In fact I think that kids should get to choose there extracurriculars. You see this is what can cause kids to not know how to make choices for themselves. If this happens it could cause a problem when they grow up. Another reason I chose this side is because they may not like it. They should not have to do it if they do not like it.
It was an awesome experience, I help students to learn how to speak and write Arabic. This experience is a challenging because the students were first grade and I try to be creative to make them like the class especially because Arabic language is hard. Based on my experience, I believe if the student likes the class, he/she will do great on it. For me, it is amazing to teach someone and help him/her understand the world. Also, I volunteer to help my neighbor as a babysitter.
Everywhere I went, I encountered those who would called me names and tried to mimic my Asian eyes. It came to a point where it did not matter whether I was in school or not, because at the end everything was about basic stereotype and discrimination of my race. I even experienced discrimination by my teacher, which is not something a role model of students should be like. Looking back on it now I distinctly remember a few moments when I felt my teacher treated me with a discriminatory manner. Having only been in a Spanish school for two years, the language barrier was still a challenging obstacle for me up to that moment.
Besides, school wasn't that easy for me because I didn't know English and I couldn't communicate with the people around me nor the teachers. I was the only kid who looks different in my class and has no ideas what the teacher is talking about. It was uncomfortable for me to be around my classmates, but everyone in the class seems to be nice to me because I was the new kid. They didn’t have problems with me and I didn’t have problems with them. As time goes on, I began to feel
All I wished for was to be back at my old school. When I walked through the doors of my new school, I was immediately scared. There were so many emotions going through mind, and I didn’t know what to expect. I was so ready to not give my new school a chance, but I saw other kids that were nervous because for some it was their first day of middle school. I worried for no reason because I met several friends and realized that I liked my new school better than my old school.
Session One When selecting our groups I was approached by another student who wanted to join us. One of my weaknesses is that I struggle to say no; I found the situation uncomfortable as I was aware of the feelings of the rest of the group. I could see the benefits of having an additional member as according to Preston-Shoot (2007) smaller groups are more likely to split into one to one interactions rather than developing as a group. I also felt that since I do not work closely with this student, it would give me a better experience of multi-agency working as they are usually unfamiliar to each other. However, my group did not want her to join as they both had a previous negative
Many students that know uniforms will be beneficial, but don’t agree with school uniforms will continue to disagree with implementing them. It can be easily agreed that school uniforms may take away their self-expression in school, but what matters more in school is the way of learning. It can also be agreed that many students do not accept the self-expression of their classmates and make fun of them. Students, parents, and school administration should be able to recognize the benefits that school uniforms come with. In conclusion, school uniforms are a great thing to have in schools.
Throughout the school year I began to get out casted more, except for when I met a girl named was Sarah. Sarah was Caucasian, and she welcomed me without judging me in school. Sarah was my first encounter of a person from a different race and background who actually wanted to be my friend. I saw no difference in Sarah and she saw no difference in me, even though I was in ESOL classes. Ideally, at a young age I did not know anything about racial differences, I just knew about my ethnicity differences at that point in time.
As students, we would be hypocrites if we will say that our outfits are at the least of our concerns when going to school. Whether we like it or not, we always worry about how we look and are in the constant state of a wardrobe dilemma. The use of school uniforms would let the students’ worry less about how they are seen by the people around them, their worry if their “top matches their skirt” or if the question “are my new kicks cool enough?” would be off their list, and if they stop trying to look a certain way, they will actually be able to put their attention on their studies. Also, it is given that this will improve their punctuality as they no longer have to spend a lot of time deciding on what to wear that day. According to the bulletin published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, "When all students are wearing the same outfit, they are less concerned about how they look and how they fit in with their peers; thus, they can concentrate on their schoolwork."
Single-sex classes are not always a smart idea. For younger grades sure but as middle school starts, they should not be separated because the goal of school is to get young people prepared for the job environment and real life. Keeping girls separated from boys will only serve to harm them as they enter the real world. Another goal of schooling is to help you become who you would like to be in a supportive environment with friends from all of the walks of life, whether or not they be female, male, transgender, straight or gay. Hanging out with the same gender for six hours a day without a glimpse of other people who could become their friends would only hurt students as personalities are all different.
I learned that I was placed on this earth to discover my own path, and I wouldn’t be happy if I live someone else’s life. Throughout high school I’ve gained confidence in myself, which really helped me a lot to step out of my comfort zone when in a difficult situation. I’ve learned that what I am doing now will effect me later on in life. I only have to worry about what I am doing not what someone else doing because worrying about someone else will not get you any
The students in my school are not free from oppression because the community they live in tells them that they do not need a high school diploma to be successful and that college is definitely out of reach. In schools, Tatum (2013) expresses that the impact of racism begins at an early age and “we are exposed to misinformation about people different from ourselves” (p. 65). This information is often engrained in student’s heads and some students of color internalize these differences and begin to believe it to be true. It is my belief that this false sense of self is often created not only in society but also in schools and students begin to perform the way they are expected to
I wish to practice my English and make friends with local people, but I am also worried that they probably don’t like international students. I am afraid to not be accepted by them and this new environment. As the Chinese student who interviewed says, “international students really deserve to be accepted on campus.” I can feel the sympathy of this. Then the article gives the solution how colleges solve these problems; that is, another interview as an example from a Chinese student about the international buddy program. I remember my buddy when I am in Australia’s high school, it is a good plan for me and my buddy because we are not only helping each other study, but also the buddy helps me to know more about local people and culture.
Tons have dropped but you’re still here!” Normally, I would try to point out that there were other Asian students that also do well in the class, and that comments like “exceptional Asian” were uncomfortable. One reason minorities leave courses related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) is because discriminatory remarks make others feel uncomfortable, so they leave and enroll in courses where they feel more comfortable in. I’m only “exceptional” because I had someone to encourage me and help me remain in the field. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have someone like that. Thus it’s always important to take notice of others and any possible differences they might have, because it can help improve interactions between both parties.
Should middle school students have recess? Middle school students should not have recess at all. This is because they need to grow and mature, they could get distracted from their missing work, and there is more of a chance to get hurt. You may think differently, but there is no denying the facts that prove my opinion. Middle school is a time in a kids life where they have more responsibilities, yet still are allowed to be a child.