diversity. At the start of the year, several techniques were enacted to help students understand racial equity and show a commitment to this in the classroom. One day Anthony, a white student, used the n-word towards Reggie, an African-American student.
I would direct the parents to the Parents Association meeting where I (after I am done with this situation) or a colleague would address the data of concern (attendance and safety) and why the school’s rating dropped from Academic Watch to Academic Emergency in addition to explaining the new Report Cards. Once I have cleared the office, I would have gotten my thoughts together and I would have called the parent/s of the student immediately. Then I would have started recording the details of this incident. Some questions that I would have asked; how big was the knife? Did you put it in your book bag by accident?