With her drive and tenacity, D’Vonya funneled her desire for educational success down to the students and their families during her junior internship at S.A.N.D. Elementary School, Hartford, CT. She worked directly with the K-4 children and their families who were failing to come to school regularly or not progressing academically. D’Vonya stated, “Morally it bothered me to know many of these students couldn’t read, or write and were simply being ‘passed with exception’ to the next grade”. While there she understood the parents perspectives regarding not feeling supported, or their efforts going unnoticed. Many of the comments made regarding the children and their parents who were fighting to overcome life’s obstacles was disheartening for her to hear.
With such a great support system at home, the young lady did not allow the negativity to hinder her from being great. She remained an all A student. September 21st was her due date. Young and not knowing what to expect, she goes to the hospital but was sent home because it was not time for the baby’s arrival. She goes to school the next day and when she comes home from school she’s confused because she had not given birth.
Michelle Rhee had a lot of responsibility trying to reform inner cities public schools in Washington, D.C. I acknowledge her proposal, but I’m not sure if her way actually solved low test scores by firing teachers. Perhaps there were other ways, other solutions, or other methods such as swapping teachers around to work in a different classroom for different weeks because each teacher teaches different from the next. One thing I do not understand is how come the testing sheets were not collected from each classroom and school immediately after the testing was completed? Why were these lingering around in the school for who knows how long.
The Search In November of 2004, I was hired, as the Special Education Teacher/Disabilities, by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Head Start Program, fresh out of college with some experience substituting in the local school districts. The Special Education Department for Head Start was nonexistence and shared the Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist with their Daycare Program or services were contracted out to other companies. However, the services were often limited to specific hours and days of the week. Head Start found that the needs of the students were not being met and evaluations were not completed in a timely manner and personnel change frequently. Head Start began working on hiring a full time Occupational
A few say, that at intermediate school, teachers and administrators require students to buy extra products for the new year. Some of these supplies may get quite pricy and a lot of families may not afford all of these items. This lack of money unfortunately results in some students to get teased and bullied. They often get called names because of how they might have to use an old backpack from their brother or sister, or having to use used and worn down school materials. In elementary school though, parents and their children may not have to buy extra materials for the new year as much of what they need, they already possess at home.
The problem with that was I did not know how long it would take to update the computers and I had to pick up my daughter before the daycare closed at 5:30 P.M. I attempted to update the computers when they took the students out to conduct an exercise. SFC Joe Smith came into the classroom where I was conducting the computer updates cussing and screaming. I tried to explain to him that if I conducted the updates as he requested I would be late picking up my daughter from the daycare. He did not
When I turned into a freshman, I decided to transfer to a deaf school for my high school years and graduated there. By then, my struggles with my writing and reading were improving by working hard. IN my freshman, there was an English teacher, Mrs. Copeland-Samaripa, a strict teacher I ever had seen and I failed this class once because of lack of my doing in homework and tests. I didn’t want to repeat the grade so I decided to work hard by studying notes for test and turned homework in on time. For next two years, I really didn’t learn lot about writing because of different teachers weren’t taught me very well then in my senior year, a bearded man, Mr. Dirk, came in my life.
There is a lot of talk about nursing homes not being very good to the patient and there is a lot of elderly financial abuse and physical abuse that goes on sometimes in nursing homes when you become a nurse you have to be good at what you do and if you only there for a paycheck then it 's not the job for you. I am passionate about becoming a registered nurse and I love taking care of people so when I will take the course and I felt like a failure I wanted to give it all up. When I took my certified nursing assistant exam I pass it and I started to apply for jobs and within the next few days I was getting calls I started a new job as a certified nursing assistant and I had to attend a training and I 'm already good at what I do. Being at the hospital and or nursing home is such a good feeling because you are making people around you happy who may not have family that home or pet or people to just talk to. I want to continue my education by going to college and getting my bachelors in nursing and then maybe my masters to become a nurse practitioner and then I can open up my range of help to people.
My literacy background started out rough. I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was in first grade, but before that my teachers knew I had trouble writing and identifying my letters. I was taken out of recess and free time in kindergarden to work on flash cards in the hall with my teacher, which made me feel I was being punished. I was continued to be pulled out of classes and special activities that other students were doing to work one on one with a teacher or an aid on reading and writing skills. This I feel is the reason I hated literacy until high school.
On yesterday, I did not have a substitute for my class. So, Thea Johnson was asked to watch my class. As Thea walked through my class, I began thanking her. She mentioned jokingly, “She haven’t had her medicine, and she didn’t want to be bothered.” She told me I had to do something about by “crazy students” and I better have some work. While I was getting my students’ work from my Sub Box, she mentioned she needed my roster because she was going to call parents.
In Elementary school they would give you scores out of 6, 4 was average and 5 or 6 was outstanding. I would frequently receive 3s and sometimes even 2s. However, the worst critiquing I have ever experienced was in 8th grade. My teacher Ms. Garncarz had us write narratives similar to the one I am writing now but she had us work in partnerships. After mostly working individually, with some help from my partner, my teacher told me that my writing wasn 't original and that I needed to stop having my writing rely on others.
She advocated on my behalf and contacted an outside counseling agency where I attended weekly counseling sessions. I believe that clinical counseling was what I needed, but I feel it could have been beneficial and helpful to receive support and acknowledgment from the professional school counselors on staff at our school. I believe that even if you feel like you may not be prepared to help a student it is important to at least acknowledge and address a students concern. I did not feel that I had a safe place to go at school when things were difficult because no one took time to acknowledge that I was not in the best
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).