Having a mom that is a teacher he had very high standards for himself making all A’s in honors classes. Quickly I began to look up to Nick academically. He mentioned one day in gym that he was going to essentially skip senior year and go to college in a dual enrollment program where he would be getting credits for his senior year to graduate and getting credits for college. Knowing at this point it would be beneficial for me to do this programs, I began studying for the test to get into the program. Night after night of studying the test was in only a week.
I felt he conducted his classes better then any other teacher I observed. He had the full attention and respect of the student in his class when in the middle school especially after lunch in the afternoon the students are all riled up and raring to go. In the high school, I got to be reminded what it was like, how difficult it could be as a high school student juggling school along with a social life that at that age means everything to the student who is at a ripe age of impressions that will mold them for the rest of their adult life. It was quite a change from the middle school level, the students were more in tuned in the Mr. Samptons senior government class. In Mrs. Lowes Senior honors English classes I watched intently as they grappled with Shakespeare, Frankenstein, and the meaning of chivalry.
_something remained after the Open day 2013_ 2 weeks to go … In a cold October day, I got a phone call from a friend offering a position preparing for the annual IBD Open day. She wanted me to be on her team taking in charge of the trial classes, targeting to high school students coming on that day. At that time, all of IBD students were in an extreme assignment rush as the first semester was about to end, and I was not an exception. Despite my worries, I told my friend that I would love to join because I know that it’s going to be an awesome experience, and I’m glad that it really was. 10 days to go … The whole trial class team consists of 12 IBD-ers, led by three cute supervisors: Nhi, Truong with the nickname of “Thun”, and Linh (Mit).
Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned One of the best things in life is being able to learn so much from a person who is so close to you. I am fortunate enough to have a father who can answer just about any question I have about money. Due to his business degree, he knows exactly what to do when a stressful money situation comes up and I am so grateful that I can always count on his advice to solve any difficulties I am facing. My dad has had many big financial problems thrown at him and somehow he finds a way to get through them all and still makes sure to put money into his savings account. A question I asked my dad was, "What was your biggest financial mistake?"
This was my first experience with a public school, and this school has many high needs students which allowed me a true insight on how to deal with individual needs. My teacher only had fourteen students in her class, but I think this is a good thing because my teacher is really able to adapt to all her students’ needs. This practicum experience was also my first time teaching a lesson in front of students, which really made me step outside of my comfort zone. One of the things I really enjoyed about my class was how they truly welcomed me into their school and daily schedule. From watching my teacher handle misbehavior to seeing students expand week by week, I can easily say I am in the right professional field.
I chose accounting as my major because there is multiple factors about it that spark interest in me. One of the more interesting things about accounting is dealing with numbers. Ever since I was a kid I loved math, numbers, and playing games with them. So I thought to myself that there was no better field to go into than accounting with that love of numbers. Like many other jobs, especially business related ones, organization is held to a very high standard, and is expected by ones employer.
Watson took time every day after school to help me with my work. With the help of Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Watson, I felt that I could achieve my goal of getting my high school diploma and starting my career. It was at the end of my freshman year with the help of Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Watson that I chose auto body as my career and I could not have been happier. My sophomore year was a different story. Mrs. Duffy took an early retirement due to budget cuts and the help I was getting in the classroom was cut.
My interest for immigration issues became important when I was in Middle School because I was part of the Migrant Education Program where we learned to appreciate our background and understand why our families had to migrate every four to six months. It wasn’t until high school that my passion for Immigration Law started and this was due in large part to my Senior Project; in which I did fieldwork, research and applied for my Citizenship. Thanks to the stunning job that I did I was honored in the local newspaper, which was amazing because never did I think that I would be the chosen one. While at the University of the Pacific, I also decided to major in Sociology, Spanish and Pre-Law so I can work with non-profit organizations and immigrant families to help them with different issues. ... ... middle of paper ... ...mmunity.
With teaching comes many rewarding experiences. Seeing a child’s face light up when they see that they have received a big “A+” on their assignment can brighten up anyone’s day. During my senior year in high school, I participated in the School to Work Program which allowed me to mentor a first grade teacher for at least three hours a week. At first, I thought that I would sit in the back of the room and watch her teach; but I was wrong. I was basically her teaching assistant for those few hours.
We finished the project ahead of time and we had a lot of spare time to revise the project. This group experience was very positive, we even studying together for other classes. Finally, when we were preparing for our presentation, one of my classmate said something that stuck with me until today, she said: “I think you should present first Manuela, because I think ofall of us you are the one who has that natural leadership initiative.” I have never though of me like that, but looking back I realized that I usually was elected or just perceived to be the leader. Unfortunately, not all experiences would be similar to this one; just a semester later I would be a leader of the most complicated group I have ever been part