The high expectations immigrant families place on their children is still a very relevant social issue and can be witnessed throughout the United States. In this short story, we witness how a parent’s good intentions can ultimately lead to the destruction of their child’s motivation. The road to prodigy all began when Jing-Mei’s mother desired her to be a “Chinese Shirley Temple” (Tan). After the countless movies watched and the failed trip to the beauty school, that dream came to an end as quickly as it had started. This however, opened the door to many more tests of trial and error.
The findings of her study are gripping. She found that because young people do much of their communicating via online forums, the additional keystrokes are fundamental in reviving their ability to write (Thompson 157). A whopping thirty-eight percent of all writing done by Stanford students during this study occurred outside of the classroom (Thompson 157). This piece of information alone may be indication enough that her logic was strategic. If one were to do more writing, surely one may become a better writer.
In the beginning of the school year I started to seriously think about what I wanted to spend my thirty hours on. I really wanted to do something that would help others, I wanted to give back to my community. So I made my decision based off of my person experiences. I learned at a young age how unpleasant it is to not have when you truly need, especially when kids of all ages can be very mean. So I decided to work with Children 's Advocacy Center where I met my mentor Michelle Willson.
In three of the seven articles, I have found a certain women circle around this group “Skirtboarders” that they have made. The name of the three articles are, “Skateboarding Women: Building Collective Identity in Cyberspace” , “Skirtboarders.com: Skateboarding Women and Self-formation as Ethical Subjects”, and “Skirtboarder net-a-narratives: Young women creating their own skateboarding (re)presentations”. Not only have they made this group, but they have made a website on it. It is a group that focuses on skateboarding and socializing with other women whom skateboard.
The Ossage Firebird is about a little girl who grew up to be a ballerina. The author does a good job telling the story because he told about all the big events in her life. The story tells about a little girl who grew up to do great things. While she was a little girl she moved from her home to learn how to be a better dancer. The author starts with her childhood and then ends with her accomplishments.
Kennedy with Louella. Grandma Theresa admitted she was a brain wizard in school excelling with awards. She was awarded an National School Association certificate because of her GPA and extracurricular activities. Theresa played basketball for J.F. Kenney Freshman and Junior because she focus more on her books Sophomore year.
Previously, in Dr. Boyce’s literacy class, we rigorously studied and learned how to apply reading strategies to specific texts. Thus, the text ‘Stupid Lady From Denver’ by Chris Tovani (2004) struck me as especially familiar. Everything that was stated in the article brought back memory after memory of all the various reading strategies we covered last semester. Tovani (2004) states that “Good readers separate themselves from struggling readers when they recognize that they are confused and do something to repair meaning”, which rings especially true to my memory as well (p. 5). She encouraged us to seek out challenging portions of the text that confused us, use our marks to label what was unknown, and then use the strategies such as ReQuest,
“My Beautiful Women” Watching the video again and reading the class material on the subject provided a better understanding of the events. Seeing the effects of what globalism has had on collectivist culture specifically eastern influence. I can personally relate experiences of living in other cultures that take the similar view towards family and females. Being able to watch this again picking out the details of the people’s reactions to the senior female student Jane and how she is treated and is the subject of other’s gossip, but none of this matters to her care of her adopted daughter June. In class I was also watching my fellow student’s reactions to the movie also, how would our western ideas affect the view of Jane’s choice to keep June and her secret to herself.
The first key communication on a basketball team is between the coach and the players. According to Jill Prudden, a former high school basketball coach and the author of Coaching Girls ' Basketball Successfully, communication allows the coach to explain a play to the players and what role each player will have in it. Besides discussing plays, communication allows each party to give feedback to one another. Prudden expresses how both positive praise and constructive criticism helps both the coach and players to make improvement in communicating with one another. She encourage her players to reply by saying “two points” for any praise she give them and “rebound” for every criticism.
As we all know, Native Americans have suffered greatly within their culture and are still struggling in society today even though this is their land. To celebrate these people and to remember their ancestors, Native American history month is in November. Note: When I do history month activities I plan on doing the ethnic/race group that whole month so these are only a few ideas that I will be including in my classroom. One simple and fun activity I found is a song about these Native People. It is a learning song that I found on this website here.
Everyday after school, I’d quickly finish my homework so I move on to this “fun” stuff. Now you may be surprised how eager a 12 year old was to program while his friends were outside playing. You see, I didn’t want to learn how to make this web crawler, I just wanted to make one or “download” one in a way. That was the reason I gave up on it 3 weeks into the course when things started getting more complex. I grew this fear of programming that it was not for me.
I decided to start a conversation about the use of Native Americans as logos for sports teams. I have always had strong opinions on this topic because, even as I child, I could see that this practice was offensive. My first memory of this topic was in middle school when another team in our area used American Indians as their mascot, and my sister and I thought it was weird that they’d use people instead of animals. As I have come to read more and more about this topic, I find it hard to believe some people would actually be okay with using an entire culture for the purpose of making a joke of them. I started the conversation on Facebook by posting an ESPN article about the subject as well as the header: “I am doing a paper in my sociology
Following this, she began taking gymnastics lessons and was then asked to join a competitive gymnastics team, which she did for 2 years. She was always excited and ready to learn new things. Out of her three main sports her most favorite sport was basketball. Jordan was not very good in the beginning, but with hard work and the help of her twin sister, Jada, she grew to love the sport and realized there is more to basketball than scoring points. Jordan became a great defensive player.She began playing in third grade for her private school team and for a travel basketball team.