A dream of mine has always been to be the first in my family to go to college and receive a degree. In order to succeed, I knew I had to learn to manage my disability. Even though, it takes me longer to prepare for school I have found methods to help me succeed. I listen to alternative music to block out distracting noises, and organize my work by prioritizing and using color-coded folders for each subject. A week before major exams, I start preparing by studying and mapping out my time, making this typically stressful week more manageable.
While taking the test, students realize they have not learned some of the material. This is due to poor planning on the states part because, the test is made to test above students’ grade levels. Before, when teachers were making their own teaching plans, they could tell how the test would be from past years and plan accordingly. Poor planning does not only affect the students but the teachers because teachers have to follow a curriculum blindly, they cannot teach their students how to anticipate an unexpected question. The best answer they can give is to try their best and pick the answer that makes the most sense.
This brings us back to what the students were taught in class and how it has been assimilated. Curriculum is said to be affected by the standardized test. Some critics say, “That teachers are going to teach what will be covered on the test and unfortunately the information not covered on the test is not taught” (Banta, p.2). I know that if st... ... middle of paper ... ...a greater challenge than what can be tested in a multiple-choice format. Critics of the No Child Left Behind Act say that there is immense pressure on school officials, teachers, students, and parents.
Being a student at Cowley has influenced me to live life naturally. This was the first thing on my list of changes. To live a life naturally, I feel it is important to just go with the flow instead of trying to plan every little detail. I’m someone who will try to plan every little detail of her life. If I could, I’d have a set schedule for every detail of my life for the rest of my life, but I’m realizing that’s not how I’m meant to live life.
Yearly reflection "Although I am not sure which difficulties I will encounter next year, I know that I have the tools to overcome them…" "Be authentic! Give them a structure! Where is the production?" At the beginning of the year, these comments gave me a shock. It was not enough that it was our first time in a junior high school, but we also needed to cope with a totally different approach and expectations of our new pedagogical advisor Dorit.
The history of teaching English as a second language is filled with many different ideas that have been proven effective over time. An ESL teacher’s ideology, therefore, cannot be a composition of merely one of these ideologies; it must be a mixture of all of the ideas that work best for the teacher as an individual. As I am a newcomer to the realm of second language education, I know that my ideology will change. I am sure that I will have to shift my ideas to accommodate different types of students and different schools’ missions for their students. In the next few months, I will begin my first formal experience in teaching ESL.
Events in my life have shaped me into who I am today, and will more then likely guide me to be the person who I will turn into tomorrow. These events will allow me to discover who I am and who I want to be, and eventually they will lead me to discovering all of my goals that I want to achieve in life After high school I plan on attending Grand Rapids Community College. I choose Grand Rapid Community College not just because it was less expensive then a University, but because they offer a program for the career path that I have chosen to pursue. This particular Community College offers a three year program in training to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant. In order to pay for those three years at the college I will take on at least one part time job where I will place at least seventy five percent of my check in a bank account which will go towards college.
Throughout each experience in your life, you are expected to walk away with something; whether it be a new way of thinking, learned techniques or a mixture of the both. Throughout English 101, I ended up learning much more than expected. This was due to having a great teacher, but also the realization of how little high school actually prepared me for college English. The class itself took me on a journey of learning, not only acquiring new skills, but uncovering an unknown side of me as a writer; which then led to a change in my writing process and a solid achievable set of goals for the future. In this essay, I will be covering how ENG101 helped me advance my way of writing; as well as how it has affected me and what that means for my future college career.
Grand Valley offers many on-campus resources that I plan to utilize to complete these steps. To find out whether or not I like my major I will talk to my advisor more about it and what I need to do to be successful in it, and to perfect my resume I will take it to the career center and have them look it over to make sure I have a everything set up well before I use it in applying for a job. By this next year I want my career path to be almost set in stone and to know whether or not I like my major. I found this class to be a lot of work but with all the information I learned made it
This will enable students to gear their education in a route which will hopefully benefit them after high school graduation or in their future. For some, these choices and decisions will never change. But for others, for various reasons, they may decide on a career change somewhere down the road or during the course of their life. As for myself, I definitely fall into the latter of the two mentioned. After working for years in the field of business (my first degree), I felt a desire and need for a career change.