As Grant-Davie stated “situations do not exist without rhetors, and that rhetors create rather than discover rhetorical situations” (265). Meaning that the audience, the rhetors, helped me decided on creating a scrapbook, which is a creative, fun way to do research. It makes it much more interesting for not only the students but the teachers as well to discover how important it is to research. Also, it is a technique to help improve both audiences with their craft. The modes of communication that I will be using will be visual, linguistic, and audio mainly.
All my teachers love my binders because it is neat, organized, and easy for them to find assignments. Another reason why I am prepared for college is because I have learned many skills from my English teacher Mrs. Maroulis about what to expect in college. Because of her class, I learned how to write good college essays, write resumes, learned what to do and not to do in college, and improved my learning so that I was able to do college level education. The last reason how Aspire helped me prepare for college is allowing me to take college level classes at school. This is a major reason because if I did not take college classes, I do not think I will be able to understand what is expected for college, how I would be able to study for tests, and how to take college seriously.
. By doing all the quick quizzes and self-summary tests, it has given me a deeper better understanding of the chapters. It was like a very effective way of studying and reviewing what I had learned. Collaborative learning is something I should continue with because it will slowly help me overcome my fear of speaking in front or to the class and it will help me break out of my shell. It was worth knowing what kind of learner I am because now I know how I should go about things and how to apply my strengths and then how to work on my weaknesses.
This helps me envision how each lab will play out and remember important details. Incorporating my learning style in with another makes improving in that area less of a struggle, so I have also found that taking notes, or simply doodling on paper helps me focus more in class. These are two easy strategies I have discovered that help me become a more successful student and person. Aside from the ways I have started adapting, I am committed to enhancing my learning through just two simple tasks: rewriting notes with a splash of color and utilizing flash-cards when I study. Rewriting my notes in color, or by memory, will encourage me to memorize important details and even visualize my notes while taking a quiz or test; I will have no problem with this as it is something I already try to do.
Ayers illustrates, “I believe that culture is the frame through which all of us make sense of the world…” (Ayers 73). My practicum classroom was very diverse with the cultures of the students which added a learning advantage. The students could see and learn about others and got the opportunity to build and learn more about themselves based on the students in their class. At Ellen Hopkins, students can be in a Spanish immersion classroom if they wish, which shows how important culture and other languages are important to those in the entire school. Students had the chance to learn a second language fluently as this created an enriched intellectual opportunity because different cultures are so important in development, by creating knowledge of the world like Ayers describes above.
I tried to take thorough notes and ask questions when I struggled. I have learned to analyze everything I read in a beneficial way that helps me grasp the story and see it’s full meaning. I mentally ask myself questions while reading and try to find every perspective. Furthermore, I learned multiple crucial life lessons that will benefit me as I mature. For example, “Less is more”(Jane Sullivan).
The content of this course is well organized, and the readings move students through the course smoothly. Moreover, students can review sample writings from previous students, and conduct peer reviews to assist each other in becoming better writers and understand the writing process. Each reading assignment gave me a better understanding and awareness of how writing works, as well as how writing changes depending on the purpose, audience, and situation. My theory about writing, as well as what is considered a nursing skill, is get to the point, be direct, and state the facts. According to the course readings by Anne Beaufort (1999), although what you say may be substantial, your topic is rarely the most important matter that will be dealt with on any given day.
Focusing on sentence structure, punctuation, quotations and things like that in class instead of the things I knew I was already good at improved my writing because it made it easier to understand from the reader’s perspective. By doing that, it actually made writing and English as a whole more enjoyable to me and it quickly became a form of personal expression to me. While I was focused on correcting my weaknesses I was also intent on improving my strengths. In the 10th grade, my teacher would hold writing workshops every other week in which we would get a topic, write about that topic and then share with others in the group in order to enhance our writing skills and teach us tools we can use to advance our work. Here I could listen to others as well as share my own work which taught me how to better keep readers engaged.
I hoped to let the reader understand my memories using a creative way, and how each one of them has impacted my life in some way. Yes, I have achieved in letting the reader understand my memories in a creative way, this is by using show vs tell and some adjectives, but I still think that I could have done better in achieving these things. I was recommended to use more adjectives and ‘show vs tell’ by my english teacher. The recommendations helped me a lot because I was able to edit my work and read through it, and understand my
I have become a member of some English teaching sites which support teachers with materials, teaching ideas or teaching techniques. I also attended some online courses to catch up with the recent developments in the area. Likewise, I always tried to participate or attend conferences and seminars as a personal attempt to improve my teaching abilities. I believe in the positive impact of peer observation on professional development. So, whenever I found an opportunity or whenever a teacher researcher, a colleague, a teacher trainer or a novice teacher requested to observe my lesson, without hesitation, I accepted to be observed throughout my lessons.