Going back to school at my age was a big decision, one that I didn’t make overnight. I knew that trying to go back to school while raising my grandchildren was not going to be an easy task, but I knew this had to be done. My current job does not pay much money and the money I receive from Social Services is inadequate, so my solution is to go to school to get better job. The first semester has been by far the most challenging thing I have ever faced this year. One of those challenges is making back and forth from to class while trying to work.
It could mean the difference between having a low self of esteem and confidence and being able to manage anything the world might throw at them. During my eleven-and-a-half years in school, I have heard classmates and friends say that they dislike school and how some of the lessons taught is not going to help them life; they had an uncaring attitude. I always had a hard time understanding why they would say, why did not care, or want to take advantage of the education they are receiving. I do not want the students in my community to have the same mindset as my friends and classmates. Instead, my desire for them is to be grateful and thankful for their learning, to develop a mindset of appreciation for their
2.2 according to research the factors that could cause exam related stress could be, a lack of preparation and planning it is shown that students start their preparation too late so they become stressed out. Parental expectations, parents exert high expectations onto their children in what they expect of them, stressing them out to achieve what is expected. competition from peers, competition between peers is cut throat, they always want to achieve greatness and not fall short of a peer. Inability to handle academic pressure, most students feel inferior due to the fact that they are not the same as their other class mates as they can’t handle the work load as others
It is through this knowledge that I have learned to overcome discrimination and the uncertainty of living in the shadows. I experience rejection and discrimination throughout the formative years when my character was being built, but that allowed me to become the person I am today. No more than a year ago, I thought all my hard work was in vain. My visa was about to expire and immigration denied me a renewal of my student visa due to my family’s low income level. Without any legal documentation stating I could be in this country, I was afraid I would not be able to continue my education or obtain a job in my desired field.
The lack of guidance and resources that they can benefit from being minimal, is the reason why they fear to ask for help and swallowing their pride and choose to give up their education. A plethora of reasons can go through their mind. Why is this? What makes them drop out of school, and not want to continue with their education? Lastly, what can be done better to help them overcome their fears and pursue an education?
At a young age it is hard to have your mind take control over your body. As a interview with a fellow friend i received this information (diseases and disorders). Before at school I’d have a hard time getting along with friends. My teachers were not impressed with the way I would act around my friends. When tired, I wouldn’t ever want to pay attention or listen to my teacher or peers.
I had a hard time going back to Blackfoot High because of how terrible my life had become while I was there and how much better my life had become in that one day at Bingham Academy. I could’ve decided to go to Firth or Shelly, but my parents and I wanted me to stay in Blackfoot. Due to this desire, I went to Bingham Academy instead. All I knew is that I did not want to stay at Blackfoot High. I did well academically while I studied there, but social pressures are a big deal, especially at my age.
I always thought my dad was just being mean when I couldn’t go outside with my friends or go where I wanted unless my work was done. It just didn’t seem fair to me that I was having to miss out to do school work. But my dad being strict about school work instilled the value of education in me. As I continued to grow, I would listen to my friends talk about how little work they needed to do in order to just barely pass. And these were the same friends who were later asked about the material but had no clue what they had been taught.
Today was my first tutoring session. It was both over whelming and relaxing at the same time. When I first got there it was a bit over whelming trying to figure out where my session was and finding all the materials I needed. There was also an awkward transition between the session before mine leaving the room and myself getting into the room. The session before me went over their time, so I really didn’t have time to set up or prepare my space, which made me feel unprepared to start.
When I first arrived at El Toro, i looked around and saw people staring at me as though I didn 't belong there . I felt like I was under pressure to do more than I was expedited to do. As I walked to my first class at this school, I noticed that no one had paid attention to me as though the world was spinning around me and I was frozen in the middle. As I went through the day I realized that every person at this school has a lot of potential to become a greater person. Most school wouldnt even care about the students education, they would just try to get them out of there hair.