My first year of high school wasn't so bad, but I’ve learned a lot on how to be responsible and to care about my grades, because no know will be there to tell me to turn in my work, or to tell me what i'm doing wrong and that taught me a lot about becoming an adult. My second year of high school wasn’t the best for me when first tri started I was doing good, I was turning in my work trying to get passed the days, After first tri got over I started to get really sick, so I didn't come to school for a couple of days. When I came back to school I was behind, therefor I had to stay before and after school to get caught up. After I gotten caught up things were going good.
Every student starting middle school has a conflict in making new friends the first days of school. Me myself also had problems making new friends because I was very shy. Fortunately I had one of my friends from elementary school. Although I'd love to tell you the way I made friends I changed over the year to survive middle school.
It seemed as though my life was being dictated by others, more than before. The phrase “beauty lies in perfection” was always stored in my head and in order to “fit in”, I must act in a certain manner. At the age of 14, I was now in middle school. I had always been a shy person, which this transition harder for me to adjust too. I didn't want to hold a full conversation with anyone in my class unless they were the one to approach me.
Spring of 2014 I started my college career by enrolling at Highline College in Des Moines and take Highline’s placement testing. I scored significantly lower in math than what I had in high school, but I scored into college level English. I was highly discouraged with my math scores, I made excuses why I got those scores, blamed how long the test took, blamed how early it was but, after I calmed down and took the time to really look at the reason why I got the score that and realized It was because of my choice not to study beforehand. There understood that I wasn’t ready for college level math and where I placed was where I needed to start at if I wanted to start my college education with a solid foundation in mathematics. In Fall 2014 I began my first quarter as a Highline
I used to be afraid that I would get my answers incorrect for every problem I solved. Last week, I saw my score on the math exam I took, and I was disgusted by the score I had gotten. For this reason, I decided I needed a good method to solve my weakness. I took a step into the shower, and I thought carefully about my life after that shocking moment. Time flew and hot water dropped down to the concrete floor.
America’s education system has been an issue for quite awhile now, many students have complained about how they are taught on a daily basis. As a high school student who has been in three different American public schools, education is not what is going on inside. From students not even showing up to them showing up not caring can lead back to the way we are being taught. We are bored and tired of taking pointless tests with pointless information. All students dread the days when final exams arrive.
It is average for a student in high school to take multiple standardized tests that judge how successful they will be in the future. Students tend to be stressed out, under pressure and try to cram everything they’ve learned from the past 18 years of their lives into their head for a test that may mean success or failure. In my opinion, standardized tests should not be mandatory to take for multiple reasons such as people may not be excellent test takers and other factors that come into play when an important day comes up; illnesses, stomach ache, stress, homework, studying and lack of sleep. Standardized testing does not truly test one’s intelligence. It does not let one think for themselves or develop their own thoughts or intellectual
This has made teaching nearly impossible, since now teachers are teaching a sliver of the class what they really need to learn and because of this and the barriers that students face, “U.S. students slipped from 18th in the world in math in 2000 to 31st place in 2009, with a similar decline in science and no change in reading” (Shatzky). Students are no longer being taught how to learn and how to critically think, and are instead taught how to take a test because although we see a decline in the rankings of the world; the test score averages have increased over time. How is it that we as a country are falling in rank, but increasing in test scores which should reflect an increase in
Throughout my entire life, school has been a confrontation. Some days wanting to stay home during the spelling test because my spelling was so atrocious. School had become a burden to me the only thing I wanted to do was play basketball. I had gone through countless sikova meetings to help me use tools and find ways around my reading and spelling problem.
When I turned into a freshman, I decided to transfer to a deaf school for my high school years and graduated there. By then, my struggles with my writing and reading were improving by working hard. IN my freshman, there was an English teacher, Mrs. Copeland-Samaripa, a strict teacher I ever had seen and I failed this class once because of lack of my doing in homework and tests. I didn’t want to repeat the grade so I decided to work hard by studying notes for test and turned homework in on time.
During my elementary school time, I had learned that this world is full of competition and you have to act out in order to stand a chance. I was quite intelligent in my classes, especially on the subject of mathematics. While I thought nothing of it,as I was bullied for that reason, my teachers saw it differently. Then, during the 4th grade, my teacher, Mr.Green, had asked me if I would like to join the school’s math field day team. At first, I wasn’t so sure, but after a few days, I was now a part of my school’s math field day team, along my twin brother, Anthony.
Performance Activity 18: Discuss with cooperating teacher how he/she uses on line resources such as video streaming, You Tube, or even in assessments, etc. to accomplish differentiated instructional objectives that enhance learning for each student. I completed this performance activity at my fourth site visit, when I interviewed Mrs. Corcoran. Mrs. Corcoran uses online resources such as: GoNoodle and math online resource, which I forgot to what the resource is called. She uses GoNoodle, as a way, to allow her students to release hyperactivity and impulsivity. GoNoodle is a dance and sing videos, which the students can see and dance too.
Observations have been made over the past week from September 11th through September 15th on subject x and their behavior. Three periods in a day subject x was examined. At the end of the week I made conclusions on subject x on who they are as a person. Many of the same behaviors were repeated over and over giving me a clear understanding of why they do what they do.