When I arrived at the workshop, I felt ashamed, embarrassed, and exhausted. I had just finished taking a midterm for my Computer Science class. I had been in McHenry library the past couple of days studying until closing because I wanted to do well in that class. However, after attending the academic conduct decision-making workshop, I have gain awareness of how my decision impact myself and others, learn a framework that can be used to make complex decisions, and learned to analyze my own decisions to create strategies for self-monitoring. At one time during the workshop, the teacher asked us to briefly explain the decision-making that I engaged in that resulted in the academic action that brought me to the workshop today.
I also did horrible in the tests, but I was able to push through that and I managed to pass the class with a B. My weakness this year was probably not having enough sleep. I get cranky when I don’t get enough sleep, and I realized I can’t focus when I’m in class. My strength this year was probably becoming more organized and setting a specific schedule for myself everyday. Since I have to work, I need to make specific time for my homework.
It is somewhat similar to APA which I have used in the past, but has some contrasting differences that makes it standout on its own. I like to think I have given a good amount of effective review to my peers so far; which is something that has really developed during the duration of this course. In high school I always struggled at telling others what should be done to create an effective paper because I was more sensitive and afraid of hurting others feelings. Now, I have come to the realization of how
It is hard for a person to learn and develop something that quickly. Many children have been learning things from school. I think being in college is when students really show what they're good at and still learning and developing their intelligence. The two authors of the books, White Like Me by Tim Wise and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, discuss education on their point of view when they experience this during their college years. Coates states, “When our elders presented schools to us, they did not present it as a place of high learning but as a means of escape from death and penal warehousing” (Coates 26).
Teachers need to be self-reflective and to think about our own teaching. After each lesson I put the following questions to myself: Was the lesson effective?, What were my strengths and weaknesses?, How could it be improved? What follows are some of my reflections on various important items in my training period from the observations and own experiences carried out in the classrooms: -I have met lots of children in my internships and that is awesome for me. All the classrooms contain pupils with different abilities, different attitudes to English language and different styles of learning. I think that it is positive but also it is more difficult to respond to their different needs and interest.
Back when I was a freshman, I had the lack of fully analyzing my evidence in order to backup my claim. As I continued to grow up and enrolled myself with AP English Literature, I had developed the skill where I deeply analyze my claim. This improvement in my writing was necessary for my AP courses as my class and I are getting prepared in taking the upcoming AP exams in March. Even though I have seen an improvement in my AP English Language in my junior year, I have made more room where I had the ability to critique my own writing skills in ways I can improve from them. In my AP English Literature course, my class and I have read many work of literature and have done multiple of timed write essay.
Finally, I got the hang of reading and writing but I could not understand what I was reading or writing. This became really frustrating to me because my parents and teachers wanted to keep in second grade for an extra year. However, my parents did not want me to feel different or weird and they also did not want me to loose my friends. So, I went on to third grade where I struggled even more with my writing capabilities. I have always been on step behind in my writing classes.
I have learned how to manage my time, study in ways that are better for me, focus on the task in front of me, and reaching out and taking opportunities. I have enjoyed taking this course overall as I have met my professor, visited campus, and may take more courses at Millersville since I have learned what taking a college course is like. Even though I learned about Psychology throughout this course, I also learned about myself as a student. I learn more effectively in a classroom rather than online, I needed better time management, and to reach out and ask for help. At the beginning of this course I thought I could just use the lecture notes online and learn from those.
There, my content was being tested and fortunately, I could teach them the right concepts even there were several students who could not understand well. Before the announcement of internship placement, I wished that I would teach senior high school. The announcement was out and I got grade 7-12. I taught that I would teach junior high school because I believed that God would teach me more about classroom management. My taught was right.
I’m only successful to cover one subtopic for today’s session. So, I’m not following my lesson plan that includes two subtopics need to be covered. Most of the students can understand what I taught them but it must be in slow pace learning. Moreover, I need to help them to recap back and memorize what they have learnt in math. For the next class, I need to talk loudly because students at the back can’t hear my voice clearly.