Man Vs Self: Kevin Clarke In Kevin Clarke’s essay from Speaking of Reading, the greatest obstruction faced by Clarke in learning to read was his own negative mindset and way of looking at himself as a reader. When Clarke was young and had just commenced reading it was evident that he had struggles and even says himself “I was too afraid I wouldn't be able to understand another book” (4). Clarke saying this illustrates that he created his own negative way of thinking by fearing failure and not understanding something which is a major obstacle for him in learning to read. In addition to this, Clarke feels as if he doesn’t have what it takes to be a superior reader and goes on to say “I assumed I was wrong...I don’t trust myself to read it right”
After reading and reviewing the “READ” section for unit 1 , I have learned many things that will help me this week and throughout my entire education. The four skills I will begin to use and apply will be investigation, analytical thinking, effective communication, and collaboration. (Bethel University, 2013) I
“You cannot open a book without learning something” (Confucius). Through numerous years of reading and comprehending texts, it’s needless to say that through each text, I overcame another road block. I have learnt to spell simple words, find morals in stories and understanding how important the Australian identity is to its country. Through my experiences of different text types, it has further shaped and moulded my personal attitudes, values and beliefs when a hurdle in my life was encountered, which is inevitable. The opportunities and experiences that I have studied has prepared me for the next stages of my journey. Each challenge and tribulation provides a fundamental foundation for the texts that we enjoy, immerse ourselves in and have further influenced all of us. In particular it has influenced my understanding of my past, present and most importantly my future.
The main focus of Geoff Colvin’s, “What It Takes to Be Great”, published October 30, 2006, by Fortune, is on the importance that talent is to success. Researches were curious on,”how people were able to go on improving”, or how much is talent needed for success. They studied the best of the best in a variety of fields, such as: Michael Jordan, Winston Churchill, Vladimir Horowitz, Tiger Woods, and many more. Most people believe that talent makes someone great, but Colvin concludes, that people aren’t great through talent, but through deliberate practice. Deliberate practice involves a healthy mindset, consistency, obsessive practice, and discipline. Colvin shares,”The critical reality is that we are not hostage to some naturally given level
The videos really show why parents like homeschooling more now because of schools being so crowded. Learning has changed a lot over the years. The thing that I find interesting about them saying classes are overcrowded is I work at a school and there are fewer students in the classrooms
One reading that stood out to me was the Superman & Me written by Sherman Alexie. After reading these few pages alone I learned a very important lesson, which is be yourself, better yourself, and stay true to yourself. Alexie doesn’t conform himself so he can fit in with the other classmates who don’t want to learn or even attempt to read in class. Even when it was known that “A smart Indian is a dangerous person, widely feared and ridiculed by Indians and non-Indians alike,” that didn’t stop him from voraciously reading every book he could get his hands on and answering questions when no one else would. It sort of reminds me of how my highschool works, similarly to how the kids in Alexie's class disliked how intelligent he became the kids
This article, Reading to Have Read, has caused me to "open my eyes" as to what is really happening when people read nowadays. The author made points of which I completely not only agreed with, but related to. Reading this, and not "spritzing" it, has made me understand how the
In the introduction and chapter one of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel H. Pink expressed how behavioral science can change the common understanding of people’s driving force and suggests a more helpful way to better performance. Pink mentioned that there are two main drives that are powered by behavior. First is the biological drive which comes from within individuals and the second drive comes from without rewards and punishments the environment provides for performing in particular ways. However, a scientist named Harry F. Harlow came up with a third drive after experimenting with monkeys and Harlow called it the “intrinsic motivation.” Harlow said that to completely comprehend the human condition, people have
5. How might you apply what you learned from this reading in your role as an administrator or educational leader?
1) In one to two sentences, what is the single most important thing you learned from this week's reading?
I took this advice to heart and used it in everything I did, school sports, (even video games even if they are not as important.) There was one book I read going into 7th grade that for the life of me I can’t remember the name. It was about a society who was controlled by a tyrannical government that forced them to obey without question(sort of like the movie Equilibrium) This book made me start to question everything I believed up until that point( the stuff that I wasn’t exactly sure in(religion for example). It prompted my journey that finally ended with becoming an atheist. After discovering how much I could learn from books about life I continued my journey to enlightenment by reading anything and everything that sounded even remotely
Believe it or not, reading will improve your knowledge. Not will it only fill you up with information but it will also enlarge your understanding and comprehension. In the article, Rodriguez mentions how hard it was for him to read. He had to read out loud, but his teacher always hushed him to read silently. Rodriguez began thinking that reading was more of a chore than an education. Later in the article he slowly starts to have a change in his attitude. As he grew his understanding, he set about college level books. “Give me names of important books,” ‘I would say to teachers. They soon found out that I had in mind “adult books”. He started, never gave up and kept going. Soon the books he started reading opened up doors of
SHORT ANSWERS: What three words would others use to describe you and why? My classmates, peers, and friends would describe me as diligent, focused, and friendly. Diligence shows the most when I’m doing something that I love or something that I want to complete. I show diligence every day at ballet, along with my hard work at school. Diligence shows not only because I know that I am expected to perform well, but also to impress myself. I find myself constantly looking at my work and finding all the miniscule details that bother me, even if it isn’t necessary. I tend to show my focused side more when I’m at school, ballet, or when I am under pressure. With my focused mindset, I find myself getting more done, and helping others out in any way possible. Finally, friendliness appears when I’m with classmates or meeting new people. If I’m participating in an event or something that I enjoy, my friendliness helps counter my fear of meeting new people, therefore making experiences more likeable.
One of the major things that I took from the readings is the process of approaching the scripture. I have always been what I thought was a stickler for the scriptures, and learning what they are trying to communicate, however as I have spent time reading “Bible Study That Works”,
The readings from this week I found extremely enlightening. To start. I’ll begin with my favorite, the one by Ludwig Feuerbach. I love his philosophies with Pagan and Christian beliefs systems. I love how he touches on polytheism (the belief of many gods) and then in contrast with monotheism (the belief of one god). He clearly shows the parallel of both nature and man just like Sigmund Freud theory called animism, where everything has as sprit including inanimate objects. He denotes the idea that humans believe in magic of the rain. I couldn’t help but think how in todays world when we have a thunderstorm, people casually refer to it as the “angels are bowling.” It seems all to often hat when humans don’t have an reasonable answer for something