Just when I thought about really giving up a close friend informed me about Job Corps and exactly what it is they do with young adults who are trying to obtain their diploma or to just advance their education. Realizing that without a high school diploma I’m not able to get a job so I really wanted another chance. Once I got here I knew I had to really apply myself like never before and try my best to stick through the program. There are many great opportunities that can really help me with my future. 7 months into the program I’m nearly done with getting my high school and only half way done with my
I came to America in the search of opportunities and a successful future. However, this path was not as smooth as I thought. The reality is that life for immigrants like me is very tough and full of challenges. I faced educational and financial challenges in the USA, especially the first six months with sudden changes. However, these barriers affected my personal character by making me a hardworking, mature and manageable person.
Coming to America with my parents when I was about 11 years old was a new adventure for me. There were a lot of changes that needed to be made and experiencing new things. I would have to make some adjustment and getting used to the American culture and learning the language they speak. My parents had made a big sacrifice coming to America. Living their home country just so my siblings and I could get a better education and better life.
In my teenage years I started to understand societies way of thinking. Why risk everything to educate your girl child when she is prone to pregnancy and other things that would stop her education? My mom would say to her older brother my uncle why not let the girls go to school and he would respond then who will help me on the farm. I just thought it was unfair because his son attended school regularly. We struggle thru many years and when it was time for me to go to college my mom could not afford to pay for me to attend so I decided I would work and pay my own way.
The real reason why you should accept me in to the college is because I am breaking from those habits and My abilities when I properly apply them to school work can allow me to have excellent grades in class my skills are being able to be work under pressure, I am creative, I am a good team worker. When I first realized that I work good under pressure was when sometimes I would do my home work for my classes right the day before, and the next day I would usually get a good grade. The reason why I said usually is because doing my work under pressure like that only works if I already have knowledge on what to do, and reasonable amount of time to do it.
Government assistance to some people is a way to receive money from the government while they sit back an relax. To others it is considered a benefit while they search for a new job or whie they cannot work. Mmistakes happen, accidents happen, and I can understand the need for government assistance, As an adult that grew up in a single parent home where my mom worked for minimum wage I learned that life isn’t easy and that I need to be prepared for adulthood. I witnessed my mom struggle for years to make ends meet. I can’t speak for any other individual, but for me seeing my mom struggle was a wakeup call.
He emphasizes that this teacher and student relationship in education is for people whom are “necrophilous”. And that it is only a means to control the masses by disabling their ability to critically-think. He also encourages problem-posing teaching, which are open discussion classes where not only the students can learn, but the teacher learns as well; a truly ideal learning environment for growth and change. Some of you may believe that your education has not been oppressive, but I can tell you from my own experience that there have been significant improvements, but Freire’s ideals still hold true to this day. First, we must examine Freire’s ideals of education.
He gives her pep-talks about her performances in school, spends time training her in extra curriculum activities and generally expects the best of her. With that being said, I feel that both are extrem opposites and I feel that my parenting style is somewhere in the middle. I do want my children to try their best, however, that is all that I ask of them. I can be a funny and loving parent, but when circumstances call for it I can also be very strict and assertive. One parent I can not relate to Helen Buckman.
In my experience, what Martin Luther King Jr. calls “thinking intensively and critically” is very different from what my high school teachers called “critical thinking”, most especially by the way Dr. King links intelligence and learning to the development of character, that is, growth as a person. Too often in my past, teachers mentioned critical thinking only as a mental activity of seeing through stereotypes, evaluating both sides of issues and understanding and accepting differences. As worthwhile as these are, I have found that high level thinking without having a more enlightened character is simply inadequate. That was a recent, very positive experience with two very nice people of different faiths. As much as we had been taught in class about prejudice, the recent terrorists attacks across the world bred a good deal of ill-will in
If any of the kids have any concerns or questions, they can rely on me to try my best to help them find the answer. If any of my coworkers ever need a favor, I am always willing to lend a hand. Whether that means helping that teacher with a student, helping to clean up after an activity if the teacher has something else to do, or any other favors they may need. I am there to help. The final value that I would like to write about is how efficient I am.
My friend and I are struggling to change our mindset, from fixed mindset to growth mindset. We don’t blame our parents for that, and we can’t, because we also learn at school and at our community, which are really out of our parents’ control. Instead, we are thankful to becoming what we are and knowing that we are able to change our mindset now. I know change is hard, but it is possible and worth it. I like the quote from Mindset book, “Change can be tough, but I’ve never heard anyone say it wasn’t worth it.” (Mindset 246) It is become the biggest challenge in our life, because if we want to change our mindset, then we need to change it now while we are young, otherwise it would be too late.
Professors are rewarded for research” (Deresiewicz 64). This pact impacts student standards of learning, not in a sense that they are learning, but the loss in passion for what they learn, is lost. Attending an elite schools allows students to really do whatever they want or find their vocation, “it means the thing you’re called to do” (Deresiewicz 90). This idea comes from
English was not my second language, but I did know what it was like to learn a language and how frustrating it could be. Because of this, I want to be as much help to them as possible. Tenorio says, “It is not the awareness of racial and cultural differences that leads to prejudice and racism, but how people respond to these differences” (p. 26). Every student is different. It is up to me and every other future teacher out there to always be available to their students as well as to be open minded and
A discovery wheel is an opportunity to tell the truth about yourself so you can know what kind of student you are or what kind of student you want to become. While completing this assignment I was to tell the truth to get the best results and find out truly what kind of student I am. I discovered that my strong abilities and skills are diversity, health, and communication. I think this is an accurate resemblance of what kind of student I am. I am always a student who likes to be around other no matter who they are.