Hanging out with the wrong crowd leads to unintended consequences. It does not matter how smart I am, if the people around me are not smart then I will be judged the same as them. An individual’s own self-importance is overlooked when the whole crowd is involved. That is the lesson that I learned this summer. I obtained the knowledge of the importance of personal responsibility as to who I surround myself with. I did not realize the importance of having privileges’ until I lost them. I learned that good friendships are a privilege, that hanging out with the wrong crowd leads to nothing but trouble, and that their trouble will lead to my privileges being revoked. The lesson that I learned was to be more responsible about my choices and the people that I surround myself with.
- Punished using cane or leather strap = move to other classrooms - Ask students what happens if they are being disrespectful to the teacher and other classmates.
One lesson I learned from my grandmother took me two years to learn. I grew up around a family who praised you for good grades. I grew up thinking that getting good grades was important in life and that helping
Throughout the years that I lived in, there has been many bad things happening to me. The only bad thing that I give thanks to were the time when my dad would spank me for very good reasons. At the time I would be crying and hoping he wouldn’t but they were well deserved. With every spank it hurt, I know that, but later on with every mark I had I knew that pain is temporary it may last for a minute or an hour or a day even a year but eventually it will subside and something else will take it’s place. While that something is getting back it’s time to come back stronger and better because of it and I’m showing that the world is not a happy and peaceful place no it’s a mean and nasty place and it will beat you on your knees if you let it. I have shown that it hasn’t beat’n me from all the hits it has given me, I was able to look up and get up from that situation because it’s not how hard you hit the world it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward how much pressure you can take and keep moving forward.
I have learned a great many things from being in the Practicum of Human Services. It has changed my entire outlook on and my attitude toward my life. Before my senior year at Irving High School, I was shy, had low self-esteem, and avoided seemingly impossible challenges. This class has altered all of my worst qualities. On the first day helping the L.I.F.E. skills kids, I was afraid because I was clumsy and socially awkward. These qualities have not gone away, but I do not let them disable me. The fact of the matter is, I was not really open to this new challenge at first. I did not want to be the one at fault if something went wrong. I did not want the responsibility because I was too afraid of making a mistake. All the while, this became
Authoritative teachers will often “try to catch their students being good” and will reinforce the good behavior, rather than focusing on the bad. (Iannelli, 2004). It is critical that teachers praise their students for their efforts. A teacher can teach the entire classroom by recognizing one child’s positive action. Children desire praise and they will learn appropriate behavior when their fellow students receive praise. When teachers focus on bad behavior and make an example of a particular student to the entire classroom, it only makes the child that is being reprimanded feel alienated, ashamed, embarrassed, or possibly revengeful.
Through my time in his classroom, I have become a patient listener, yet one who is not afraid to ask questions. Mr. Kovach has also fostered within me a critical eye for examining all forms of expression in my personal and professional life. Further, and most importantly, I learned from Mr. Kovach’s class that people are capable of changing. Never before his class had I yearned so much to learn and improve myself; a burning desire that continues to this day.
When I decided to take human physiology in delta. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do well in class. Most of my friends who previously took the class told me not to take it in delta because all the instructor who teaches physiology are all bad. But when
First, I want to congratulate all of you for making it here today. We have all had a long four years filled with longs days and hard work, but here we are! In order to get here though, we all had obstacles to overcome. However, I have found that the biggest obstacle to cross is the way we, as people, are perceived. This obstacle is unique because it is one that not only other people force upon us, but we force upon ourselves as well. We have had to overcome not only the way other students perceive us, but also how our teachers do too. The way we perceive ourselves and other people perceive us can put many roadblocks into our futures, that can be rather difficult to get over. All of us are more than meets the eye, however, we need to make other people understand the pieces of us that aren’t always the most apparent.
In the fall of 2018, I will be attending John Carroll University to pursue a degree in Biology. In addition to obtaining my degree in Biology, I am also looking forward to the liberal arts opportunity at John Carroll to leverage my leadership and social skills to fully develop
Since beginning this course, I have really been focusing on the word change. Taking a closer look at myself, I discovered that change was needed. When it came to personal change, when I was willing to understand that change was needed I began to evaluate what direction I wanted to go in my life. Then I began to figure out the things in my life that I might have to change then I slowly stepped away from them. To maintain the change that I had for my life I constantly reminded myself, “Angel you’re trying to make yourself a better person for yourself and the people around you”. Reminding myself of that often kept me on the right path in my life.
Also after I changed I decided to not let this happen to anybody else so I tried to be friend with everyone teaching and show them in the slightest ways be themselves and to not let people tell they what and what they cannot be. Also I try and help bullies to change if they are willing. For example one time after I changed because of me my friends were, well ... not very nice or willing but I tried and I got through to them and they changed and do not care about what people believe about them they only care about what they believe they truly are. And then I moved to Georgia finding and helping those who can not do anything to help themselves from a bully or bullies each I try help everyone even teachers, maybe not with the same problems but I will still try my hardest to help everyone who deserves it or is in need of it because I love helping other I do not know why but I do. Maybe It’s because I don’t want others tobe like I was. Helpless, scared. A lesson that I learned is to not let other craft your life but for you to craft your own by striding toward what you believe you are and are going to be. I also learned that not everyone believes the same thing is rightor
You’ve taught me to never let myself down. The only way that I can be happy is to try my hardest. Sometimes that means changing the way I do something, or getting away from the people who won’t change. But there is always a way. A way to make sure that it all goes okay, or really well. You’ve taught me that you can in fact put together a show in a week. I now realize that I have mentioned speech and it’s too late to take it back. If you haven’t noticed, this is in pen. And I am not rewriting this because of one little thing. So to get back to what I was saying, sometimes we have to make changes. It can help us, hurt us, or both. But we will never know until we take the
Throughout my life, I have encountered many different situations that have changed my perspective and made me learn true integrity, acceptance and kindness. School has always been a rough place for students and it may be hard for them to be accepted and make new friends. Ever since a bad
During the first week of placement I was given an opportunity to observe each class. I saw many students who needed additional support, especially those with behavioural problems. One day I was assigned to a student who was going through a rough day and was experiencing anger issues. When I got to the classroom I saw the student making a huge mess by throwing things across the room and trying to push students off their chairs while I was trying to stop him to calm him down. This particular student was putting the whole class at risk for injuries. Another day I was told by my preceptor to help a different student who was experiencing difficulties in his work. I came into the classroom and saw that the student was not in his seat. I decided to look for him and saw that he was hiding, feeling heated, and avoiding everyone that was around him. I heard negative thoughts from students with behavioural problems about not wanting to do work and most of the time refusing to try. Students with behavioural issues often screamed at their teachers and myself when they are instructed to do work or told to stop playing around. In these types of situations I am involved, the principal, teacher, students, and student needs assistance are also involved. Whenever I am assigned to work with students that are experiencing difficulties, I observed negative communication and attitudes from them. Most of the time these students refused to do to work or participate in activities even though they are