I was asking a question early it was have you seen the movie Knights of the south bronx if so please let me know I need to put together some question about this it is only 3 questions and I need it know later then sunday. Please let me know. Thanks again
Hi again,Things doesn't make me look too smart, (ha, ha,) but, I am glad you sent me this agin, yes, I have seen this movie. I mis-read it before, (oops). I have actually shown it to one of my classess last year. What do you need?
I have 3 question for this?
1). Mr. Mason used chess as a means of reaching/teaching/ educating the children in his class. Identify and explain two reasons why chess worked, and using examples from the film, summarize a few of the "lessons" that the children learned.
2). Knights of the South Bronx takes place in a very tough area of New York City; however, the lessons for educators do not soley relate to working with children from low-income. high-violence environments. What did you learn from this film and the article "Critical Issue: Rethinking Learning for Students at Risk" about teaching and education that can be applied to elementary-age children from any neighborhood or socioeconomic class?
3). Consider the following statement which the principal of the school in the film makes to Mr.Mason: "Our kids need the basics-reading, writing, arithmetic-anything extra's just that -extra. Just stick with the lesson plan." Explain why the principal, as an educator committed to student achievement and success, believes this to be true. Then explain why "sticking to the lesson plan" might have kept Mr. Mason and his students from achieving and learning what they did.
this have to be concise and between two and three paragraphs in length.
I will have this posted for you either tomorrow afternoon, (Friday) or Saturday morning
just wanted you to know that I am currently writing and posting your information and you will have it shortly
I will keep checking back. Thanks
Good morning,Thank you for allowing me to help you again, I am always happy to assist you.The following is the information that you requested: Knights of the South BronxIn the movie, Knights of the South Bronx, Mr. Mason used Chess as a means of not only reaching his students, but also teaching and educating his students. Two reasons why the game of chess worked was that it illustrated to the children the children what a sense of accomplishment truly feel like. This was something that these students did not experience. It also gave them a sense of purpose, it showed them that there is a reason to use their intelligence and willpower. This is important because these were two elements that they did not use in this way because they did not see a purpose to school. The most important lessons that the children learned were that it did not matter what type of clothes they were, who there parent were, or where they came from, what neighborhood they lived. These are three elements that prior to chess, these children defined themselves by. After the experience of chess, they realized that the only thing that matters were the moves that they made then and there in the games and tournaments.I learned one very valuable lesson from this film and from the article, "Critical Issue: Rethinking learning for Students at Risk." That lesson was that children, from any neighborhood or any socioeconomic class all want to succeed and feel a sense of accomplishment. Even if the exterior seems that they don't care, children really do care,and, most importantly, if someone gives them some time and genuine compassion, children are able to achieve any goal that they want. In the movie, the principal, as an educator committed to student achievement and success, believes that we need to stick to the basics, to a specific pre-determined lesson plan. He believes this because he thinks that the only way to succeed, academically, is by learning reading, writing and arithmetic. What he does not understand is that does not work with students, such as the ones in Mr. Mason's class, who view school as only something that has to be done to fulfill a state requirement. If Mr. Mason would have "stuck to the lesson plan" he would not have been able to get his students to achieve what they did. Before Mason's students could achieve in the "basics" they had to want to achieve and see a purpose. Chess was not an "extra" for these students, it was a teaching tool for them to be able to achieve success.As always, it was a pleasure to do this for you. Please remember to click one of the happy or excited icons so that I may be paid. I look forward to helping you in the future.Have a great weekendLisa
BA in Eng. & Edu.; 15 years Teaching Exper.