As a middle child I learned patience, kindness, independence, teamwork; determination and many more that have molded my personality and influenced the way I want to educate children. As a teaching assistant at a local day camp I united all those traits into my work. During the second week of camp, a new boy had started and was hesitant to get involved so I decided to be his buddy for the day. I showed him the routine, modeled activities, and was patient at times when he became frustrated. The bond that I had formed with the student in such a short time was remarkable. Whenever the student walked into the room he smiled when he found me, confided and needed comfort from me when he was sad, and charmed me when we were outside. At the end of his
I am passionate about working in a child care setting with young children. I love to see a child’s face light up when they learn or try something new. Similar to this quote, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” written by an anonymous. This statement made me giggled and lit up my face when I saw it on the back of a car. This made me think back to my teachers who had made a big impact in my life and taught me valuable lessons. My internship will display this passion by allowing me to work with children and help me gain the knowledge, training and experience that I may need to support the children in a child care setting.
After seeing the smiles that seemed almost permanent that week, I realized how important it is to work with and help younger children. I also learned what it’s like knowing that you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. I’ve been a counselor at that same camp for two more years since that first summer, and it gets better every time. Even though it can be difficult and frustrating to work with children sometimes, the reward that you, as well as the children, receive is well worth the effort.
Throughout the years I feel that I’ve had a number of valuable experiences, my most significant experience is my volunteering experience at Children’s Hospital Colorado. I still remember feeling utterly terrified on my first day volunteering, pondering all the possible ways things could go wrong. I suddenly felt as though I have never experienced this before. I was on my own, responsible for myself and all of my actions.
As a well-rounded student, the RWU Honors Program appeals to me both academically and socially. Through hands-on experience, collaboration with others, and overcoming challenges, students like me find a way to face the world directly and accept the challenges that lay in front of them. Rich with history and tradition, Roger Williams puts their students in the forefront, expecting them to take on all the resources the institution has to offer.
For the past nine years I have been involved in a program called Jamestown Community Center, an after school enrichment program serving kindergarten through eighth grade students. I started out as a student in the program and became a teacher assistant as a highschool student. What got me into becoming a teacher assistant was seeing other high school teacher assistants be able to be strict with us, but at the same time be our friends. I admired their maturity at such a young age, and noticed how Jamestown was very supportive with each of the teacher assistants. Last year, I was assigned to be the teacher assistant to a first grade class who had just gotten a new teacher. I advised her to give the kids tasks in order to get the students to get
A military style summer educational school grants a controlled educational directed program that demonstrates to teenagers the industry standards to settle on better choices, test their physical and mental purposes of repression, and exemplify the estimations of appreciation, honor, and poise. The choices consolidate everything from military establishments to camps for teenagers at peril and preparing camp summer programs.
Even though I was their teacher, the kids and their families taught me just as much as I taught them. They connected me to peoples of the world that I had never considered myself to have any relation to. They illuminated how important it is to be aware of geopolitical situations around the world, because those circumstances affect my local community. They prepared me to engage in discussions with my peers about
To begin with, when I first started my internship with the Shake It Up-After School program, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. On one hand, I knew that my knowledge from last year would allow me to prepare for this year; but on the other hand, I also had to remember that this year would be different since I was taking on a leadership role. Although I wasn’t assertive at the start of the program, I was privileged enough to work side by side with people who were. Janne Knight for example, was the other co-director of Lowell elementary school and had been for the past two years. With that in mind, I turned to her and, Dr. Matthew Hansen for enlightenment until I felt comfortable enough to take the lead.
For this semester, my main goal is to just study harder for all of my classes than I did for the previous semester. I may have maintained good grades in the previous semester, but I just want to push myself harder and dedicate myself into school than I did before. Since my major is Nursing, it is really important that I work the best of my ability to do well in school so I can make it to the nursing program here at CSU Stanislaus. Now that I have gotten a taste of what college is like and how harder it is going to be as my time here at this university progresses, I want to do everything in my power to study hard and make it all worthwhile in the end. When I think about college, I also think about money. My parents are spending so much money
We had been fighting to keep our state championship title, so not all moments of it were as simple as a walk in the park. The heat was unbearable. Shoes stuck to the scalding tar, left behind for the scrambling students to quickly retrieve. The bright red freshman would wish he had packed sunscreen when he saw the heat waves on the other side of the field. The week was rewarding though, and I will remember how I helped others advance in music as well as social skills. We laughed until our stomachs ached with close friends, we worked harder than ever before, and we did what we loved. There was a freshman that could not pick up on marching like the rest of her classmates. One could see the look of frustration in her eyes as she stepped off late or stumbled around like her feet were made of lead. As the year progressed, I began to work with her. I learned tremendous amounts of leadership skills as I helped her remember how to step off in time, or how to march correctly. It was not only a learning experience for her, but for me as
After the first couple of times that I went they were able to get comfortable with me and they would invite me to play or read with them. All in all, I learned that taking care of children is a huge responsibility. Their parents count on you to keep them in a safe and stable environment. Being able to create that safe environment involves being certified in first aid and CPR; as well as making sure that the building passes all of the safety codes. Doing my senior project on child development opened my eyes as to what it would be like to work as an elementary school teacher. So I would have this big responsibility of taking care and educating these young human beings and helping them become their own
This past fall semester, I was accepted into the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI), a program that gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain experience in scientific research. In the spring, FRI students are placed into labs where they conduct research alongside mentors and a research educator. Although the type of research that is conducted in FRI differs greatly from the research carried out in IRG, the process by which research is conducted is largely the same: questions are asked, preexisting knowledge on the topic is searched for, and further research is carried out. Additionally, reading and writing skills are essential components of being a researcher in the sciences. Ensuring that I can understand the material, as well as
Eli Lilly and Company is a predominant leader in its field due to its innovative technologies and processes, which have contributed to its world-class systems and developments. Furthermore, Lilly’s commitment to make life better for people around the world reveals the compassionate and caring nature of the company. The Summer Replacement Program is an incredible experience for students to gain hands-on experience while working in a world-renowned company. As a current freshman at Purdue University studying engineering within the Honors College, I am interested in taking part in this program for the summer.
Now, in program management, my technical skills have allowed me to quickly grasp concepts and I am constantly improving my soft skills through management of varying teams to improve our products. However, I find I am not as knowledgeable when discussing future market strategies, management structures, or best leadership