As a child I struggled with my own identity. I was abused as a baby and was taken into the home of a pastor. The pastor became a father image to me until a few days after my seventh birthday he died. After he died I was abused again and hardly went to school. The DSS came to get me and I lived with a foster care for a few months. I was then given to my step sister with legal guardianship. My reading and math skills in school were horrible and I was placed into a program to help me reach to the level I had to be at my age. When I entered high school the program took notice of my overall improvement. I started from a poor improvement student to an honors student and into an advancement placement student in English. I've been through a lot in
I learned that our thinking can make bad decisions. Our thoughts can change with comparing things. We can say no to one thing, but if it is compared to something else that can change our mind. The comparison can make things look different in our mind to make us make a different decision. The information that I learned is important because it helps you to look at things differently now. Sometimes it is best to stick with your first choice or decision and can cause an irrational decision.
About four years ago, I was just starting my first year of high school. During my previous tenure in middle school, I was basically an average student with multiple C’s and barely passing classes. So when I entered high school, I was not that enthusiastic about it and I continued the trend of not really caring about my grades in the 9th grade. As I became more aware of the opportunities I could get by receiving good grades, I began to actually care more about school and tried to get good grades. I began to do something that I never did before,
It was the beginning of my freshman year of high school and everything was smooth until I began my advanced placement class which began out kind of easy ,but then as the work piled on and got harder I just didn't wanna do it anymore. All my other classes I was doing fine getting a's and b`s, which for me I thought was perfectly fine. I made the cheerleading team , I had a cute boyfriend and I had lots of friends. I was happy- well at least I thought I was happy. Around December I began losing a lot of weight from doing cheer and my grades started falling dramatically. My mom decided to take me out of cheer because I lost about 20 pounds so quickly and I didn't have passing grades. I remember getting so mad at her, but looking back it
The military is comprised of leaders and followers: this concept of leadership is the foundation of the military, leaders are the decision makers, and followers carry out their decisions. These decision makers are the role models the followers have a great deal of respect for and should admire. A good leader is decisive, has integrity, and leads by example. Being entrusted to lead, to mold the individuals around you into a cohesive unit is a special opportunity and only a few in respects to the total population are commissioned. General Colin L. Powell stated, “The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will
I have never tried marijuana and really don’t know anything about it, so these articles were interesting to me. One thing I learned was that, the cognitive process most clearly affected by marijuana is short-term memory. Another thing that I learned was that several studies have conducted that long-term marijuana smoking is not associated with elevated cancer risk. In addition, I learned that moderate marijuana smoking over a 20-year period was associated with reduced risk of head and neck cancer. I found these articles to be very educating and I enjoyed reading them.
Grades I guess overall, I had a pretty good year, in terms of academics. I’ve kept all As throughout the whole year, which in nice. I even got a perfect attendance award one time, (2nd Nine Weeks) which is shocking, because I get sick really easily, and i'm pretty sure I was absent. Hey, i'm in no position to complain. School is a relatively easy thing for me, grades, teachers, etc. Personally, I really enjoy school. It’s something i’m good at, and something that I can understand easily. My only problem is being surrounded by idiots who think they are entitled to more than the average student.
This semester I feel I have grown more as an academic student and as a global citizen. I feel that our Job shadow project helped me be a better Academic student, and that the Malala field trip my school went to helped me become a Global Citizen.These two things have helped me become a better student in their own ways.
This might be one of the hardest things, I will do in group because I have learned so much about myself. I have no idea what you went and are going through on a day to day basis. I can not begin to imagine the feeling you had about me when you came home to the first search warrant. You could have felt; disappointed, sad, hurt, shocked or let down.
Throughout the duration of the first-year experience so far, I have learned many useful things. From skills that will help me in the classroom, to skills that will help me in a future job setting, to skills that will guide me toward helping and serving others, this class is preparing me. No matter what situations I encounter, I will be able to fall back on what I have learned and will continue to learn in this course.
This week was exciting for me. I am actually going to be in the classroom three times this week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. I am excited to see what happens on Friday because it will be a new day and will be full of new adventures. We also get to dress up like a character from Because of Winn Dixie; I plan on being Ms. Franny the librarian. One high from this week was I taught my first lesson and it went really well. The students loved my lesson they had so much fun and their reactions were hysterical. My cooperating teacher also gave me positive feedback on my lesson and she said that she could tell the students really enjoyed my lesson. One of the most exciting parts of my lesson however, was the ending when we had our discussion. I could tell that the students had really learned the importance of adding detail and specifics to their sequencing writing. One low from the week was that I had to have a discussion with one of my students about respect. The teacher then confronted the student and they had to write me a note apologizing for being disrespectful. I hope that I will still be able to build a strong relationship with this student, and that our relationship is not strained because of this interaction. Even
In high school I did not start in all honors classes, and I was not always ranked number 12 in my class. I started in the lower classes, and I had one honors class my freshman year. I was ranked number 22 in my freshman class. I knew that I could do better, and I knew that I wanted to challenge myself. I worked my butt off to get where I am today, and that is in all A.P classes. This shows my determination, and how I am hard worker. I push myself to be the very best, and I let nothing get in my
Throughout this semester, I have definitely made many changes that have helped me grow as a person and a better leader. I was always very shy and unable to really speak up for myself. I wanted to please the world and sadly this course made me realize that there are certain things that we can’t take for granted nor can we just be disrespected. I came about this change once I moved in to my dorm. Living with new people that had no idea about me, made things complicated because they took me being nice for granted. I was consistently being pushed over or ignored by my roommates.
Everything is an accurate representation of me as a student except for sophomore year. Sophomore year, my grades dipped do to an unfortunate event that took up lots of my time and focus. During sophomore year my parents were going through with a divorce that was both nasty and prolonged. It took up a lot of my emotional, physical, and mental efforts that year moving my focus from school to my home life. Hearing them argue and yell at each other all the time was incredibly taxing and moving between living with my father and my mother every week was something new. My head simply was not where it needed to be and I often stayed up late at night doing homework and often forgetting to turn in assignments. I spent most of my time away from homes
Waiting in line to go through customs I didn 't want to think about all all the things I would have to do. Support myself financially, find a place to live, figure out how to start college. It all seemed overwhelming. I immigrated on my own to US when I was seventeen. The transition was difficult, and I considered returning back to India. Even though it would have been easier to return, staying provided better opportunities. As I grappled with my new environment and struggled to acclimate. Two experiences played a pivotal role in shaping my character. First, the support I received from family and friends. The second, my work with adolescent youth. Through these I understood the importance of support and the joy of providing it. The