Stand and Deliver

attitude

Class Starter:  Directions Copy and respond to the questions.

1.  Why is a positive attitude important to your success in school and in life?

2.  Describe a time or situation when your attitude made a played an important role.

Words of the Day  .  Copy 1-3

  1. stereotype-assumption about a group of people, either positive or negative, often based on half-truths and nontruths; used to catergorize a group of people.
  2. Prejudice-preconceived, unjustifiable, and usually negative attitude toward a person or group
  3. discrimination- the unequal treatment of people on the basis of their race, ethnic group, religion, gender, or age
Examples of Stereotypes
Negative Stereotypes
  • All blond women are dumb.
  • Girls are only concerned about physical appearance.
  • Guys are messy and unclean.
  • Men who spend too much time on the computer or read are geeks.
  • Girls are not good at sports.
Positive Stereotypes
  • All Blacks are great basketball players.
  • All Asians are geniuses.
  • Asians have high IQs. They are smarter than most in Math and Science.
Racial Stereotypes
  • All Muslims are terrorists.
  • All white people don’t have rhythm.
  • All Hispanics don’t speak English very well or not at all.
  • All Jewish people are greedy, selfish money hungry people.
  • Caucasians can’t dance.
  • Germans are Nazis or fascists.
  • All white people are all racist.
  • Chinese will eat anything.
  • In the US all South Koreans are stereotyped as dry cleaners and all Mexicans as gardeners.

“Tough guys don’t do math.  Tough guys fry chicken for a living.”   

In 1982, a new troublemaker hit Garfield High.  He was tough. He was wild. He was willing to fight. He was the new math teacher.  Jamie Escalante is a math teacher in a school in a hispanic neighborhood.  Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students

In 1982, a new troublemaker hit Garfield High. He was tough. He was wild. He was willing to fight. He was the new math teacher. Jamie Escalante is a math teacher in a school in a hispanic neighborhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country’s top algebra and calculus students

 

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I teach World History, Civics, AP Psychology, and AP Government at West Bladen High School.
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