After a couple of day together me and my new roommate became the best of friends, this made me feel like maybe this semester won’t be as terrible as last semester. I went to my classes that next week with high hopes again, and to my surprise every class was extremely easy and my teachers were very helpful and nice. Everything that I was hoping for in the spring semester was becoming a reality. I was even getting more involved on campus and in my sorority, which lead to me gaining friends every day. Everything that I was wanting college to be like was starting to happen to me, and every bit of stress that I had diminished every day.
Although I had some pretty hard setbacks, I did have great times as well. Some of the successes I had, before getting kicked out, were being able to make friends with two new teachers, that the school had hired, when the new school year had started. My American Government teacher was Mrs. Elizabeth Adkins and my CP English 3 teacher was Miss Robyn Spangler. Another success I had was making great grades and attending the rest of the time I had spent at the school with my boyfriend, Brandon Crawford.
Reflecting of My Experiences Throughout Introduction to Writing Reflecting of My Experiences Throughout Introduction to WritingThis semester was my very first semester as a student at the University of Maryland. Being the first, it was probably the semester I would 've learn the most in. I learned the Reflecting of My Experiences Throughout Introduction to Writing expectations for writing that I will have to live up to for the rest of my college career. Though myhigh school teachers were usually demanding, college writing raised the bar for me. In high school, we would have weeks to pick a topic, create a thesis, outline the paper, write the paper, and then revise the paper.
Now don’t get me wrong, I did have a good high school experience; however this isn’t about the good times I had. I want to tell you a story about something else. A real life lesson that I learned in school, something truly beneficial to my future. My senior year of high school taught me many things, however nothing compared to what I learned when I hit rock bottom that year. My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before.
In her classes we have also read a variety of great novels with my favorite being The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. For our final exam of my sophomore year we were assigned to write an essay called “The Pitfalls of the American Dream” in which we compared the main protagonist of The Great Gatsby with the main protagonist of Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (a play we read in class). To this day this assignment is one of my favorite portfolio pieces because it discusses my favorite book read in school and showcases the writing skills that Ms. Murphy helped me to
Hermann High School has helped me be more social, come out of my shell, be a leader, manage my time better, and to have more self confidence. Hermann High School was a big change for me my freshmen year. I walked into the high school my first day of high school and was as scared as a raccoon. I walked through the doors and was greeted by many people I knew and felt a sense of excitement and eagerness. It was such a new environment and a totally different group of people.
As a new teacher, it has been important to establish many strategies that help my students to become more independent, especially to create an environment in which students can be safe and engaged. Achieving this goal can be measured through misbehavior and positive reward data (for individuals and the whole class), observations from my mentor and administrator, and the organization and visuals seen in my classroom. The first component, misbehaviors and positive reward data, was originally supposed to be measured through class dojo point tracking. Although this data showed initial improvements and a good ratio of positive rewards to consequences, it began to level out and lose effectiveness around November/December. For that reason, I chose to use alternate strategies to motivate the whole class, including a new token system using unifix cubes as a more tangible “point” and using punch-cards for checking in
High school, that carefree time in life, where your biggest problem is worrying about what outfit you’ll wear on “dress down” day. Where every day is filled with laughter, and curiosity, and inspiration. Bright-eyed students fill each classroom, eager to soak in what the world has to teach. However, not every lesson learnt in high school is a pleasant one. In this reflective piece I revisit my final years in high school, when I learnt how one’s social status (or at least the perception of one’s social status) can practically change overnight, and just how deeply it can affect one’s life.
Catherine’s. One way it relates to my career at St. Catherine’s is that it allows me to experience new things. This project relates to my career at St. Catherine’s because I learn something new everyday as I do in subjects at school. I can compare the exit project as a bridge to my new life as a high school student because going from middle school to high school is about having new experiences. The exit project gets us ready for high school because it teaches us not to be afraid of new experiences, to communicate with others, and it prepares us for the rigorous amount of work, high school throws at us.
At that moment, I went directly to the marketing department, a beautiful woman politely gave me a timetable for this semester. When I got my timetable, I looked at the subjects in this semester. There are Academic and Professional Awareness, Introduction to Financial Accounting, and Business Mathematics and Statistics. However, time passes very quickly, a blink of an eye, this semester is about to be over. In this semester, I have benefited a lot and gained a lot of learning experiences.