Chapters 9-12

Chapter 9

Movies: Music of the Heart Dangerous Minds Dead Poets Society Conrack teacher heroes? no it's about youth and this topic isnt in lit nor could it be. teachers are supporting cast. difference between in print and on screen. reader and movie goer different holder of power? usually lone teacher: usually middle class, white, privileged, middle aged.. usually downright strange. as in influence on the youth, the memorable teachers we have. Nonheroic Heroes Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury sci fi A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines 1940's The Taking of Room 114: A Hostage Drama in Poems Mel Glenn in present Teachers seem to have to conform to rules, BUT sometimes these rules are abhorrent insubordination happens alleged inappropriate demeanor However the three here: resist, drop out, defy. we must be brave enough to look at ourselves as teachers. Revisiting an Old Friend Fahrenheit 451 encounters between Faber and Montag. Faber teaches: quality of info, leisure to digest it, and right to carry out action based on what learned. Faber needs a student to take the real action: Montag. students need to see flaws and limitations of teachers to act and go beyond. NOTE:Faber knows his limitations, do you? Off the Deep End Would I be a teacher? Not on your life. Who wants to teach these kids all day? They're animals. poems in this Glenn text are from students, parents, and a few commnity members. Wiedermeyer never apears until final frustration of student apathy and his own inadequacy and takes class hostage at gunpoint. this collection of poems seems to be a metaphor of what schooling has become. Tales Out of School Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying a student is convicted of a murder and before death, a teacher is asked to bring him to humanity. all Three: teacher through studnet lens. schooling takes place out of school. schooling is about lessons not necessarily believed or practiced by teacher students are to: conform be hostile to intellectualism be passive these three books challenge these notions. teachers show the way although they may not take that path with them.

Chapter 10

The Simpsons Bart writing: "I will not expose the ignorance of the faculty." Official Site Episode Guide This is a good chapter and narrative about schools in our society. Not to be missed!! both bart and lisa are victims of school even Edna Krabappel and Seymour Skinner are complex enough