When the state exam finally came it was nothing relevant to all that we had studied the entire year. From that point on I felt that English classes were a waste of time, and I was no good at them. When the results from the state test came, I received a
She could comprehend how that all teachers are the same. She had her students write down their personal education experience. Some of them were angry because they were passed with our being able to read or write, and the others because they did good in the class and was not a bad student. “I know one example doesn’t make a case, but at night I see a parade of students who are angry and resentful for having been passed along until they could no longer even pretend to keep up” (2).” Passing students who have not mastered the work cheats them and the employers who expect graduates to have basic skills” (2). Just because they are in their senior year teachers should see if that person is capable to read spell or write.
Since my education in the Philippines was at a religious school that did very little to teach me mathematics or English, I was classified as English deficient and placed in the Doris Henderson Newcomers School. The way I handled the traumatic experience of being thrust into a foreign school system, without the capability to speak English, turned out to be the most influential building block of me becoming a strong, confident student with the tools to succeed in middle school, high school and eventually college. Doris Henderson Newcomers School is a melting pot of students who speak over twenty-one different
As a Junior in his English class, Mawi needs to get a 96 on the final to get an A in the class. Unfortunately, this teacher is said to have impossible finals. “There was only one way I could ace the final: reread every book that we had covered. Take notes and have them fresh in my mind. So I did it… The test was as hard as I thought it would be.
Eventually though the year I couldn’t keep up with the work and I no longer understood what was being taught to me. I struggled with keeping up and trying to stay with the class. By the end of the year I had no missing assignments but since I had trouble taking tests I passed with something in the C range. I took Geometry during my Sophomore year and Algebra II &
English 095 made me realize that I enjoy English, and I want to maybe teach English someday. I enjoyed learning everything that my teacher taught me in English 095. We reviewed grammar during the first couple weeks of class. Honestly,
Now, I am fully invested in becoming a nurse. In the CNA course I became an advocate in the care of the patient. The course introduced me to many skills such as taking one’s vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living and repositioning those who are bedridden. It
I disliked being in groups and then even more because they were not my friends plus I had never in my life seen them before. Then again to this day I thank my 9th grade biology teacher because if she had not paired me up with them I would had not meet my current best friends. In the group project the girls and I had to work together and come to a compromise of what our project was going to be about. The teacher said the project could be of anything regarding biology. We all had our own ideas about what the project could be of.
It was overwhelming walking into a classroom filled mostly with sophomores; the teacher had a stern look also. I expected to get a C in the class and dislike the teacher. However, the exact opposite occurred. I excelled in the class and developed a strong relationship with the teacher. This teacher, Mrs. Michael, was my first high school Spanish teacher, and she has most influenced my desire to become a professional educator.
Whether that was at school, church, or family gatherings there was constantly someone coming up to me speaking in Spanish. When it came to reading the examples out loud in Spanish class, my teacher expected her “native” students to set the example. However, I for one can’t roll my tongue; therefore, not being able to pronounce the Spanish words correctly. As a result, I would purposely mispronounce the words in error to make my point to the teacher that I couldn’t read Spanish. This repeatedly was addition example of not being a “true” Mexican in the eyes of my teacher.