Juan Aviles 6172-10848-ENGL-1302 4/30/2017 Reflective Essay I became a student at Huston Community College in Houston for two semesters, and I believe that over the course of my stay I feel that. I have grown and learned more than I thought it wasn’t possible. I take my classes online to at Houston Community College already, knowing that I wanted to be a teacher; I had taken a few English courses and though I knew exactly what I was headed for-was I was ever wrong. Going through the English program special this course ENGL 1302 has taught me so much more than stuff about literature and on my own language, it has taught me how to be me. I had learned a little specially here how to write and
Mr. Keating then asks what “carpe diem” means, and one of the students replies with “sieze the day.” Mr. Keating wanted the kids to learn on the first day, that it’s okay to go after your dreams, even if it’s stupid or you have people saying no. Mr. Keating also has some of his classes outside. This connects with the essay Nature by Emerson. Another example of how the Dead Poets Society relates to transcendentalism is the Dead Poets Society itself. The society that the boys were in helped them realize
She understands the basic classroom routines and expectations, but struggles greatly with organization and often does not know what materials she needs for each subject. Gabby requires assistance with determining what materials are needed and when to use them appropriately. Nathan Ramp Special Education Teacher Adverse Effects 11/17 Gabby's ability to master regular classroom academic objectives is significantly delayed. She requires small group or one-on-one instruction and repetition to learn skills. In order to complete classroom assignments she needs incentives, continual prompts to stay on task and simple, concrete instructions.
The first day of sophomore year rolled around and it was time to step foot into Mrs. Burrell’s class. Boy, was I surprised when I walked in and there was a new teacher, Mrs. Padilla. This is when the “Road of Trials” began. From the very first day she had stressed about the importance of the AP test. She gave us all of the AP rubrics, a sheet of transition words to use in our writing pieces, and she even showed us the agenda she had planned out for the rest of the year.
I sent out an email to my group mates saying that I would complete the first quarter of the assignment, and if everyone else did a quarter and sent it to me I would put it all together. As the report due date approached, I got the second and third quarter from my group mates, but one group mate had not responded to my email. The day before the assignment was due, I gave up and did the work on my own. My group mate displayed social loafing because he did not put in the effort to get the lab report done as he was depending on the group to do it for him. In the end, we were all getting the same grade so he didn’t have to be
I got my first “F” in my social studies class. I didn’t even care though I figured that my family was more important. Which is true but I need to learn how to multitask and I did. I learned how to seperate my home life from my school life. So, I guess you could say I was very persistent.
Without this people are going to struggle with focussing on the tasks at hand and may not achieve much at all. There are already many challenges within the learning environment including varying skills and abilities of the learners but when a disruptive group of learners is present it is not going to be a successful learning experience. Whenever I have been presenting to a group of learners I make sure that I was prepared with the resources and materials required and arrive punctually, hopefully before the learners arrive. By doing this I could then be in a position where I was able to state my
Okay so you people enter junior high in three days. I’m sure your past sixth grade teachers told you some stuff about what you need to know for junior high. I bet they just told you to listen in all your classes, that teachers aren’t going to help you as much, and that you 're going to actually have to study for all your tests and quizzes. While all of that may be true, they are not giving you the proper advice to survive in junior high. In the next five minutes, I will be giving you all the tips and survival methods you’ll need for junior high.
I remember the first day of class the teacher asking us to introduce ourselves where we were from, what our hobbies were, our major, etc. I remember expressing in mine that I disliked writing, how I’ve always struggled with it, and my teacher gave me words of encouragement and right there I knew that this was going to be a good writing semester and that I was going to learn a lot. The first week we dived right into it learned about APA formatting, thesis statements, and academic integrity. The biggest one that had me worried was The Personal Narrative Essay because I knew my writing skills were about to be tested. Everything I needed though to write a Personal Narrative was given to me; I followed the guidelines, and I received a one hundred for it.
Student Engagement A good teacher should know how to engage students in learning activities and be able to respond to diverse students needs in the classroom. The classroom observations I have seen these past week has shown me examples of good teachers. In all the classes I observed the students sat quietly and were always ready to raise their hands and answer questions. In my kindergarten class all the students were really into their assignments and wanted approval of their work from their teacher. A good way I saw a teacher trying to keep her students engaged was giving them a time limit for how long they had to do the assignment before they had to present their results or move on to the next activity.
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.
Little did I know that many like me were scattered in other English classes that year. Later, I entered AP English Language and Composition. The teacher of that class had given each student a reality check. The lesson I had received from that class was that
As they spoke, they expected my classmates and I to follow along and write down what they were saying. This personally made me lose focus and any minor distractions would win over my attention throughout the class. Aside from having to stay concentrated and alert, some teachers would speak rapidly and as a student, it is discouraging to have to ask them to slow down or repeat themselves. Knowing this, my biggest fear is writing too much information or lecturing too often causing a loss of interest to the students. Therefore, I strongly believe that it will be most difficult to adjust myself to the auditory crowd due to reasons of insecurities of time management, lack of interest, and/or focusing too much on my learning