Hi Jacquey Kessler, I too had some of the same struggles. I also work full time as a manager and found it very difficult taking two classes. I eventually had to switch to part time because I wasn’t satisfied with my learning experience. Since going part time it has been a real stress reliever. I have a little bit more time to enjoy other things in life.
The days teachers take off cause students more stress as a result. Furthermore, if year-round school was established, teachers will not be under as much pressure, which could impact the number of days they take off work positively. With year-round school teachers will have to spend less time reviewing and more time teaching lessons required by the government. Teachers need to follow guides and requirements for the classes they teach. They often feel rushed in teaching all the required information in one school year because of the time spent reviewing forgotten information (Priddy).
It was a diverse and strict school with many rules I had follow so I knew I had to make a big adjustment. It was challenging for me to come from a school with nothing but freedom and those I’m used to being around on a daily basis to an environment where they teach and students there learn and actually had an interest to want to. I tried to adjust their but I just couldn’t and found myself not attending school once again. I was disappointed in myself that I would easily lack when it comes to getting my education. Just when I thought about really giving up a close friend informed me about Job Corps and exactly what it is they do with young adults who are trying to obtain their diploma or to just advance their education.
Today, it is. We are all too caught up in finding jobs we hate to earn money we are too busy to spend. Conversely, we may spend it too quickly while we are attempting to work our way up the corporate ladder, unable to spend time with our friends and family because we are too committed to the life we think we should be living. We spend our days mitigating disasters that have not happened yet. We plan for disasters that may never happen at all while assuming our response to them will be catastrophic, making us afraid and isolated.
What the majority of people from working class communities fail to acknowledge is the long stressful, tiredly, anxious feelings that come from being a dedicated student. The lack of exposure of education in working class communities revolves around constant judgment and misunderstandings. Many people will not understand when you have to say “no” to going out on a night of drinking, or rejecting the offer to a family reunion to finish studying for a midterm. It is difficult to explain to family members and friends that my education comes first. It is also difficult to constantly remain in a dedicated mindset to continue my education.
Having year-round schooling would only become an annoyance to students, teachers, and parents. I am against year-round schooling because it gives students little to no time for breaks, it would become an inconvenience to students, teachers, and parents, and it would burn students out much more quickly. Having to work all year round would bee annoying to anybody, including students. Year- round schooling gives students little to no breaks from school without counting holiday vacations. It does mean students would go to school for less days a week, however, this would also mean teachers would have to compensate for this by giving them a lot of homework over this extended weekend.
If you ever wake up and not want to go to school because your brain hurts than join in. We need time off school to recover from everything we have learned in just one trimester. As well as, it can be bad to not have breaks because people will have bad attitudes and act bad during people. Some people get energy when they don’t do activities out of school. If
I used to feel everything deeper than words can explain, but not anymore. The way I grew up makes it significantly harder to understand why people are so emotional, and I can’t share those feelings someone has when they are in need of guidance. Another issue I have is time management. I usually wait until the last minute to finish any work I have because I am a teenager. It’s exhausting to always be moving, not being able to go home after school and settling down, like I used to do.
This cliched statement is something that I stand by. But, this principle impacts other aspects of my life that many others cherish. I usually find myself interacting less with the loved ones in my life and being more focused on impending deadlines. As a workaholic, my conscience reflexively nags me to finish an assignment in any setting, such as a family reunion or a baby shower. While some people appreciate my strong desire to continue hustling, others frown upon my consistently overworked mind.
It can be confusing and frustrating. It 's the where you have to deal and cope with the most changes in your life. Everything is changing both physically and emotionally and yet you are thrust in to the most intense situations of your young life, discovering heartbreak, anxiety, low self-esteem and peer pressure along the way. We all have our tough times. Everyone goes through something, but being a teenager, that’s when you feel everything at once.
On some days I end up staying over just to spend more time with my class or participate in an activity I would have missed. The seeming lack of time we have with our classes is one of the unpleasant things. Another thing I have a hard time with is discipline. I find myself not knowing what is most effective to say and how to handle each situation with different repercussions. In addition, I simply find myself too fond of the children to want to discipline them.
There aren’t enough hours in the day to go to school, work, do homework, and study for every class. In my short experience of doing this I have found myself stressed out, sleep deprived, and not doing as well as I possibly could. If college is supposed to be the next step in our lives, why is it so difficult to handle? We should be able to concentrate more on our work. This is just another example of us being kept down.
I am afraid of if I have enough time to prepare my own part at work days. However, I will try my best to finish my part of the project because this class is very important to me. Also, this project is a group work; if I fail to finish my part as our professor expected; the whole project will get a low grade. It is unfair for other group members. So far, I have finished analyzing one source already.
Attending classes on a daily basis when I first attended college wasn’t all too well. I had personal problems going on that I was worried about, not knowing that my school work was getting a overload on me. Walking into MS. Bailey’s class hearing that I had an essay due within a week. Me being lazy, and dragging around having other things on my mind, I decided to do my paper at the last minute. I couldn’t think of anything good to write being that I wanted the best grade possible.
In one of the most memorable meetings, my mother couldn’t be there due to having to take so many days off of work already to care for me, so my dad attended. Most of the special education staff, teachers, and administrators were attempting to reduce my tutoring, change expectations for what I would achieve to things that were just not realistic, and I was having a “bad brain day” and was struggling to advocate for myself. My dad listened to the disagreements between those that understood and those that didn’t. When asked for his input he simply explained that even though he struggled to understand what I was experiencing and how I could appear to be “normal”, he trusted and believed that what I was saying was the truth and that only I knew what was truly going on in my brain. These few sentences not only brought almost everyone to tears, but also helped people understand that it was not their perception of where they thought I was that mattered, but rather what I was experiencing.