This theme is shown from different characters either persuading someone or being persuaded. The author wanted the audience to think for themselves and decide whether or not the use of persuasion and the power that it has, is a positive or negative characteristic. With this power of persuasion comes great responsibility just like with any power. Along with the conflicting types of gentlemen throughout the book, many things are contrasting. So in conclusion, the use of persuasion throughout this book turns out to be mostly used for good.
Personal attack shows an attack on the character of a person rather than his or her opinions or arguments. Ms. Campbell is the head of a department who also a teacher. She was totally looked down on the student in class 203 because many of them are on probation, can’t be relied on and are the lost cause’s. For example, when Mrs. Gruwell finds out a new book to let the student read but Ms. Campbell is not giving it to the student. Ms. Campbell thinks that the student reading scores are not so good and believe the book will be damaged by them.
Likewise, the intimidation makes them feel uncomfortable in school
1a. Explain why, according to Lavoie, sarcasm is not an effective tool for teachers. Sarcasm is not an effective tool because it creates a victim. What may seem like a small sarcastic remark to the teacher and other classmates is a much bigger deal to the child it was directed at. The teacher and other students will laugh and forget about the remark within a few minutes but it will stick with the learning disabled student for quite possibly the whole day.
According to Alison Bell from Lexile Measure, she says “You begin to question not only your capabilities but how much you care.” Alison Bell has a good point, you can’t just force kids to take tests and be alright with it. They actually need to be motivated and that starts from home. “Some students cheat just for fun to see if they can get away with it, but most cheat because they do not have time to study and and are in time-crunch” says Christine Probett a managing professor at San Diego University. This shows how students cheat because they do not care about their grades.
It would let the kid know that they need to stay encouraged and to work harder. Just because they didn’t get a trophy doesn’t mean that they should give up. Not getting a trophy is just a statement of encouragement. Also if they didn’t get a reward or congratulations doesn’t mean that they didn’t do good. If they knew they were good, then that should tell them to not give up the sport or activity and be negative about themselves.
During his first encounter with his student, Pemberton disapproves of his student’s behavior towards his mother and “reflect[s], somewhat grimly, that the first thing he should have to teach would be to appear to address himself to his mother when he spoke to her (20-23)”. This sentence establishes a disapproving attitude towards his pupil with the word “grimly”; in other words, Pemberton’s first impression of his charge is not a positive one. Interestingly, class hierarchy also plays a small role in this negative perception, as it is likely that Pemberton expects his charge’s manners to be of better quality based upon his aristocratic status. Later, Pemberton’s feelings about his pupil intensify from frowning to distaste; his student responds to his request for his salary’s size with “a strange little comment, in the shape of the mocking, foreign ejaculation, ‘Oh, la-la’! (76-78)”.
But, the most important thing to learn is to respect each other’s decisions no matter if you aren’t in agreement. That will help you to grow as a person. To conclude, life is more than school labels. I exhort you to do what you think is right and just find your
In West Virginia, a straight A student spoke out and ended up suing her teacher for this exact thing: unfair grading. She received an F on Biology project that she turned in late because she was on a school approved trip.(Parent) Things like this are not okay, something needs to be done. Whenever unfair punishment in school systems is brought up, the response is something along the lines of if we punish certain people, it could make them depressed because they are already fragile and could snap. From a certain perspective, this could be correct,
One employee talked about working in an environment and feeling like being in isolation and having a fear of speaking up against a negative majority. The employee discussed how staff morale is low and the work environment is toxic. As a former employee of the Saginaw Public School
Way back when: parents knew when to be responsible for their children’s academic accomplishments – and students themselves – this seems to have diminished completely. the times have completely changed, nowadays, many people AKA ignorant parents, believe that it is the high school itself, teachers, and the government that are responsible for students getting good grade because the arrogance and sense of pride levels have risen so much, they are too prideful to believe their child could possibly fail and it be their fault. Before, when you got an F, your parents would blame you, ground you, and make you write “ill do my homework” 100 times on a piece of paper; today, they would rather take the time out of their day, go to your school and demand
In “Want To Get Into College? Learn to fail” (2012), Angel B. Pérez ,Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Pitzer College, argues that students are not okay with failing and are pressured to only show their success, Perez believes that this problem exist because teachers and parents taught them to only show their success and not to show their flaws. Perez supports his argument with his own personal experience .Perez supports his argument with “I wish I could tell you this is an uncommon story, but kids all over the world admit they are under tremendous pressure to be perfect,” (pg. 1 )
A book about teenage brainiacs isn’t complete without a chapter dedicated to the SAT. As author Alexandra Robbins explained the history and composition of the test, she also shared with readers different types of learning methods students use to absorb what they are taught in the classroom. Two of these methods included the surface achieving method and the deep approach. The first focuses on the memorization of facts while the latter pertains to truly understanding the subject. “The study found that the higher-scoring students were those who used the surface and achieving approaches, while the lower-scoring students were more likely to use the deep approach, their love of learning unrewarded by the SAT” (Robbins 291).
Cheating is nothing new to society. It has been seen over the years in schools and in life. Today, however, the cheating epidemic is out of control. In an essay written by Richard Perez-penasept, he shows us the facts of how cheating is out of control, and how a new set of rules on how to deal with cheating might be necessary. New competitive mindsets, easier access to online sources, and lack of integrity are reasons why schools should have more strict penalties against cheaters.