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The Way It Spozed to Be ✰ The Way It Spozed to Be Epub ✶ Author James Herndon – Thomashillier.co.uk This work deals with what is still the root problem of ghetto schools their failure to reach the kids, their obsession with rote learning, and imposed discipline, which only drives kids further into a This work deals It Spozed PDF È with what is still the root problem of ghetto The Way PDF/EPUB ² schools their failure to reach the kids, their obsession with rote learning, and Way It Spozed ePUB ´ imposed discipline, which only drives kids further into apathy and rebellion.


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  1. Maureen Maureen says:

    In my town, a few years ago, an alternative high school opened where teens could learn at their own speed, set a schedule that actually gave them time to sleep, and work in small groups Over a twelve hundred students applied for just over a hundred slots In this book, Herndon addresses many of the same issues that the students in my hometown are facing today It is not that children do not want to learn, they want to learn in a way that makes sense to their experience Watching my own two chil In my town, a few years ago, an alternative high school opened where teens could learn at their own speed, set a schedule that actually gave them time to sleep, and work in small groups Over a twelve hundred students applied for just over a hundred slots In this book, Herndon addresses many of the same issues that the students in my hometown are facing today It is not that children do not want to learn, they want to learn in a way that makes sense to their experience Watching my own two children go through high school and seeing some the insane teaching methods they were forced to endure, I thought of this book many times.Don t get me wrong teachers are our young people s heroes and defenders, for the most part The system forces them to teach in ways that run contrary to their own beliefs and desires, not to mention good common sense The schools have become so obsessed with test scores that education is getting lost in the mix, If anything, there isof a reality disconnect now than when this book was written


  2. Tracy Backer Tracy Backer says:

    I came to this book in a very roundabout way James Baldwin mentioned that he read it and it made a big impact on him, so I wanted to check it out James Herndon recounts his first year of teaching in such a captivating and relevant way, I could hardly put down the book I felt totally invested in his students, curious as to how he was going to get through to them and convince them to learn It s a challenge in the early 1960s, in a mostly urban and black school, which meant and still means u I came to this book in a very roundabout way James Baldwin mentioned that he read it and it made a big impact on him, so I wanted to check it out James Herndon recounts his first year of teaching in such a captivating and relevant way, I could hardly put down the book I felt totally invested in his students, curious as to how he was going to get through to them and convince them to learn It s a challenge in the early 1960s, in a mostly urban and black school, which meant and still means underfunded and often neglected Herndon is white and struggles to get through to his black students, who may have other concerns besides school He tries and for every occasion where he feels he makes a connection or has a success, he is thwarted by an administration that seems to be going through the motions and is sure that their way, which is the way they have been doing it for so long, is the only way The problem is, their way neglects the students interests and abilities And, they do have interests and abilities, and when Herndon is able to tap into them, you see the potential that may or not ever be fully realized Sadly, little has changed in fifty years for too many students


  3. Becca Becca says:

    If you ve ever been a teacher, this book will be funny because it s so familiar It will also be depressing because it s so familiar.


  4. Mark Ballinger Mark Ballinger says:

    Two quotations p82 In short that where the middle class kids were learning enough outside of the classroom or accepting the patterns of conformity and behaviorreadily and easily so as to make it seem that they were actually learning in school, The Tribe, unable to do this, was exposing the system as ineffective for everyone It wasn t working for them, it wasn t working for anyone, I felt only with The Tribe, it waspainful when it didn t work p129 Many teachers who enter into this Two quotations p82 In short that where the middle class kids were learning enough outside of the classroom or accepting the patterns of conformity and behaviorreadily and easily so as to make it seem that they were actually learning in school, The Tribe, unable to do this, was exposing the system as ineffective for everyone It wasn t working for them, it wasn t working for anyone, I felt only with The Tribe, it waspainful when it didn t work p129 Many teachers who enter into this kind of thing with a class, by way of experiment to see if it will work suffer disappointment because of this fact But that is because they ve somehow been led to expect that a class of kids will, if left to make their own decisions, decide to do what the teacher planned to do homework, read the text, do those sentences and exercises The class won t Why should it Given a taste of something like that, they aren t likely to want to give it up very soon, seeing as how it is really a kind of freedom These teachers then finally come to believe that it is simply a hindrance to instruction, to their method, and of course it is For myself I didn t see it as hampering anything, since in itself it was my method as far as I had one The only thing I had against it was that it was going too slowly or possibly nowhere at all , it was a hell of a lot of work, nerve racking, and, of course, too damn noisy


  5. Ed Smiley Ed Smiley says:

    This is a classic in the teacher coping with difficult ghetto schools educational genre I d always wanted to read it The author discovers that everything he is supposed to do doesn t work, and he decides to throw it all out and try something, anything It is told with considerable humility, compassion and humor.


  6. Oma Eagle Oma Eagle says:

    I have 1968 edition


  7. Miriam Williams Miriam Williams says:

    This book gave me a point of view I would not otherwise get as a teacher I read it during homeschooling years it helped convince me we were on the right path.


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