If you were to drop a 1890s elementary student into one of today’s classrooms, he would be positively terrified by the innovation surrounding him—TI-89s instead of chalky slates, iPads rather than books, Youtube instead of tutors. But if you asked that student from 1890 to tell you his favorite part of the school day, it’s likely he would give the same answer as a student from 2015. Recess. But surely with all the tools, all the ideas, the technology we've managed to come up with, kids like coming to school, right? Like Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “If [schools] were better, if they … had the power of imparting valuable thought, creative principles...we should all rush to their gates: instead of contriving inducements to draw students, you would need to set police at the gates to keep order in the in-rushing multitude.” It’s true that instructors now know much more than they did 40 years ago, but we haven’t come so far from the model back then—where order was the fixation, and students were receptacles for information emptied on test day. The difference? Students have learned to combat this poor learning environment by navigating standardized tests and hiding their boredom. Most know how to give seven different teachers the answers they want to hear, but not how to discover passions, stand out, or live their life differently. The truth is, a one-size-fits-all curriculum fits no one. In my ideal school, classes would be limited to 14, providing a sense of community but allowing teachers to offer individual attention. Guided, students would complete individual non-graded learning surveys, giving teachers, trained in psychodynamic therapy, a sense of strengths, weaknesses, and interests. Grades would vanish, instead thought-out evaluations would take place. The motivation to work would arise from desire to establish positive self-identities, and not the desire to make an A. Instead of teaching concepts in a vacuum, there would be real-life projects—a context for every concept. Lessons would have
Anne Bradstreet Research Essay
Anne Bradstreet was born in Northampton, England, 1612 to a wealthy family. Her father was Thomas Dudley, a steward of the Earl of Lincoln and Dorothy Yorke. She was an extremely well educated woman for her time, probably due to her father’s social status. She would marry Simon Bradstreet at the age of sixteen, a well educated man who graduated university. The following two years she would take up the journey of migrating from the old world, to the new world. She embarked…
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The film Dead Poets Society written by Tom Schulman is story about students that attend the authoritative "Welton Academy," a prep school in Vermont. Parents who insist on sending their children to the best universities after high school send their kids to Welton for high school. Welton, like many prep schools of the time, admitted only boys. The movie takes place in 1959. The plot centers on the influence of Mr. Keating, a…
English IV AP
Hidden Illiteracy: The Ignorance of Ignorance
What is illiteracy? If you ask the person sitting next to you, they would probably
say the inability to read or write. You would probably say the same thing too. That is
true, but what most people do not know is that there is more to it than that. While
illiteracy is a major problem that needs to be addressed, being functionally illiterate is
also a major problem that should be dealt with too. The…
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management through using methods for scheduling and controlling.
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model and make them more efficient and innovative (Aspara, 2011).
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Moblie Phones Ltd. in the 21st century business.
In 2013 Microsoft bought the Device and Services business for €5.4 billion from Nokia
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implications of criminal laws; how they emerge and work, then how they are violated and what happens to those violators. Laws are relative and historically shaped; they vary from time to time and from place to place (Carrabine et al, 2009).
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