However, what about the other listens we learned in our primary years? Do these other lesson actually have value in our adult lives? Did the efforts of our elementary school teachers stay in our heads all these years to contribute to our current and future decisions? Did lessons that were stressed everyday like “ hold hands and stick together, play and work some everyday, and put things back where you found them” actually stick with us. In Robert Fulgham’s book “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” he talks about how kindergarten lessons become life lessons and stay with us.
The Benefits of Required Community Service Community service is talked about amongst everyone. Community service is unpaid community service work that benefits others in a community. All high schools should be required to have a minimum requirement of community service as a graduation requirement because it will help the student’s mental health, allow them to play a role in their community and establish lifelong habits. Community service boosts mental health because contributing to one’s community can show student that anyone can make a difference. All community service helps no matter how little .Many may say that they do not find helping a homeless shelter their ideal saturday activity but once the students realize the impact they have on the less fortunate most will have a feeling of self accomplishment.
I will be the leader in my life and to others, in the absences of guidance. I made the decision to start school again and find the resources I need to accomplish my dreams. Fear is a choice. I will not find contentment until I am a successful social
My grandfather, one of the last freedom fighters in India, has been a source of inspiration throughout my life. As I embarked on my professional career, he told me, “Do things because you want to do them, but do so more if they need to be done.” These words have shaped my values and contributed to my accomplishments. My career progress till date has been characterised by choices, which were almost always accompanied by obstacles. Only my drive and perseverance has helped me overcome them in spite of repeated failures. The absence of relevant work opportunity had worked against my will to become an expert in ’green buildings’.
Introduction Developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media LabAbstract led by Mitchel Resnick, Scratch, first appeared in 2002 as a beta phase and was officially launched in 2005. Since its launch scratch has more than 14 million registered users, created and shared 17 million projects and created an impact around the globe. Scratch users are not limited by demographics, the early starter range from the age of 8 years and up, hence its impact on learning has not gone unnoticed by parents and educators. Scratch has been introduced in many school curriculum and is used for teaching more than just coding. The lesson plans for Scratch range form Match, English, History and more.
I wish to acknowledge all the people who helped me in this journey and experience. I do not and never will I consider that this thesis and the processes as burden, rather as a complex and wonderful masterpiece worth the wait, time and effort. This is because of those who supported me along the way… To my adviser, Dr. Charlie M. Dagwasi, who guided me through the journey by giving his insights and continuously challenging me to enhance the thesis and develop me as a researcher and a thinker. Thanks for learning with me. The same gratitude is given to Dr. Ruth S. Batani and Mr. Stanley F. Anongos for their anthropological and sociological insights that led to the development and completion of this research.
Hope you enjoy. SCIENCE - MIXED RESULTS In Science we learned for our first unit, relationship, in how plants and animals relate to plants and other animals. After we learned about ‘Photosyntheses’ and ‘The trophic level’ our teacher, Mr. Haag, thought to assess our learning to have a little quiz. I think I did pretty well on this assignment because I got a good grade (20/24). My second reason is because I learned a lot by this unit.
When I became old enough to babysit I couldn’t get enough of it. I loved being with children and helping them learn and grow. When I graduated High School I got a job at a Daycare, which I still work at today. That was when I really knew that being a teacher was the ultimate goal and I was determined to make it happen.
Another goal I had throughout the semester was to go outside of my comfort zone a little, I really didn 't like to talk in front of the class. However, as a Peer Mentor I had to do that more than twice which really develop outside of my comfort zone. Sgo that growth in getting out of my comfort zone was amazing and helped me have some great moments over the semester. Even though the semester had its downs , I would not change the fact I became a Peer Mentor. This whole journey was very reflective to me.
That may sound redundant, but as a child, my mom worked at a daycare. After picking me up from school, she would take me back to her job. Despite only being in elementary school, I’d still help my mom with the little toddlers in whatever way I could. At family functions, such as reunions or birthday parties, I’d hang out with my little cousins because I always found joy in being in their company. Now at family reunions, I’m usually the person that watches after the kids while the adults enjoy themselves.