The Educational Journey Essay

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The Educational Journey

Education is a journey through the universe. The universe is enormous and seems to have no end. If a person wants to be truly educated, he or she must spend years in school studying both important and trivial information. The material in the solar system represents the years a student spends in school. The remaining space in the universe is the endless learning one does outside of the classroom.

The sun may not be in the center of the universe; however, the sun is the central core of the educational journey. The sun is where the educational journey begins. The elementary school years, kindergarten through fifth grade, are important years for the student. The elementary school grades are the years where a
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On the other hand, Thomas argues that boys often have a hard time in the classroom when their teacher is female. According to Tony Moody, in Thomas' article, instead of encouraging the boys, female teachers may ridicule them for their aggressive behavior. This constant chastising is seen by male students and their parents as a lack of respect for the male student (121). However, Moody first came to this conclusion with the experience of his own son. Can a person who uses his own son as an example be taken seriously? After all, there are not many parents in this wold who will admit that their son or daughter could possibly be a troublemaker. Most parents are in denial, believing that their child is a perfect angel. I have experienced this numerous times when talking to parents about their children. Yet, students must get past this so called bias and grasp the concepts that will be the basis of the rest of their knowledge. Once a student has the basic concepts, the space shuttle can be boarded for the tour of the terrestrial planets.

The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. These four planets are the planets that are closest to the sun. Terrestrial means earthlike; therefore, these planets are all earthlike because they have a solid ground. The terrestrial planets are the middle school years. The knowledge learned here orbits the sun. If the knowledge learned at the sun is not retained, a student may have a

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