Making a Difference In July 2014, Jarrett J. Krosoczka gave a speech titled “Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes,” during which, he talks about thanking school lunch staffs. He tells the audience how they often feel unappreciated and unimportant. This speech was given at a ted conference to many entrepreneurs and adults. Even though many in the room were older, he aims to reach all audiences. His main goal is to encourage people of all ages to acknowledge their lunch staff.
Zinsser starts off the article by giving the reader examples of notes, which students would leave for their Dean. One of many from a random student was, “I desperately need a dean’s excuse for my chem midterm which will begin in 1 hour” (Zinsser 1). Right after he gives the reader a couple examples, which shows emphasis on his topic, and then went on to explain what they were. He states that the notes were of, “men and women who belong to Branford College…and the messages are just a few of the hundreds that they left their dean, Carlos Hortas- - often slipped under his door at 4 a.m. - - last year” (Zinsser 1). As you can see, Zinsser went straight into his article about the pressures faced by undergraduates.
The movie, The Breakfast Club, is about five wildly high school students who spent Saturday detention together. The principal of the school, Mr. Vernon, told them to write an essay about why they received a detention and "who they think they are." But rather than writing one, the teenagers coming from a dissimilar social group began to share their thoughts with each other throughout the day and understood that they are not as dissimilar as they initially assumed. Brian is portrayed as "The Brain" and he followed the stereotype of being a "nerd" because of his sensible clothing, good grades, and healthy nutritious lunch. Claire is seen as "The Princess" with the stereotype of a "prom queen" because of her stylish clothing and her popular standing in the school.
But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...and an athlete...and a basket case...a princess...and a criminal...Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.” (Hughes, 1985, scene 39 ) During the Saturday detention the students found that how they originally perceived themselves to be wasn't so, they found that they also had a little bit of each other Bender goes out of his norm by saying “I'm thinkin' of tryin' out for a scholarship.” (Hughes, 1985, scene 20)Then Vernon brings John back to reality by saying that he will probably be the last one to drop out of
Mr. Keeting is blamed for the death and is fired, however, his words do have a positive effect on Todd Anderson. At the beginning of the film Todd is a shy and reserved child who is socially awkward and does not like speaking in front of the class , but , by the end of the book he speaks freely within the group and he stands up to Richard Cameron about the dismissal of Mr. Keeting . He also speaks freely in class while headmaster Mr. Nolan is in the classroom and he ignores instructions from Mr. Nolan. He also becomes very close friends with Neil. Neil encourages Todd when he gets the same present as the previous year for his birthday.
the thought of receiving your first (and hopefully only) swirly or being jammed into a tiny locker has plagued the minds of incoming freshman for generations. In today 's society, educational institutions have a zero tolerance policy for bullying of any kind and if you are to be bullied in any way, make sure to report it right away to administration. There is very little to worry as many high schoolers are very inviting and nice to incoming freshman because they all have been there. 4. 'Project X ' Parties We 've all seen the never-ending teen movies in which the goal of a group of friends is to have the most epic party ever.
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserve and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve once wrote. Students face lots of obstacles while attending college, one obstacle is getting to class. According to the Institutional research and Assessment, On average the 13,755 degree students in fall 2012, Session I who took at least one college-level course were marked absent for 15% of their college-level class meeting. Attending class is important to me because I hate being behind on school work. Although attending class is very important lots of students face obstacles three include working, taking care of children, and a lack of interest.
Peers help adolescents get through puberty. While most adults fear peer pressure, it has been noted that most peers help adolescents make better choices instead of poor ones. (K.S. Berger, 2014) Peers had a huge role in The Breakfast Club, when Brian asked what would happen Monday and if they would all still be friends Claire broke his heart by saying she probably wouldn’t acknowledge him more or less. The reason Claire made this statement is because she was afraid of what her friends would say or how they would perceive her being friends with Brian.
A few years back, I had a student in my freshman health class. He was really shy and I had a hard time getting him to participate in class discussions. Being an intelligent and witty young man, he had lots to say about things, but he just couldnʼt bring himself to speak out. Finally one day, he mutters something that caused everyone to laugh and that was officially the end of his shyness. Over time,
Wow! I cannot believe that a semester just flew by. I still remember how scared and timid I was when I first started and how nervous I was when I spoke to a student as a counselor. I have learned so much and I have been granted the opportunity to work with an elementary, middle school, and high school counselor. By far, my favorite age group was middle school and my least favorite was high school.