What they do not know is the work that this bilingual student had to accomplish in order to become knowledgeable in the English language. Bilingual teacher preparation comes to be judged because bilingual students are not reaching the academic progress hoped. According to Walqui & Van Lier (2010), there is no perfect person neither in English or Spanish who could be perfect in both languages. This idea refers to the ability to think, read, write, and speak without issue in both languages. An individual always requires the use of their first language to make a connection and then to process the second language.
Her greatest fear in this struggles was the ability to lose control over the influences school versus home played in writing. She would always go back and second guess herself in making sure that her views were not conflicting with the other so much that it stood out, which would confuse her. She grew up learning that these conflicts of interest in political views should not happen. Min-Zhan Lu says “Despite my parents ' and teachers ' attempts to keep home and school discrete, the internal conflict between the two discourses continued whenever I read or wrote. Although I tried to suppress the voice of one discourse in the name of the other, having to speak aloud in the voice I had just silenced each time I crossed the boundary kept both voices active in my mind.
However, memorization can be an obstacle in the classroom. A student does not understand a concept only because she memorized it, and too often memorization leads to forgetting. Benjamin Bloom revolutionized education with his taxonomy at which knowledge or remembering is the lowest level because students can passively remember ideas. Educators attempt to scaffold students onto the taxonomy’s higher levels like application and evaluation, so many shy away from explicit memorization, but it can be useful in the classroom. Reciting poetry is an exercise in public speaking and presentational skills because students give speeches in class anyway, and memorizing a poem gives a sense of
but when people verbally ask me questions I feel obliged to answer them, and it is hard not to say the answer. I like signing in the classroom a lot, it allows for complete immersion into the language and is simply fun to do. Learning ASL is especially fun when voice is not being heard because you understand it on a deeper level and learn it better by figuring out what signs mean without speaking. You understand why the sign is what it is rather than just
I believe it was one of the most important events that have made me a lot more mature and responsible. Since English is not my first language, it was hard for me to cope with the American education system. I even had to teach myself how to have a conversation with people in English. I think myself as a risk taker which is why I took IB English to challenge myself and get better at my knowledge
He had past issues with taking online classes due to a combination of miscommunication, misunderstanding of assignments, and little to no assistance from previous professors. To reinforce the author’s issue regarding online classes, utilizing an article from a source that not only focuses of their issues, he will explain further the correlations between the article’s and the author’s issue regarding online classes (Shore, n.d., para. 1). According to Shore
She encouraged her children to go to school. This was hard for Xie because tuition during this time was expensive. This, however, did not stop Xie and her husband. They worked extra hard to be able to provide for their children, giving them a better future.
Over 30 years of labor-intensive work to give us a roof to live under and food to keep us on our feet, my parents have never quit when the pains or struggles became real because in their minds they visualized their God-given creations living life to the fullest in a country of freedoms and opportunities. My parents envisioned the American dream and I too saw that in their eyes, their determination, and their invincible bodies lurked the same vision as we continue to develop into adulthood. Moreover, it is because of this profound intuitiveness that I have for my parent’s longings that I find myself obligated, compelled, and driven to pursue a life ahead of me that lacks intensive labor, struggles, and weak salaries that my parents have lived through.
If she was trying to explain something but didnt have the right words in mind, I would be there to help her out. It was a challenge for me to constantly help her out, and I would often be frustrated with always having to give her the right words to say. But, that all changed when I saw students in my class mock another student of the same ethnicity because of his strong accent. I came to the realization that we shouldnt be ashamed from where we come from but embrace the beauty and struggle we rose from.
In either situation, people around me made me aware of my shortcomings, which were difficult to deal with at times and as embarrassed I may have felt, the more determined I got to show them and to succeed. Starting with my early civilian career to retiring from the Army, and now pursuing my degree in General Studies. I, Danny Edwards will strive to do well in this English 1301 class to complete my Associates Degree and continue to further my education by applying my family values and professional integrity, embracing constructive criticism and cherishing the rewards of accomplished goals. Family values and professional integrity were important in achieving my goals. The strength to push on,
What made the strongest impression in this reading is the fact that Malcolm X taught himself the value of education during his time in prison despite dropping out of eighth grade. This was new information regarding Malcolm X which I was not aware that he educated himself to become the person we study to this day. As a result, during the time he was in prison, what drove him to gain such as interest in increasing and improving his education was to communicate and to be able to share his views and opinions. In jail, he had met someone he truly looked up to and respected, his self motivation allowed him to talk to others within the prison community.
Education Malcolm X did not graduate from a college, but he was aware of the difficulties of the American society in his time. Also, he wanted to erase the paradigm that black people were not educated, indeed he learned all his education in one of the toughest places to learn: jail. When he realized that he was not able to write simple English, he decided to improve, inspire by, John Elton Bembry as he refers as “Bambi” and the heavy emphasis on rehabilitation that existed in the jail, but that inspiration and the time he spent reading his books opened a bunch of new ideas, a whole new world and “freedom”, as he describes, “I have never been so truly free in my life”, and by education and discipline he became one of the most important public
The Story of Malcolm X Malcolm X was a Black rights activist during the 1960’s, he was regarded as a powerful speaker and a highly intelligent person. He was averse to blacks and white living in harmony, and spearheaded the black separatist movement. Malcolm X was not always the man that is taught to the public in history classes however, “Learning to read”, and excerpt from Malcolm X’s autobiography, recounts the tale of who Malcolm X was before he was well read, and how a prison’s library shaped views during the civil rights movement, and started fanning the flames for his racism.
Many people know what it’s like to have a thirst for knowledge, but with that knowledge comes insight and emotions. Although the struggle to gain knowledge differs from person to person what we do with this knowledge is on us as people. Both Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X write about their thirst for knowledge and the emotions that come along with that knowledge, but Frederick Douglass’s essay was more successful because he had to struggle more to gain his knowledge and his motivation to learn is inspiring. Malcolm X’s struggle to gain knowledge was put upon him by himself because he made the wrong choices early on in life and had to deal with them. At a young age, Malcolm X chose to run the streets, hustle, and commit crimes.