I teach two classes of lower level sophomores in semester course. Since the new semester just started, I now have two new classes of students in those classes, and they just filled out my survey. As always, the answers are preserved in all of their wordings.
Two: Jaws and Pirates of the Caribbean
Titanic (damn you James Cameron!)
The Hurt Locker
Saving Private Ryan
The Dark Knight
Star Trek (new one), Frost/Nixon, Rear Window, Strangers on a Train (not the typical HS faire!)
A Walk to Remember
Catch Me If You Can
The trend on “favorite movies” has generally been picking something very recent. The last two years or so has seen a move away from that as more students name older films.
What are some big moments in your life?
going on a cruise to Alaska
I climed 80 flight of stairs in 20 min.
Graduating Greek school
my brother and mother dying in a car crash
my parents divorce
discovering Quentin Tarantino movies and watching the The Dark Knight and Watchmen.
my best friend dying
flying to Alaska by myself to visit my aunt
anytime I visit my cousins in Bolivia
catching my first fish
Nationals for cheerleading
moving to a new house and my grandpa dying four years ago
playing soccer and representing my country Ecuador
getting a puppy
hitting a home run with two outs in the bottom of the last inning to tie the game
my dad surviving cancer
when I came here four years ago from Romania
being born three months early
when I saved a friend from drowning in a swimming pool
I have always moved from different places because my dad is a diplomat
parents divorce, my dog dying, sister leaving for college 4 friends dying
going to China
Where have you traveled, and what did you learn?
China, London, Ireland, Caribbean; I learned about differnet cultures, food, history (especially the food)
I’ve gone on 2 cruises to the Caribbean and I learned not to trust anyone you first meet.
Serbia, France, Canada
Mexico, I have a house there and I learn to stay close to my family
Romania, I was born there
I traveled almost everywhere in the US. Everyones almost the same.
Philadelphia, and that every moment you should enjoy life.
Poland, Canada, and a few states here and there.
I was born in Portugal, but I am Brazilian. I have lived in Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Italy, and here.
Florida, bahamas, Wisconsin, California, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan I learned every place is different and amzing, you just have to give it a chance.
China, I went there for Chinese class. I learned culture and many things. It was great.
I traveled to New Mexico I learned how to suvive in the desert.
Las Vegas (5 times), California, Canada, Alaska, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin
Florida and Mexico. In Mexico, I learned how to make real Mexican food.
Washington State. Seattle. I love nature + I go there all the time go hiking, etc. Best place ever (my note: I’m not sure its the best place EVER)
Paris, Spain, Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Aruba, Greece
Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)
Mexico, don’t drink the sink water
Texas, it snows in Texas
I went to Bolivia, Arizona, Washington DC, and California, I learned lots of things are done differently in different places.
Palm Beach, New York, love the Yankees (my note: poor kid doesn’t know he already has failed the class)
I have traveled to Hawaii, Mexico, and Poland
Ecuador, I learn that there is no better country than the one you were born.