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. The type of an educator you are taught by can differentiate whether you will “do what you have to do to get by” or actually engage yourself while in the classroom. Mike Rose makes it obvious that school was not fascinating to him, but when he is introduced to a new teacher, Jack MacFarland he states that “[he] worked very hard, for MacFarland had hooked [him]; he tapped [his] old interest in reading and creating stories” (160). Professors like Jack MacFarland are what leave impacts on students and help them realize the importance of academics. Rose even states “MacFarland gave him a way to feel special by using his mind” (160).
First, all great teachers strive to make a connection to their students like how Mr. Keating did. I believe that to make students do great things, teachers must have a relationship with the students. If I want to have a successful teaching career, I must shape minds like Mr. Keating, and not be an authoritarian like Mr. Nolan or the other administration. Obviously, the result of the movie is extremely sad and not ideal, I believe students should be taught to think for themselves and taught to keep learning throughout life. Although society may be resistant, I must help students become self-determining people who stand up for what is right, and aren’t afraid of going against the status quo.
Students are not encouraged to raise their hand and make everyday life connections to share with the rest of the cla... ... middle of paper ... ... importance of why you should never give up on children. Although the stories of the policies were powerful, it was the stories that involved the children that affected me the most. He really hits home the fact that “victories are victories” (Kozol, 68) A teacher’s job and top priority is the success of the students and giving them the tools and lessons that they need to achieve. It is not limited to the skills and tools taught by the curriculum. Things like curiosity and critical thinking, humanity and empathy are needed as well.
"I saw Danny all the time in school, but the... ... middle of paper ... ...not explain it. I do not understand ... " Then his voice went hard. "There are better ways to teach a child compassion." David silently tells Reuven that he knows about "raising a child in silence" because he does not answer Reuven's question directly. Instead, he says it in a form of a question directed to Hasidism.
The only differences were the use of better vocabulary and the boys and girls were not afraid to talk to one another. Before he left the room our professor gave us simple instructions: just discuss the reading and say how it can be applied to everyday life. Then, he left leaving a pack of tired, stressed college students to discuss homework that no one wanted to do in the first place. As soon as the ... ... middle of paper ... ...aged to take part in. For once, a jock was nice to the nerd.
The school is located in the small city of Corona, CA with Hispanic students being the majority group. In the classroom I am the only aide who can fluently speak and write Spanish. Being bilingual has helped me in my job because all of our student’s parents are Spanish speaking and are originally from Mexico. Throughout the school year the teacher likes to be in constant contact with the parents about their child’s progress and behaviors; however, he does not speak Spanish, so I have taken the role of communicating with the parents. Adapting to the school has not been a challenge because I feel like I understand the Latino community.
I believe that it is important to students to teach them how to learn such as test taking skills to reinforce success, not failure. I think we as teachers should make it relevant and give them the knowledge that will help them survive and thrive in the world outside of the education setting. I believe that teachers should work with others and integrate the curriculum across the domains. Students must have access to the use of technology, as this is the world the lay before them. Let students teach students, they love to be in charge even if it just for a little while.
This will help build a community within the classroom and help my students to learn better. I will also work on my non-verbal communication because that is a key point while working with ELs. Since they may not know the language, you have to rely on non-verbal communication to get the point across such as a pat on the shoulder or a thumbs up. Non-verbal communication will help me learn about my EL student or students. Another way this will affect my decisions I will make as a teacher is be there to help the children, learn from your coworkers because they are there to help you.
I am going from civil and strong relationships with students, my staff, as well as make sure the students have good relationships with each other. A Teacher-Student relationship is super important to me. This type of relationship is important because it affects the student 's learning and the respect they have for me. Students want an educator they can also ask for help without being scared. Having this strong connection with my students will help the child’s ambition to learn and come to class which is my goal.
Matthew L. Sanders discusses the necessity of taking responsibility for one’s own education in a section of his book Becoming a Learner: Realizing the Opportunity of Education. In this section, Sanders explains how he initially blamed an instructor for not teaching him sufficiently and then learned that “No matter what kind of teacher you have, no matter what kind of class you are taking, if you are a learner you will set out to understand the material and create opportunities for success.” This statement is true and the concept can be applied through many methods to create success for students if they are willing to put forth effort. Sanders’s statement that learners will overcome difficulties in order to get the success they want is true.