In the mist of one of my games I was unknowingly struck with a concussion but continued to play the game. Two months had gone by before I was able to fully return to school. Overwhelmed with all the material I had missed, I simply struggled in returning. Test, quizzes, and homework from various classes began to conquer my confidence in a successful year. I soon accepted the false thoughts that consumed my determination, I had given up on the year not even half way through it.
I 've never struggled with school until this year. It seems like the homework kept piling as time kept slipping. All the years before I was a straight A student. This year I 've toppled from straight A’s, to high B’s, and even managed to get a C. I don 't know if it was just the letter C or the thought of having to get it up, but I was stressed. Anxiety was taking my focus away
I was ashamed of my illness and despised the stares I got at school. The stares soon turned into bullying. Middle school can be a grueling time for preteens and being bullied for something I have no control of only made it harder. I did not think that there was anything that could help until I took the initiative to educate
The fall of my sophomore year I attempted what was, for me, almost unthinkable. My daunting task: trying out for the school basketball team. This may not seem like a big deal to most, but for me, just filling out the paperwork was an agonizing decision that I put a lot of thought into. I recognized long ago that one of my greatest fears is failure, and as a fairly uncoordinated and inexperienced nerd, that seemed the most likely outcome. I also have a crippling aversion to public embarrassment, to the point that a twisted sense of logic often prevents me from participating in events as simple as a party.
I had nothing to motivate me. Then in sixth grade when I tried out for the basketball team,and I barely made it. Mr Jones, my former teacher and basketball coach, told me that I needed to work on my skills. I wasn’t really interested in expanding my game because I had already achieved my goal of making the basketball team. Then I had an epiphany that if I keep this up I won’t be on the team in my seventh grade year.
Eventually I started cramming in my last-minute studying and did as much as I could in that limited amount of time I had. And before I knew it, I was sitting in a school in front of the 4 hour hard test. As soon as I started taking the test, I thought of it to be easy, but
Standardized testing ugh. The absolute worst part of school. Testing is so dreadful because it’s time consuming, forget consuming it’s devouring, teachers and students don’t get the graded test back fast enough, and last but definitely not least students already have to study for classroom test weekly now you want to overload their brains! This why I am against standardize test. These test have a desire to devour classroom time and brain capacity.
I was the golden kid who got straight A’s and didn 't go to my neighborhood school so when they saw this F was a slap in their face. My mom seemed pretty mad at me, but my dad surprised me. He said he was the brightest kid growing up so when he’s happy that I turned out so smart, but sometimes I have taken my failures as reminders that i 'm still human and not a piece of machinery.
Smooth transitions into her room where let's go look out the window or look at the bearded dragon till she gets here. The kids never worked in a teamwork environment in her class. The kids did have to do a math homework every week for a grade. Although she made it fun for the kids. When the student got so far in the homework she had a reward.
Carol Dweck describes fixed mind-set as a student believing their successes and failures reflect how smart they are. While growth mind-set describes a student looking at their successes and failures as an opportunity to learn new abilities and skills. Carol Dweck means fixed mind-set does not look at the effort a student puts in to an assignment, but only the grade they receive. Growth mind-set does focus on the effort a student puts into an assignment. Student’s either have fixed or growth mind-set and this can significantly help or hurt their self esteem.