Bethany Hill once stated, “Every child you pass in the hall has a story that needs to be heard, maybe you are the one that needs to hear it.” That quote works because the person might have trouble at home and they might need a counselor to almost let a burden off of their shoulders and tell their story to. Some of the reasons Career Cruising chose being a school counselor for me because I like training and teaching, working with children and providing advice. I am most interested in pursuing a career as a school counselor because of its likeable working conditions, straightforward responsibilities and simple career preparations. School counselors provide information and support to students of all ages. They also help students make great choices
Practically everybody in literature has someone in their world that influences who they are and how they view the world. One of the best examples of a mentor in literature takes place in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this story, Scout, a young girl growing up in 1960’s Alabama, learns a lot about herself and her world from her father, Atticus, Miss Maudie Atkinson, her neighbor, and her family's housekeeper, Calpurnia. These three people teach Scout about compassion, understanding others, as well as how to compose herself in front of others. These mentors guide Scout through her childhood and teach her valuable lessons about how to live a good life.
The Boys and Girls Club is an after school program that took in many individuals like Chayzée, and helped expand their character to become a better person through fun activities. The Boys and Girls Club helped Chayzée to develop confidence and character through activities like arts and crafts, basketball, and tutoring. Since then, he has been part of the club for 11 years, and today, he’s a counselor for young kids in elementary schools. "My experience at the Keenan-Stahl Club taught me how to not only be great, but how to care about others along my journey”
My passion for wanting to help those with disabilities and illness all started in high school when I started to work with the Special Ed program and help volunteer with the Special Olympics. I loved watching those kids laugh, smile, and have an amazing time. When I applied and got accepted into UNCW I started to look at the majors because I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. That’s when I came across Recreation Therapy and when I started reading into it I became very interested the field because it sounded exactly like something I would love to do. In my high school career, I helped out with the special education program by taking them to NC State Fair, to the Special Olympics, and around Christmas time we took them to the mall so they can shop for their family.
The event that has shaped me into who I am today is that I am a big sister. I am a big sister to my brother and sister. It has helped me to become a better student in school and class. Having a brother and sister, though it has been a rollercoaster in my life, it has shaped me into who I am today in school and class. I was an only child until I was almost three when my little sister was born.
A role model is someone you are inspired by, someone you look up to. I believe role models come from the heart and they make you strive to be the best you can be. I look up to my older sister, Danaka, she used to treat me like she was my second mother. Danaka always cared for me and picked me up when I fell down. We used to laugh, play, and have fun together when we were kids.
I was aware of all the children’s dietary needs, allergies and religious beliefs. I worked in partnership with the children’s parents and carers to find out what food their child can and cannot have. Children who were just settling in the setting found it very difficult to sleep, so I comforted and reassured those children. For the older children I would usually create a peaceful mood by rubbing their backs and reading a story to them
I love when I get to babysit children; getting to cook, clean, and play with them is something that I really enjoy. Favorite Memory: My favorite memory was when I was 4 years old and my family decided to make a video for our Grandma for Mother's
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 oldest daughter, Sofia, is doing very well adapting to social situations. As she becomes older, she continues to be doing much better interacting with children in her age group, which is a relief because when she was a toddler she took a while to warm up to new people. She is developing “best-friends” and I encourage play dates on a regular basis. At a kindergarten prep session, one of the teachers stated that Sofia got along with the other children well and was able to form a few new friendships at the session. More than a year later, Sofia’s first grade report card praised her for working well with peers in groups, respecting others, and demonstrating good social interaction.
I was given the opportunity to influence and inspire others. I learned a lot from this opportunity. I learned that not everyone is as fortunate as myself, but most of all I learned how to be there for someone. I knew each week that even if I felt sick, I would be at that elementary school, helping that child to the best of my ability. On top of spending numerous hours at clubs, I could always be found studying or working on a project.
The first year, the Science National Honor Society inducted eight students, including myself. As the first President of the Society, my officers and I developed a weekly peer tutoring schedule in the four main science courses offered at our school, a yearly engineer-off (a competition where students are tasked to produce a specific model and compete to see whose design is the most creative and efficient at the assigned task), and sponsored events for teachers to demonstrate engaging science experiments to students. Additionally, all the officers designed presentations pertaining to various scientific careers, and inspired members to explore further into STEM related
She spends many hours tutoring her peers and helping Spanish speaking students to help improve their content skills and English. She has spent time at the Boys and Girls Club and at Centennial BOCES tutoring and translating. Many young people in our community have benefited from her willingness to give back. She has great understanding, especially for a high school student, how much change can happen if we all help each other. English is not Lucero 's native language.
Monday begins the week with the kick-off assembly to get everyone excited for what the week ahead holds. Tuesday and Thursday holds different activities every single year according to what the theme is. On Wednesday though it is called Wild Wednesday, because we have a huge carnival at our high school where all the students get to just have a really fun day and relax. Then finally on Friday we have our DUCK Week Talent show. This is where the students get to perform any kind of talent they possess in front of the school and community members that choose to come.
The joy of learning is what unified the Walls family and is the source of the children’s most endearing memories. They would read together and bond over learning. Jeannette recounts her happier moments “after dinner, the whole family was stretched out on the benches and the floor of the depot and read with the dictionary in the middle of the room so we could look up words we didn’t know. (Walls 56-57) The Walls not only believed in a growth mindset; sharing knowledge was in fact how Rex and Rose Mary best expressed their genuine love and affection towards their children. Rex when sober taught his children geometry, physics, astronomy and how to convert their math homework into binary numbers.