Laurie’s third grade teacher got fed up with her behavior, so she placed Laurie’s desk next to her own in front of the class and then slapped Laurie’s desk with the ruler every time she caught her not paying attention. After a couple months, Laurie no longer required a slap on the desk to pay attention. According to Skinner, this behavior modification is punishment, not reinforcement, as the teacher was trying to decrease Laurie’s preference for daydreaming. However, as a result of not daydreaming, Laurie’s grades improved. Her parent’s began to reward her with $3 for every A she earned, using positive reinforcement to get Laurie to continue performing well.
That is her main point in this book. The main idea of this book is Ms. Blanco sharing her experiences experiences of being bullied through much of her adolescent life to show people the horrors of bullying and that it shouldn't be allowed to continue. This main idea is shown throughout the book. When the bullying started in fifth grade when she started volunteering with the deaf, her parents confronted the principal only to be told that kids will be kids. Life didn't get better for Jodee for a while.
He was quickly convinced that everything he said was wrong because of the utter disrespect from his teacher. This added to his lack of self confidence but, he makes a serious situation into a light hearted tone by using an hyperbole. Sedaris’ low self esteem began at an extremely young age. He has had a lisp his whole life and was forced to go to therapy. “At school where every teacher was a potential spy, I tried to avoid an S sound whenever possible….After a few weeks of what she called ‘endless pestering’ and what I called ‘repeated badgering,’ my mother bought me a pocket thesaurus which provided me with s free alternatives to just about everything.” (Sedaris 11) David Sedaris referred to his teachers as “agents” and “spies” to add a humorous side of something he disliked.
The movie 'Mean Girls' is about a girl Cady who was homeschooled until the age of 16. Then she entered high school and met plastics (a group of mean teenage girls). She started becoming like them to fit in and gain acceptance by others. Then she realized her mistake and that people don’t like her so she apologized to people she has hurt. In this paper, I will demonstrate how tactical impression management, situated identity, and peers as the agent of socialization apply to various scenes in the movie.
Kelly’s Aunt then said, “Did I not tell you to leave her alone.” After that experience I knew that I had the confidence to stand up to bullying. But as I entered middle school I lost my confidence and became a mute person until another girl started to bully me. From this experience I learned that confidence is a big part of my life and it is important because confidence allows you to ask for help, it enables you to go out and try new things, and confidence enables you to be independent. Some people think (myself included) that we see that asking for help is a sign of weakness. For example, when I failed my class; during my first year of college; I wanted to be a pediatrician.
She wouldn’t! Ms. Pearson is known for causing trouble the year before in junior high as said by Principal Li after responding to an email a week later that was sent by Ms. Francis. Also she changed a student 's background on the computer to an inappropriate picture and when a teacher came by and saw the picture, Ms. Pearson didn’t get in trouble for doing it, the student did and the student wasn’t even in the room when Ms. Pearson did it. Ms. Pearson like to pull pranks and jokes on folks just for the fun of it but never even think about the results of what or how it might affect that individual. Even when she was taunting Alex with those harsh text messages and MyFace postes she probably never even stop to think about how Alex would felt when seeing and reading what Ms.Pearson and fellow classmates were saying.
The movie illustrates the character Oliver Penderghast a high school student who considers herself to be invisible to her associates. However her life changes soon as a religious fanatic (Marriane) eavesdrop and on Olive misleading Rhiannon her best friend about losing her virginity. Without hesitation marrianne quickly tell her boyfriend Micah and the lies get out to the entire school population. Olive sees herself following "Hester Prynne's" in the "Scarlet Letter" a character which she is studying at school until she opts to use the rumor to forward her social and financial standing. Throughout school Olive managed to preserve a good reputation until the rumors began spreading, obtaining her unwanted attention.
She was pushed into walls and the boys would run their knuckles down her spine until she bruised. She told the principal but he only said her parents were doing it. This young extravagant girl did not know what to do. Her parents had no choice but to move schools. This girl is a bright sophomore that no longer gets bullied.
My five year old cousin continually asked questions and I could see his older sister was really getting annoyed by it, yet I remembered a time when she was in his shoes and I wondered why that changed. Then my five year old cousin told me about how much he loved school and my older cousin told me she hated school now. These observations have brought me to the conclusion that as children move up to higher levels of education their curiosity and creativity starts to diminish. This is because schools don’t do enough to cultivate curiosity and creativity. When a child first enters kindergarten, after they get over they get over being shy and nervous everything is dandy.
Figuring Out My World: Alison May Alison’s story is the perfect example of what many families must go through when faced with the possibility of having a child diagnosed with a learning disability. Alison was not diagnosed with visual and auditory dyslexia until the summer before entering college. However, while still a toddler, her symptoms had been brought to her mother’s attention by her sister’s teacher. Alison’s mother then noticed her habits in repeating words incorrectly and how Alison would need tactile clues to follow directions. At the recommendation of her kindergarten teacher, Alison was tested for learning disabilities and the results from the school psychologists were that she was acting stubborn or disobedient.