Countries have been trying to figure out what makes one school superior to another. Lately, countries have began to share how they are changing and encouraging young minds. The US has approved a plan called the Digital Promise
This was actually kind of fun. I think that there is worth in annotating on paper text and on computer based programs. I am a bit nervous that this might be a difficult venture to try and teach all of my students how to use youth voices and how to annotate. A lot of my students are familiar with different technology, but these websites are not as user friendly as some of the sites that they are used to. As Ali G would say "techmology" is important and relevant so I need to get down with that and using it with my students.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about is why it's important to learn about culture. We have been learning a lot about different artifacts and their effect on culture and other cultures in general, but I don't think that it's important to learn about these things in an English class. Lately, this issue has really been bugging me. I know that many people feel that it's important to learn about culture and make connections to culture through our reading, daily life, etc.
Writer’s block is the first term that comes to mind when thinking about how exactly one might fill in the empty page on their desktop with the words of a story. It is an incredibly difficult task to write without the proper boost of inspiration to fuel a writer’s creativity. Chapter books, novels, essays and more are all effort-demanding forms of writing. Writing in general is a process that demands careful attention.
In Brent Staples' opinion piece, "Why the United States Should Look to Japan for Better Schools" from "The New York Times" explains the decrease in education in America through out time with government and economy, and why the U.S should look to Japan in envy of the amazing Education system. Japan is the MOST technologically advanced country in the world with the best education system. The United States has not taken into account how teachers are trained and how they teach, effecting the children all throughout America. Japan trains their teachers like doctors and lawyers.
Needless to say, we have to respect and obey older people, partly because they have more experience and knowledge than us, so what they say is almost true. However, that doesn't mean they know everything and young people have nothing to teach them. In the following part of the essay, I will support the idea that there are some things we know but they haven't known and they can learn from us.