I had time to reflect independently and I started to develop my own opinion. This reflective diary illustrates that I have begun to develop my reflections by critically analysing my beliefs and thinking about what is best for students in my class. I became aware that my beliefs were biased due to my previous experiences. This is a practice I sustained throughout the year as I continued examining my own
Levine claims that these children are looking up to gang members and drug dealers as a way of life, knowing that their are no educational requirements to fulfill these positions (20). These poor students are simply seeing school as a must do for the time being, and not seeing the the value of the education they could be receiving if they had a better role model to look up to. Similarly, Graff asserts that students are not connecting with Shakespeare or the French Revolution, these students do not value the information because it does not pertain to them; However, sports, fashion or dating interests these students and have values to them (245). Schools and colleges are not connecting the dots. The values they set into the education system no longer interest students.
During my first class I had to write a paper in APA format, I was very stressed since I was not use to this format. It took many different tries and help from the writing center to be able to have a proper APA paper. Since that class I have learned that it does not have to be stressful as long as you have an idea of what APA is and you use the resources like the APA manual for references. Along with learning APA style I have been able to expand on my critical thinking abilities. When I read an academic article I know what parts to look at to understand what the authors are studying and wither they found a significant difference or not.
After long conversations with my husband and hours of thinking, I decided, that before I started the process of looking for school, or even applying for financial aid, I need to setting goals for myself. With doing this I was able to figure out when I wanted to start school and what time frame I wanted to finish in. Figuring out how much time I would be able to decicated to completing my degree was my first obstacle. Being a wife and mother of two little boy, in addtion to working a part time job, I found that I had some diffculties in this area. I overcame this by constructing a schedule which consist of all my daily obligitions as well as family time requirements and balanced time that my
They also tend to wait for me to give them answers rather than think for themselves. I do understand that the children are not to be blamed as they have been trained to behave in such way where the teacher is supposed to know everything. My challenge is to move them away from traditional thinking. The Progressivist approach allows me to plan my lessons to develop curiosity in children. Their homework does not involve worksheets but it is hands-on projects based rather than memorization.
It was hard for me to adapt to this way of working and how he directed his commands in regards to this tone of voice. I believe that someone should consider a different way of leadership. The way I see it is how each professor I have came across and the way they taught the course was completely different in every course because a professor could have been taught a way that made me understand the concept of the material. It could definitely change the way someone think but I feel like adaption is a key role when it comes to strengthening leadership skills. The discussion we had towards the end of class caught my attention because we were talking about if protesting gives a bad image to a leader and I feel like it all depends on what is happening throughout the protest.
"Your research paper needs some work, but 9/11 is an interesting topic." The quote as the event of my high school senior year was still stuck in my head as I look back to what I've got on my research paper about 9/11. If someone would tell me this a long time ago that when writing any essay, there are rules to follow in order to not repeat the same mistakes every time I attempt to make a rough draft. Consequently, It has been difficult for me to avoid grammar, spelling, and sentence structure errors. So, I questioned myself, "What it takes to finally be familiar with those rules?"
I have always struggle with my writing assignments. Sometimes I have a tendency to wait until the last minute to begin my writing; therefore, I do not have an adequate time to articulate my ideas in a consistent manner. I would like to be a better writer and below are my goals to improve my writing skills in your class this semester: -- Stop being a procrastinator and start my assignments early. -- Read and clearly understand my writing assignments. - -Prepare an outline and organize my thoughts for each paragraphs.
For this paper I'll use my own experience to help explain the process and how I usually go about my studying for my current semester. Step one of Evualt the situtaion to meet ones study needs starting date August 21,2014. With start of this current semester I'll admit things are going rough. I been having issues with blackboard and not having word office have made most classes a struggle. With english and spainish the mylabs have caused me alot of grief.
I didn 't really focus on how important it was to express myself. The rules that we have learned express solid advice but if writers constantly follow them their material becomes content that no one cares to read. I don’t follow the rules because through the process I develop a unique writing style I find appealing. When I say I don 't follow the rules, I don’t refer to just punctuation and grammar. I am referring to the old sayings such as; show don 't tell and to never repeat the same word in the same sentence.
What have I learned during the last two weeks about my emotional responses to learning? My emotional responses to learning is being affected by the fact that we have to present our practicum project to the CCF team at any time soon. I’m scared about not saying the right things, or not being able to answer questions properly, because I always have found very difficult to speak in public. I know I need to spent time to prepare myself, I will have to make sure my presentation is at the same level of my
I had a wonder semester in LSIS 4505. The three things that I learned during this course is how to make a lesson plan, what books are banned and challenged in different districts, and bibliotherapy books. It takes times to make a lesson plan. Sometimes your lesson plan does not always go as plan. When my teacher first assigned this, I was nervous because this was my first time making one.
The role I am playing in the Annotated Bibliography Project is a timeline coordinator, who is responsible for monitor the whole progress of the project to make sure that we would complete every part before due dates. We should be supposed to submit Memo one by Friday class time last week. However, since I did not read the instruction carefully, I failed to remind my group members to finish this assignment on time. Fortunately, Professor Hemstrom extended the deadline for our work delayed due to my carelessness. Although this is an individual work instead of a group work, I am a time line coordinator and I have the responsibility to remind my group members.
Most don 't want to risk telling on another and become a social outcast. Others simply don 't care and don 't want to be involved. Honor codes end up being ineffective as there is not one that can enforce these codes. When they are implemented time and resources are wasted and the integrity of the students don 't change. Honor codes don 't change or have any effect on the way students behave or think.
Firstly, I didn 't acquire the knowledge of complications that may go on during my service-learning placement such as a death. Secondly, I didn’t take into much account for cultural differences constructed in a child therefore this will need some adapting to. Next, I also didn 't really focus on how children’s family life may influence their actions in every day-to-day life at the school setting, just as we’ve witness in Malcolm’s case. Overall, I believe this article has influenced and shaped me in terms of my viewing on service learning as I will now be skeptical of unusual behavior and relate it to these given situations that were portrayed in the