Thursday, March 3, 2016

Journal 7 from Lucas

In this film I thought there were a lot of great things Rafe was doing as a teacher. He really tried to make each and every student feel like he cared about them and wanted to help them succeed. He had a great impact on a lot of the students and it really showed by them going to school on weekends and during breaks too. It seemed like he really made learning fun for them and cared for them. One time he said "an ounce of prevention is a pound of cure" which he says because he is trying to keep them on the right path before it's too late. I personally liked the part when he talked to the 3 students about how they were sharing answers. He made sure he didn't embarrass them in front of the whole class like many teachers would've done.

One thing that was different in this film from my personal experience with teachers is that Rafe didn't automatically judge Allan and treat him any differently than the other students. I have had teachers in the past that were hard on some of my friends from the first day, just based on what the teachers before had told them. One thing that was similar was that he would go over something as many times as somebody needed him to so that they would understand it because I've had a few teachers like that.

A goal I want to achieve in the next year is to raise my GPA as high as possible since I did not do well in the first semester.


  1. That's a great quote! I was too focused on not wanting to miss important information that I obviously missed that his great words of advice there. They are spot on.

    For GPA, all we can do is try our best in class and see what happens. I'm right there with you with wanting to maintain a great GPA and raise it higher! Can't go wrong with that!

  2. I am there with you to raise my GPA, providing the fact that we got very less grades for our highlights/markings in our books. We need to do better now.


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