Every parent wants their son or daughter to get good grades but my parents wanted me to have perfect grades since then, I have had an issue perfectionism. In high school, I had done well in classes. But now that I am in the second semester of college, I am shattering apart even though in the prior semester I was on the Dean’s list. I have so much pressure in college classes, not to
I was the strange child, I still am the strange child in the class. I wasn’t afraid to tell people what my opinion was about them or their ideas. I wasn’t afraid to find common interests with new friends and share my experience stories with them. More importantly, to me at least, I wasn’t afraid to talk about: my depression, my anxiety or even my bipolar and the feelings of ups and downs that those ‘illnesses’ had put the emotions and mental state I have through. “Everything changes when you arrive at HIgh School,” and, “it’ll be the best years of your life,” I’ve even heard, “you’re going to miss being in school.” I will tell you that while I will miss the three friends I have here in High School, I’m never going to miss the resentment and self hatred that followed my soul all through the first semester of Freshman year that I’m still working through.
In high school if you do not have good grades you can get kicked out of sports, so I made sure I had good grades and still paid attention in school. In high school, you get to pick what classes you want. I did Math, Science, Social Studies, Writing and a photography class. I really did not have a favorite teacher. I guess I liked them all the same.
As a new teacher, it has been important to establish many strategies that help my students to become more independent, especially to create an environment in which students can be safe and engaged. Achieving this goal can be measured through misbehavior and positive reward data (for individuals and the whole class), observations from my mentor and administrator, and the organization and visuals seen in my classroom. The first component, misbehaviors and positive reward data, was originally supposed to be measured through class dojo point tracking. Although this data showed initial improvements and a good ratio of positive rewards to consequences, it began to level out and lose effectiveness around November/December. For that reason, I chose to use alternate strategies to motivate the whole class, including a new token system using unifix cubes as a more tangible “point” and using punch-cards for checking in
Many times in life what we dream, what we want, does not happen the way we expect to happen. In order to attend a four-year university to get my bachelor’s degree I had to go through a series of situations that would teach me how to be a better student and a better person. Being an immigrant, and especially a teenager, is not easy and it was not easy to me at all. When I was in my junior year of high school, I only had one year living in the U.S. I was still trying to adapt to my new country, to my new life, to my new school; however, it was not as easy as it seems, although I was always an excellent and hardworking student back in my country, El Salvador, I was not succeeding the way I wanted to, especially in school.
As all of this happened and it 's now my Senior year i still can 't believe that time has flown so fast. Through the heartbreak and the good times. I absolutely can say that I have learned several lessons and made hundreds of mistakes. The thing is if I never made those mistakes I would have never learned from them. I learned that my future is not based on others decisions, and I also should not follow their decisions that I should go based off of mine.
I have forced myself to chase after the fictitious faultless results that ended up having me downcasting my worth. During the first semester, I have beat myself up, often, for failing of receiving a perfect score. As of now, I am progressing to grow out of the habit of downgrading myself for small mistakes. Although college classes have higher stakes than high school 's, the mistake and the stress that comes along with it has
Going to college is a big adjustment for most people. Kids can say that they are ready for the work; most of them are lying to you. The first semester is the most difficult since you are adjusting to college life and you do not really know what to expect. You have a lot of free time and that usually goes to some people’s heads and there work suffers. I am one of those people who does not use free time well so I will really have to adjust and use my free time more constructively.
The relationship began to get better over time which help tremendously because we started to talk more and I started to reach out and ask for help. Some people go through things in life but that does not define who you are or will be. My name is Ayleah Weaver and I used to not care about school or anything for that matter, I failed two classes which I am now making up and I got better with school over time and I am now an honor roll student, my senior year has been my best year. In high school you have some challenging moments but it is your job to get through
I did exactly what she said I could not have done. As time passed, I learned to let go of negatives and to keep that inner sense of self-worth. Due to the challenges in primary school I made up my mind that I will pursue that path of becoming a teacher so that I can help others who encounter similar challenges. My secondary school experience was a great improvement compared to primary school. Mr Khan my mathematics teacher changed the negativity I developed about teachers and showed me that excellent and passionate teachers do exist.