Describing the Real World.An educator comments on the way his students view "the real world."
I asked my students to describe the "real world."
Their real world is different than the real world of the successful. It is a world that has felt the dagger of divorce, and the agony agony,
n severe pain or extreme suffering.
1. death struggle.
2. extreme suffering. of losing one cousin to AIDS and another to a life sentence because of murder. It is a world where parents don't even have a clue about their hopes and dreams and hobbies It may never be fully completed or, depending on its its nature, it may be that it can never be completed. However, new and revised entries in the list are always welcome. This is a list of hobbies. . It is a world of seeming to be one thing and really feeling a total set of different values. It is a world where nice people don't feel comfortable. A world where no one fully trusts anyone because they have been burned one too many times. It is a world with no light at the end of the tunnel ... yet.
Here is how my students described their world: the world of Algebra algebra, branch of mathematics concerned with operations on sets of numbers or other elements that are often represented by symbols. Algebra is a generalization of arithmetic and gains much of its power from dealing symbolically with elements and operations (such as 1-A:
You might be in Algebra 1-A ... If:
1. At least nine people are absent every day.
2. When your teacher says something, all you hear is "Blah, Blah, Blah."
3. The keyboard of your computer is constantly missing keys.
4. You are trying to sleep and your friends are stealing you blind.
5. Your teacher keeps calling your house non-stop.
6. You hear so little English that it seems like a foreign language.
7. The teacher is always calling you by your last name.
8. Your Boot Disk See bootable disk.
(operating system) boot disk - The magnetic disk (usually a hard disk) from which an operating system kernel is loaded (or "bootstrapped"). This second phase in system start-up is performed by a simple bootstrap loader program held in ROM, possibly has lugies on it.
9. Your teacher can't see, even with thick glasses.
10. Half the class thinks that throwing paper wads is an olympic sport.
11. The teacher talks too much.
12. Your teacher is white, but thinks he is a Mexican.
13. Your teacher talks in Spanish, but all you know is English.
14. Half of the class is skipping skip
v. skipped, skip·ping, skips
a. To move by hopping on one foot and then the other.
b. To leap lightly about.
15. Your teacher actually thinks he can make everybody want to learn.
16. You hear little repeating sounds around the room that the teacher calls "Jickery, Jickery."
17. When your teacher calls he hears "click" as you hang up.
18. Your phone has just been disconnected again.
19. The teacher checks on a noise in the hall and is locked out of the room.
20. The teacher thinks that "truant" is being out of the room without permission.
These are my students, and I am proud of them. They march to the tune of a different drummer Different Drummer
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