Although I was not expecting a good grade, I still wondered what I had done wrong. The paper had one mark on it that was it, but I was too shy to ask what I did wrong. The same thing happened again on the next essay we wrote weeks later. I was just about ready to give up on the class, not like I actually could quit it but I was not very motivated about it. After that essay I did ask
Almost forgot the name of my high school is Adrian Wilcox High, home of the thunder if I remember correctly or lightning one of the two but I digress. After the first period of class, which nothing much really happened but explaining school rules and such. I began to realize that high school feels the same as middle school expect there were four times the students than there is in eighth grade; walking down the halls I can feel eyes of the higher grades scoping not only myself but a majority of the other freshmen knowing we are struggling to find our scheduled classes. Lunch finally comes around I start opening up to other students to make and try to make some friends, I remember lunch and after were my favorite times back then my classes were easy and so chill
Me and math been butting heads every since I was in elementary school; Math wasn 't my strong suit what so ever. Every time I was in math class in my early days me and a couple of my friends would always ask the teacher "why are we learning this," "we will never use this in our lives." Looking back on those days now I was wrong; we do need math in our life even the simplest form of math. I 've learned this semester that math is an essential tool in life; to communicate with others or to function in life we need math. How I felt about Math I never liked math ever since my first encounter with it in elementary school.
How many times does someone believe their parents when they are in middle school anyways? As I arrived in my Student Advisory room I realized that there was no point in being afraid that I would not fit in or that I would be awkward the first few days. I realized that I would be awkward for a little while because this was a completely new experience for me, but I also realized that everyone else was still awkward. This realization is what made me think the following, “I can survive middle
During grade 11, I had my first experience of racism. Unfortunately, this event lasted for one semester. A math teacher, who I still remember the name of, treated me so badly that it forced me to get my parents involved and eventually transfer out of the class. Approximately 3 years ago, I was assigned to a math class with a newly hired teacher. Initially, I thought the teacher was very kind to the class and even offered after school tutoring to anyone that needed it.
I expected to get lost at least 10 times but I successfully didn't. Before my first day at Drake I had heard from couple people that I was going to be 1 of 2 or 3 people of color in most of my classes. I didn't except that to be true but it was, in my first-year seminar I was 1 out of 4 people of color. I thought to myself those numbers are better than the ones I heard from people but I was still surprised to see the lack of students of color in the classroom. This made me more nervous to speak out and give my opinion because in my mind I thought I will be looked at differently due to my diverse background.
Spring of 2014 I started my college career by enrolling at Highline College in Des Moines and take Highline’s placement testing. I scored significantly lower in math than what I had in high school, but I scored into college level English. I was highly discouraged with my math scores, I made excuses why I got those scores, blamed how long the test took, blamed how early it was but, after I calmed down and took the time to really look at the reason why I got the score that and realized It was because of my choice not to study beforehand. There understood that I wasn’t ready for college level math and where I placed was where I needed to start at if I wanted to start my college education with a solid foundation in mathematics. In Fall 2014 I began my first quarter as a Highline
The time I experienced a major failure would have to be getting terrible grades in middle school. I would be getting failing grade, not caring at all. Once I ended seventh grade, my teacher had a conference with my mom and me , and they said that if I do not get my act together then I would repeat the grade again and that I remember my teacher telling me that I have to go High school because she said it was my calling to succeed in school. After I have finished with summer school, I got everything together and getting academics straight. One Day, I got an email, that said that one of my great friends passed away, and that left me so heartbroken, I stopped getting good grades; everything went downhill, because of that incident and that I became
This is why I propose that homework should be abolished from school in order to reduce stress or other symptoms, to create time for family/friends or socializing, and make school a fun place for students to learn rather than collecting pointless homework that could be done in class. When you think of homework what memories do you remember? Do you remember the stressful nights filled with headaches and little sleep because all you did was finish a project you would never need again or study for a test that you would never take again. The point is that homework equals stress of 4,300 students at primary schools in California 77% said that it causes stress and 56% say it is a primary stressor. Students were also asked by researchers whether they had experienced symptoms such as stress,
Looking back my hate for the competition style learning was a fear that my stellar performance would be no longer apart of my identify. From a young child’s perspective, the thought of my peers knowing that I performed below expectation because my name did not make the board that day became intimidating, and eventually not something I wanted to be a part of. If I could go back to this classroom today with the same teacher I would encourage her to let each student explore themselves as learners and not to interact with competition as each person learns at a different pace. For some this style of learning could cause retraction and not
In 7th grade, I transferred from Bryan Middle school to Visitation Catholic School and there was not enough room in the accelerated math program, which ultimately set me behind. In high school, I found myself bored in math and knew I needed to challenge myself, so I ended up setting up a meeting with the math department head and we discussed my options. Sophomore year, I ended up taking two math classes, which was not easy; double the test, quizzes and lessons! However, by taking two math classes, I was able to get myself into a higher math class which ultimately was my goal, and achieving it was an amazing feeling.
My first day at Larchmont Charter School, I was eager to meet new friends and start out a new life. I met my ELA and History teacher her name was Ms. Lorena and my Math and Science teacher her name was Ms. Emily. It was our first back to school night at Larchmont Charter School and my parents and I were talking to my new teachers about me having trouble with math, I always had a hard time with math it seems that I know the answer but I’m to afraid to get the answer wrong. My dad also told my new teacher’s that when I always use to take a test my teacher always use to point to the correct answer and helped me cheat. And when my parents went to tell him that when Christopher is doing his homework he is having a time, he always