He then adds, “Unfortunately, given the demands of current educational reform in Oregon, teachers are finding it difficult to give students the "more" they desire.” McKenna was referring to the fact that teachers in Oregon are encouraged to striv... ... middle of paper ... ... craft to focus like drones on getting the scores up." If teachers were concerned with inspiring students, they could cause students to be passionate once again. In my personal experience, my freshman history teacher would totally agree with my argument. He always told me that the most important part of the education process is “knowledge for the sake of knowledge.” This means that students should want to learn in order to gain intelligence. I have always kept this philosophy in high regard and have tried to apply it to my everyday scholastic life.
Plagiarism is the subject of this essay. However, the message in the theme is plagiarism in college is a complex problem with various causes. The ultimate solution lies in educating the writer rather than simply punishing them. Scott Jaschik captured the varying feelings of several college professors. Those professors teaching first year students were especially aware of the challenges they faced in the battle with plagiarism.
There are teachers who are passionate about passing on knowledge but who cannot provide it due to obstacles in the classroom. There is a great stress placed on school boards by the public and government alike to meet the high expectations of a quality education. Some, generally the well-funded and well located, can meet this goal with flying colors, setting a standard for schools to follow and strive to. Others are left at the bottom. These schools are at the botto... ... middle of paper ... ...omething, somewhere, is keeping them from gaining ground in areas that struggle with poverty and racial discrimination.
This is because they do not adequately prepare students for the exams. Studies have shown that teachers are quick to condemn test anxiety among, learners forgetting that they are the main contributor to the condition (Whipple, 1987). Conclusion For many years now, test anxiety has been assumed to be a less serious issue among the learners. However, as stipulated in this paper, test anxiety can cause serious effects to learners especially in cases where nothing has been done to address it. This paper has extensively explored the condition in three parts.
College Writing Centers College writing centers are the single most powerful resource of academic assistance provided to students by their institutions of higher learning. Writing centers provide a place where students can go to have their papers evaluated by English professors and other literary specialists to receive much needed critiquing, or proofreading of their work, or editing of common errors. Having another set of eyes review and critique a students' work is very important because these professors can point out mistakes or grammatical errors that may be overlooked by students. In most cases, the faculty member that is assisting a student has a significantly better understanding of a professors requests, or ticks, and can help the student in areas that a specific professor may view as important. Some professors may feel that comma splices are huge errors, while another professor may focus more on spelling or another grammatical errors.
This essay is a result of many important influential forces on my professional life: teaching high school in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the writings of John Dewey, and the radical and critical pedagogies expressed by Paulo Freire, Henry A. Giroux and others. I will first provide a bit of personal background--my learning experience in high school, and the shortcomings I have seen in it. I will then use John Dewey's essay, "The Education Situation: As Concerns Secondary Education" to provide a historical framework to my study. Next, I will examine how classroom management (discipline) affects students' learning. Finally, using recent work in critical and radical... ... middle of paper ... ...7.
By successfully using this design model, and educator can ensure the best results for his or her students and remain confident in knowing that the education being taught is relevant and meaningful to the scholastic background of his or her students. The following text will describe the ADDIE system, beginning with analysis. When an educator analyzes what he or she will be creating, it is important to ask questions such as “what do you want the students to learn by the end of the unit?” This is a way the educator can structure the curriculum for the students and incorporate into the teaching. When developing a curriculum the question “what problem is instruction the solution?” should be asked (Gagne, 2005). This question is often disregarded.
The reason Jaschik uses this ironic story as the introduction to his article is because it directly relates to the purpose of the entire article. The story specifically shows the audience of instructors that students sometimes plagiarize without actually intending to. This connects to the purpose of the article because it effectiv... ... middle of paper ... ...ructors that he is knowledgeable of the subject at hand and convinces them to pay attention to the purpose of his article. In conclusions, college level English instructors often run in to the issue of plagiarism when dealing with their students’ assignments. Therefore, these instructors are attempting to teach their students the ethics involved in writing.
Thinking about how I would structure my classroom for a composition course creates a dilemma for me. I had a great experience in my high school composition courses. I really responded to how it was taught and made a personal connection to the work I was doing. Originally, I wanted to model my classroom after the one I had loved so much. The readings I have done concerning postmodern techniques being used in a composition course have also seemed very appealing to me, but present a different classroom experience.
In terms of its application in my classroom, it can be seen that I have recognize... ... middle of paper ... ...liated due to the process. Seeing this, the ability of grades to influence and create positive and negative roles to students remains to be the responsibility of the educator. Given that grades help manifest a standard for students to adhere to, teachers must try to create an environment where they can facilitate and motivate students to do better (Tomlinson, 2001). By using grades as an instrument for development, it can create a positive perception for students to improve and seek connections with instruction and course content. Reference Tomlinson, C.A.