Shakespeare is taught in classrooms worldwide, but it some students lack interest in this subject because they might find it boring. This problem could be solved if it were taught in a way that engages students. The CJEA Acting Troupe has found a way to do this by taking a scene from the Shakespeare play As You Like It and modernizing it into a play about life in middle school. The play is a parallel story to the scene where Orlando demands food from Duke Senior, Orlando threatening him with his sword. The Duke gives him the food, and while Duke Senior and his friends are eating, a friend, Adam, suddenly dies.
Professor Thomas outlines this particular scenario to demonstrate the difficulties in discussing and teaching about academic integrity in school. Because plagiarism can be effectuated with such ease, it often poses problems that many educators dread. Teachers utilize Google, TurnItIn.com and Safe Assign in order to end the cheating which has reached epidemic proportions.” (Thomas, 2011). However, there are intellectual property issues in using these sites and the Conference on College Composition and Communication advises against the use of plagiarism detection services as a policing tool.
Life does not have a “trigger warning.” Including warnings about course content that may evoke feelings of distress does not guard students from their emotions; rather, it guards students from reality. The addition of these aforementioned precautions at DePauw University would not adequately prepare students for their lives beyond college. Therefore, a policy that requires faculty to provide trigger warnings alongside potentially sensitive material should not be enforced. A liberal arts institution is designed to open the minds of students to new ideologies and philosophies, regardless of how uncomfortable those outlooks are. However, by notifying students in advance about potentially sensitive topics, it makes it extremely feasible for students to reject opposing viewpoints or information that may conflict with their current beliefs.
Students have started expecting good grades for mediocre work, knowing that the professors are under an obligation to give in to the way the rest of college professors grade. Harvey Mansfield, says that according to the american education system, grading strictly is ‘cruel and dehumanizing’ and affects the student's self esteem. The author says how he thinks that a reason professors have opted into a lenient grading scale is to spare their students self esteems and feelings. I wonder, if students don’t learn how to cope with a critique from a professor on an assignment how are these students going to cope in the real world with criticism from coworkers or authority figures. Not only do these students suffer from self esteem issues they are not being challenged enough and suffer from laziness and lack an incentive to achieve
Mr. Byrne is having trouble getting his students to listen. He is trying scolding as a punishment, but that is not working. By the end of this essay, Mr. Byrne will learn how use operant conditioning to get his seventh grade students to listen. Mr. Byrne can 't understand why scolding his seventh-grade students for disruptive classroom behaviors makes them unrulier. Mr. Byrne 's can use operant conditioning techniques to reduce disruptive behaviors and increase cooperative behaviors.
If student rejects a value or norm held by the clique, the student risks reject by the clique, creating a fear inside of the clique. Even with a fear of rejecting looming in the air, many students find conforming to the clique relatively simple. Kory Williamson, who holds the Assistant Lennox Junior and Senior High Principle position with nine previous years of teaching high school history and a Master’s degree in education, emphasizes, “In that stereotype, people feel comfortable because it’s people who are alike them” (Williamson ). In making this comment, Williamson asserts, “You can’t escape the similarities” (Williamson). The essence of Williamson’s argument resides on the fact that students overwhelmingly choose stereotypes
He is able to withstand racist and prejudice people and find success in his life. Richard’s stubbornness is obviously unceasing, as he is later unwilling to follow his principles commands. One of the top students of his school, Richard is sought out by his principle to give a concluding speech during graduation. Though it was planned for him to recite a speech written by teachers, Richard becomes excited, thinking he is given a chance to write his own talk. However when told the truth, he wilfully states that, “‘I know that I’m not educated, professor...but the people are coming to hear the students, and I won’t make a speech that you’ve written’” (175).
This interest in world history propelled me to study harder and later into the night so as to avoid disappointing grades. But more importantly I felt a strong connection with my classmates, everyday was a new inside joke and several off-topic discussions and total disruption of the class by one (or more) students. Leaving that class would have been sad, one because I would feel I bailed out while they persevered through the class, but also because through that class I made some of my best friends, and have some of my favorite memories of high school. Honors World History was one of the hardest classes I have taken at Nashoba, and my grades would have probably been better if I had dropped to a lower level, but I continued with this challenging class because I loved my class, the teacher and the material, and because of that class I was able to pursue a variety of classes and
The restriction on prayer also means forbidding controversial topics involving religion, which limits opportunities for debates and other educational experiences. “If free religious expression in the form of prayer is prohibited, school officials are, at the very least, teaching children that public acknowledgment of God is not as important as the things the schools can discuss” (MacLeod). Eliminating religion from schools not only hampers students’ freedom, but also the richness of their
With the hope of giving my students greater familiarity on their future test, I incorporated it into our curriculum. Our initial discussions about the play are always riveting and provide interesting debates in class. With the split of the kingdom and Lear’s rash behavior, my students have a tendency to be unsympathetic towards the aging king. Coming from an Asian background myself, I (for better or worse) understand the idea of parents having certain expectations from their children, all the while being uncommunicative about said expectations and later becoming upset when they’re not met. Hello, this is my life.
They will talk about the way people feel when they are trying to listen and cannot hear, because he “calls out during class or gives unrelated or inappropriate information during class discussion when called on,” (Curran, n.d., p. 6) or how Zach and other students feel when he “teases Zach (and other students at times) by name calling” (Curran, n.d., p. 6). The teacher will discuss further if this is the way he would want to be treated. Then, the teacher will implement specific praise. “Praise can be used to build positive relationships with students and assist in creating a supportive classroom environment” (Curran, n.d., p. 7). Most of the time children who treat others the way Patrick is treating others have deeper issues going on.