Teachers were extremely stressed during this period as well but at the time I didn’t understand why. I remember the reading, writing, comprehension and mathematics testing and then things returning to business as usual after the exam were sent off to be graded. I never really paid this much attention because as a kid you learn to study a subject and then complete the examination to determine your knowledge. Interestingly enough as I progressed as a student I learned how the seemingly long boring timed test determined which courses you placed in. Until more recently I knew little to nothing about the education reform acts which mandated these awful tests.
Zero self-control with medication will lead to consequences depending on the person’s thought process. Modern authors describe those with mental illness and challenges to an impossible recovery and the viewpoint of those without mental conditions. Therefore, the pressure mental illness does in a school environment. Many kids who develop a mental illness are misunderstood. The particular student who always turns in their homework on time begins to stop; according to one student, “my parents asked me why I had failed to produce any homework despite having sat at my desk for several hours” (Shields 43).
Learning all the conceptual ways made me nervous about teaching elementary math because I thought I was never going to understand it. I was and still do get frustrated at times with teaching elementary math, but I believe it is much better than it was a couple months ago. The way I f... ... middle of paper ... ...one because it helps the students focus on one lesson at a time and it helps you as the teacher not feel so rushed. In conclusion, this class was stressful for me, but I am glad I was a part of it. In the beginning I was very nervous that I would never understand the way elementary math is now taught, but after weeks of learning more about it I feel much better.
Homework isn 't fair, but, according to my mother, neither is life. Over my years as an elementary and highschool student, and now the years I 'm completing in college, I have been told over and over how important it is to get homework done. Not how important it is to learn, not how important it is to spend my time actually knowing, but to dedicate my student career to the completion of homework and the memorization, not learning, of what I test over. It’s of my belief that, until reaching the grades of high school, homework is a nuisance that rarely works. For younger children, all it does is take away valuable time for growing and playing from them and forces them to be grounded for more than seven hours out of a day.
However, the experience that I went through between the period of my high school and community college has totally changed my life. I used to living in Oakland and went school there. When I was a freshman in high school, I did not realize how important education is, plus the pressure that added on me from my parents and the environment that surrounds me, I did not wanted to be serious about school at all. My parents always wanted me to take my time to study and telling me the importance of education, but I believed that people can become successful without education. Therefore, under the ordering of my rebellious heart, I started skipping classes and became lazy about school.
There were many reasons I did not do well this year. It was my first time at a public school, the class was large, and the teacher did not explain things very well. I remember how hard it was learning how to factor, when later on in a different math class, I learned how it should not have been difficult. Since I didn’t do well in Algebra 1, it almost set me up for failure for the rest of high school. I never got anything anything less than a C, but grades have always been important to me.
Due to not learning anything in that class, the next year of math class was extremely difficult for me and a lot of my peers. We were extremely behind, and the a lot of my peers and I got assigned to that year refused to take the time to explain things for us due to the fact that we should have already learned all of it. Even after countless nights of studying and turning to the internet in a desperate search for a new way to figure out the solution to every problem I was stuck on, I never fully understood anything that I was learning at the time. By the end of that semester, I was almost two years behind in the subject and I began to dread any type of math class when I saw it on my schedule. I would sit in my math classes and feel completely clueless about the subject, not understanding anything that my teacher was saying.
My junior year of high school, I preferred to sit in the middle of my AP English Language class to avoid being called on by my teacher, Mr. Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a mature, relatively little man with an advanced vocabulary and an awkward humor. I was quite intimidated by this teacher like no other teacher. I would feel intimidated to speak or to submit my work. When I first stepped into the class, I was able to feel the high expectations towards my work once we were handed the scoring rubric for the produced in this class; I had a feeling I would be unable to meet that criteria.
Dyslexia makes it harder for me to read, spell, comprehend, and remember information. Growing up, the public school system marked me as a student who would not succeed in college life and had no reason to be prepared for college. I had an IEP for almost all of my schooling, which meant I was able to get extra help on classes and more time on testing. The school system never really followed through with my IEP and told me that I was just fine without it. Since the school felt I was performing so well on my own in academic classes, they talked my mom and me into doing away with my IEP.
In the beginning of the school year I felt uncomfortable particularly in this class because I didn’t know anybody, also I didn’t have friends not because I was bad person but because the language but now at this point I have some friends not many the bad thing is that I still don’t lose the fear to speak and practice my English. My main goal in the beginning of the year was and is complete a career also to be responsible and organized because in high school I always left my homework or projects for the last minute and I knew that if I keep going in this way in college, this would bring me problems. Principally you need a motivation as in Chapter 2 from the book Cornerstone: Creating Success through Positive Change talks about how motivate yourself. There are two ways of motivation external and internal. The external is the support from family or friends or even teachers that are pushing you to do something and thus complete a degree or a career, the internal on the other hand is the most important because it depends on yourself as a need “To be something, to have something to attain a goal that you truly desire, or to solve a problem”.