March 30

A Reflection on “Animal School”

In mentoring, we watched a video call “Animal School”. I think that the overall message on this video is that everyone has different strengths, weaknesses and different way of doing things and that every child is unique. This video used different animals to show, metaphorically how different students learn. The video shows animals all in the same curriculum, it also showed what stopped them from being the best that they could be. For example, the video showed an eagle who was labeled a trouble maker because he did not climb the same way as the other animals, therefore; discouraging him. Another animals was the fish, the fish went unnoticed and all of the subjects seemed the same to him. The teachers did not realize this. The fish is representing the student who need special attention in subjects, but is discouraged and does not do well in school when it does not get it. A student who got discouraged from bullying, and stops doing well in school. The zebra was made fun of by the ponies for being different and having strips. It think that this video really shows how people, students especially do not learn all the same. I think that everyone learns differently and have different strengths and weaknesses.

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March 30

Responsible Use of Technology

I think that there are many pros and cons to today’s technology. Firstly, I think that some pros of having the technology is that it gives people a great way of communicating, it gives people a way of communicating and it also helps people be safer. I think that some of the cons to having this technology is that it can distract people and students from work or school, some things that people post on social websites can be permanent and also it can lead to cyber-bullying and many misunderstandings.

I also believe that parents should not have our passwords. This is becasue if they know your passwords they can make simple thing a big deal. Most parents freak out when they see just one text with a swear word in it, even if it is not sent from you. They also sometimes do not let you explain about something that was on your phone and jump to conclusions.

I think that techology is good for kids, but is one thing that is okay to have some things private.

March 30

Should We Follow Orders

During mentoring we have been talking about if you think that you should follow orders from someone in a higher position than you or not. In my opinion I think that you should not follow orders in today’s world if it is against your morals. If it is important for your saftey or for the people’s around you saftey, to follow your orders, then should. If by following your orders you are hurting someone in the process then you should not. This complicates when you are asked to do something that is against your morals, but you could get hurt, fired or in big trouble for not doing so. In this case it really matters what the circumstances are. For example, we watched a video on police officers who sprayed college rioters with pepper spray. In this case if they had not followed their orders they could of gotton in big trouble or gotten fired. If i was in there case, I would have not done so as it would be against my morale and common sense. I think that it is important to follow your orders, but to some extent.

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