Identity Most people believe that identity is a fixed factor of your personality, but as Mel Schwartz says in her article, “we are perpetually re-framing, re-organizing, re-thinking, and re-considering ourselves”. With all the changing we as humans do it would be impossible to constantly be grounded to the same couple of words that we claim to be our identity. Schwartz mentions that there are two extremes when it comes to identity; those who know themselves and those who don’t know themselves. The perfect balanced between these two extremes is said to be ideal for truly creating your identity, but unfortunately is a very difficult task. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Arthur Dimmesdale is certain he knows his identity.
Why would you use your energy to earn something you know you will already get? Why choose the difficult path when the lazy one leads to the same place? When everyone gets a trophy it doesn’t matter who’s best, or if you worked hard, everyone gets the same prize. Top performers should be rewarded for their talents and those that don’t get a trophy need to learn the important lesson that you are not always going to win and you need to congratulate those who do (Wallace). Participation trophies lead to laziness and they allow people to hold back on their full potential.
The 12 characteristics that she talks about are: passion, perserverence, willingness to take risks, pragmatism, patience, flexibility, respect, creativity, authenticity, love of learning, high energy, and sense of humor. Passion is very important when wanting to be an early childhood educator, possibly more so than anyother profession. While it is important to love what you are doing an any job, so that you want to keep doing and excelling at a job, it is very important with early childhood educating since you are working with young impressionable children, and helping to shape their learning path and outlook on life. If you don 't love working with the young children it will come across to everyone around and be very discouraging to the young children your are teaching. A love for learning is also very important when being an early childood professional.
Most immigrants don’t leave their home country because they hate it; they leave because they want a brighter future for themselves. Whether that’s from pursuing education or working hard day in and day out, immigrants bust their asses in order to live here. The United States is great because of our multiple ethnicities that have been integrated over the years; we are in ourselves a country of immigrants. If we indeed want to stay “great” we shall continue to allow ambitious hardworking human beings to enter our country and contribute to the United States. Shutting them out under the false pretenses will erode everything that has been built by strong willed foreigners throughout our
Tough teachers do get good results and they always will. This article “why tough teachers gets good results” is a very effective article and would be useful for other teachers. The author talks about when she was in school and what the teachers
Q: What is your personal statement on diversity? Diversity is being different from others. People have to acknowledge that not everyone is alike in the world. We are different and we have many ways to show that we are unique, ordinary, creative and open minded individuals. Everyone is unique in their own way because knowing the fact that you can show your true colors, is what brings peoples attention to wanting to get to know one another and know more about that unique individual.
Being prepared is valuable because it shows the freshman that it is easier to be ready for what is coming. It also helps to be organized and is good preparation for high school. Organization can help you in many aspects of your life, especially in school. Being prepared for your classes is
Even with rules in place, many people fall in discrimination. Encouraging each other to respect each other 's differences and being there for each other can have a really substantial effect on society. Looking at everyone as equal and going above and beyond to support those who feel discriminated will help and benefit the surroundings. “It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a book from home.” (Carl T. Rowan) Everyone must be more aware of discrimination and not utter anything derogatory about anyone as it relates to things outside their
The complexity does not only shock an infant when it opens its eye, but also strike an adult sometimes when something totally new and strange is presented. That is why when we hear people speaking foreign languages we don’t understand, they seem to be just babbling and gibbering to us. For ordering inchoate information from the complex world, stereotypes are necessary. One society makes sense of itself through categorizing, generalizing and patterning. In this society, individuals always pick out meanings their culture has already defined for them.
While some days it may seem hate is winning in the world, we have to see all the love that still exists and overcomes all hate. People may hate each other because of their differences, but a shared love defeats the hate. Love is natural in humans and enables people to make a difference. Love is alive and winning in the world today because of youth that are doing great things like Ava Gresser, who does community service
If you teach the children the story, and the lesson in The Lorax then they are sure to teach others, and soon that lesson becomes second nature. The Lorax is a great book for a couple reasons, first and foremost its Dr. Seuss and you really cannot go wrong with him. Kids love the way the words flow, and all the funny sounding words as well. Adults like it because it is fun to read both to themselves and to their children. Adults also like it because it will teach their children a good lesson.
In class, uniqueness is highlighted of one religion from the other and in the text Oneida has many rules and features that make them unique, however, the lengthy use of their eugenics is the strongest separating trait. From the explanation of the perfectionist use of eugenics I learned that not everything that is successful is for the best of society and began to relate it to other aspects of my life that fit the same outline that I had never took time to think
Diversity America is a referred to as the “melting pot.” It is a place full of diversity and different beliefs. Let’s take a look at diversity for a change. This would mean that many people live in very different circumstances. Some of us have the luxury to live peacefully acquiring everything we want without a struggle. Unfortunately, some others have to struggle and fail countlessly in order to acquire necessities.
If a student is not making adequate progress, they try other interventions or ways of implementing instruction to help students to progress. Outstanding educators are flexible and can think quickly, they are able to adjust lessons to meet the needs and address the learning styles of their students as necessary. An outstanding teacher is firm but fair when disciplining students. These educators are always aware of what is going on in their classrooms and monitor situations as needed to quickly and effectively keep things from getting out of control. Outstanding educators get to know their students, and show them respect and kindness.
CRITIQUE OF ARTICLE: I thought this to be an excellent article that provided a clear understanding of the paraeducator’s role in the classroom and how to make the educational team a success. There were several key suggestions that I know as a regular educator would be and have been excellent tools for my understanding of new strategies and teaching techniques. I can see where these would be extremely beneficial for the paraeducator as well. I love the way the authors say to include the paraeducators in setting the tone for the classroom by creating the shared philosophy together. It will make both the paraeducator and the teacher clear on what is desired to be accomplished for the school year.