It’s our job also to be the resources that our students need. Opening up to our students will help them with the unjust education system, social, and inequality there is in this world, it’s a life skills every student's need. As a teacher I want to be able to help students who are struggling at home, communities, and in school of course. I want my students to beat the achievement gap that is towards them and pulling them down to succeed. Most parents don’t have a choice but to work two more jobs just to pay bills and put food on the table, it’s not their fault they aren’t part of their kids education road. Communities that these kids live in have low or lack the resources these kids need to succeed in their life or do well in school. That’s why I’m pursuing this road of not to just be any kind of teacher but to also be a parent to these kids that needs just love and support in their life. I’m looking forward to my journey to make a differences in my students
Field Experience- Chanel Thompson While observing during my fieldwork assignment I had the pleasure of speaking candidly with quite a few teachers. It was Chanel Thompson’s conversation that stood out to me most. It seems we are like minded in many ways. Currently she works at Francis Elementary, a school that is currently plagued with the daunting tasks of trying to enrich not only the academic careers but the lives of its students. Francis Elementary is one of the many Houston schools that services children that fall in the bottom of the lower middle class, in terms of socio economic statuses. Like me, Chanel stated that she picked this profession because of the impact she would have on various children that she would teach from year to year. After teaching for just four short years she still feels the same way. She went on to say “Teaching will be the hardest yet most rewarding job you will ever have.”
Throughout my educational experience, I have been presented with different educational and social challenges that I have had to overcome to prepare me for where I am at now at Loras College. My family has moved to different towns and school districts several times during my 13 years of education. We moved because of my father’s occupations in school administration. By starting as a teacher then moving up the ranks to being a principal, and eventually becoming a superintendent, my father has shown me the true meaning of achieving a goal and understanding why my family is where we are at today in
Growing up in a city like Reading is not easy on any child, especially when you are the minority. This city is composed of 87,893 people, and of these people only twenty nine percent of them are Caucasian. Over half of the people living in our city are Hispanic, making up fifty nine percent of the population. Being part of the twenty nine percent can make a child feel different or left out while they are growing up. Children strive to make friends and to fit in with other kids their age. In my case it was not always the easiest because of a cultural barrier, or even a language barrier. Starting school is a scary for everyone, everyone fears the unknown. But when you enter school into a classroom full of people unlike yourself, is when the nerves really set in.
Up until seventh grade I loved school. I made A’s and B’s, had good friends, and actually enjoyed being there. All of this changed for me when I entered middle school where multiple schools from the area merged together to form seventh and eighth grade. Since I had done so well the prior year I had been placed in accelerated classes with kids I had never met before and boy would I be sorry. It turned out that I did not have the right clothes, a pretty enough face, nor did my parents have the money that it took to be cool that year and I was bullied. I had girls that would walk behind me and say “Paula, you’re ugly and stupid too” every day and for me I could not brush it off. Every day of having to get up and face these girls became harder
During my time at Junior High i’ve always had things come so easy to me, and I loved it. I would get decent grades without having to study for the tests, the homework was straightforward, and the teachers loved me. Being the average know-it-all child I was, I thought this would’ve carried out into high school. I spent my freshman year struggling because I didn’t quite understand that yet. It wasn’t until my second semester of sophomore year I finally made a change, and it showed a considerable amount. I kept the ambition up throughout my junior year, received a job as a CNA, and stayed busy managing wrestling.
Life of a Pre-Middle Schooler As my dad’s shiny, grey, car pulled up to the enormous building with a halt, I unbuckled my seatbelt with a jab. “Bye,” I groaned as he mocked, “Good luck!” Well that helped I thought. I walked up to the big, rusty, opened doors with the vice principal there to greet me. This was going to be a long year…
My educational experience had changed throughout my years in Middle School to High School and now to my senior year in High School. What I liked throughout Middle school and High school was learning new things with education and how to build my learning experience also how to read and write papers, while learning interesting things on our history and cultures around the world. I liked meeting new people throughout the school years and becoming best friends and learning new things about my friends or new people meet about the culture and lifestyle and through sports I had learned many thing to become a team player and a great athlete to build on through the years. I became interested in Carroll University because of their strong and successful
Lezlee wasn’t the typical little girl that wanted to be a vet, doctor, or princess when she grew up. She never had a dream job, or any plan for the future. However, she loved school, and all of her teachers. They helped her to learn and grow beyond just school work. She pondered for years what to do, until the age of 18, when she realized what she would enjoy doing for the rest of her life. Similar to the teachers that helped her, she is caring and nurturing towards kids. These traits helped her when babysitting, and helping special education kids throughout the years. After a year of planning she had a plan, and drive to get 2 BA degrees in her hometown, and move all the way to New York to get into a master’s program, she was ready. Lezlee
Teachers play a vital role in the lives of their students, not just as educators, but in many cases as the only positive adult role model in a child's life. Countless students have a greater experience in school than they do at home and teachers play an enormous role in that. Teachers are not only educators, but encouragers of students reaching their fullest potential. Students coming from broken homes may not have an adult in their life telling them that they can achieve greatness; which is where a teacher can play an extremely important role. When Rita Pierson told her class that they could be their best they were in disbelief; they needed her encouragement to realize the greatness they could achieve. Most kids have a hard time realizing
Growing up, we’ve all learned that everyone among is has a different story to tell, so here’s my story.
Growing up I didn’t have many people around me to influence me. My parents were often too busy, my dad at work and my mom trying to manage six kids. All I knew about behaving was quiet is good
A typical seven-year old child provided they started Kindergarten at the age of five, would probably be in the second grade. The grade-level a lot of times depends on the birthday month of the child and the month cutoff determined by the county, for example in order for a child to be enrolled in Kindergarten in Gaston county, he must be five years old on or before August 31st of that school year ("Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten Registration").
Secondary school has been an unrelenting path. These four years of secondary school have had their excitements and their downfalls. My life had transformed into one that no individual could ever envision persevering through, an experience so unpleasant that it changed my philosophy and point of view. On September
Well, I’ve had a pretty bad school experience almost my entire life honestly. Elementary school was the only exception. Elementary school years were pretty great had a lot of friends, I was popular among teachers I still technically am. Elementary school was fun had a lot of great times and memories some good some bad, but overall it was pretty great. Minus reading logs those sucked and what made me lose my interest in reading. I was such a great reader I would read like a 7th or 8th-grade level book and I would be done with it in an hour or so and we would need like 400-600 minutes of reading. I hated it because I had to find so many different books and read so many books each month to get at least 400 minutes.