Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Bully" by Lee Hirsch

“Bully” By Lee Hirsch calls forth the idea that bullying is becoming an epidemic in the U.S because young kids that are being bullied are now starting to take their own lives.  All across the U.S kids are being bullied everyday and it is starting to get worse and worse. It has come to the forefront in many small backwoods american towns.  Where nothing is being done to stop or even fight bullying. Bullying needs to stop in all of these small towns and even in the larger ones because now that it has come to the point where kids are taking their own lives it is unacceptable.
Bully”  By Lee Hirsch correctly portrays the struggle that kids are going through with bullies and being bullied in both small backwoods towns and inner city schools.  It is at a point now that kids are beginning to take their own lives.  Nothing is being done to help this problem, teachers are just shrugging it off as kids will be kids and that they are just flat out mean.  Trusted school officials such as a school resource officer are really not doing anything to help or stop this conflict amongst the students. Even the police are not getting involved as much as they should when kids are getting beat up and jammed into lockers and physically harmed then that becomes assault and battery and there are and should be charges that are applied to kids who do this.  In the video it also states that fellow students are doing nothing about bullying or standing up for kids that are bullied.  The theme of the film “Bully” I believe is as it is stated in the last line, “It all starts with one” all it takes is one or two people to actually show that they care and that the kids that are being bullied are not alone then pretty soon others will stand up as well and soon after that then you have a army of people that can help stop bullying and help the kids that are being bullied. Bullying is not a thing to be taken lightly and it has a deep affect on the kids that it happens to and it has reached a point where it needs to stop because kids have began to take their own lives and that is not acceptable.      

Thursday, August 29, 2013

PLN 1 redo

The video “A vision of students today” by Michael Wesch suggests that without technology that is not advanced students in college and other grades will not be able to learn as well as with the up to date technology. The video states that most kids are also wasting there time on such technology like facebook and laptops students are not producing as high quality work of not even working at all. The video also states that students are being prepared for jobs that do not even exist yet and so if we do not continue to advance and move forward then those jobs won't be there and then the students will have no work.  The video also states that many students are several thousand dollars in debt for classes they won't attend and books that they won't read.  

I disagree with the idea that education isn't always relevant to a students life because if your are going to get a well paying job then you need a good education.  Education is always relevant to a students career and life.  if the student does not focus in school then when they get older they won't be able to get a well paying job to support their families.  when you want to get a good quality job then you have to make you education relevant to your life. Most jobs will hire you if you have a collage degree as opposed to if you have a high school diploma. Also you will get a much more well paying to with a collage degree and if you want/need to go to collage then you need to have the materials such as a laptop and smartphone and you need to have all of these items in the classroom and need to learn how to control the use of them. Everything that all students need to know is that everything that the need to learn is in a book some were the only reason that there is a teacher is because the students need a a way to learn it. education is always relevant in our lives especially if you want to go get a high paying job and be able to support a family and have a nice house that is why education is relevant to your life.