School Sucks

School sucks! Good thing I got A.S. Neill to read I dig his free schools idea (Schools with almost no rules) Would you rather go to a public school Kiss a prick teacher's ass Learning boring shit Or do kick ass things At a free school?

Author: Andrew Bushard

Publisher: Free Press Media Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 42

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Consider school days the worst days. Don't consider school a necessary evil because we don't need school. Break free from school. Unschooling is the way out so these poems hopefully will inspire you to unschool yourself and the world. 42 pages; 40 poems.

Just in Case School Sucks

explanation of some of the biggest reasons school sucks for many. Part 2 is all about the solutions, and you get to pick and choose your own! I believe in you, I have confidence in you, and, by the end of this book, you will have the ...

Author: Michelle E. Donah

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504387316

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Tired of the nagging? The disappointment? Being labeled an underachiever? Accused of not working to your potential? This is your book! Relying on her own background as a struggling learner and success as a life and academic coach, Dr. Donah provides a wealth of information and tools for improvement. Just in Case . . . School Sucks is a personal conversation with Dr. Donah, who spills her secrets for transforming school sucks into school success. Rarely do professionals write books that explain the brain to teens. Teens thrive when they understand their brain. Just in Case . . . School Sucks does it all, providing brain-based and brain-friendly explanations that make sense and immediately alleviate stress and improve self-esteem. Readers are encouraged to pick and choose the options that work best for their unique situations and personalities. The included Bonus Test-Taking Guide alone has already helped many feel more confident. This book is a win-win for all.

Our Schools Suck

Students Talk Back to a Segregated Nation on the Failures of Urban Education Jeanne Theoharis, Gaston Alonso, ... when students say, “School sucks,” analysts too often read it as an expression of these young people's “attitude” about ...

Author: Jeanne Theoharis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814783201

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 356


"Our schools suck." This is how many young people of color call attention to the kind of public education they are receiving. In cities across the nation, many students are trapped in under-funded, mismanaged and unsafe schools. Yet, a number of scholars and of public figures like Bill Cosby have shifted attention away from the persistence of school segregation to lambaste the values of young people themselves. Our Schools Suck forcefully challenges this assertion by giving voice to the compelling stories of African American and Latino students who attend under-resourced inner-city schools, where guidance counselors and AP classes are limited and security guards and metal detectors are plentiful—and grow disheartened by a public conversation that continually casts them as the problem with urban schools. By showing that young people are deeply committed to education but often critical of the kind of education they are receiving, this book highlights the dishonesty of public claims that they do not value education. Ultimately, these powerful student voices remind us of the ways we have shirked our public responsibility to create excellent schools. True school reform requires no less than a new civil rights movement, where adults join with young people to ensure an equal education for each and every student.

The Invisible Classroom Relationships Neuroscience Mindfulness in School

As a young child, he heardhis parents complain aboutschool andtell stories of their negative school experiences. ... Let'sgive this complex web of neuronsthe crudeyetaccurate name of the “school sucks”neural network.

Author: Kirke Olson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393708523

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 900


Improving student learning with the tools of neuroscience and mindfulness. How is expanding students’ strengths more effective than improving their weaknesses? Why is creating a school where staff and students feel safe necessary for learning? How can anchoring with simple mindfulness practices prevent classroom behavioral problems? There is more to a classroom than just a teacher and a group of students. All classroom interactions have “invisible” neurobiological, emotional, and social aspects—the emotional histories of students, the teacher’s own background and biography. In this book, Kirke Olson takes lessons from brain science, mindfulness, and positive psychology to help teachers understand the full range of their students’ school experiences. Using its classroom-ready resources, teachers, administrators, parents, and policy makers can make the invisible visible, turning human investment in their students into the best possible learning outcomes.

Your Life Sucks

And one student yelled out, “This school sucks man! Can't you see that? Just look around!” I replied, “Why does it suck?” And the same child yelled back, “Look dude, the walls are all dirty, the toilets leak, this is an old junky ...

Author: Brian Kasperitis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796039313

Category: Self-Help

Page: 146

View: 213


If you are struggling with failure or a divorce or suffering with an illness or whatever it is that might be holding you back, don’t forget that it doesn’t need to be that way. Join Brian Kasperitis in this book Your Life Sucks: Because You Are a Big Jerk! Let Mr. Kasperitis help you in this charming and easy-to-read book on how you can change your life for the better—starting today!

School Sucks

The two editors of this volume also serve as the series editors for Peter Lang Publishing's Educational Psychology and Black Studies and Critical Thinking series, giving them remarkable resources from which to draw this selection of ...

Author: Rochelle Brock

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 1433117053

Category: Education

Page: 425

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<I>School Sucks is designed to complement the dominant discourse of school reform by presenting a compendium of critical pedagogical writings that analyze the current issues in urban education and demonstrate alternative praxis for failing schools. The two editors of this volume also serve as the series editors for Peter Lang Publishing's Educational Psychology and Black Studies and Critical Thinking series, giving them remarkable resources from which to draw this selection of writings that represent the very best concepts of pedagogy and praxis. School Sucks furthers the reader's knowledge of the pretext of urban educational problems and promotes a positive praxis of urban educational reform.<BR> Inspired by mentors Mary McLeod Bethune and Paulo Freire, <I>School Sucks employs a critical pedagogy and praxis in calling for wholesale changes within our urban schools.

Psychology in Education

My hopes and idealized dreams about education and schools I imagined were shattered when I heard this scorn, 'school sucks,' from my students. What happened? Had I become a part of all that I had despised? Sadly, few of us can deny that ...

Author: Tim Corcoran

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462095663

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 823


Psychology’s contribution to education has produced a persuasive and burgeoning literature willing to measure (e.g. intelligence quotients), categorise (e.g. learning and/or behavioural diffi culties) and pathologise (e.g. psychiatric disorders) students across learning contexts. Practices like these pervade relationships existing between psychology and education because they share in common certain views of people and the worlds in which they learn. There is however increased acknowledgement that contemporary practice demands alternate ways of working. As learning communities and educators endeavour to make a difference in peoples’ lives, they are critically questioning how their use of psychology in education constitutes future possibilities for personhood and psychosocial action. In this book, a group of respected international scholars examine controversies presently facing the enduring relationship between psychology and education. The book will appeal to readers who are interested in the innovative development and application of psychological theories and practices in/to education. The book will be of interest to transnational audiences and is accessible to scholars and students in disciplines including psychology, education, sociology, social work, youth studies, public and allied health. The volume includes contributions from: Tom Billington, Christopher Boyle, Lise Bird Claiborne, Tim Corcoran, Greg Goodman, Jack Martin, Athanasios Marvakis and Ioanna Petritsi, Jace Pillay, Isaac Prilleltensky, Anna Stetsenko, Jeff Sugarman and Stephen Vassallo with a Foreword by Ben Bradley. Tim Corcoran is Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Critical Psychology at The Victoria Institute, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. He has extensive experience in educational psychology both as a school psychologist and researcher/academic. His work has involved teaching, research and professional practice in Australia, the UK, Singapore and Iraq.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

So in order to understand everything that happened, you have to start from the premise that high school sucks. Do you accept that premise? Of course you do. It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks.

Author: Jesse Andrews

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781925267709

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 816


**Now a major motion picture** It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he's figured it out. The answer to the basic existential question: How is it possible to exist in a place that sucks so bad? His strategy: remain at the periphery at all times. Keep an insanely low profile. Make mediocre films with the one person who is even sort of his friend, Earl. This plan works for exactly eight hours. Then Greg's mother forces him to become friends with a girl who has cancer. This brings about the destruction of Greg's entire life.

Defying the Odds

Almost twenty years after Ways with Words, in his College Composition and Communication article “School Sucks,” T. R. Johnson charges that we as educators are complicit in our students' being turned off to school in gen- eral and ...

Author: Donna Dunbar-Odom

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480717

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 408


Examines why some working-class students pursue higher literacy while others don’t.

Solution Focused Counseling in Schools

What part of school sucks the least? • What do you want to continue happening at school? As with other solution-focused techniques, the search for exceptions should never be forced on people and should always accommodate their position.

Author: John J. Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119026358

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

View: 478


The third edition of this widely adopted text covers the philosophical foundations and nuts-and-bolts of using solution-focused counseling to help preschool–12 students resolve problems. Dr. Murphy’s practical and respectful approach has been successfully applied throughout the world by school counselors, counselors-in-training, psychologists, social workers, teachers, administrators, and clinicians who work with young clients. His empowering techniques help students focus on doing what works as simply and efficiently as possible by using their strengths, resources, wisdom, and feedback. This edition includes new chapters and information on the restrictive influence of problems, strategies for building positive relationships, collecting client feedback to monitor and improve services, and coconstructing solvable problems and reachable goals. Real-life case examples, sample dialog from counseling sessions, discussion and practice exercises, troubleshooting tips, and new and expanded appendixes enhance the book’s classroom and clinical utility. A complimentary test manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors’ use are available by written request to ACA. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Why They Can t Write

Each year of school also drains some measure of “hope” out of students. ... “School Sucks” Bella Bruyere loves “a lot of things; programming, dancing, singing, drawing, learning, teaching, sports, reading, and writing about all of the ...

Author: John Warner

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421437989

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 958


Combining current knowledge of what works in teaching and learning with the most enduring philosophies of classical education, this book challenges readers to develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge, and habits of mind of strong writers.

Rethinking Los Angeles

Now it sucks . The high school sucks . These kids know it . the neighborhood kids , they know it , and they don't know it . They don't want to know it . What Lakewood High was , they know that , though , because they have heard about it ...

Author: Michael Dear

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803972873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 538


The Los Angeles region is increasingly being held up as a prototype for the collective urban future of the United States. Yet it is probably the least understood, most under-studied major city in the US. Very few people beyond the boundaries of Southern California have an accurate appreciation of what the region is, who lives there, and what it does. This groundbreaking collection of essays brings together well-respected contributors to dispel the myths about Southern California and to begin the process of `rethinking' Los Angeles.

Jason s Magic Railway

Sometimes it's all right, but usually school sucks.” “What?” “School sucks,” he repeated, although he felt a bit guilty: his mother told him off when he used that expression. “What does it mean – that you don't like it?” “Yeah. Kind of.

Author: Mark Hesketh Jones

Publisher: novum pro Verlag

ISBN: 9783990645710

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

View: 601


Young Jason Brindle sees an odd light in the tunnel of his model railway. Suddenly he realizes that he has been transported from the year 2017 to 1862 in the midst of the Cotton Famine where desperate families are surviving on a couple of potatoes or onions a day, with no electricity, and horse-drawn transport; a world he could hardly have imagined. In the important industrial town of Blackburn, he sees how families and communities supported and cared for each other. With no money, few clothes and not knowing a soul, he meets a struggling but charming family and spends several days with a vicar and his family. He forms a fond relationship with a cheeky charming girl of his own age and has amazing adventures, including a train crash and a riot. He soon makes friends, but how will he get home?

Engaging the Disengaged

How Schools Can Help Struggling Students Succeed Lois Brown Easton Lois E. Brown Easton ... The two groups can be described—bluntly—as follows: Kids for whom schoolsucks” and kids for whom life “sucks.” The first group can be seen as ...

Author: Lois Brown Easton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412949989

Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 884


This resource helps teachers motivate struggling students with strategies that harness their interests and creativity, and encourages educators to create positive learning cultures for all students.

Mental Health Practice in Today s Schools

He has asked that you come here because he says you have not been attending enough classes and may not graduate. Would you help me understand what has to happen to make that different for you? Emma: I don't know. . . . School sucks and ...

Author: Raymond H. Witte

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826196453

Category: Education

Page: 454

View: 113


School psychologists, counselors, and social workers are under increased pressure to oversee and provide comprehensive mental health services in the schools. This book will provide a much-needed practice-oriented resource guide to the full range of these critical services.

Not Much Just Chillin

The captain talks about what a blast Spirit Week and pep rallies are, and all the while Eric is typing SCHOOL SUCKS SCHOOL SUCKS SCHOOL SUCKS SCHOOL SUCKS. They head to the gym for an assembly, and while they are settling on the floor ...

Author: Linda Perlstein

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429921947

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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A report from the front lines of the most formative-and least understood-years of children's lives Suddenly they go from striving for A's to barely passing, or obsessing for hours over "boyfriends" they've barely spoken to. Former chatterboxes answer in monosyllables; free-thinkers mimic their peers' clothes, not to mention their opinions. Bodies and psyches morph under the most radical changes since infancy. On the surface, they're "just chillin'." Underneath, they're a stew of anxiety and ardor, conformity and rebellion. They are kids in the middle school years, the age every adult remembers well enough to dread. No one understands them, not parents, not teachers, least of all themselves-no one, that is, until Linda Perlstein spent a year immersed in the lives of suburban Maryland middle-schoolers and emerged with this pathbreaking account. The book traverses the school year, following five representative kids-and including the stories of many more-as they study, party, IM each other, and simply explain what they think and feel. As Perlstein writes about what she saw and heard, she explains what's really going on under the don't-touch-me facade of these critically formative years, in which kids grapple with schoolwork, puberty, romance, identity, and new kinds of relationships with their parents and peers. Not Much Just Chillin' offers a trail map to the baffling no-man's-land between child and teen, the time when children don't want to grow up, and so badly do.

Writing Inventions

Jeanne Allen, wrote a book called "School Reform Handbook: How to Improve Your Schools. ... (Carrie) • School Sucks Those who visit this site will find a diverse catalogue of college and high school papers.

Author: Scott Lloyd DeWitt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791450406

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 101


A collection of instructional stories, research, and classroom applications for teachers who use computers in their writing instruction.

How to Dropout of School and Start Unschooling

I could be wrong, but free schools seem like a dream come true. School sucks because school involves so many rules and so much structure that you suffocate, like unschoolers have noted. If you can't wait until graduation, well, ...

Author: Andrew Bushard

Publisher: Free Press Media Press


Category: Education

Page: 34

View: 648


Teachers lie and manipulate. Listen to them, and your life will suck. Their system will fail you and you'll feel disillusioned and betrayed. Fortunately, we do have a way out of all the scams and games in life. Unschooling can save us, so read this book to find out how to dropout of the system and unschool yourself to the life of your dreams. 34 pages.

Literacy and Advocacy in Adolescent Family Gang School and Juvenile Court Communities

In the wordsofSmurf, “School sucks.”This tension—hating school and knowing illustrated by a it is important—is well poem Lil Boy Blue wrote (see Fig. 1.2). Hewrotethat schoolis “sorry, succs, stinks,” but healso believed schoolcan ...

Author: Debra Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135600549

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 509


The goal of this book is to encourage educators and researchers to understand the complexities of adolescent gang members' lives in order to rethink their assumptions about these students in school. The particular objective is to situate four gang members as literate, caring students from loving families whose identities and literacy keep them on the margins of school. The research described in this book suggests that advocacy is a particularly effective form of critical ethnography. Smith and Whitmore argue that until schools, as communities of practice, enable children and adolescents to retain identities from the communities in which they are full community members, frightening numbers of students are destined to fail. The stories of four Mexican American male adolescents, who were active members of a gang and Smith's students in an alternative high school program, portray the complicated, multiple worlds in which these boys live. As sons and teenage parents they live in a family community; as CRIP members they live in a gang community; as "at risk" students, drop-outs, and graduates they live in a school community, and as a result of their illegal activities they live in the juvenile court community. The authors theorize about the boys' literacy in each of their communities. Literacy is viewed as ideological, related to power, and embedded in a sociocultural context. Vivid examples of conversation, art, tagging, rap, poetry, and other language and literacy events bring the narratives to life in figures and photographs in all the chapters. Readers will find this book engaging and readable, yet thought provoking and challenging. Audiences for Literacy and Advocacy in Adolescent Family, Gang, School, and Juvenile Court Communities include education researchers, professionals, and students in the areas of middle/high school education, at-risk adolescent psychology, and alternative community programs--specifically those interested in literacy education, sociocultural theory, and popular culture.

Social Networking for Schools

The website stated as follows: This site has no purpose. It is here to say what is cool, and what sucks. For example, Music is cool. School sucks. If you are reading this you probably know me and Think Im evil, sick and twisted.

Author: Steven M. Baule

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781586835378

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 318


This book provides specific and practical ideas for using social media tools to enhance communications, instruction, and professional development within the K–12 school environment—invaluable information for school librarians, instructional coaches, technology specialists, and educational administrators.