Mr. Entenmann shares no desire to connect or understand his students leading them to feel like he doesn’t care for them. This disconnectedness leads Hector and Felix to seek out attention or power in the classroom. Mr. Entenmann feels Hector and Felix “could be average students if they only tried”, however, there is a disconnect between Mr.
The students do not understand the values of education as Wayman passionately teaches, and do not realize the wonders of life as the narrator in the story tries to deliver. Moreover, Wayman’s flaw of leniency and the narrator’s lack of communication skills further widens the gap between the teachers and students. However, Wayman is able to identify his students’ misunderstanding, and be unaffected by their indifference, while the narrator blames herself for her students’ apathy toward the subject and completely get discouraged from teaching. From these points above, Wayman in “Students” is more effective as a teacher than the narrator in “Crow Lake.”
It is important that education is properly enforced and easily accessed by all people. Poor teaching is implemented in the classroom today, such as boring lectures consisting of taking notes and regurgitating information. Because of this, people lack the motivation necessary to take advantage of their academic opportunities. In his essay “I Just Wanna Be Average,” Mike Rose writes about how during the majority of his academic career “[he] did what [he] had to do to get by, and [he] did it with half a mind” (154). Not only had Mike Rose done this, but other students follow in the same footsteps as if they are blind to how valuable education is and how it can empower a person.
She never said comments like, "try harder next time," or anything encouraging. She just looks down upon students who do poorly. This is similar to the comment made in the story by Zawodniak where the teacher, Jeff, says, "I’ll have to help some of you more than I want to"(125). Both of these types of attitudes make students intimidated and afraid to ask anymore questions. Teachers should say comments more along the lines of, "if there are any questions…."
Some students talk and laugh. That is such a noisy class. If that situation happens on my class, I would stop their talking and asking, and talk with their parents. In my country, the class doesn 't allow anything not related to the course appearing. However, Marin not only answers their questions patiently, also uses a tolerant attitude to face
Dr. Isaac Steingart had given up on Neil. It was not about his wonderful musical abilities that he constantly lauded, but for his best student's unwillingness to participate in the recitals he annually held for his students. Without a doubt, all students fear that dark theater set up and the audience, even if it is made up mostly of parents and friends. When they walk onto the platform and look out, they see reflective eye glasses, rigid faces, and hear muttering that rapidly recedes, then the silence as they adjust the seat and prepare to play. To them it's a hostile, poised, alien army that they see.
Bob did not realize that he was locked out until after he was done speaking with the guy from his lab class. He began knocking on the door and looked at us through the window in Pentland, a resident building in the University of California Riverside. When most of us turned around to look at him, a girl in my group screamed “you’re not supposed to look at him.” This caused all of us to look away and to continue our mini conversations. At first Bob thought we were messing around with him, but because of what the girl yelled, he knew we were not going to open the door any time soon. This obviously upset Bob, specifically because it lasted way longer than it should of and he was outside alone for a lengthy amount of time.
According to Paulo Freire, "Education is suffering from narration sickness." Students are given information, and they are expected to memorize the information, this is known as the banking concept. If the students only memorize the information, are they even learning what the information truly means or are they just memorizing the information long enough to take a test? The "Banking" Concept of Education is not only ineffective but also contributes to students suffering with the inability to think for themselves and creatively. In his essay, The "Banking" Concept of Education, Paulo Freire basically states that education is simply just a teacher who lectures all class period, filling the student's memory with information, and he or she merely accepts that the information is correct.
In school students copy notes off the blackboard blindly, they do not know what they are copying. Therefore, they do not understand the content. Not only does Miller also poke fun at impractical details, Miller also pokes fun at the way today's society revolves is the importance of a spiritual being such as Leibowitz. Today's society is strongly set on the existence of God. Today's society is mocked due to the importance of a spiritual being, like Leibowitz.
The teachers in a classroom cannot teach what they would like to teach, but rather they are forced to teach what will be on the test. Often, when teachers teach what will be on the test, many students will begin to zone out and do other things, rather than listen to the teacher drill them with memorization for the tests (Willis 59) Teachers are graded based on how well their students do on these standardized tests, so they will teach only what is going to be on the test, to keep their jobs, or even get raises. Whenever this happens, students are hurt because they lose out on many opportunities to learn, and they even lose critical thinking skills. The testing curriculum often also places too many goals for students and teachers to reach, which will force them to move more quickly and not properly address every topic (Popham 71). Which, in the long run with further encourage only teaching the test, and nothing else.