I have been the initiator for any interaction with her for the majority of the time i.e. leaving my door open, talking to her about her day, and starting conversations. The only reason I mention this is because before I came to college, I thought an RA was simply, a student leader who would be friends with all the people on their floor and would set up fun programs so they could all interact and everyone would become a big happy family. While this could be a possibility, although
Heaney when she talks to the whole class I feel like she is only talking to me because I am looking at her and listening which makes me even more focused on the person. I have articulated ideas and thoughts clearly when someone is explaining to me or when I am about to say something or before I action. As a Collaborative Worker: I have developed interpersonal skills by trying to make friends and talking to strangers in school that of course are in my class and by entering the teen entrepreneur academy in summer that led me to do presentation better than when I was in 9th grade. I have valued individuals ideas when working in a team or when debating in class or outdoors for example in my dance class and English class I have valued my classmates ideas in how to structure the steps or how to create a do what chart.
Students had the chance to learn a second language fluently as this created an enriched intellectual opportunity because different cultures are so important in development, by creating knowledge of the world like Ayers describes above. Ayers also describes that an environment for learning, “must be thought of as life itself, not simply preparation for later life” (Ayers 74). This idea was mostly expressed during the time shortly before the presidential election. Even though the students were only in second grade, they were all talking about the presidential race and what they knew about each of the candidates. Mr. Larson incorporated certain
The Career fair mock interview session was an excellent learning experience for me. Going into the interview I was somewhat nervous at first, but truly enjoyed and appreciated the event overall. The staff was well prepared and gave the precipitants crucial feedback that would be of vital necessity in the long run. The key purpose of the Career fair mock interviews was to give the young students and professionals of Southern University tips and pointers that would make them appear more appealing to potential employers. I was able to grow professionally through the experience due to the various questions I was asked and the feedback I received as a result of my responses.
My experiences helping immigrant’s students was very rewarding for me because I could connect with the students and understand what they were going through. I will definitely continue to help as a peer tutor for next semester and I will recommend some of my friends to volunteer there too. Also I hope that my contributions to them, helped them achieve their goals and to be
Being a Grade 8 Retreat leader was an amazing opportunity that I will continue to look back on with fondness throughout my life. The Retreat is an annual event that our school holds to help the Grade 8 students build friendships. I remembered my own grade 8 retreat as an influential part of my high school experience, so when I became old enough to become a leader, I jumped at the opportunity. Creating team posters and name tags were some of the more routine tasks that had to be completed before the retreat. However, the more rewarding aspect of the retreat was being able to bond with the children.
Another person who has influenced me to go to college is my AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) teacher, that since junior year of high school, has been there through SAT/ACT testing, in my college application process. She has been someone to motivate more to attend college because she sees potential in every single student, no matter what circumstance they are in. Going to The University of Texas at Arlington would be a form of payment to her for dedicating her time and
Since the start of sophmore year, I was part of the Best Buddies club. It was a club that allowed special needs kids and non-special needs kids hangout and make friendships. My success in this finally came Senior year, when I was chosen to be Vice President and make a change in these kids lives because of my dedication and hard work the two years
Motivation in my formula is defined as the act or process of motivating or the condition of being motivated. I used my high school guidance counselors negative assessment of me to inspire me, resulting in me being motivated to prove to myself that I can be a successful college student. The end result entailed me using laser beam focus to become the best student I knew I could be and over the course of four years, I received academic honors, graduated cum laude and was a distinguished graduate of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. I was empowered and upon graduation from college I received a bachelor degree in business administration and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Empower is defined as giving official authority or legal power to and to
I started to realize that I was making other people better during practice and that the team truly needed me. After I made that realization I started to work a lot harder in practice to benefit the team. Another trait that started to develop was perseverance. In school I always tried to do the challenge problems and enjoyed it, but if I didn’t succeed after one or two tries I gave up. Wrestling taught me to never give up and take on any challenge.
There is no better feeling than seeing a problem click for a student. Witnessing a student’s progression in a certain subject is thrilling in my mind, and these moments are what drives me to be an educator. Education is vastly important in order to have a functioning society, and I want to make a difference by spreading the knowledge I will learn at a four-year university. In the summers when I will not be teaching, I plan on being a part of the community by perhaps coaching some baseball and volunteering in various youth
In high school, I became involved with Berea Teen Mentoring (BTM), a group of college 'mentors ' who created a safe place for the local teens to gather to socialize and learn about current events. This group took my social anxiety very seriously and made me much more comfortable talking to people and speaking my ideas. I was no longer the shy and quiet person of my childhood. This group left an incredible impression on me, and I created many memories of community service projects and friends that I will always remember fondly. Through BTM, I gained ambition for my opinions, I got over most of my social anxiety, and found courage to stand out and make myself recognized.
After starting out my freshman fall semester at Lehigh as an engineer and then changing into the business college during my spring semester, I am still unsure of where exactly I want to be. The Strong Interest Inventory helped reveal my strongest areas and showed me which jobs best suit my interest and personality, but this test alone should not decide what major and job I pursue. I know that I need to experience what a real job is like to find what career best fits me. I cannot learn about what career I will enjoy most simply from taking the Strong Interest Inventory or from studying and taking tests in college, there is much more to finding the right job than just that.