I received required training on the job and worked up to a promotion. My friend, on the other hand, was not so lucky. While I worked hard towards my diploma, she did not and consequently was not able to hold any job for longer than a month. Thinking back to our high school days, I recall how she would tear up in front of our teachers in order to pass many assignments. She used the same tactic to get the things that she wanted from her parents.
The growth mindset believes that their potential intelligence comes from learning, while the fixed mindset thinks they only have a certain amount of intelligence. Along with their differences in learning, these students also have a difference in school priorities. The students with the fixed mindset only cared how smart they would appear and turned down opportunities that were critical to their success. Students with the growth mindset thought about their efforts, and when they work harder it will show in their abilities and accomplishments. I agree with this because everyone will react differently to a setback, especially if they already react differently to education.
It all comes down to people’s attitude towards learning. If people truly want to learn, they will. If people does not want to learn, they will not. In addition, a teacher with a classroom full of students willing to learn, they are more motivated to teach. If it is the opposite, the teacher is less
Once the class kicked off I hit a couple of bumps in the road. Then the class got much more difficult. Starting second semester I hit a wall and seemingly tanked every assignment in the class. At the time my confidence was shot. I felt that no one had faith in me and I had no idea how to complete the obstacle.
If class work was to callous I’d complain to my case manager. I’d tell her that I didn’t have enough time or that I have lots other work to do, so she would get me out of any work that I dint want to do. My case manger got me lots of extensions on projects, homework, and test. But I didn’t take advantage of any of it. My grades were dropping faster than ever, and so was my self-esteem.
The first step that must be taken is adjusting the teachers learning and/or instructing skills. The teachers should be required to attend a class where they have the opportunity to learn the material better, thus allowing them a more beneficial way to interpret their skills to the students, so that the students can better retain the material. The teachers should learn what material is most important to teach, in order to help the student be better prepared for life, considering that most of their poverty-stricken students will not be able to attend college. If teachers focus their attention on the learning experiences of students, and make changes based on what they know about teaching that promotes learning, students will understand more of what they are learning, retain what they learn longer, and learn more than just the content (Weimer, 2011, Para. 5).
I barely got through geometry, and I thought that I wasn't going to survive. I failed tests and retook them for a better grade, I pushed myself and told myself to keep going no matter what. At the end of the year when finals came around I was still struggling. My teacher told me that I might have to stay another year. I was freaking out and didn’t know what to do.
Honestly, I barely studied and did not put my effort at all. I felt bad one day, realizing that all the hard works that my parents did to me and I paid them back with bad grades and bad behaviors. For me to had a better life, they even immigrated from Indonesia to United States. At first, I had a hard time trying to adapt in a whole new society and cultures. But the words that my mother often said to me stuck on my head forever.
I started to feel sick and was unable to attend class, I was finding it hard to get my homework done in school, and everything started to feel like it was falling apart. The Behavior of the ParticipantsThe emotions that I was found to be displaying was sadness and anger. The sadness came from my poor choice to buy a new car fully knowing that I did not need to buy a new one. The anger also came from that choice as well. The anxiety I was presenting was rooted from the amount of school work I had due within the next week, which I was finding hard to do because I was not thinking clearly at all.
I then somehow gather the power and decided to struggle for my livelihood and my mother. I left my studies because I had no money to continue them and I don’t want my mother to handle more burden. I started a job and along some teaching classes to small kids. After a hard period of one year, I was able enough to continue my studies and now my only mission is to become someone on whom my father get proud of and then I will ask him why he did all of this to us . This is the reason I don’t make friends nor talk useless to someone.
“Student” and “Crow Lake” these two articles both talked about the relationship between teachers and students. Wayman, the teacher in “Student”, he insisted on attracting his students’ interests, but it didn’t work out very well. Katie, the teacher in “Crow Lake”, she recalled a childhood experience during her class, it came out that students got bored by her voice. Wayman tried very hard on helping students learn better, but the students only care about their grades instead of learning things. Katie tried to teach her students, but there had no connections between Katie and the student.
Beliefs: We believe that advanced education will empower students to become leaders and responsible citizens. No child is an exception, no matter what race, sexuality or gender you are. In Golden Valley Academy, we believe that an emotionally, physically comfortable and safe environment will be the most effective way of learning. Learning is an active and lifelong activity that is unique for each member of society so we are willing to mold our way of teaching to help our students residing in this school. Curriculum activities are important as well, they are there to provide students countless of pathways to success.