It was a big experience for me in my life because of all the responsibility i was given i had to make sure i was ready and dressed wearing the write thing for each of the 5 dances i did. I had to learn how to put away my fear of being in front of so many people. Growing up i was never too close to my mother. We never really talked or hung out. Since i joined dance it gives us something to bond over while she drives me to dance or drives me home we talk about what i learned i show her skills i'm progressing on and she comes to most of my performances.
I would tap my pencil in class and make beats with my school supplies. The teachers didn 't much like it so I got in trouble a lot for it and that weakened my love for music. When I made it into 5th grade, my music teacher, Mrs. Wattkins taught everyone in her class how to play the recorder. The recorder was very fun to play and I learned it very quick. We had weekly tests for certain pieces of music.
She first figured this out when she was in kindergarten, when her teacher asked the class to sing their names. Once it was her turn, she told the teacher that she didn 't know what singing was, and therefore couldn 't do it. Later on, in second grade, she was in a music appreciation class, where they played five pieces and the children had to write about which one they liked better. The problem for her, though, was she couldn 't tell the pieces apart. Once she went home and told her father, he went out and bought the same pieces that were played in her class and worked with her to try and get her to understand, but nothing was working.
In all my classes except for music I did my work and got my grade but never really interacted with my teachers. I remember biology class I hardly spoke with my teacher and it was actually one of the classes I struggled with the most. I had trouble capturing certain aspects of biology and I could not find the courage to go out of my
A good way I saw a teacher trying to keep her students engaged was giving them a time limit for how long they had to do the assignment before they had to present their results or move on to the next activity. I observed a kindergarten class and they are always changing activities to keep the students involved and entertained. I observed two classes that sang songs about the day, month, and year at the beginning of class. One of the classes I observed even used sign language as they sang the songs. One activity I had never seen before was punching to see if words rhymed.
Being new to this experience, I did not know what to expect, but one thing was for sure, this contest would alter my future in music. Arriving at the school and finding my room, I anxiously waited for my time to perform which slowly crept up and came too soon. When the judge called my name, I stood with my instrument and shakily made my way to the center of the room along with Mariah, my piano accompaniment. I warmed up with a B-flat scale and turned my attention to the judge, she welcomed me with a smile on her face and I introduced myself with a shaking voice. When Mariah and I were ready, I brought my clarinet into position with trembling hands and began.
As students, presentations are something that is required in most classes yet, students do not see themselves as public speakers. Throughout high school and now in college, I have had to present material in 80 percent of the classes that I have taken. Presenting was, and still is something that I struggle with no matter how big or how small the group is that I am presenting to. I knew that Public Speaking was a required class for me so, rather than putting it off, I decided to go ahead and get it out of the was as soon as possible. Speaking in front of people is out of my comfort zone.
A coming of age experience for me would be when I was entering Middle School and I was 11 years old when I had my first coming of age experience. It was a scary for me because in school, I only had one class and on different days I would go to different teachers for music or PE. Middle School was also a coming of age experience for me was because I was going off into another school and I had also just started to the play the flute and I wasn’t sure if I was going to fit in or if I was going to quit band at all but I didn’t I stayed in the band and I was so scared because when I walked into the Middle School I had seen people that I didn’t know and I didn’t see any of my friends yet so I just went to the band room and I was there for a few minutes until I decided to go and look around for some friends and to see if I recognize some of my old friends from the other elementary school that I went to. Middle School my sixth
She was only there for a few months and then leaving for maternity leave. This was the school year that I had two long term substitute teachers. While the first sub was there I was doing fine, but that soon changed when our next sub came in. The sub was moving extremely fast with all the math and science work that I couldn 't keep up. It was pretty hard to do a lesson in two days and then have quiz after quiz after quiz.
It made sense to me. I never had a moment in time where I wanted to give up in an english class because it was hard. As those 2 Failures on my transcript indicate, that was not the case for me in math. With time to look over the outcome I realized I gave up. After I was out of school for around a month after my ACL surgery it was hard to catch up but It was not impossible.
As the season progressed I got better until concert band season. During concert band season almost everyone did not want to continue to play music because of the long-term teachers for the music classes. It slowly got to the point where no one but me in my section was going to the rehearsals. This led me to needing to learn multiple parts and led to odd points during practice where I was the only one playing while panicking trying to cover the parts equally. I repeatedly asked for them to come to the practice but rather than help most did not want to go to these practices.
I can now play notes higher than I ever could before the musical, leaving me with a hunger for more challenging music. I taught myself to play at fast tempos with little time to think about what I am playing. The latter musical lesson can be applied to life as well. Performing in the musical helped me learn to make decisions quickly. It was stressful at first, but with plenty of practice and not backing down, I was able to achieve my goal and be a part of a great show.
In this text Jonathan Kozol went to a school that is really not a school because of what they do to there students just to get them to graduate. The students that Jonathan interviews tell him what they go through everyday just to graduate. They explain to him that the school system really doesn’t care about these students not even the teachers, if the teachers where ever there to see these students. Some students wanted to take AP classes so that they have an idea of what college will be like but never get in the class because “it fills up”. Even if these students entered these classes they had a probability that they wouldn’t have a teacher for that course.
I was grounded for a week straight with tutorial after school every single day and he sent me to an academy on Saturday that taught me computer math at Rice University. With the tutors and the academy, I had no chance of fulling around because every time I got stuck on a problem they made me do 3 problems of the same kind. I was given more work to make sure my brain gets
I enrolled in chorus class at the end of 8th grade thinking that it was just going to be a boring music class that was required to graduate. I haven’t been in a chorus class since I was in 3rd grade. By the end it was one of the most enjoyable class i’ve taken this year. It was a happy environment where you can be yourself, and have fun. I took a lot of things away from this course, and made a lot of memories.