As a four-year-old immigrant, a personalized education system would have provided me with greater confidence in my academic abilities. I found it difficult to excel in an elementary school with a “one size fits all” curriculum. I only knew how to speak Mandarin and Thai, and I was a visual learner. My teachers taught based on textbooks in English and disregarded my personal learning needs. Therefore, I was uninspired in all my classes which translated to poor grades. Every quarter, the parent and teacher meetings focused on my weak cognitive abilities. My teachers failed to notice an innate leadership and teamwork quality displayed on the playground or during free time. Ironically, employers look for these qualifications in their candidates.
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I have been doing some thinking about our conversation a few days ago and have concluded that I will take you up on the offer! I just sold my old bike and now have some money left over that I can use to pay for those seminars. I am going to see how soon I can get this done, I am going to look at the dates and send my form in. I will keep you posted on the status of things as they get processed.
“Crack”, “click” was what I heard before the most excruciating pain I have ever felt filled my right knee. It was on October 7th, it was just weeks before my junior season was going to start. I was at Massillon Washington high school at wrestling practice like I was almost every day. I was drilling with the assistant coach Percy McGee hitting single legs which was my favorite move. About 40 seconds into the drill I hit another single and all of a sudden my knee locked at about 90 degrees.
Due to the fact that the curriculum, instruction, assessment, school funding, and desegregation aren’t made for ALL students to succeed we as educators must use what we know about our students, education, and history to inform our teaching. It is important to use the experiences and culture of our students (getting to know them) to make our instruction more relatable. In classrooms students shouldn’t feel like their stories aren’t heard. Educators must construct a positive classroom environment so that students will feel comfortable being themselves and taking risks with their language (ELL) which includes ALL students not just one population. This might mean making changes or adding to the existing curriculum.
The first Co-Curricular event I attended was the Harried Tubman Portrayal on Wednesday, October 26th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Julia Ball Auditorium. Dr. Daisy Century acted out the life of Harriet Tubman. Gwynedd Mercy University has a theme of #MakeMercyReal which correlates with this event. Dr. Century started out as a science teacher before she took on her acting career. She retired early and began acting as many historic figures but this day, she was Harriet Tubman.
My body cried like a newborn babe, afraid in an unfamiliar place. Immediately, my fresh eyes were greeted by waves of black hair, friendly smiles, and the Japanese language. I had arrived in Japan. I did not know the language or the customs, but I dove right into the dark pool. I was determined not to let the unknown drown me.
At the beginning of my sophomore year, August 2015, I fractured my left ankle. My second season of cross country had just begun. The whole team had a Saturday practice at Atlanta Memorial Park. We came to this park for a time trial. Not being able to run was going to be a challenge for me.
Many Hispanic students begin schooling without the proper resources that many other students receive, and schools are often not equipped to compensate for these initial problems. For Hispanics, initial disadvantages often come from parents ' immigrant status and their lack of knowledge about the U.S. education system. As Hispanic students go through the schooling system, the lack school resources and their weak relationships with their teachers continue to undermine their academic success. Initial disadvantages continue to add up, resulting in Hispanics having the lowest rates of high school and college degree achievement, which hinders their chances for stable employment. The situation of Hispanic educational attainment is cause for national concern.
How can we expect to change the way we think about the intelligence of other if we look down on them because of their occupation. Like Joe, many people process the skills needed to complete a job, but not the education. Skills are not the only characteristic that protrudes. "The values of determination, perseverance, courage, and guts are evident"(Lucas 2004). These values display how blue-collar workers are often looking out for one another.
There were two main things that I took away from the article How Complex Instruction Led to High and Equitable Achievement: The Case of Railside School and the video from Jo Boaler. The first takeaway for me from the article and video is that “all children were ‘smart’ and had strengths in different areas and that everyone had something important to offer” (Boaler, n.d, p. 5). This was reiterated from an educational standpoint because “no-one is good at all of these ways of working, but everyone is good at some of them” (Boaler, n.d, p. 8). I feel all students can offer something in the classroom they just need to find their niche. By boosting children’s confidence levels in something that they are successful at in the classroom, makes
As teachers, it is our jobs to help our students become "active citizens. " This cannot be done without knowledge on diversity, the skills to be empathetic, or the critical thinking skills to break down stereotypes and misconceptions. (I included the transcript only to help
Everyone has traveled a different road to get to where they are today. Some roads may have felt longer and more rough, but they were worth the ride. My road to literacy started out on what I would call a dirt road that had a steep incline. What I could not see at that time was that once I got to the top, I had a smooth ride ahead of me. If I would look back at how far I have travelled I would say it was worth it all the struggles along the way, but what is important is the sponsors I had that pushed me along the way.
2. Diversity Within any classroom there are students and each student has a variety of needs that can affect the learning of the student and the teacher’s ability to instruct the student. These needs can influence a student’s learning experience academically, emotionally, socially and many other aspects to varying degrees; depending on how much a student’s learning experience is affected, the student’s academic progress can be hindered due to their needs not being addressed. Any parent and teacher would want every student to have equal opportunities to grow and develop academically and to become productive members of society.
My educational goals are to achieve my Associates of Arts degree. During this process I hope to find my drive and passion and continue my education in order to reach this goal of a career that I love. Without achieving my Associates of Arts degree and providing me time to figure out what career field interest me the most I would be jumping into an unknown field in hopes that I like
I had a lot obstacle of education from a young age. I was born in Colombia and Spanish was my first language. When I moved to Korea, I had to learn Korean and was behind of learning when I entered an elementary school. When I was in 7th grade which when I was able to perform well academically with the education, I moved to the United States.
I remember before in my more nonconformist days, I used to worry about such stuff, conventional success. If honest (albeit reluctantly), I still do contemplate conventional success, yet there is a profound difference, I can think on it without the sinister undertones. Previously, my reflection upon success, predominately my own success made me feel awkward, embarrassed and inferior. Though, only in front of myself because there was no-one else around. How absurd.