Hi-Lighters is a club devoted to spreading positivity and instilling healthy lifestyle habits into members of my school. All high school students, myself included, experience stress sometimes, whether from school or family matters. Our goal at Hi-Lighters is not merely to encourage an optimistic outlook, but to work with members of my community to recognize sources of stress and strive to find ways to properly handle this stress, whether it be by developing stronger study habits or finding small ways to add movement into their busy schedules. Hi-Lighters also encourages students and faculty to recognize the incredible efforts faculty put into their work, with our popular Teacher Shout-Out Box. This is an opportunity for students and faculty …show more content…
I was motivated to apply to Rice not merely because of extensive research opportunities like these, its intimate and collaborative environment, and its engagement with the Houston community, but because of how the students treat one another. After speaking with several students on campus, it is clear that Rice students are the happiest in the nation because they seek to build one another up and learn from each other.
Supplement 4: The Committee on Admission is interested in getting to know each candidate as well as possible through the application process. The following essay questions are designed to demonstrate your writing skills and facilitate our full appreciation of your unique perspective. Please respond to each of the following prompts.
The quality of Rice 's academic life and the Residential College System are heavily influenced by the unique life experiences and cultural traditions each student brings. What personal perspective would you contribute to life at Rice? (500 word …show more content…
They may see someone merely as a status, or race, or gender, rather than as a person. In order to encourage discussion and to initiate change, it is imperative that those who are aware of the multi-faceted dimensions of a situation continue to learn while teaching others. Throughout my college experience, not only do I hope to gain new perspectives, as I will be part of an incredibly diverse student body from a vast array of backgrounds, but to also share my own perspectives. Not only do I hope to bring delicious chocolate cakes to the table, I aspire to bring my first-hand experience of tolerance and understanding. Had I not embraced both of my parents’ customs and practices, I would have missed out on lighting the Menorah or a candle in church, actions that are symbolic of spreading light to others. At Rice, I hope to carry on my traditions with others, while creating news ones that I will continue to celebrate years in the future, whether it be as a participant of the Rice Hillel or a member of the Rice Catholic Student Association or simply with my friends. While embracing the brilliant diversity of experiences, perspectives, and traditions the Rice community cherishes, I will ignite a spark within others through spreading the light of acceptance and of learning from one member of the Rice community to the
After discussing the topic of cultural oppression privately, Nuria can now discuss the topic openly with her students in hopes of resolving any ill-will or misperceived notions they may have about her. Both Nuria and her students may be lacking in certain multicultural competencies such as awareness, knowledge, and skills. Both could benefit from psychoeducation about these competencies. Furthermore, Nuria can try extending her knowledge about the Jewish culture and their history so as to provide a common ground needed to connect with her students.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe has a diverse group of students, all of which are divided into different sub-cultures. Graduates are a group of students many people might define as responsible, mature, and even dedicated. They are slightly older than your average undergraduate student, and as a graduate assistant, many can be found in a professor’s class or office doing research. There are several types of graduate students with different cultural backgrounds. Focusing on the differences or similarities of the cultural dynamics between two graduates and how their upbringing prompted their academic choices.
"I have seen our students reach out of themselves and truly give selflessly to others. The students have come to understand that it is not our place to judge someone and their circumstances in life, but rather to celebrate and respect the dignity of that person's
Are the educational pieces working towards creating a more welcoming campus? 5- What do you feel is the greatest challenge you faced or are facing in college? 6- Which of your identities do you feel most aware of on campus? 7- When you face these challenges how do you go about solving them, do you find resources?
Academic Bowl Greetings! I am Priscilla Pires, a seventh grader at the Brackman Middle School. I am aiming to earn a spot on the Academic Bowl team this year, and I appreciate you taking your time to read and interpret my essay. One reason why I would like to be on this team is because I want to push myself further this year. I want to really test out my knowledge, and to learn more.
Every Resident Advisor (RA) answers the on-call phone with a bit of apprehension, but when the caller tells you that they are concerned that their friend may hurt herself physically, all your nerves stand on edge. It was this experience and others like it that reaffirmed my decision to pursue a career in the Healthcare field with a specific interest in mental health. My life’s journey began on a small multiracial island where we believed and practiced “every creed and race find an equal place,” these words taken from our country’s national anthem. In our multicultural society, religion played a large role in influencing the societal norms and practices which were of a conservative nature.
I think apostle Charles Neff described the attitude that the variety of aspects reminds us of, no matter what boundaries or differences we might face, we must never sense to find ways to teach. We must allow God’s grace to realize
We chose to hand out chocolate as incentives because it is linked with reducing stress. Within the brochures, we educated our audiences on the issue of stress and anxiety, listed a number of locations for stress and anxiety relief, and a list of every available activities on campus to help students cope and relieve their stress and anxiety level. Self-efficacy, which will determine the effectiveness in any model is quite simple: those who believe they can overcome their current stresses/challenges will feel healthier and happier. Those who feel as if they can reroute “what if” thoughts will feel less anxiety. This program can empower those who need strengthening in this
Maria Cabrera Documentary Reflection The Hunting Ground is a documentary film targeting the frequent sexual assaults on college campuses in the United States. Colleges across the United States have failed to meet justice for victims with confrontations. The film is concentrated on Annie. E. Clark and Andrea Pino, two graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who decided to file a complaint about their assaults while they were attending the University.
They support this claim by using the matrix of domination in relation to gender, race and class, then advise the reader to look at an issue through a broad perspective- realizing both the oppressor and the oppressed, and finally distinguish between recognizing and understanding diversity and not just acknowledging it. Andersen and Collins’ purpose is to have students think about race, class and gender as systems of power, how the three categories matter in shaping everyone lived experiences, and to understand race, class, and gender are linked experiences. Furthermore, Anderson and Collins adopt an unbiased, and assertive yet friendly tone for his/her audience, the readers and others interested in the topic of race, class and gender. By doing this, the readers can relate to the struggles that the issues bring up, however the authors can still get their point or message across
A teacher is no longer the source of learning, rather a facilitator of learning. As a teacher I should know my student and understand that all students possess diverse backgrounds, by knowing your students, I will be able to decide which teaching style and strategies are needed to maximize their learning. I strongly believe it is vital to encourage the integration of culture, ethnicity, and life experiences into personal and corporate learning. I believe it is important to develop and implement innovative strategies in teaching. I feel that student learning is enriched and confidence increased with the utilization of
(pg.80) Acknowledging and embracing a student’s racial or ethnic background is important, but it is just a piece of the educational puzzle. Effective teachers must be culturally responsive, with fine-tuned classroom management skills, and high expectations for all their students. It is crucial for an effective
It may be that it is in small and thoughtful gestures that we can change ingrained, thoughtless prejudice. In fact, after intervening in some teasing and being told, quite rightly, to mind my own business by both victims of my classmates’ careless fun, I hit upon a wonderful plan suitable to my character. I hope I am not building it up as something equal to Martin Luther King Jr. joining of character to thoughtfulness in its accomplishments, because in the end it was only a class presentation. Frankly, public speaking is my greatest fear, but this time it was from my heart and went beautifully. The theme was my friendship with these people of other faiths, and how much I learned about my own religion from them.
An example of a diverse society is Singapore. The definition of a diverse society is to have different types of people, who do not share the same race, culture, ethnicity, beliefs, practices, race, tradition, et cetera, to ‘come together’ and form a community. Living in a diverse society has its advantages. One of the advantages is that it can increase one’s knowledge, awareness and understanding about others culture, ethnicity, beliefs, practices, customs, tradition, et cetera. Despite that fact that living in a diverse society has its advantages, it also has its disadvantages.