Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Hobart Shakespearians
He is a visionary because he wanted a better life for his students. He pushed them past their limits and made them work hard. He treated them like mini adults. What is unique about his teaching style is that he teaches things that are on a higher level than fifth grade. Some of the books we read are books that I read in high school and for them to have a clear understanding of thier meaning is just remarkable. There was some things I found inspiring and some I found sort of troubling. I found his tenacity and excitement for teaching after all these years inspiring. A lot of teachers burn out after a few years but Rafe kept up his excitement for learning. What I found troubling was the language that is used in some of the books they read. Some of those books were a little more mature in thier content and themes. I am not sure if I was a parent I would want my children reading some of those books at that age. My favorite quote was "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." One goal that I have for next year is to work hard and stay focused since I am moving to Main Campus and it is a little different than living at home and going to college here in Marion.