Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hobart Shakespearians Response :)

The Hobart Shakespearians are lead by teacher, Rafe Esquith. This man has a vision to improve the lives of children and get them on the right track in life early on. None of the kids in Rafe's class speak English as their first language and Rafe uses his classroom as a way to teach children new vocabulary.
Rafe believes that he can do anything and that "All children must be given an equal opportunity" but out in the real world there is nothing that most children see on a daily basis that teaches them to be kind or want to learn in school. The thing that Rafe said that stood out to me the most was that, "The real measures of teaching is where are these kids going to be in five years?" This shows that Rafe honestly cares about the future of these children and he wants them to take lessons learned from his class and use them in their everyday lives.
The film was strange to me to think that these children were only ten years old. They seemed a lot older and they were a lot more eloquent than most high school kids are. I cannot decide if this is troubling or inspiring, because it seems to be a little bit of both. He is teaching them things that are above many ten year old's levels, but they seem to enjoy it, so I am not sure what I feel about it exactly.
In this next year, a goal that I have set for myself is to get a promotion at work. My manager has been hinting at having an assistant manager position available and that if I continue to work as hard as I am then I will be the top candidate for the position. The company I work for is also planning on opening more stores and that gives me more opportunities to move up and with a position like that I could do so much.


  1. That's a really good quote. I think that all children should have an equal opportunity as well but are sometimes cheated out of that because of home-life or where they grow up.

  2. Like that quote as well, doesn't matter who you are or where you're from, if you're given an oppurtunity you can achive anything.