Presentation on theme: "The Teacher as Dragon. Paraphrasing … whose sole purpose, it seems, was to seek out ne ’ er-do-wells and inflict on them stinging lashes of shame and."— Presentation transcript:
The Teacher as Dragon
Paraphrasing … whose sole purpose, it seems, was to seek out ne ’ er-do-wells and inflict on them stinging lashes of shame and guilt. … whose only purpose was to find the worthless or good-for- nothing students and to make them suffer from the shame and guilt like sharp, painful whip lashed across their body.
Paraphrasing The closest my hair comes to red are the few rusty strands left over from the chlorine bleach of last summer's daily swimming. The very similar part is my red hair which are the few rusty strands of my hair left over from the bleach of last summer ’ s daily swimming.
Paraphrasing … not thinking presented in a general, abstracted, grandiose way, but thinking applied to the individual way. … not thinking in the way most other people think, not in the theoretical and great way, but thinking in one ’ s own unique way.
Paraphrasing … bawling and kicking and protesting throatily against convention and authority, in their pained rage mistaking blue eyes for black ones. … crying and kicking and protesting hoarsely against the old custom of grading students ’ writing. When they are badly hurt, they will mistake their writing teacher for a dragon lady.
Paraphrasing When I comment that an essay fails to meet the objectives the writer has set for it, … I have the unpleasant task of pointing a finger at the clutter. I have the unpleasant task of criticizing the writer for a disordered mind.
Paraphrasing … to bribe and cajole thought from our students we sometimes have to point out where it is wilting from the neglect of haste or lack of commitment. … to plead with students and obtain thoughts from them by persistent persuasion. And we sometimes have to point out compositions which have not got much creative thought in them, either because they have to meet a deadline or lack of perseverance.
Paraphrasing Ultimately she found it easier to torment than to teach. Finally she found it easier to treat students harshly than to teach them supportively. Therefore, she gave up her attempt to please students.
Paraphrasing With tormenting she could see at least an emotional response, while with teaching she despaired of ever finding an intellectual one. With torture she could at least get an emotional response from students, while with teaching she lost heart in ever finding an intellectual response from them.
Discussion Topics 1.Have you had any experience of teaching? If you have, what qualities do you think are the most important for a teacher? 2.At job interviews some people with large scars, moles or other facial defects are usually declined as not qualified enough for teaching positions. What do you think of it? How good does a teacher have to look? Why? 3. How had your writing teacher (s) encouraged /discouraged you to write in your school years?
Key to Translation Every man, from the richest down to the poorest, is under an obligation to pay taxes. I couldn't distinguish between the two brothers, for they resembled each other not only in person, but also in manners. His new book is nothing like as good as his earlier books. The minister pointed his finger at the companies that violated the price standards. It appeared to be a good idea when we started, but in retrospect I see that we should never have agreed to do it. In retrospect, it is one of the most serious mistakes I have ever made in my life. The two directors were found to have milked several million dollars from the company.