I learned this as I discovered many of my campers unable to articulate a talent of theirs. A majority of my campers, I was sad to learn, had no one to show them things they were good at. This inspired me to inspire my campers. Every opportunity presented to me, I drew attention to the great things my campers did. Whether this be commending a girl for cleaning up after herself or rewarding a camper for playing with someone who had been left out, I saw my girls continue to emerge from the shell they had put themselves in.
During your learning time focusing on skills that you enjoy will make you have a fun time, I was always told attempt the skills you're not good at to become better. Mrs. O'brien tells me non-stop to suck up my struggle and try because you're going to make mistakes and that’s
I am always trying to improve my confidence and skills by going to camps. In 2012, I went to a baseball camp at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota with Cole Nisbit. That camp changed my life forever because it gave me confidence and I became best friends with Cole. First of all, I hate going to camps alone.
Poverty: the state of being inferior in quality or insufficient in funds. My mission and interest in life is to bring joy to those who are less fortunate than myself by attending an annual mission trip through American Reformed Church. Currently, I have traveled to Tahlequah, OK and Myrtle Beach, SC and have had major takeaways from each one of those trips which have left a significant impact on my life as well as those that I have served. While some may attend these mission trips for a sense of recognition and good reputation, my purpose, on the other hand, is to make a difference in people’s lives. These trips have been an important factor in shaping my life and my character, teaching me one of the greatest lessons in life of not taking things
I have been involved with FFA all four years of high school. I was the chapter historian my sophomore year. I have competed in many agriculture-related competitions: opening and closing ceremonies, agriscience fair, and soil and land judging. In opening and closing ceremonies, I learned how to conduct a proper FFA meeting. When I competed in the state agriscience fair, I studied the effect of different grass seeds on food plots. I also looked at the effect hydroponic beads had on the growth of tomatoes. In soil and land judging, I examined four different soil pits to determine if the land area was appropriate for farming. Soil and Land judging was by far my favorite competition. I love being able to go outside and get dirty.
Although, I have done various volunteer activities and work one in particular that has truly changed my life was Camp Kesem. Camp Kesem focuses on a demographic that normally goes over looked, their mission is to help children whose parents’ have been affected by cancer. When I signed up to volunteer as a counselor I was unaware I was becoming involved with something bigger than myself. The imprint the children left on me is something I would never want to erase, they taught me love and empathy on a whole new spectrum. Becoming a part of this program as teacher will give me the opportunity to share this gift with my students and host community.
Upon beginning my first class at Walden University, it has been difficult to see myself getting through this 8-week course. Furthering my education has been something I have struggled to accomplish for the last 4 years. I almost decided to give up and continue being just a high school teacher. However, being a senior teacher that motivates my students to go above an beyond to reach their goal has pushed me to work hard and start a new journey. Though it is only the beginning of my journey, I can see graduation. In learning about Walden University this week, I have gained insight on what it will take to experience graduation. In this paper I will discuss what I hope to have learned and mastered while being a student at Walden University.
I learned a lot from this opportunity. I learned that not everyone is as fortunate as myself, but most of all I learned how to be there for someone. I knew each week that even if I felt sick, I would be at that elementary school, helping that child to the best of my ability. On top of spending numerous hours at clubs, I could always be found studying or working on a project. I have always been interested in my
Author Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Based on my experiences, I agree with Emerson's statement. If you have mastered a task, what is the point of sticking to a pattern? I believe that unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow because you have to go outside of your comfort zone to learn new things and keep yourself excited, becoming stagnant will bore and frustrate you, and you can discover new talents and abilities by going beyond what you are used to. My first reason for agreeing with Emerson's statement is that you have to go outside of your comfort zone to learn new things.
In the summer before my junior year of high school I spent 4 weeks tearing down fences, cutting saplings, staining buildings, learning about my goals and ambitions, and building fences across Montana. When I put in my application for the Montana Conservation Corps I thought it would only be benefit my life by filling up my summer and doing manual labor. However, the first day with my crew proved that assumption wrong, for I learned how to make unlikely friends, how to work hard, and how to be a steward of the land. My experience with the Montana Conservation Corps split my high school experience in half. My first two years I was unmotivated, lazy, and impressionable but through those 4 weeks I learned how to be myself.
My journey through Scouting began at the age of seven and I am proud to say that it still continues today. Scouting has unquestionably had a tremendous and lasting influence on life and development. As I progressed through the ranks and challenges, I have experienced and learned things that other kids may never have the opportunity to. These experiences, such as the advancement of survival skills, problem solving, and teamwork, all mean a great deal to me. However, the most important qualities I have received from Scouts are a combination of all these experiences.
It took me a while to do that. I was very focused and determined to learn everything and to not make mistakes and for doing that in the end I mastered everything. In the article “Mindset” by Carol Dweck she describes a growth mindset “failure can be a painful experience; but it doesn’t define you; It’s a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from.” A growth mindset according to Carol Dweck is something a person can overcome even though it was a bad situation the person thinks of the positive outcomes.
My current passion is actually something I would never imagine myself doing back when I lived in Poland. When I was in seventh grade I stumbled upon a K-pop video, popular genera of music in the Korean industry. I began to research the K-pop industry and found it very intriguing. K-pop was unlike anything I have ever seen before. The music was very bright and the choreographies were fascinating.