There is not popular encouragement of independent thinking.The writer tells us what is thinking for ourselves.And give us examples.An algebra teacher is so cruelly introduced the
concept about thinking for yourself. We don't have enough time to prepare for the PPT, but we discussed in great detail. The following is our discussion of difficult sentences.
1. Thinking for yourself is not a popular activity, though it should be. Every step of real progress in our society has come from it. But in most circles, particularly n place that shape our lives-families, schools and most workplaces-thinking for yourself is regarded with suspicion. Some institutions thwart it on purpose. It can be seen as dangerous.(P2,line1)
2. When was the last organizational vision statement you saw that included the word “…to develop ourselves into a model environment in which everyone at every level can think for themselves”?(P4,line1) We don’t understand what’s meaning about the“?”Is it let us translate the sentence into the interrogative sentence(疑问句)？
3. On the first day the teacher, who was maligned by students as a hard teacher Because she tried to get them to think, stood in front of the blackboard and said, “On the paper in front of you write the sum of a number.”（P6，line5） Can you tell us the word“hard teacher”whether a derogratory term （贬义词）in Western countries？
4. I was too scared around that teacher for the rest of my young life to think very well in her presence. (Line 1, Para 19) What is the writer scared？ for the rest of my young life: Is it refer to the time the writer spent at that school？