I finished the entire book
I found the following quote interesting:
"But your feelings got hurt, so you started spreading lies, and now every girl in school is talking about me like I'm some kind of pervert."
Student failure is a major factor in which the United States government is extremely concerned about. This topic is extremely controversial acknowledging it is constantly debated whether it’s the schools or the students’ we should be trying to fix. According to the many articles I have read, the government is spending too money on schools, information, utensils, and much more when all that students need is some discipline. This topic extremely interested me because of the fact that i’m a major nerd. A’s are my passion and everything I have worked for.
The pages 304-307 of Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All by Rachel Renee Russell might leave a reader feeling sneaky because the main character, Nikki was at her friend’s party when her dad suddenly came knocking on the door asking for directions. Nikki was shocked because she does not want her friends to see her dad and his ugly car with a roach on top of it. An example of this is on page 306. "But I just stood there frantically holding my breath. I was DOOMED!
I read the first 98 pages of the book
I found the following quote interesting:
"I am Outcast."
In the text, the narrator considers herself as an outcast. While going to school, she is self-conscious of herself. Her former friends don't hang out with her anymore and she has to find a new "safety blanket," whether it is hiding in a corner or making new friends. She is also at fault when her actions have to be made. While escaping from the terrors her classmates pose to her, she gets in trouble by Mr. Neck. She has to deal with consequences both by teachers and students.
This book is a total of 210 pages. On this outside, the 17 year old Alex looks like she has everything laid out for her. She is beautiful, smart, and she's best friends with M who is the most popular girl in school. The two of them get real bored of fancy Orange County so they decide to visit L.A's busy scene every once and a while. Once they're there, they meet Trevor and Connor, two rich older guys. So, they pretend to be 19 years old and hang out with them.
In Thomas's and Brown's book, A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change the author explains how learning in today's technological climate is different from twentieth century learning today--school, teacher, text--and much better for everyone.
When the new mayor takes office in New York City, education is an issue that he/she and the City Council will need to address to ensure the future and vitality of our city. New York City’s education is in dire need of reform - our schools are focused on testing and they lag behind the nation’s and world’s standards. New York City is the greatest city in the world - shouldn’t we be able to say the same about our public education system?
I Believe in good education. I remember when I was young and I didn't care about school, but I still did what I was told. My Mom and Dad are always supporting me with school no matter what. My friends are are always telling Me to do my best in school. I want to do well in school so I can get a good education and go to college and study to be a doctor.
I believe that if you push yourself you can do anything. My sister got into Michigan University. So she gave me the motivation in my head that if you work hard, you can achieve anything. If you push yourself you can do it. If I study long enough I can get a great education in Middle school, High school, and college.
Something I believe in most is learning. Learning is important because it helps you a lot. There are many different things it helps you with like getting a job, going to college ,and many more.
I believe in learning because if you never learn you wouldn’t be walking or talking. You learn how to walk by your parents and the school teaches you to talk and speak correctly, but your parents teach you how to speak a little bit too.
My name is Taily and there’s so many different areas I have my beliefs in. For example I believe that the most important thing is my family. Without my family I wouldn’t be who I am today. My family, especially my mom and dad are very helpful, caring, supportive and wishes nothing but the best for me and to see me grow up to be successful as I am capable of.
UPDATE: Paul and I are doing some fundraising for a YouthVoices Summer Camp project for students. As a part of this, we are hoping to put together a short video with some testimonials about the power of YouthVoices and connected learning in general. If you are willing to record your thoughts or perhaps do a short Google Hangout with us to be recorded, please let us know! Thank you.
I'm an educator and writer, and over the past year or so, I've gotten to spend some time with Youth Voices and gotten to know a few of you here.
I have never really known what I look like from another person's point of view. The Baccalaureate School for Global Education, Queens, NY, USA has taught me how to express how I feel about myself through one single picture. I think of myself as a Jewish Basketball player who is addicted to books. I know this is not how everyone feels about me. This avatar is supposed to symbolize who I am through my own point of view. My point of view is likely to be wrong. People may feel hate, regret, sadness, or even shyness towards me.
Clara and Brittany were good friends from freshman year in high school. Now they were junior and a new girl has came into the school her name was Jordan. When Clara and Brittany they didn't pay her no mind. They didn't think Jordan would of fit into there crowd. One day Brittany went up to Jordan and started a conversation. Brittany introduce her self to Jordan. After 5 minutes of talking, Brittany notice her and Jordan had a lot in common much more than her and Clara did.
You should know, bullying hurts.
It starts with one word, one word you blurt.
Fat, ugly, worthless. These are the words they hear.
Did you know, your their biggest fear?
Never seems to be accepted
She smokes and drinks
Thinking all her worries will go away
They never do
She feels as if ‘loser’ has been tattooed all over her
She knows they all talk about her
She feels there eyes piercing vicious holes through her body
A scar she never can get rid of
I hate you, I hate everyone
There is no one I can trust
Are you proud of what you've done?
You've turned my soul into dust
Basically I'm talking about this big decision I have to make: if I want to graduate or be a nobody and its looking like im going to quit my job just so that I can be happy later. It's hard because I thought I would have finally been going to Honda Day in April in my very own Civic, but things don't always go as planned. Hopefully something good will happen from all this.
Homework has been an issue over the years, students complaining about how much homework they have to do. I think it is not necessary, many people, specially teachers, disagree because they say it's a review of what students learned at school. There are many ways to avoid homework instead of reviewing at hoe classes should be five minutes longer, so students would have time to review at the beginning of class.
My argument is yes students should have uniforms because people get inscure and jealous of others if you wear uniforms. But, my opponent would have probably said" We should not have school uniforms because it's annoying to wear the same thing everyday for 8-9 hours on weekdays.