Not necessarily for college applications, but moreover on the experience that I will gain by being a member. In fact, the opportunities such as giving back to the school and the community will surely hold more value than it would in my college applications. In addition, if I do get accepted, I will surely not be the first to write that I was an NHS member, so would it really make much of a difference? I believe I will be a great contribution for the National Honor Society. Growing up in an unfortunate family, I have learned to take my education seriously and apply for organizations to serve as an inspiration.
I agree that as a result of the way people think, it is difficult to put that normal state of mind aside. I agree with David Foster Wallace in the belief that figuring out how to be well-adjusted is the opportunity of true education. Wallace’s speech has changed my perceptions because after a long school day, I get very tired and just is not paying attention to the things that I need to be paying attention to. His speech is important for its larger implications on the world-at-large. If everyone would listen to his speech, it could definitely change the world.
In the current decade, students are often encouraged to comment and criticize one’s work. This process is looked as a way to make students think and apply what they had learnt in classrooms. I agree that it indeed provokes students’ thought process and is effective for them to gain better understanding on a certain topic. However, the expectations of criticizing someone’s work had just been raised to a whole new level as they’re actually encouraged to tear apart someone’s work and always having something to disagree with rather than criticizing constructively. During discussions, teachers are often interested to hear students arguing about their own standpoints rather than the actual takeaways from the paper.
The author author of “Study by Katherine Schulten” also agrees that the culture is an important part of the context but if not taught right would get a cold reaction. Agreeing author explains, “They said they would no longer do the work”(Schulten). The colored students stop doing work because of the reactions they were given when the word was read in class. The author also describes, “for their part, felt to self-conscience”(Schulten). This shows that if the word is not properly “prepared for” it may put colored individual in an uncomfortable situation.
Traditions have been around for years, some being passed down from generation to generation while others are fairly new. Traditions explain why people act certain ways or why certain events happen. From academics, to cultures, to life, people follow their traditions because that is what they have always learned to do, reluctant to change the ways they have always lived. Many are scared of change, especially in traditions that have been around for so long, but changing traditional ways is inevitable because life is always changing. In “Project Classroom Makeover,” the author Cathy Davidson strongly supports changing the traditional education system because it is not keeping up with how modern students learn, with all these advances in technology
If the textbooks covered the real and actual history, the students would be forced to ask difficult questions that even the teachers would not be able to answer. Since America is a place with people from all walks of life, they would properly understand their origin and how they were treated in the past and begin to ask for their rights. The teachers would find it difficult teaching this particular subject. Resultantly, citizens would not be patriotic and proud of America when its ugly truth is unraveled. As the Loewen affirms in his books lies my teacher taught me.
I didn 't have the nicest things but I had the necessities which she could provide me with. My mother is what sparked the flame which drives me to want to help families in need. I don 't just want to help families in need, I want to help single mothers I want to build a shelter which helps single mothers on their feet. Im going to continue setting my standards high in hopes that I inspire someone to pursue their dreams. I hope to leave a long lasting impact on my community.
As people continue to write, many wonder, are the words put down on paper at risk of endangering our children? Many critics argue that controversial topics should be kept in books to show the struggles people have gone through. Defenders argue that students will become so fixated on the dark topics, that they won’t be able to see the difference in real life and the book, and make poor decisions because of it. Allowing the book banning to happen would cause a large portion of controversial books to display a different message to the reader than what was intended. However, supporters claim this will prevent conflict and shock.
And lastly, I am still very closely located to my family. Having a school that was still remotely close to my family was important when I was choosing a school. Connections. Making connections for myself was really important to me when I was choosing a college. As a cinema arts and science student, I didn’t just want to go to a school that was only going to teach me new skills and techniques.
Time management: Time management is a very crucial component if you are willing to have a productive lifestyle. To be honest, I have always had issues with managing my time efficiently. This problem had become a huge obstacle once I got into college. Thus, attending a lecture that focuses on time management helped me a lot with this problem by introducing me to different aspects related to time management: planning, SMART goals, and important/urgent matrix. Learning to make a specific plan for my daily tasks and make a to-do list to make my day as productive as possible is something very helpful which was advised to me by the instructor of this lecture Mr. Irfan.
Edmundson began this essay with a confession of his awareness on teacher interpretations. He explains that he is apprehensive of what they will expect and accepts that he sometimes educates to try and buildup the good analysis from students. Then he explains the fact that he does not want to be characterized as “enjoyable.” Edmundson wants them to be disputed and changed by his course. Lol He places a lot of importance on the reality that American culture is damage compelled and that liberal arts education and the university system has taken a change for the worst. He contributes an episode about a student he had named Joon Lee.
An important point I learned after reading Holler if You Can Hear Me by Gregory Michie is that teachers should care about their students because students will learn more if they know you care and then they will care to learn . Mr. Mitchie believes his students don’t care enough to learn about sexism, but the truth was that they were tired of spending 2 weeks on the same lesson. Mr. Mitchie will then get angry at his class and tell them that if they didn’t care to learn then he wouldn’t make them. In another instant a teacher named Miss. Reilly was tired of her class not listening to her that she threatened to quit, but a student named Samuel wrote her a letter and told her not quit.
I think the hardest part of working on big projects was delegating; I am often worried that if I don’t complete something myself it will not get done. I have learned through experience that the best leader that people want to help is one that assists in all tasks that need to be completed in a project but one that also steps back and lets others take responsibility. Through the many projects I have helped execute in my school, I believe I have made a positive difference; yet, I did not want to be seen as the assigned
Today, there still lots of influences, even though roadblocks hold me back and make me do bad decision’s. During school it might be boring to do work but at the end we all learn new things. Also, many of us get lectured from our parents about a bad grade or a poor decision, but after middle school or high school the advice pays off to know about. Even though, lots of people know what they did and might be honest with the choice they made and that will help them with avoiding the roadblocks of knowing they were lying to the parent. To avoid the roadblocks is to do the right thing and make the better choice.
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