Coming to Job Corps made me realize a lot about myself including how much potential I have within myself. Before coming here I wasn’t as focused as I should have been when it comes to me getting my education. Leaving school early or just not showing up at all became a routine for me. The school I was attending wasn’t as good of a school to even want to show up at. The kids there was very disrespectful which made it hard for those who wanted to learn.
I was very nervous because I thought I might not succeed. To my delight, I do not feel nervous anymore. The first few months of school taught me that I could handle funky activities through my preparation and knowledge. Comparatively, I would like to achieve in my other classes. I am going to remain working hard in math so I can earn an “A” next
When I found out it calmed me a little bit but, I was still really nervous to go to my classes. I didn’t meet any of my teachers before. So I used a few of Jackie Robinson's nine values to help myself get through middle school. In elementary school I knew all the teachers and I liked all of them. After
I also did horrible in the tests, but I was able to push through that and I managed to pass the class with a B. My weakness this year was probably not having enough sleep. I get cranky when I don’t get enough sleep, and I realized I can’t focus when I’m in class. My strength this year was probably becoming more organized and setting a specific schedule for myself everyday. Since I have to work, I need to make specific time for my homework.
The overall semester definitely had its up’s and downs . As a Peer Mentor I have learned to appreciate my hardwork much more and also learned that speaking up a lot is key to key action to many things. One of my goals for the semester as a Peer Mentor was to get to know my peer mentees on a friendship level or maybe as acquaintances. That goal actually came true in a way because I only made three acquaintances only. Another goal I had throughout the semester was to go outside of my comfort zone a little, I really didn 't like to talk in front of the class.
The testing takes up time students could be learning more, and the students don’t enjoy taking these tests, and it turns them off of school. First, standardized tests takes up time student’s could be using to learn more. Because students lose so much school time due to standardized testing, they don’t progress as fast as they could and have use summers to keep up with others. Some people say that these tests are important, so they don’t care they take up time. However, the tests just show what students have learned, and they don’t actually help them.
State standardized tests are exams students take to assess their schools, teachers, and what they learned in their year. Many parents and teachers deem these tests useless and see it as an unnecessary stress added to their child’s life. Students should not be taking this exam because it causes a major curriculum gaps between students, causes stress and loss of interest in school, and after almost a full year of learning, this test is supposed to determine a student 's knowledge of the year’s curriculum. Although some say this test prepares students for college, the stress and loss of interest in school caused by this test and test prep can affect student’s mental health and grades. State tests cause stress and anxiety in students, especially lower performing students because of the pressure of making sure all students, regardless of ability, reaches the same level.
Being a part of advanced placement classes in middle school, I expected loads of difficult work to come my way once I entered Fenway High School. These advanced classes prepared me well to succeed in high school. Although I took these higher classes, I was never good at math. Math was my worst subject because I did not like dealing with numbers. I am a history and science type of student, I prefer learning these subjects rather than math.
I have acknowledge that my family members and school played a major role in my childhood and one such interrelated relationship they had was the pressure from my parents to be normal. Don’t get me wrong but I loved learning so much, however school simply ruined it for me. The early hours of waking up to the horrible facilities that my school had were just some of the reasons that put me off from exploring my passion and love for learning new things. The fact that everything was just memory based and had no stable reason on why we were performing this constant repetition. It almost drove me crazy as a child.
They are constantly motivated to learn, unlike a fixed mindset student's that from previous experience gives up easily if they don't understand. It wouldn't matter if there learning process is social or individual because first sign of struggle, a fixed mindset student would give up .I considered myself a fixed mindset student in middle school because it seemed that even when I would try hard to understand the subjects it would never show during my assessments. After the many red pen marks and lengthy teacher feedback, I started to shut down and wasn't willing to
This year I tutored middle school students. I contributed by always managing to make it whenever I didn’t work and by helping students do their best. My goals last semester was for us to communicate better, we had trouble communicating with the teacher. As a group we didn’t really feel acquainted to her and it was hard for us to communicate. This was one of our challenges because she wasn’t the best person to talk to.
If I don’t have fun then I am not focused and I don’t pay as much attention. For example, if the teacher just makes us do work all day and doesn’t let us have a little fun with it then I will be bored out of my mind which makes me kind of crazy. I also don’t like if the class is too easy. If in math the only math problems we get are easy I get bored and I feel like I shouldn’t even be doing them. as you can see I like to be challenged through doing