Graduation Speech : High School Graduation

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As high school graduation came more quickly than I expected it to, I faintly remember a couple things about it. Everyone was wearing dark blue robes and the matching cap with the annoying tassel that hit your face every time you moved your head, and there were some people that were happy to be graduating and others that were sad. Something I completely remember about graduating is how many times I was asked what school I was going to and what I was planning on majoring in. It didn’t take me long to get annoyed with that question, but it also didn’t take me long to figure out what it was that I really loved doing and wanted to do for the rest of my life. It was very clear to me that I wanted to be a teacher; a teacher who would help kids that struggle with certain subjects, just like I did when I was in elementary school. There is nothing I love more than the joy little kids can bring anytime of any day, and there is also nothing more rewarding than helping kids learn and succeed in life. Throughout this paper, the discourse of the education discipline will be analyzed using an article titled, “Profiles of Educational Quality in First Grade,” by authors Megan Stuhlman and Robert Pianta through the use of their research and observations done in first grade classrooms. There has always been a special place in my heart for first graders. Given, teaching this age group is going to be very difficult, time consuming, patience demanding, and exhausting but I am more than ready for the challenge. Knowing that first grade is such an important time in education means that I will be teaching the fundamentals of almost every subject and skill: math, reading, writing, social studies, science, and even the basics of telling time or classroom be... ... middle of paper ... ...tials. The perfect learning environment with an instructor that goes above and beyond will create for tremendous student success in academics. While this article is just one example of the type of writing within the education discipline, it serves as an excellent example of how professional educators and researchers go about articulating their observations and data. The authors of this article acknowledge that others have also done research on this subject of an ideal classroom and have recognized that most of their qualitative and quantitative data match up, proving that these suggestions are true and have recorded success. Discourse in the subject of education comes in many different forms from articles such as this to books. However, this article provides insight on ways for educators to improve their classroom success, for the students and for themselves as well.
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