The United States Naval Academy touts itself as being one of the nation’s premier “leadership laboratories”. The most basic, fundamental purpose of the Naval Academy, explicitly stated in the mission statement, is “to graduate leaders” to serve our nation. From a public relations and recruitment point-of-view, this statement carries a considerable amount of value; it is precisely this ardent dedication to building leaders of character that separates us from other fine institutions of higher education, such as Harvard and MIT. Unfortunately, I feel that an overemphasis on the Naval Academy’s ability to produce leaders has the potential to bring about complacency and a lack of initiative within the Brigade of Midshipmen. After all, there is
In conclusion, social promotion ultimately hurts students far more than it helps. Social promotion creates perpetual cycles of unpreparedness for students as they continue to fall behind in classes. The better solution for struggling students is extra help and counseling. If a student struggles in a particular subject to the point of failure, they should be given extra help and more broken down explanations of the concepts. Students should not be passed into harder classes when they couldn’t manage the previous
Whenever rules are made, there’s always a way around them. Rules and codes have to be followed but at the same time their flawed. Students and staff members over time learn to get around certain things that can get them in trouble. Without actually breaking the honor code, individuals are able to manipulate it after getting a good sense of the
I focused more on my failures and mistakes over my successes and excellence grades. I was never pleased with any grades I receive because I believed that I will always be a “failed person.” From my perspective, I couldn’t see the next exams as new opportunities where I can recover my past mistakes. My mind was still full of emotions that I had when I made the mistake last
I have had a hard time pinpointing my exact thoughts while going through a form of cognitive dissonance. I tell myself “You don’t know what other people have gone through, so you can’t justify the argument.” But after telling myself that is an unfair accusation, I have come to a better understanding of why I disagree with it solely on the purpose of academia. The main problem I come across is where do you draw the line? At what point would students simply use this as an excuse to avoid class and what happens if it were to become something that is a daily disturbance in class?
An example in Twisted where the protagonist Tyler is a troubled person and it affects him in life. I was good at digging holes. It was the rest of life I sucked
I was furious with my grade and tears were slowly streaming down my face, I despised my grade. Additionally, I had this pride of not wanting to ask for help because I felt that the teachers would judge me. I thought the teacher would think I was not advanced enough for the class and I did not belong in such an advanced class. The idea of requesting support often made me feel vulnerable and a sign of weakness.
They are constantly motivated to learn, unlike a fixed mindset student's that from previous experience gives up easily if they don't understand. It wouldn't matter if there learning process is social or individual because first sign of struggle, a fixed mindset student would give up .I considered myself a fixed mindset student in middle school because it seemed that even when I would try hard to understand the subjects it would never show during my assessments. After the many red pen marks and lengthy teacher feedback, I started to shut down and wasn't willing to
Self-Control is the ability to control your emotions and not let them interfere with the way you provide support and care. Working with J.K. was sometimes difficult and I would often leave his classroom feeling defeated. However, I did not let these feelings show during my time with the students and I tried my best shrug off the bad days by continuing to work towards future
Most of the time in the classroom, I am up, walking, moving. However, there are times that require me to sit still and work. While I may like the tasks I do sitting down, after sitting still throughout the rest of my school day, I find relief in being able to move freely around the classroom. Lastly, laminating. The process required isn’t exactly laborious or difficult,
However, LA 111 expected me to actually slow down, something I am not used to doing whenever I teach someone anything. Now, I realize the flaw in actions, as it only allowed me to finish, but I never took the time to consider how much my peers have actually understood. Learning to be a collaborator was difficult, but over time, I learned to refrain from being the evaluator. Sometimes I gave a chance or two to my evaluator side to handle the session under the pretense of being productive, but I wold always learn to stop myself in
Because of the pressure it puts on the taker, many people believe that it should be completely abolished; this however is a total over reaction to the situation. Yes it is true that a very important test can cause stress, but we would not have to be taking it if it was not important. standardized testing it an essential tool for judging a student skill level. If it was removed it would allow people who are not cut out or not ready for collage to enter collage, this would cause a fault to form in the education system that could be detrimental to the future generations. Tests are a part of learning; they are used to find out if a student has retained the information that has been given to them.
My initial goal was to make the most out of the unfortunate situation, and focus on getting the best grades possible so I could transfer with ease. However, my priorities soon shifted from school, to hanging out with friends and experiencing everything new that the town had to offer. This approach quickly led to declining grades, and a melancholy feeling because of the situation I had put myself in.