Jim bridger was born on March 17, 1804, in Richmond, VA.Mountain men hunt beavers and other animals for their valuable fur. The most famous of all the mountain men was Jim Bridger because he started working as a trapper in the Rockies. He spent about 40 years in the mountains. Then he became a scout in the U.S. Army. Jim died on July 17, 1881,in Kansas City,MO.
Coming into your Pre-Calculus class, I was under the impression that I had all the skills necessary to succeed. Having taken (regular) pre-calculus my junior year of high school and College Algebra the first semester of my senior year, I had studied the various functions, graphing concepts, and polynomials/factoring. I also studied an ample amount of angle properties, the trigonometry functions (and applications associated with them), and trigonometric graphs. Even with this background in algebra and trigonometry, dual credit pre-calculus has proved a formidable foe as I did not anticipate learning so many new concepts, such as conditional trigonometric functions or verifying identities. Most other concepts, like inverse trig functions and the various identities, had slipped my mind since my experience in regular pre-cal from the previous school year (this was probably due to the fact that I did not
Mr. James C. Boyce was the best and furthermost influential teacher, I have ever had. He was my 6th grade teacher at Kawana Elementary School in Santa Rosa California. Mr. Boyce was the kind of teacher that would drive his students to absorb knowledge while making learning enjoyable and exciting. We could earn Kawana Bucks as a reward for doing extra school work in addition; these would be used for purchasing bizarre school supplies such as pencils and erasers with themes printed on them. Mr. Boyce had methods to engage his pupils accordingly they wanted to learn, even if it was through simple objects like a special eraser.
I know in all my years of taking Advanced Placement everything I was apprehensive about entering a general education class but in this single class I have thought and studied more than any other class I have ever taken. He has a way of making you not only understand the topic as an item on a test but as a concept you need to have to survive as a human. We all leave his class knowing that something we learned that day is going to have an effect on us later in life. In some classes we sit and memorize formulas and words to make an A on a test and leave high school never to think about the quadratic formula until a college class review. He affects our lives in a very real
I have had the pleasure of teaching Ally in class for three years; in Advanced Geometry as an 8th grader, Pre-Calculus as a sophomore, and currently as a junior in AP Calculus. In 8th grade, Ally chose to arrive at school an hour earlier in order to take Advanced Geometry at the high school. Even at that young age she knew she wanted to take advanced math classes and push herself academically. Ally's greatest strength in class is her inquiring attitude. She has an unique ability to analyze and reflect on the problem-solving process. While solving complex mathematics problems, she will refine and improve her problem-solving strategy to obtain the correct solution. When I give her exams back, Ally critically examines her mistakes to learn from them often sharing her findings with her peers.
“One of the best teachers I have had the pleasure of working with,” Principal Curtiss Tolefree of Washington Middle School confided in me about 6th grade English teacher, Heather Ruha, as I crossed the threshold of her classroom for the very first time.
Matthew Misiura is a math teacher at Susquehanna Community High School. Mr. Misiura explains that he always pushes for “content mastery” in his math classes. However, Mr. Misiura’s teachings are more than an average algebra and precalculus class. Mr. Misiura pushes for students to learn about the real world. He pushes for students to always work to their full potential. In a year in his classroom, I not only learned precalculus and trigonometry, but I learned how to view situations from a different perspective. Some students, when given back a test in which they failed, would cry, act childish, or simply complain. Mr. Misiura was able to reinforce the belief that the only way to learn is to make mistakes. He often stated that, if you already
There are a lot of great teachers at Mandan high that all do great things for the students within their own way. However there can be only one recipient the the Mandan highs best teacher award and it should go to Mrs. Hess-Bolte for her patience, her, her love of what she does and her willingness to help.
When I first started this course, my grades were not where I wanted them to be. I found myself feeling down about it because I expected more from myself. I knew it was not my best work, and wondered what I could do to improve them. With “Achiever” as a strength, I am pushed by my drive.(Clifton, Anderson, Schreiner, 2006). I thrive off of hard work and often look to myself for the motivation needed to complete whichever task is needed. Seeing those grades made me want to improve and work harder. I began to set aside time to only focus on my
Mrs. Wingerter is a dependable, flexible, and conscientious individual. Her ability to connect with her students and motivate even the most challenging individuals is a significant attribute. She is strong in her knowledge of academic content across subjects and specially designed instructional strategies that benefit her students. Furthermore, she has proven her ability to work with all students, no matter what their ability, grade level or emotional need. Her caring spirit drives her to do her very best for all her students.
This year, in MA103 I hope to greater develop my problem solving and mathematical skills. In order for this to happen, I have a few expectations for the course. On top of course expectations, I also have expectations for the instructor and myself that I hope will be met throughout the semester.
Teachers invested in their student’s success and learning go beyond the label of just any teacher. Dr. Farmer is one of those teachers who are willing to go an extra mile or two to ensure success in her students. She is committed to actively helping each individual student achieve the goals they have set for themselves in the classroom-and in general. Dr. Farmer’s teaching impacted my education by allowing me to believe in myself to achieve the goals I have.
The teacher of the fourth grade class was very energetic as well. He was funny and seemed to have a great relationship with his students. He did a great job of balancing independent work with active learning. When I was observed his classroom, students were working on creative writing. The class was hard at work and very quiet. About ten minutes into their writing, he asked students to stand up with their writing paper in hand and start walking around the classroom. After a few seconds of walking he asked students to stop and partner up with someone who was near near them. They were then told to take turns reading their story to each other and give each other positive feedback, thoughts, and ideas. Students were talkative and
While observing Mrs. Cirrincione, I liked her classroom management skills. The students seemed to know what was expected of them at all times. Mrs. Cirrincione also connected much of the students’ lessons to their personal interests, which means she has taken the time to get to know each of her students. Mrs. Cirrincione pulled sticks throughout the day giving each student the opportunity to participate. Throughout several of the lessons, Mrs. Cirrincione would give the students helpful hints to remember the content. I struggle to remember new content, so I appreciate that Mrs. Cirrincione took the time to teach strategies to help the students
Her class of teachers take their jobs very seriously, and do not tolerate students who skip or disrupt their classes. These teachers are fun, because once you get them off on some irrelevant tangent, they will keep themselves going on it for entire class segments, trying to get out years of thought and consideration in just a short period of time. This is how I got to know my psychology teacher, because I was the one who kept her talking, so that the class could avoid taking the quiz that none of us had studied for. Teachers like her have the innate gift to educate and entertain, with their comprehensive lessons and subtle quirks.