My mom had always told me, “School first, sports later.” I have fallen victim to not putting in time and effort, and my achievement was either not how I wanted the outcome to be, or I didn’t achieve anything at all. As a high school student, I know grades are of high importance because they can shape your future for you. Being aware of this statement, I know I have to take school even more seriously and put in more effort in order to obtain satisfactory grades. I believe that time and effort are imperative in order to achieve our goals and accomplish what we want. For the past five years I
In addition, she offered stability in a big school I was not used to and that was what I envied about her. She ended up being the first person to ever scare me. I was naïve back then; I did not understand right from wrong. Then, a life lesson hit me in my face. We stayed friends until the summer before fifth grade when she finally crossed the line.
My personal Michigan hero is my seventh grade social studies teacher, Ms. Dokter. Though I am not a personal friend of hers, per say, she had a tremendous impact on my life. She made me laugh, told me that I could do whatever I put my mind to, and was an amazing educator. Seventh grade was tough for me at times. I was at a new school, and it seemed like everyone knew what they were doing except me.
One of the best teachers I had was Mrs. Flores in the 3rd grade. Mrs. Flores wore bright dresses and resembled my grandmother’s jolly personality. There was not a day of class Mrs. Flores told us how important education was, I believe it had a lot to do with her upbringing. I was a troubled kid in school and did not care much about school. One day Mrs. Flores pulled me aside and so kindly similar to a mother tone she told me she believed in me and that I had potential to do anything that I wanted to do.
Hero’s aren’t Invisible I have only ever seen hero’s in movies and have never really thought about what a real hero is to me. Is it the teacher who helped me the most throughout high school, and help me succeed? Is it my mom who has always been there for me no matter what, through thick and thin? Is it the men and woman who are sworn to protect this country with their lives? Well the most important hero in my life would have to be Brianna Cox.
We first-borns are perfectionists, consequently, we feel the pressure to be the best. I always felt like I had to set an example for my younger sister. I wanted her to look up to me with pride, so ever since I was little I tried to be good to my parents, teachers, and friends. I dedicated myself to everything I did, like school and sports. I gave it all my best effort so I could inspire my sister to do the same.
I learned how to be easygoing, I felt heartbreak from a fellow classmate—but we are still good friends—that was taken by another, I felt like a mother because of this other classmate of mine that treated me as such. I met a lot of people that if they were to be grouped together, they would make up a whole class. These people are and were my classmates after all. The things I learned in elementary were very much a cakewalk compared to the things I have been learning in high school. I have never seen such wrath from a teacher before, and I have never seen such a complex math equation in my whole life.
My parents are my greatest role models in life and I thank God for giving me such magnificent parents. I wish that God will continue to bless them because they’re such wonderful people. I will do everything I can, to the best of my ability, to make them enjoy and have a happy life because they’re deserving of it. One of the factors and challenges that have most shaped my life was being denied a scholarship from the Tan Siu Lin Foundation during my junior year in high school. After hearing the news that my scholarship application for the foundation had been denied, I studied and worked harder to improve my grades for the rest of the school year.
When I was in the fourth grade I began struggling on focusing on my homework and classwork. It was a hard time for me because I had been great at school. My teacher who had decided she was a doctor called my mom and told her I was special needs and that I needed to to not be in her class, all because I wouldn't focus on reading a book. My mom didn't want to give up on me and was going to help me succeed. What that teacher said prompted many doctors appointments and tests and speech therapies.
“If excellence is possible, then good is not enough!” This was my seventh grade math teacher’s mantra. Her encouragement of excellence and love of teaching was one of the biggest influences in my decision to become a teacher. The other great influence in my career choice was my diagnosis of dyslexia in the second grade. School became a place that I strongly disliked and I oftentimes was discouraged due to the fact that everything was a struggle to me. Growing up, I attended a private school that was academically prestigious, but I was never looked at as academically gifted.
I 've always been told that life will knock you down, but it 's getting back up that shows your true character. My whole life has been a series of ups and downs. As a child I always struggled in school. I never got horrible grades, but I certainly wasn 't the best student. After trying for many years to get better grades with little to no success, I gave up on trying and just accepted whatever grade I ended up with.
I was not in the so called “Redcoat Land’ of Berlin where everyone was perfect. This surprised me because in all my years of going to Berlin Public Schools no one had ever negatively critiqued my writing. In 4th grade my teacher specifically told be that my writing was unclear and didn 't give enough details. Then in 5th grade, my teacher constantly told me I needed to work on my writing skills even though I won the DARE essay contest for our grade. In Elementary school they would give you scores out of 6, 4 was average and 5 or 6 was outstanding.
The beginning of the clip started off as if Dr. Harper had a tough life and she wanted better for herself and that is realistic to most people. If someone is stuck and has their mind set on something, then they will go out and accomplish whatever you have to in order to succeed in life. I believe that If anyone was in this situation they will do the same thing, if they had the drive and motivation. Because I am in my fourth year of my college year I think my group of friends know that when something needs to be done it will get done. Specifically, Dr. Harper, was exceptional because she went through so many trials as she was trying to make it to the top.