Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Journal 9 Noel Beyer-Hermsen
The documentary "The Hobart Shakespearians" made me think about many things in the education world. Such as it is important for kids to learn about literature like Shakespeare and the importance of kids getting a lot out of it. From what I saw these kids were really into the story and they really grasped the concepts of the books, they were even crying. It made me feel like I would love to have had a teacher like that in elementary school because his teaching style was exactly what I would have wanted. I do believe if the teacher really cares about the students they will understand what it is they are suppose to be learning. A lot of teachers now of days seem to only to concentrate on getting the curriculum done and making sure test scores are good. Rafe was really into what he was teaching, in the film he said "My passion is passed onto the students". In my elementary school I did have great teachers but it was mostly making sure we read fast and knew our multiplication tables. They books they were reading I didn't even read until later in my schooling. I read Hamlet during my junior year of high school, and I read of mice and men that same year too. I did read To Kill a Mocking Bird in 5th grade. I think it is good for these kids to have goals at such a young age because it gives them motivation early in life to try to get on the right path. A goal I have for next year would be to use the math lab in the academic and enrichment center more. I have only gone a couple of times this year and I think it would help me a lot if I used it. I am not the best at math and it is free and I should use it more than I do. In the front of the class on a banner it said there are no shortcuts and I think this is really good for students to learn at a young age.