The unique qualities and characteristics that I possess that will allow me to contribute to the UCF community are being able to work independently and staying motivated at everything I do. Working independently has prepared me for the future because I will not have anyone but myself to get my tasks done. All my life I have worked very hard to get everything I have wanted to accomplish in life especially during my junior year I set a goal to get straight A’s and I put my mind to it and I finally was able to obtain the grades I wanted. After all the years I have worked hard it has paid off which is why I am where I am today with a 4.236 weighted GPA and a 3.727 unweighted GPA. Another quality I have that will help me contribute to your community
Doing what I love and being able to support myself and loved ones is important to me. I am a very independent person and I like to do things my way. I like to set individual goals everyday, whether that means doing my homework before a certain time, or completing something for the week.They help me get my work done on time and efficiently. Setting smaller goals is nice because they are like stepping stones to my bigger goals.
Every individual has a different background and it is our job as educators to take that into consideration as we educate our students. While reading the articles and watching the film, I realized that not all students are fortunate enough to have a stable household and some may not even have a roof over their heads at night. I was in awe by the amount of homeless youth that are out on the streets of Chicago every night. In the film, The Homestretch, it stated that 2,000-3,000 homeless youth were out on the streets every night. It also stated 19,000 students are registered as homeless within Chicago public schools. This made me realize the challenges they go through just in one single day. I began to realize that education is not their number one priority, it is surviving through the night. How can we ask students to do homework at night, when they don’t even have a place to go to?
Throughout my teaching career, I have consciously developed a positive rapport with students, colleagues and parents in the interests of promoting mutual respect. I attend, and actively participate in staff meetings, sharing my ideas and listening attentively to others’ contributions. I also enjoy participating in pastoral care duties, and willingly involve myself in discussions relating to pastoral care aspects of the school.
“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” (Wade Boggs). Anne Frank is a person who remained positive even while their family was in hiding, especially at times where being scared and sad was fine. Another person who remained positive during tough times is Winston Churchill, he was the prime minister of England during WWII and kept the entire country positive while they were being bombed. Doing this kept the country alive and well. If they didn’t do this, the Nazis may have taken over England. Being positive, Like Anne Frank and Churchill, when encountering conflict can help, since remaining positive during a conflict can make the conflict not seem as extreme or bad as it is.
Due to my financial hardships, I was unable to attend any of the famous Mississippi conferences for the Social Work Association. However, I was able to attend a conference in Birmingham, Alabama. The Arise Conference that I attended focused was a one-day conference that started around eight o’clock in the morning until three in the afternoon. Their attention on many different topics that Social workers need to be informed about. One of the topics I had the opportunity to be informed about was Medicare and its growth. Another interesting topic that was focused on during the conference was advocacy. During this presentation, I was able to learn about what advocacy really is and is it better to advocate for someone or something on paper or verbally?
People are always trying to motivate themselves, whether they are trying to better themselves or trying to better others around them. Motivation is one of the keys for people succeeding because it is a crucial element of attaining goals and also makes people desire to accomplish or do something. There are many reasons why people gain motivation, everything from someone having a lifelong goal that they desire to accomplish, to other people making someone want to accomplish or do something. One example might be a baseball player; this baseball player has dreams of becoming a professional, so these dreams are his motivation to practice so that he can become a professional player. In the book Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick, Arn, even though
Martin Luther King Jr. praised Jonathan Daniels for the heroic deed that cost Jonathan his life. Jonathan is a hero for sacrificing his own life in the process of advocating for those who must have felt helpless in their situation. At the time of his death Jonathan was fighting for diversity. Jonathan had an understanding of the human mind that many do not. He recognized that regardless of history and biology all humans feel pain and that growth as a society only occurs when we accept and embrace all others. I believe that my own personal experiences working to make children and adolescents comfortable and witnessing the effects of trauma and neglect in development has helped me to understand and appreciate diversity in a way that I hope is similar to that of Jonathan Daniels.
Overall, this learning experience has taught me how to treat each student individually but also teach concepts as a whole group. Each student has different needs and although they are all learning the same concept they come to mastery in very different ways. As a future teacher I am thankful this experience has taught me how to help each of my students in the way they need best by incorporating different instructional methods and different ways of
Achiever-Â As an Achiever, â€œNo matter how much you may feel you deserve a day of rest, if the day passes without some form of achievement, no matter how small, you will feel dissatisfied.â€ Sometimes people call me an overachiever, but that is how I feel is my normal.
I would define Student Affairs as the field where the individuals that work in Higher Education provide a supportive role for the students. Those individuals in these roles work to ensure the enhancement of the student’s experience and development. I used to think that the way to define Student Affairs professionals was that they were non Faculty members, but have had to rethink this definition. Every individual in student affairs brings different qualities to the field, which is important. I associate a number of equally important attributes with the profession. Patience and caring come to mind when thinking of student affairs. Other attributes that I associate with a professional in Student Affairs are openness, supportive, developer, enhancer,
Teachers have the power to determine whether their classroom will be a caring atmosphere or an authoritarian environment for the students. Teachers need to curb their ego and model empathy, positive attitude, and leadership skills. She believes that if teachers use positive attitudes when dealing with difficult students, the students will respect the teacher more; therefore, the students will have better behaviors. Showing empathy toward the students will result in the student feeling like someone understands them. Creating relationships with students helps them feel safe in their environment and comfortable talking to the teacher. It is not the job of the teacher to butt heads with the students. The teacher needs to control their sarcasm and use “positive psychology”. Positive psychology acknowledges a student’s negative skill and creates something positive out of it. For example: if a student is a class clown, the teacher would admire the student by complementing them. Then, the teacher would redirect the student’s disruptive behavior and have them put on a skit or write a funny story to tell to the class. O’Ferral also comments on multicultural backgrounds in the classroom. She explains that teachers should be aware of cultural differences and educate students on those
I want to enter into the field of education because I want to see children succeed. I love to let children know that they can accomplish anything that they put their minds to. I want to enter the field of education because I genuinely have a passion to teach and better every child that I can. I aspire to be a teacher because I want to become a great teacher that kids can look up to. I hope to someday be a teacher that when a child grows up they still remember fondly. I want to teach so that I can create an inclusive classroom environment that is perfect for learning. My goal is to get students excited to learn. I will accommodate to all of my students according to their individual needs. I aspire to be a teacher who respects their students and gets respect back.
Over the past semester, I have taken part in a service learning placement to better understand the diversity that occurs within the Hamilton community, where I will be doing various clinical placements in subsequent years in my nursing program. My particular placement was at an elementary school, Pauline Johnson Elementary School, where I spend three hours every week with a second-grade class. In my role as a service learner, I acted as a teacher 's assistant. During class time, I would go around and help various students with their work, encourage students to try their best, supervise during nutrition breaks and interact with students during music and gym classes. The most satisfying part of this service learning placement to date has
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.