I understood them, maybe not completely, but I knew the intent of their messages. All that I had was my Apple II computer at which I just sat and programmed when I came home from school. At home, my parents pressured me to study all of the time, but I was frustrated and wanted to return to Korea. I wanted to go back and talk freely with my friends and play games with them. My parents often told me that they decided to move here because of the educational opportunities, yet I continued to rebel and refused to listen to what they said.
Being a successful student landed him a scholarship and he moved away to attend college and really start developing his career. Marcus Mabry’s disconnect and sadness at his parents being “Proud” of him is sad. He states, My family has built in me, “a proud feeling”-not just because of where I had come from and where I am going, but because of where they are.” Education has done for him, what his parents had wanted but it also had opened his eyes to the fact that his success while seeing that they still impoverished was a real problem. His being educated has literally taken him away from the ones he loved and wanted to support. The family that had loved him so much and had encouraged him to grow and leaves them was part a problem with education.
Are teachers, and their unions, doing all that they can to improve the quality of education in the United States? Most people would say yes since teachers are the medium that conveys knowledge to students, and to which I agree; however, I find that teachers are actually fabricating their actions. Teachers, currently, are jeopardizing the educational system while hiding behind their pure image of them struggling to improve education. By lowering the standards of education, teachers are allowing students to reach the bare minimum requirements to pass each grade level, which does not allow them to be prepared for life, let alone college. Jerry Jesness, an educator and consultant in the ESL profession, wrote about this issue in his article “Why Johnny Can’t Fail”.
Bad teachers don not care if the students learn they just there to have a job. Good teaches have a well disciplined classroom. Bad teachers have no control. I hope that one day I will become an effective teacher and hopefully one day a student will write about me being there favorite teacher.
Nor am I judging my own ability to be able to excel on both, but I saw my mother had a good point. Also, I had enough examples of what dropping out of school to work looked like, either by necessity or by choice. My brother was one of them. He had dropped out for the necessity of money, and he would always tell me to focus in school and try to get a higher education. Personally, I plan to be successful.
Even though next value comes last on the list, it is not far behind in the importance from previous two. Education is another very important part of my life. I truly believe it’s the key to a happy and successful life. As a child I was encouraged by my father to do well in school, while many of my friends were playing outside my dad made me sit home and practice equations. Growing up in Russia, I knew there won’t be any opportunities of attending a college, because of ethnic discrimination.
Being an idealistic person, I want to be so much for my students; a teacher that shows caring, compassion, a helper with their problems, and a positive role model. After my students leave my classroom, I want them to know more than just a few vocabulary words that they memorized for a test. I want to provide my students with a solid foundation that they can continue to build upon long after they have left my classroom. I never want my students to later struggle to fill in the gaps of their education because I was an inadequate teacher. Above all else, I want to pass on to my students my love and joy for learning, and help them to see that education is the key to their future endeavors.
My dad would try to teach me math, I hated math so much it was my least favorite subject, I was more of a history type of guy. He would try his best to help me in school, but i just needed the motivation to get me started, I personally didn’t think i would graduate high school, he gave me the courage to do so, it was a requirement to him, I see some kids drop out or go to adult school to get a G.E.D but having a high school degree was better, I still got to enjoy my years as a teen, having fun with friends, hanging out, I just had to follow certain guidelines to not get me into trouble. In highschool I was never a bad kid though, it was in middle school I was a little shit who thought i runned things but no, my dad was the big boss. The most i probably got in trouble was when I came home really late around 12:00 AM with my girlfriend, but he wasn’t mad at the fact I was out with her very late, it was the fact that I didn’t let him know where I was, he started to loosen his grip about me going out slowly over my four years in highschool, I just needed to tell him I was getting home late, and there shouldn’t be a problem what so ever. Even when I go party my dad wants me to be safe, I tell him who I go with and
The regard I have developed for teachers has come from knowing that I will need their help to make it through school and I can only get it by being respectful and polite. To help students up the ladder, school indirectly teaches its students about respect. Although not found on the pages of any text book, learning lessons in respect can be very helpful. The idea of respect starts with teachers and often branches to the development of peer and self respect. Everyone has experienced a teacher that they couldn't stand and dreaded going to that class.
Although that was the real problem in Steve's life that made him independence. However, he made his life successful because he overcame his hard background, and he cheer himself up 'I can make better life'. His parents fostered the idea that young Jobs was special, and he used this sense of self-entitlement to succeed. While Jobs has always been an intelligent and innovative thinker, his youth was riddled with frustrations over formal schooling. He entered university for one semester, but he failed so he left the university, and he said: "After six months, I could not find its value.