Cinematic Convolutions: Catching Words in the Rye

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In the words of David Fincher on how movies affect people: “As an audience, they know you can do anything. So its not about what you do, its about what you don’t do.”

And the Catcher In the Rye doesn’t do many things.

To great effect.

This is How Catcher in The Rye made me a better filmmaker.

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Student-Teacher Relationship

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In order for teachers to teach, and students to learn, one criteria must be met. That is simply trust. This responsibility initially lies on the teacher; he or she must begin to establish this trust, the connection with students that makes them feel willing to learn from him/her. The teacher must show that they are willing to trust their students before students can trust the teacher. Otherwise, students will say to themselves, “Why should I listen to this person in front of the class?” Continue reading

The Death of APUSH in Oklahoma

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APUSH, or Advanced Placement US History, is a class that was made for students that wanted more out of history.  It goes in depth on all major events that have occurred in the United States.  Oklahoma, as you may or may not have heard, has decided that the course itself is “unpatriotic,” and “consistently negative,” so they’ve decided to remove it and replace it with something more positive.  WHAT?  I’m shocked something so incredibly stupid could be ratified in Oklahoma. Continue reading