I have never had a job with a paycheck, but that hasn’t stopped me from developing my philosophy of work. My experiences at school, home, and most of all, at roller derby have given me a chance to build my philosophy. In my experience, I have learned about my motivations, working through the grind of training, and the satisfaction of a task well-done. I’ve found that the best motivation to work is to turn it into a passion. My passion for roller derby has driven me to become one of the fastest and strongest skaters on my team.
The fidget spinner was just one more tool to add to the box at first, until it became a staple. He would carry one everywhere. I must admit, it is the perfect tool to catch his attention. Of course, like may things these days, the fidget spinner transformed from a tool to a fad. This fad took over the minds of everyone from pre-teens on the autism spectrum to the business man waiting for his morning meeting.
Throughout my entire life, I have challenged myself not only academically but also to better myself, and my community. I try my best at everything that I do, whether that is in my schoolwork, at home, or at work after school. Often times when people hear that I am an only child, they assume that I get everything handed to me, but that assumption is completely wrong. My parents have always taught me that you must work for success. I believe that I have been pretty independent for most of my life, not only because my parents got divorced when I was ten years old, and because I am an only child, but also because my dad moved to Colorado leaving me with only my mom and grandparents in town as my family.
As much as I still adore that plan, my mind, like most things, went through a small altercation. When I first attended Kirkwood this previous fall, I landed a work-study position working for the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Cedar Rapids. I was assigned to Hoover elementary. Like any other job, I was provided a schedule. I worked Monday-Friday from 3-6, with a few minor exceptions.
I eventually won first place in science fair with that experiment. Earlier than that I was taking my electronic toys apart to fix them when they weren’t working properly most of the time it was just a battery issue or dust removal. In the electronic engineering field I will be able enjoy a hobby of mine which is tinkering. Electronics is an endless list of devices with infinite possibilities. The IEEE online site says “Technology Professionals and Engineers will always be continually challenged to keep abreast of new and changing technology” (IEEE, 2015).
Along with their vast intellect of their respective fields, they both have an obvious enthusiasm for their work that makes it interesting for others. In a way, Tyson and Kaku were my catalysts, the final pieces to a puzzle I had been trying to solve for years. For much of my life, I had no idea which career was right for me. I knew that I loved learning, but I did not know how to make a career out of it, and for many years, I believed that there just were no options for someone who had a passion for such a
From the time I was very young, I’ve always believed that with hard work, I could accomplish anything I wanted. Although I love to travel and explore new cultures and new ways of life, I am truly a patriotic American and have a great love for my country. Education has always been important to me. I always knew that I would go to college, though I wasn’t always so sure about what I’d study. I began as a nursing major, but after spending a summer working with children, I changed my major to education.
I am the kind of person that likes to be challenged and is determined. Ever since I was a kid, I was eager to learn new things. Although I was always like this, my determination and desire to be challenged grew stronger. I taught myself how to play guitar and piano, and even though it’s still a working progress, that is how it is with everything. It was a challenge
Which I think is an important skill to have as a teacher but I think it is vital when discussing such an important and touchy subject. I am excited to see at the end of the semester what I conclude. The learning outcomes that I focused on was; knowledge of the culture of another country or people, and an awareness of how culture is instrumental in shaping one 's
I thought of having bigger responsibilities, more complicated projects, difficult homework and so on. And yes I was positive! I have experienced a lot of time – sacrificing, brain – drying activities, yet these were made far easier by our oneness as a class. I realized that high school life is nothing but a bittersweet rollercoaster ride I have insurmountably surpassed. Sleepless nights, never – ending tests, and seemingly arduous tasks have been my greatest pillars of foundation that gave me the drive to do unfathomable things.
Having the teachers work with one another will allow the teachers to make sure that they know what they are teaching and can help one another with any problems they may be having. The last policy was the safety and security plan, which passed. I feel that this policy is absolutely necessary in all schools, today safety in schools is often tested and needs to be as thorough as
Although my high school career wasn’t the greatest, I soon learned it is important to be the best you can in everything you do. Quality number six is titled “they respect rigor not so much for its own sake but for a way of seeking the truth” (p.8). This is described as being able to understand that what you learn won’t hurt you, it can only help you. It is understanding that your knowledge is important, no matter how hard it is to understand what you are learning, and the being able to use that knowledge to communicate. My hope is to be taught more difficult information and be able to communicate better with the
My success is mostly based from my family. They are the ones that make me strive to be better every single day, and that is probably why I like to talk and write about them a lot. The Writing Collection we did was a bunch of flash draft essays we wrote about events that have changed us or our view on life. Out of all of my flash drafts, the one that was by far the best and most meaningful was the essay I wrote about my family, called “Is Family Really Forever?”. It always amazed me how I could write so much about my family, and that’s when my realization of success with my family hit me.
I want them to know that I worked hard for the things they will have. Of course I need to get myself together first. This is where the hard work kicks in. The first step there is to set my career and be happy with what I end up doing in life. This is all done through a proper education and some support along the way.
I feel like this course brought me one step closer to being a highly qualified educator by understanding what one is. I can see there is much to learn, but have an idea what that means now.