Their relationship becomes very important because Mr. Powell starts to help him draw for the first time, and Mr. Powell lets Doug stay his friend in the beginning of the book. Mr. Powell also never lets Doug give up on anything like his drawing of the Arctic Tern he works on for a long time throughout the book. Mr. Powell helps Doug out because Doug has no friends when he moves to Marysville, and Mr. Powell introduces him to his new town and makes him get to know the town a little bit more. Doug had many other relationships in the book, but this becomes only one great relationship. The second person in the book
It was a silver microscope with plenty of instructions on how to use it and what all of its features were. Since of that moment, I dove into the scientific world and all its’ wonders that surround us. The following week I went to my teacher and she explained everything I didn’t understand about the instruction manual and where I could find books that would let me understand more about anything I could study under a microscope. Until I found a book all about bugs and for my tiny hands it was a ginormous book to read that also had pictures much like the current books they would make us read. As for what I called my “experiments” (seeing weird bugs under a microscope) I read more on insects, especially local ones I would find a lot of in my garden or in the basement.
We sang a lot of songs and did some fun actions with them. The librarian said she starts every session with the “Welcome Song.” They go around the room and each child or caregiver says the child’s name and they get ‘welcomed’ to the library and to story time. She also had a wide variety of songs sitting down and standing up. Another one of the songs was called “You are Clapping.” The children jumped around, snuck around, and clapped during this song. They also did some songs with just their hands moving such as “Four Little Ducks.” The book this week was The Farmyard Jamboree.
I took an after school ballet class when I was 5, but did not continue it. Instead, I decided to join an after school class on animals with a friend of mine. This served as an inspiration for both my drawings and reading. I would often borrow how-to-draw books on dogs, until I felt comfortable enough to study photos instead. Most of my favorite books were stories that involved anthropomorphized animals or fact books from the
This time it would be my chance to return the favor. Each week I was to read her the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) catalog. I spent two hours each week reading these catalogs to her. It took us many weeks to get through one catalog, partly because of the length, but also
Imagine going to school and really succeeding; you understand everything, you’re getting good grades and all the praise you can dream of from your parents and teachers. But then you move up and things get harder, you don’t understand everything, your grades are dropping and you are scared that you will no longer get that praise. You have two options, you can either take on the challenge and get back to where you used to be, or you can sit down when you feel threated by the hard work. In “Brainology” by author Carol S. Dweck, we are shown research concerning those two options or “mindsets” and how we can change them. This excerpt is divided into four main parts; first, Mindsets and Achievement , where the thought-processes are first introduced.
I found it very interesting when reading the, “Components of the Tough Kid Generalization Model,” particularly component 2, which is common classroom stimuli assessment. I never thought about how Tough Kids would almost forget what general education is like because they most likely have been in Special Education for so long. Therefore, certain stimuli that are common to students in General Education are a big deal to Special Education students unfamiliar with the procedures. This means it is important for students to be assessed to determine what stimuli are overwhelming for them. This form is completed with observations and questions asked to the student.
Outliers, written by Malcolm Gladwell, is an informational book regarding the intricacies of success and how it comes to fruition in individuals. Outliers has served to teach students the means of being successful and the importance of seizing opportunities as they come. Personally, Outliers has changed my views of success in numerous ways. Before reading said book, I had always assumed people who were naturally talented or had specific privileges were the only ones who could get far. However, Gladwell’s writing has informed me that anyone, if they are prepared to work hard, can reach their goals.
With the invitation to education most students wouldn’t achieve as high of a standard they are capable of. I believe this is a major part in education. Most teachers know the educational abilities of every student, but when they see that an individual isn’t reaching that mark they push them to do better for the benefit of the student. In both of these stories the teachers believed that the student could do better, and they tried their best to show the student what their capabilities are. One of the hardest parts in education for the students is to get the invitation from their teachers.
I want to improve the CPS systems especially, because of work overload a lot of children are suffering. Eventually, I would like to open my own agency that will not only empower and/or encourage children to be there better self but will also secure them a future in life. An agency that is truly going to bring in positive and great results and would not consist of burnouts/work overload. Experience as a Student In undergraduate school, there were a lot of good moments, as well as struggling moments. There were times that I wanted to quit, but that was not