There were no papers or creative projects that I had grown accustomed to in the non AP classes. I believe my parents saw this as a test for me to see if I could handle a college level course. They were consistently on me about my progress in this course. I really enjoyed the class, and he was a fantastic and knowledgeable teacher, but I always felt nervous and anxious about failing an exam. I struggled on my first exam because I was always thinking about what my parents would do if I failed an exam.
Sitting in first period on the first day of my junior year, the teacher is giving the class a lecture on the real world outside of high school he explained that you have to actually put forth effort to achieve something that you desire. In the past year of high school, I put forth hardly any effort, still managing to pass, but not happy with the grades and realizing that what this teacher was saying might be true. After the first day of junior year I began to apply myself and one year later, sitting in all college classes preparing to achieve these goals once again made me realize this was the academic turning point in my life. Since first grade, school had always come easy to me, but as high school started to progress, it became harder and
In the beginning I was scared about teaching elementary math because I thought I would never understand math the way students do now. After weeks of learning the conceptual way, I have to say I am finally understanding and I more confident about teaching elementary math. When I was in elementary school, I was taught standard algorithms and the answer just was because that was the way to do it. I always thought there was just one way to add, subtract, multiply, etc., but that is not the case at all. I did not know this going into this class because I was completely caught off guard with all the manipulatives students do now.
He told me to forget about it, that I was the kind of girl who would have other people to sow for me, and that I needed to focus on being higher up on the food chain. I just brushed it off to avoid conflict, but was I really being classified? Was I treated differently because I earned good grades? I didn’t feel like I put a whole lot of effort into my work. My teachers gave me homework every night but it never took more than an hour, at the very most, to complete.
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.
On the side of this job, I have always had a fun job to make a little extra money by work... ... middle of paper ... ...hool and work and life in general. I did not strive to do my best in high school and especially my dual enrollment classes. I was not ever thinking about my future and started not coming to classes. Once I accepted God in my life Junior Summer, all that changed. I realized I was on a negative path and God helped me turn my life around.
I enrolled myself without counseling in Spanish 2, calculus 1, and freshman composition and I struggled the entire way, my pride just would not let me admit that I needed help. So I lied to myself, I told myself that it would get better or maybe just go away. It did not and after failing my final exams I would be faced with the damage I had done to my, academic career. In my second semester I went on a road to clean up the damag... ... middle of paper ... ...nding. I have an opportunity that most kids would never even dream of by being able to say that I am in the process of obtaining a college degree from Howard University.
Although it was to late in the year to fix my junior year of high school I could make my senior year academically great. My mom, my teachers and my senior year of high school are the reasons why my fixed mindset started to become a growth mindset. Have the same language arts teacher for both of the lasts years of my high school career. Have the same teacher knowing your challenges and being able to push in
Senior year was my year to make something happen like getting a 3.0 or something like that. Since I tore my ligaments, it was going to take me a lot to catch up. I realized that reading is very important for me and my future. Yes I got bored with books and reading along the way, but it really paid off. I did what I was supposed to at the end of my senior year and graduated.
As Junior year is regarded as your most important year while taking exams such as SAT, ACT, SBAC and AP test. Junior year to me felt very similiar to my Sophomore year in high school, as I still meet new people and friends from sports and got closer to many new teachers. Two new areas in which I improved throughout my Junior year were my character and responsibility. Throughout my Junior year I learned to be more humble and not procrastinate. I learned that majority of the time doing an assignment as soon as possible is almost if not always going to turn out better than waiting until the last