They often feel rushed in teaching all the required information in one school year because of the time spent reviewing forgotten information (Priddy). Teachers are also pressured to cover certain lessons and topic for each grade. With time spent reviewing lost information they feel rushed to catch up and meet the requirements. Students are stressed during the school year because they have too few breaks. Stress from school can lead students to a lack of motivation.
As a full time student athlete I am constantly reminded that school comes first either by my coaches, parents, or teachers at school. Its really important to me to succeed in school not only to make my parents proud but also so I know at the end of high school I won’t regret anything and all my work will finally pay off. I know it is extremely hard to manage your time as a student athlete, but I also know that anyone is capable of doing it. It hard being a student a student athlete because unlike the regular student population I can’t go home right after school and start on all my assignments because I have practice for two to four hours a day everyday and if I don’t have practice I have a game and I am lucky to get home before sundown. Although I come home drained almost every night I know I have to complete my work or else I will fall behind, and if I’m behind in school than what is the point of being an athlete if it is not going to get me
Having this issue, I got put into an “extra help” reading class. This class didn’t amuse me, it actually made my day worse every time I had to go. Having this class made me dislike reading even more. The teacher made me read books I didn’t want to, which took it to another level. Being in this class for almost the whole year really opened my eyes, it made me want to
Throughout my early highschool years I struggled with math, many of my teachers didn’t stay the same, I changed who I called my friends, and I changed how I spend my free time during the winter. High School is tough. It’s nothing like middle school. During my Freshman year of highschool I had to take Algebra I. Algebra one started out as a review of stuff I learned in Junior High. Eventually though the year I couldn’t keep up with the work and I no longer understood what was being taught to me.
Leaving Ecuador at the age 14 and coming to New York was the hardest decision I had to make. It wasn’t easy to come to a place where everything is new. The biggest challenge was learning the language. English used to give me a hard time in the school. In high school, I needed to carry a dictionary with me all the time; I took remedial classes and spent hours doing regular homework.
At the beginning of my junior year of high school I got a concussion while playing soccer. I had to miss two weeks of school before the pediatrician I saw for the injury cleared me to go back to school. Coming back to school after the concussion and what followed was by far the hardest challenge I’ve had to overcome. It wasn’t making up the work from my absence or being back at school for the first time in two weeks that was challenging. The reason it was so incredibly difficult for me to come back to school was that when I returned I kept getting excruciatingly painful headaches.
This week started out challenging because I did not feel very well. My students were very energetic and I felt that I was dragging throughout all of Monday. I was able to get everything done and I get everything prepared for Tuesday. I had not anticipated waking up feeling so horrible on Tuesday morning I felt very overwhelmed because I didn’t want to miss school. I know as a student missing one day of school was horrible because you got so behind.
Consequently, I was extremely busy at home and therefore, often missed school. The days I did go I was exhausted from staying up with my mother and had difficulty staying awake or concentrating in class. My grades suffered horribly so over time the thought of even going to high school faded from my mind. In fact, if it weren 't for the special help of my math teacher I most likely would have failed 8th grade. When I came to Pennsylvania things completely turned around.
Finishing high school while battling serious health issues is a very difficult task. Especially for someone who feels they are an overachiever in school. Ever since December of my junior year I have been dealing with stomach issues. Foolishly, my mom and I believed it was a stomach bug that would go away after a few days. However, my pain started to become worse and I started to miss school at least once a week, which made it very difficult to keep up with my schoolwork and grades.
One of my most difficult academic challenges that I have faced was in my 11th grade trigonometry class. The problem that I faced was that for the entire 1st semester we didn 't have an actual math teacher. Throughout the entire semester, different substitute teachers switched in and out of the class. This challenge is significant to me because i tool this challenge as an opportunity to take control of my education and to try and use my leadership skills to help myself and the rest of my class learn without a proper teacher. This challenge was significant to me because all of the odds seemed to stack up against my class and me.