Service learning with La Fe Prep has been a special experience as I get to see how these kids interact with each other. I interact with these kids by playing chess with them, but I do feel limited with what I can and cannot do in the class. I am able to have a positive connection with these children, even though they are always beating me. During my time here, I have not felt like I have been able to grow tremendously through this program in connection with my profession. However, I did learn one lesson that I will probably use in my future career.
I now have a strong respect for the time I have to get my work done. Time management is often hard to grasp however, I have learned how to set goals for myself to stay on track. I often get frustrated when I mix-up of certain letters and I still have to re-read most texts or articles to grasp the concepts, but I am lucky that with the help I gained at St. John I was able to mostly outgrow the issue. Getting into the University of California Davis or any other UC seemed as if an unattainable dream, but my hard work throughout high school to get good grades and improve my test scores, culminated to an end up at a high level academic University. I believe this literacy I gained is functional due to the education system I grew up in.
Reading about Frederick Douglass 's struggle to learn to read and write reminded me of some difficulties I faced when I was also trying to learn. All throughout elementary school, I had to take a speech therapy class to help me learn to read. It was very difficult to learn how to read some words because of my speech impediment. However, I worked a little harder each day to sound words out right and before I knew it, I was able to read and write just as good as every other student. In a way, Douglass and I both had some difficulties we had to push through to be able to learn to read and write but if you work hard enough anything is possible.
Now, I was going to be by myself in another school. The only thoughts that were on my mind were how hard it was going to start over again in a place where I didn’t know anyone. After I moved to my new school I started to make friends and I felt okay with the environment. Moving to another school taught me that you have to try to work with your impediments in order to succeed. Nowadays it still hard for me to concentrate, but you have to learn how to deal with that.
One of which was the unbearable learning curve of playing an instrument. The early years of our orchestra performances of “music” was relatively similar to a swarm of bees and I was surprised that our audience could sit through our torture, but Maestro Johnson did not yield to the challenge that was in front of him. He did not give into our lifeless prowess; instead, he helped give life to what I can call music to my ears. Day in and day out, he would continue to stand at the heart of our orchestra, as our conductor and as our mentor, and ensured that every time we laid foot into his class, we improved both in musical talent and in self-identity. Maestro Johnson allowed the weight of the orchestra to rest on his shoulders as he carried us to greater heights, making leaps and bounds to the peak of success.
ENC 1102 was a challenging course I had to overcome. As I was walking into class day by day, I learned and picked up something new each day. I considered myself a low-skilled writer, but after this class I can say I’ve improved my writing techniques tremendously. Although this class didn’t teach me everything I wished, this course did teach me how to research, how to write a thesis statement, and open/closed form essays, which I would carry throughout my career.
The transition from middle school to high school was a big change for me. The 3 reasons why the transition was a big change for me was because I don't have classes with my friends, I don't have effective teachers, and my curfew was extended when I entered high school. Having to adapt to this change has been hard for me, but slowly I am getting used to it. Having different classes from my friends is one of the reasons why the transition from middle school to high school was a big change for me. For example, in middle school, I had all my class with my best friends.
After this assignment was given and we had to start writing essays, I knew that I had to become involved. It was for essay two when I started talking to others because essay one relied solely on observations. I engaged in multiple conversations with those who regularly come to the commuters lounge and instead of calling them by an identifier such as “girl with long brown hair” and “boy who always lays on the couch and reads,” I was finally able to give their faces names. I learned more about these people, have come to be good friend with them and can relate to them because we all know the struggle of being a
While TEAM is meant to be a form of transition from the high school to university setting, I still struggled with the rigor of the courses, which honestly, walking into the first time, I underestimated. But I adapted and learned from those around me- I asked for advice from more experienced students, I talked to academic counselors, I spoke to professors, trying to get a grasp of what it was that I needed to do to be successful. My first semester was a semester of trial and error; I learned a lot, despite my resulting grades saying otherwise. I learned what it took to be successful, that I couldn 't just go through the motions. I learned one of the most important lessons of my college career thus far, and it is this- in order to be successful here (at Texas A&M), you must immerse yourself in every lesson, every lecture, every class.
The fallowing essay will introduce a personal life experience describing the feelings and emotions experienced when playing piano to an audience in comparison to the piano practice in loneliness. It will then apply the seminal Classical Conditioning Theory and the contemporary Theory of Flow in order to explain the occurrence of these feelings and emotions from a theoretical prospective (Pavlov & Gantt, 1928; Csikszentmihalyi, 1990). The essay will critically analyse the extent to which these theories are accurate in describing the experience and provide supporting evidence. The essay will end will a conclusion summarising the most important arguments provided in the content and consider the implications of these arguments. When I was very
I lead song service as well as lead the teaching program, having often times been left in charge when the Administrator is gone for the week. I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t stuck around with Kids Zone. I learned that I had potential, I simply had never seen it. As soon as I was given responsibilities I began to blossom into a hard working. Because of my experience volunteering, it is now second nature for me to go above and beyond, to offer help when I know I can offer it.
Students never have a complete experience except on the installment plan (Gatto, part I, pars 11). I received flashbacks from my childhood, when I knew there could have been additional work to do before the bell rang. I always ended up being swept away into a completely different environment to advance skills in a random field of knowledge. To counter my agreement, the set class times did help in my erudition to what studies I relished more and the areas which I felt were unbearable. This determined my time management based on interests outside of school.
Marvine Rodriguez I have learned that i am not as familiar with the computer programs as i thought. I am also feeling unorganized, the start date came faster then I thought. I now know I need to prepare myself for the week. Two days in and I am already feeling more comfortable with everything. Although I still have some anxiety, because I still have a lot to learn.
My teacher in MAT 139 would show us multiple ways to solve a problem so when teaching the children I would use more than one method to get them to learn the subject matter (Hammond, pg 2). I have made connections to my ecology class because I want to live using fewer resources. I have made connections with my music class because several of the events on campus that I attended were shows that featured music I had been studying
Moving to the United States was not an easy journey for my family and I. I had to get integrate to a new society which meant a changing to my traditional lifestyle and habit and learning a new language and culture. In high school, I adapted well because many courses were not too vigorous, and the classes moved at a slower pace. On the contrary, college requires juggling multiple classes and adapting to the new college life. For eighteen years of my life, I had never spent more than two days away from my parents, so it was quite difficult at first. When I first started college, I pursued a major that I have no interest in.