Ron Clark Story Analysis

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After I spent an afternoon watching a movie I immediately started telling everyone about the story of Ron Clark. It wasn’t until I started writing this paper that I had it all wrong and realized that I have been living in a world of lies. The Ron Clark Story was a great movie and I would watch it again in a heartbeat, but the problem is we spend hours watching what screens are telling us instead of what is truly happening in our public schools.
There are many myths about the hero teacher. Myths that are taught to us by people who don’t understand the reality of being a teacher. The Public believes that myths like “good teaching can be measured by how well students do on tests.” (Ayers, W. pg28). I have always been a poor test taker and often
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(2014, January 3). The Myth of the Hero Teacher paragraph 2) I found this statement to be inspiring for me, I felt this statement is something that could help remove us from this stereotypical world we live in. In “The Story of Ron Clark”, they focused more on the teacher rather then the students who truly are the stars in his classroom he may have changed their attitudes towards learning but the students were the ones who really had to do all the work. We are not saving our students from villains we are teaching them. I don’t feel that we should be rewarded for how well our students do on tests and rather make them feel like a shining star for the work they put in to get the grade they got. In Moore’s article Classroom Distinctions (2007) he tells us how media portrays as the worst it gets is written on desks and crooked blinds, where some schools deal with things far worse like cracked windows and bug stealing their students attention. Ricket in The Myth of the Hero Teacher (2014, January 3 paragraph 7) told us that we need to promote teacher creativity and reduce the amount of standardized testing. In the Ron Clark story, they focused on the score of the test, rather than the importance of

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