Consequently, newer technologies and their implementation in people’s lives allow for such an immediate response they give to the user of the technology. In “Project Classroom Makeover,” Davidson discusses how she had her class at Duke try to come up with a new inventive way of using the new technology of the time, an iPod. Davidson discussed this when she stated, “we would be giving out free iPods to every member of the entering first-year class, there were no conditions. We simply asked students to dream up learning applications […] and we invited them to pitch their ideas to the faculty” (49). Giving these students free range on the application of the devices for an educational purpose, it provided them an environment where they can use their individual strengths to solve a problem at hand.
Rather, you are simply told to “listen to the adult” and that the adult has a higher amount of knowledge than students at all times. Learning to be creative and “talking back” when it is necessary (such as an unfair employer) will help many students immensely and are skills that need to both be nurtured and kept in moderation at an early age rather than simply following directives exactly as they are provided. The current method of teaching students values other than creativity, such as earning respect and giving it also needs to be improved to provide motivation to adhere to those beneficial values outside of school and their educational careers. From creativity to
It is the teacher who explains the subject so the people studying ex. Maths, can understand it and expand their knowledge. If they receive a horrible teacher who is might not as good as explaining the subject and therefore, they do not get the complete knowledge, as they would have gotten before. Moreover, the teaching can be unsufficient; the teacher can be missing the qualifications, which are needed in that specific situation. Sedaris tells the reader that he was so uncomfortable in the classroom that it spread to his life outside of school.
Each student is different and learns differently. There needs to be modifications for special needs students. The price tag of common core is hurting school districts. The anxiety of test taking is causing psychological effects on some students. The communication between parents and children regarding school work is just about lost and teachers now teach towards the test.
Based off of what I know, people view the world a certain way because that is the way they were taught to view it. Many people develop their values, beliefs and assumptions based on what they are told and taught as children. Knowing that, it is difficult for people to change their beliefs because they dislike ideas that go against the values or beliefs they were taught to be true. They have this constant fear that if they even try to view something from a different perspective, their original values will be seen as incorrect. Considering that, we can use Annie Dillard’s essay, “Sight into Insight”, where she gives her readers two different ways she believes everyone should see the world, in order to understand the comparison made between whales and humans, as mentioned in Brian Doyle’s essay, “Joyas Voladoras”.
Cathy Davidson point out that: “To be prepare for jobs that have a real future in the digital economy, one needs an emphasis on creative thinking, at all levels…many of these jobs require highly specialized and dexterous problem-solving abilities or interpersonal skills” (60). Younger generation and students are more involved in the educational context in most of cases. Therefore, education context should be clearly and accurately guide students how to obtain creativity and other values for their better lives. During this process, students may suffer some
This shows that particularly for students we find that a lot of the time teachers tell us what to do or think unintentionally, so it can be hard to distinguish if our thoughts are truly personal or shared with, and from, the others around us. We even see this within the IB education; the IB education is designed to encourage individual thought (personal knowledge), yet the curriculum ironically sometimes results in the reverse as students can simply subscribe to shared knowledge for fear of “getting it wrong” and receiving poor
However, some people think that schools should not have too much freedom in what they teach students. They believe that certain topics, books, and learning materials should be censored. This issue has long been existing in schools and there have been several cases where certain literary works or historical texts have already been pulled out because they were too ‘controversial’. Will
Everyone has biases whether they are implicit or explicit. We have also discussed culture and many of the differences between the culture in the US and other cultures around the world. With that being said a student may write about a specific topic or the way that they feel about a topic in their culture, but because of our previous biases and difference you may not grade them very well because you don't agree with or understand where they are coming from. As a teacher I think it is important to learn about each culture and understand the difference between each
When someone learns you want to be a teacher, most of the time, they think there was some life-changing moment that led you on this path. On the other end of the spectrum, there is also the notion of “those who can’t do, teach” which if I am being honest, alarms me. A lot of people assume that teachers failed at their original career choices and had to become teachers as a last resort. However, if they believe this then why are they not panicking that unqualified people are teaching their children, their siblings, and, at one point, them? After all, we should only want the best of the best teaching future generations.