“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. He did everything in his power to avoid using S which frustrated his teachers, but gave the audience a laugh. Sedaris was extremely insecure about his lisp so he felt the need to go to the extremes to cover up his differences. The pressure from his speech therapist and teacher was so extreme that he became
His hopes are crushed when he learns that he cannot try out for the team because he has a 'D' in English. Philip is not fond of his English teacher, Miss Margaret Narwin. He does not like her at all and thinks she is the meanest and dumbest teacher in the world. She always gets on his nerves. She wrote a letter to her sister, Anita, and told her that she liked Philip.
A lot of my classmates taunted me for receiving good grades on all my tests. It was obvious that I had different morals than they did. Their parents did not care what grades they got. My parents were never harsh, but they would always make me feel guilty if I did not receive high grades on my report card. At times, I would feel pressured to not preform exceptionally in school because of the constant verbal abuse.
Mary Sherry, author of “In Praise of the “F” Word”, talks about the long forgotten concept of flunking students. Sherry teaches a remedial adult education course and sees students every semester who, unfortunately, did not obtain the necessary knowledge in school to further his or her education beyond high school successfully. Sherry also tells the story of her own sons experience in high school with a teacher that refused to let the minimum slide by like so many other teachers would. Sherry’s words are encouraging to the future, because she accepted the rules of an educator even though it could have hurt her own son which many parents would not have done. Sherry realized that while wanting to protect her family from negative experiences, the fear of failure would give her son a better future.
If a teacher is unfamiliar with current advancements in the digital world, it is possible that they will miss the most obvious of cheaters. Because the student is never punished or caught, they assume the teacher does not consider it cheating. In some cases, schools are responsible for the rise in cheating because of the way curriculum is presented. In an article written by the Atlantic, a teacher received an anonymous letter from a successful college student stating that he had cheated all throughout high school. He told the author he cheated “because the grade [he]would have otherwise been given was not reflective of [his] true learning” (Lahey).
Although Sherry is a teacher she had not seen the tactic that was used on her son by one of his own teachers. Her son was a high school senior who sat in the back of the class and did not participate in class the way he should. “I don’t move seniors, she said, I flunk them.” (Sherry 216) This tactic is a little harsh, but the essay shows you that if a student is threatened with failure he often will make himself achieve more than, if he was just passed on through the class. It worked for Sherry’s son because he ended up finishing the class with an A after he got threatened to be failed. “In Praise of The F Word” is a perfect example as to why the ZAP program in my school is a pointless program that is actually hurting their students in the long run.
Wat’s questioning and reasoning skills were set up from home. Approximately 40 years ago, however, not much Thai schooling did value the theory of constructivism. Within the culture of hierarchical structure, many teachers more favored their students who did not like to ask so many questions and express personal opinions because the teachers might feel that they were losing an authority. Therefore, Wat’s cultural background of reasoning mismatched with the expectations of his teachers. When Wat was in high school, for example, his classmates and he expressed opinions in class, but his teacher was angry and did not want to listen to them.
Not by teaching them what happened in the Civil War but by being a male/female influence when they do not have that at home, or just being the teacher they spend talking to twenty minutes after class about the small th... ... middle of paper ... ...aid, “That no one ever speaks back to the teacher, whatever he or she says is always right.” This truly shows when the parent is telling their child to listen to what the educator says always; mass respect is the product and thus superior education. People’s views in America may be that teachers do not deserve the respect they think they do, but after looking at the evidence of the motivation behind teachers, they soon will. Obviously this essay was to influence the reader to care more for the educator and one can only hope soon it will, but as said before educators must also change if they want change to happen. Teachers will most likely soon once again be people of respect, since education is becoming so key to obtaining a career. Teachers are one of the most noble men and women in society and when people recognize this again, school systems will flourish.
His teacher, Miss Jolly, was a great teacher who sang and did a lot of activities; however, Tom did not like the reading and writing part of the day, and he has grown to dread it. Ms. Jolly pulls Tom aside and tells him that people have different ways of learning but everyone has attributes that make them unique. Tom asserts that just because he has dyslexia it doesn’t mean that he isn’t as smart. The principal announces that the school’s 50th anniversary is approaching, and that there will be a competition for the greatest representation of the theme ‘Celebrate our School.’ Sam makes the winning entry, which a panting that highlights everyone’s best talents. Though making this painting, Sam discovers that his special talent is
His son hated him, none of his books got published, and his class at the high school was so unpopular that it might have been cut. He did have a girlfriend, although they kept it a secret from everybody else. There was another English teacher at the school, Mike, with whom Lance often did a social comparison with. Mike was a young, fit, teacher with a very popular class that was always full, and he was also stealing Lance’s girlfriend. Lance was understandably jealous of him.