According to the documentary, a bad teacher covers only fifty percent of the assigned curriculum, compared to effective teachers who can teach up to one hundred and fifty percent of the assigned curriculum (Guggenheim & Chilcott, 2010). Sadly, more and more teachers have lost the passion to teach. Some of them may even be in the profession simply because it pays. Well, charter schools employ many passionate teachers who truly care for the students’ well-being. These teachers are equipped and trained to give the students their all, providing one-on-one mentoring to students that are falling behind, making sure that students get caught up with the curriculum, giving them hope and a promising future. Since children attending school spend most of their time inside a classroom, teachers in charter schools take advantage of this opportunity and utilize as much time afforded to them to instill positive values, goals, and dreams that students can aspire to. This is not to say that there are no passionate teachers in the public sector, this is simply highlighting what charter schools have to offer.
The movie Grown-Ups (2010) is about a group of high school friends who reunite after their beloved high school basketball coach passes away during the summer. The main characters that make up this particular group of friends include Lenny Fedder (Adam Sandler), Eric Lamonsoff (Kevin James), Kurt Mckenzie (Chris Rock), Marcus Higgins (David Spade), and Rob Hillard (Rob Shneider). The childhood buddies come together at a funeral and decide to take their families on a getaway trip. They believe it would be a good idea to rent a rundown cabin on the lakeside and have their families enjoy the great outdoors while spending time with each other over the Fourth of July week. However, this particular group of adults now have kids and wives who are very
In today’s society it is nearly impossible to survive without an education. It is important that we have the right kind of teachers to accomplish certain goals. A good teacher is one who listens to their students and tries to answer any questions they might have about anything. I think that a good teacher should also be able to listen to others opinions and not argue with them but try to understand their point of view on the subject.
After many years in the classroom and several as a facilitator, there were many situations that I have observed and or been a part of that did not make me happy I found myself saying what I would have said or done if I was the principal of the school. My heart began to break for those students that were in classes with teachers that did not seem to really care about whether or not the students actually got it but more so doing the bare minimum to say that the skill had been taught. I saw children struggle. I saw children and parents with hurt feelings and then angered by the way a teacher had treated or talked to them. I even saw some teachers that just did not care. I wanted that to change. For years I put off going back to school. I got my Masters in Education right after I
Children are with teachers the majority of the day. Children are influenced by what they see and why they are around. Not only are they teaching them academics, but also manners, sportsmanship, and self worth. These are important factors that children need in everyday life. This is why a teacher’s job is so important. Most would say that teaching would be a hard job. But, I feel that it will be easy if you win your students over. I know that the rewards in the end will out weigh the cost. Watching a student master a new task is the reward I am after.
From my school experience I have seen many teachers who seem indifferent about their teaching. Most of them just teach you what you need to pass a test, and never talk about it again, even if you do not fully understand it and did bad on the test. This experience is only from twelve years of schooling, starting in preschool and now to my senior year. This makes John Taylor Gatto’s claim that much more interesting and believable, considering he was a teacher in some of the best and worst schools of New York City for almost thirty years. He claims that the American school system as it is structured now, it is not beneficial to either the teachers or the students. The teachers are bored and unmotivated to teach, which leads to the kids being
In my opinion, a good teacher should be one who puts her heart into teaching. This is because only by doing so will the students feel their passion and hard work. When a teacher strives hard for the students, students will put in their effort as well. If a teacher dislikes her job, goes to classes in a bad mood, her teaching would also be affected and students would not be able to enjoy lessons as well.
Every teacher tries their hardest to cater to every student in each of their classes. Anytime I hear them talking it is always about what they can do for this student or they’re asking another teacher on what they do for a certain student. Everything they do here is in order to see the student succeed. It may not be easy all the time but it gets done if everyone does their part. I do believe the students need to appreciate this school more than they do. They act as if this school has nothing to offer and does nothing for them. What they don’t realize is how easy they have it here, they get fed reality piece by piece unlike students in other places who get thrown into a huge abyss of confusion and told to fend for themselves. They get after-school tutoring from teachers who stay late to help and content recovery when they haven’t done well on their assignments; I don’t of many schools who do that for their students.
Many states across the country are experiencing teacher shortages. Without enough teachers, we can not successfully educate our children. According to Glori Chaika “Forty-two states issue emergency credentials to people who have taken no education courses and have not taught a day in their lives. Many teachers are hired based solely on their experience leading church or camping groups.” (Chaika) Due to the shortages, States are allowing those who are not even qualified to teach. One can not believe that children are being educated as best as they can be, if those teaching them have no experience or training before hand. Another problem is that teachers are not being place in the fields were they can perform at their best, Glori Chaika also states that “One-fourth of new teachers -- if they are licensed -- are not licensed to teach in the field they are teaching.” (Chaika) Many teachers have very little knowledge on the subject they are teaching, “About 55 percent of students taking physics in the United States, for example, are taught by someone who never majored or minored in the subject.” ( Asimov) As a result of the current teacher shortage, the quality of America’s educational system has gone down. People are being hired with no teaching experience and teachers are being forced to teacher subjects that they are not familiar with. Adding to the current teacher shortage is the problem of teacher
Traumatic experiences, difficult home lives, and the effect of drugs can leave a significant imprint on the rest of an individual’s life. The context which individuals are surrounded by during their developmental years has a significant impact on their mental health and development. In the documentary, The Bad Kids this idea is depicted through the portrayal of adolescence and early adulthood periods of the individuals at Black Rock Continuation High School. The film portrays the lives of at risk teens, who are given a second chance to get their life on track and earn a high school diploma. However, there are complications and setbacks that are holding them back from accomplishing their goals.
Being a teacher doesn’t mean you have to be boring and uneventful. Being a good teacher shows that you know what your students like and make them want to learn. Being like Ms.Murrow would give your students a horrible year. Being Mr.White makes your students look forward to learning. Be a teacher that gets students to look forward to learning,
When I think about teachers that I have had in the past, several different ones come to my mind. Each of these educators stands out in my mind for a variety of diverse reasons. Whether it is their sense of humor, their tactfulness, their love of the subject matter, their fanatical and sporadic behavior, or their yearning to be childish themselves, I can still remember at least one quality of every teacher I have ever encountered. Every one of these teachers conveyed subject material to their students just as they were educated and employed to do. However, I trust that every professional in the world has an abundance of opportunity for improvement; teachers could discover and improve themselves merely by having
Traumatic experiences, difficult home lives, and the effect of drugs can leave a significant imprint on the rest of an individual’s life. The context which individuals are surrounded by during their developmental years has a significant impact on their mental health and development. In the documentary, The Bad Kids this idea is depicted through the portrayal of adolescence and early adulthood periods of the individuals at Black Rock Continuation High School. The film portrays the lives of at risk teens, who are given a second chance to get their life on track and earn a high school diploma. However, there are complications and set-backs that are holding them back from accomplishing their goals.
After discussing these thoughts with my father it also became obvious that educators are not to be blamed for the students who are left lacking with gaps in their knowledge. It is impossible for one teacher to give the needed individual attention to all the students in a class room. In addition smaller class sizes in most elementary and
Alcohol, marijuana, foul language, sexual derogatory, and much, much more …. This short and inconclusive list of social evils is something that most parents in America would be horrified about if they knew their children were being exposed to them within the school systems, especially by the “trusted” teacher. Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, brings about some commonly known weaknesses within the American education system, while also showing the failure of the current system to correct any wrong that takes place. In this comedy, the use of crude humor makes light of the current situation, but if viewers pay close attention, there are key queues dropped