“If excellence is possible, then good is not enough!” This was my seventh grade math teacher’s mantra. Her encouragement of excellence and love of teaching was one of the biggest influences in my decision to become a teacher. The other great influence in my career choice was my diagnosis of dyslexia in the second grade. School became a place that I strongly disliked and I oftentimes was discouraged due to the fact that everything was a struggle to me. Growing up, I attended a private school that was academically prestigious, but I was never looked at as academically gifted.
Analyzing Parental Relationships Have you ever watched the show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” In modern education, younger generations seem to be surpassing their parents very quickly. In the poem “My Son Swears he has 102 Gallons of Water in His Body” by Naomi Shihab Nye, a son argues with his parents about what the reader can only assume to be homework in the form of a mathematical problem yet still deals with them despite the knowledge gap. In this poem, the conflict first appears whenever the child and his parents start arguing over a school problem in which he “did the problem [in school] and [his] teacher said [he] was right” (Nye 3-4). Although he insists he is correct, his parents continue to argue over questions, even though they are far away from fully understanding what the answers truly are. The parents state that “[light] strokes the dashboard.
Imagine you are a parent taking your child 's first day of school. Your child is so excited to learn and to meet new friends. But in reality that 's not the case at all, the school looks nice, in actuality it can 't afford books, great food, clean water or even enough desks. It 's a depressing reality, but many schools cannot afford luxuries like this. Many people blame the state for not funding enough, but what about the lottery?
So that was kind of how the daily routine went for all of elementary. Every day after school we sat down together and worked on the school work that would always be giving me trouble whether it was a spelling test or some math homework. Most conversations went like “Your brother Erik can do it just fine, why can't you?” or “Everyone else in class understands this just fine, so that means you aren’t trying enough.” Eventually things started to click it started slowly at first like “Wow Isaac you did ok on this spelling bee.” my mother would say or “You did most of this homework by yourself?” I gradually became independent enough to do work on my own and only with occasional help from my mother or Erik my brother. Finally about the time I started middle school my mother's expectations didn’t go lower it was that I was able to meet them easier. So now when it seems like my mom doesn't expect much it’s because we share the same expectations for me to be responsible and successful and it's not something that needs a constant reminder or outside help, because they match my own
Does waking up early make your whole day longer, and make you tired the whole day? Well imagine having to do work and going to school like that everyday. With all the sports the kids have, and the homework how can you go to sleep early. They will always be tired and not focused for their morning classes. A solution to this is that school start times should be pushed will help the kids focus and do better in the morning class.
Usually, most kids spend about 6.5-7 hours of school from monday-friday, not only are students in school for many hours but for 5 days and homework just adds more hours at home. For are future athletes, most can’t practice or even do a sport because homework takes up most their day, causing students to lose the privilege of doing an outside activity. Though, many would say doing homework keeps the school mode of learning and prepared for the next day. The final reason why homework can be harmful is homework can even cause family issues or illness. Many would say “How can homework cause family issues?”, well there is one main reason.
Although I was able to pass the class, and the passing grade on my AP test meant I got my grade boosted to an ‘A’ automatically, the failure I felt in the first couple of months was unlike anything I had experienced at that point. If I had not been desperate to find a better way to study, I wouldn’t have discovered that music soundtrack, and I might never have discovered Sierra Boggess and her powerful quotes. Even though I wasn’t happy at the time with my abysmal test and quiz scores, I’m glad I was able to learn this lesson that I am already enough, as it has changed my entire outlook on life so much. Now the next time I’m disappointed with a test score, or angry with myself for messing something up, I will be able to remind myself that I am always
I was immediately enrolled into school, where I had to walk to because of the lack of transportation. Despite my little knowledge of the English language, I participated in class; often eager to see what would be taught each day. My thirst for knowledge present at such a young age. I set my mind to learn English so that I would no longer feel excluded and to better grasp the material being taught. My parents had instilled in me the importance of hard work and dedication so by the end of the school year I was capable of holding a clear conversation in English.
When I was in the fourth grade I began struggling on focusing on my homework and classwork. It was a hard time for me because I had been great at school. My teacher who had decided she was a doctor called my mom and told her I was special needs and that I needed to to not be in her class, all because I wouldn't focus on reading a book. My mom didn't want to give up on me and was going to help me succeed. What that teacher said prompted many doctors appointments and tests and speech therapies.
The impact of homework has on students Homework is a major part of our school life. Teachers always tell you to hand in your homework on time or else you will face different consequences. After spending eight hours studying at school, all you want to do at home is relax, spending time with your family, hanging out with your friends, doing your chores, etc. With homework, you won’t have enough time to do any of those. Homework takes up a lot of your time, and some of us have to go to academy so we won’t even have enough time to do it.
My first day at Larchmont Charter School, I was eager to meet new friends and start out a new life. I met my ELA and History teacher her name was Ms. Lorena and my Math and Science teacher her name was Ms. Emily. It was our first back to school night at Larchmont Charter School and my parents and I were talking to my new teachers about me having trouble with math, I always had a hard time with math it seems that I know the answer but I’m to afraid to get the answer wrong. My dad also told my new teacher’s that when I always use to take a test my teacher always use to point to the correct answer and helped me cheat. And when my parents went to tell him that when Christopher is doing his homework he is having a time, he always
Though I do not have parents to monitor my attendance anymore, I get out of bed each morning and leave to go to school. Though no one is there to punish me for low grades, I study subjects that I struggle with and strive to finish every assignment. Not content with one semester grade in English 10, this year I took the initiative and volunteered to retake that semester for a better mark. It isn’t easy to perform well in school while keeping a job, but I do my best anyway and I succeed because of my drive. When others would give up and throw a worksheet in the trash or call into work for extra study time, I maintain both sides of my schedule with satisfying