I was upset with the lack of assist from my counselor at a time of need. Not only that the lack of compassion but giving me bad advice. I know GCU is about ensuring their students are successful with their classes and yesterday didn’t seem like so. I’m very upset but still managing to keep a float in my classes but I can’t get pass that my counselor who
I understand that it is a part of her role to demonstrate to me how to take care of a situation and it is her duty as a teacher to fix things as quickly and efficiently as possible, but I wish I could do more to help at those times. A part of this is not knowing how best to get the kids to follow my instructions and directions. However, to make things easier on me, I’d like to think that the students in my class have taking a liking to me and listen to me very well. Fourth, I can’t stand the times where I find myself sitting stationary. Most of the time in the classroom, I am up, walking, moving.
She states, “There are some days where everything is going great and no one is giving you trouble, and there are other days where the students are just not motivated to learn and are being extremely difficult.” When she was telling me this the first thing that popped in my head was “so every day is practically a new adventure in this type of environment,” because literally each day there is always something new happening especially when you’re working with high school students. Ms. Guerra continues on explaining how there was a particular year where the students did not want to do the work, and were okay with failing the course. “I spend so much time in each lesson and I do everything I can to make everyone participate, but when my students don’t reciprocate to the enthusiasm I have I start wondering what am I doing wrong? And you must be mentally ready that not every day is going to be a good day in the classroom.” This had me realizing that teachers, put in so much of their time for their students and sometimes are not appreciated and given the credit they deserve. Besides the negative parts that can possibly occur she also explained how there are days where everything is going smoothly and there is so much cooperation and participation going on in class.
Since I was little reading was a struggle for me. Which caused writing to be difficult for me as well. Teachers and my parents doing everything they could to make reading and writing and overall learning easier for me; however, all this extra help I did not like. Help consisted of eye therapy, doing extra outside of school, and special help in
As I entered high school, with the help of my parents and prior experience, my social skills have steadily improved, and I began to work as a group. This improvement; however, had no proximity to perfection. I still sometimes couldn 't keep up with the pace of a lesson, or daydream when a teacher is lecturing on a topic such as the moral meaning of the character 's relationships Old English Story Beowulf. But now I do it much less, thanks to my determination and a little bit medication. Hopefully, by the time I graduate from high school (one more year), I would have improved to the point that my medication is no longer necessary and I can immerse smoothly into
If I’m being completely honest, middle school helped me become the person I am today. It was a hard time for me to talk to new people because I felt that everyone would stare at my acne or at my mustache. People avoided me, so in turn, I avoided them. I stuck with my two friends for the longest time and learned to be quiet. I kept missing out on amazing opportunities, and I knew that I had to do something or else I would never get the chance to be successful.
She believes that she’s saving the teacher from “subsequent mortification” (28). Scout did not think before standing up to ‘educate’ Miss Caroline and did not realize that maybe it was not necessary. It was her instinct, which happens to be very common in young kids. They often do not understand that in this case, knowledge of townsfolk naturally comes over time. About a day later, another student in the class answered Miss Caroline when she did not grasp why another student was behaving a certain way: ‘He’s one of the Ewells, ma’am’” (36).
Everything we did that school year was “for the kids”. At the time I did not realize that statement would end up being the very words that kept me going in my lowest of times. I had been battling severe anxiety for a very long time before this. I had trouble socializing and speaking up in school. I abhorred class presentations and reading in front of the class.
Frankly, my first impression of her was not positive. I felt that she was very intimidating and load-spoken. I wanted to drop the class after the first day, but I had to stay enrolled due to financial aid. However, after surviving a couple of months in her class, her style of teaching started to make sense. She was trying to teach us “how” to think instead of “what” to think.
Introduction The social and emotional well-being of children, specifically adolescents is very important to me because that is something I struggled with as a pre-teen. Middle school was difficult for me because I had many issues with friends, I was experiencing body and mind changes and I had low self-esteem. During this time, I did not have anyone to talk to about these problems, so I had to manage these difficulties alone. I remember wishing I had someone to talk to or someone to help me maneuver through these tough times, but I was not comfortable enough with anyone to share what was going on or I did not think they could truly help. Although middle school was rough socially and emotionally, it did not interfere with my academics.
There were many times fear kept me from signing up for this class. My lack of resources and negative perceptions of myself have kept me from returning to school as well as doing many other things in life. Learning how to write S.M.A.R.T goals and exploring challenges faced by the adult learners have provided me with tools to overcome these fears, or at least make it less scary. This will be a great asset in the future since the less afraid I am to try something, the more I will