In the reading it brings up how most parents are only contacted by the school when it is something bad. This is not how it should be. Teachers should be sending home good news notes to the parents praising the students for their hard work in the class. Schools also need to be welcoming to the families and provide workshops to assist in the parent’s knowledge to allow them to help their children with their schoolwork. Having the parents involved and aware of the things that are going on in the classroom and the school are great ways to build that relationship and to enhance the student’s academic achievement and
I typically earned high grades in my classes except for math and science. I made sure to always complete my homework, but had a difficult experience with test taking. Some teachers treated students like they could not succeed if they were not performing well in a subject. When I began classes at Immaculata, my perception of myself academically had changed because my teachers encouraged me and saw my potential. After my first semester I was invited to join the honors program which made me feel so much more positive about my performance and my ability to succeed in life.
When I was growing up, I remember attending elementary school, learning a new language seems to be difficult at first, but I was able to learn the English language because of the dedication of one of my teachers. Now, as I reflect on this experience, it is obvious that she was dedicated and enjoyed teaching her students to be successful. I know today that she made a difference in my life as I navigated through my education experience and high school years to present. I also experience the lack of concern of other teachers, not taking the time and dedication to teach their students to excel. In part, I strongly believe it had to with the culture differences that existed within the schools that I attended and the neighborhood I grew up.
My parents’ decisions for my education challenged my beliefs and as a minor, I respected their decisions begrudgingly. Although I thought their choices were unkind as the time, through that exposure to diversification, I fully believe that I have acquired that ability to be receptive and open to new ideas, opinions and concepts. As a young child, I started school through the public system in Concord, CA. From preschool to kindergarten, I made friends, behaved admirably, and completed all that was required of me. In addition to the lessons taught by my teacher, with the help of my mother, I read books and practiced math at home.
My educational journey began in my country before moving to WA State (Redmond). I grew up in a large family with my parents and siblings. My father always encouraged me to do well in school and fulfill his dreams of being his future Human Rights Lawyer and he still does. During my learning experience as a kid, I was always prepared for school even though my mommy could not correct me because she didn’t complete her high school but luckily my father was able to help me out with my school works. I became motivated to even work harder.
One of my childhood memories is that of my father telling us “The only great inheritance I can leave you with is that of your education, because nobody can take that what you have learned away from you.” My mother also told us that if there came a day in which we had to leave our husbands for any type of abuse we would not be empty-handed since we could be able to support our self as well as our families. With my parents always asking me “how was school today,” or attending all (well not all) but most PTA meetings they showed me that they care a lot for my future. I wish to make them happy and to know that they did a good job in raising me since education is one of my top priorities. Another top priority that I believe influences me is to read, from books about magic sorcerers to Biology or chem. Textbooks, (Who knew right?)
When my parents helped me complete my assignments they helped me the same way they were helped, the first thing they did was try to explain me the problems and If I did not understood it, they would smacked me in the head, it was not a great method however it worked. As time passed by I started listening in class and try to understand everything before I get home so when my parents help me do my homework I will not get smacked on the head. This cycle went on until I reached fourth grade. when I was in fourth grade my parents stopped helping me, they thought they have directed me to the right path and they don’t have to worry about me anymore, they believed I will discern the right from wrong, how little
Everyone has someone to admire, or someone we look up to, someone who inspires you as an individual. In my life my family's main priority was our education, since my parents never had the privilege to continue with their studies and pursue a career. Throughout school, my mind was always focused on doing the best I could, but the subject I struggled the most was in English. I was never a great writer, and when I had to read and analyze a book, I never understood the purpose of it. While reading, my teachers taught us to look at the author’s diction, and to find the purpose the author was trying to portray throughout the piece, but I never did.
I feel that my eclectically blended views on teaching will make me a rare teacher in today’s world. I’m not afraid to make friends with my students and work with them person to person. Children need the time and extra concern from someone, and who better than their parent away from home, the teacher. I want to give my students chances that I didn’t have in school, the chance to get on track early in life. True, I had a truly inspirational teacher that cared and was concerned, but no one ever thought I could do it.
But when I saw a rule or decision as unfair, conflict arose. My parents believed that being the guardian was all the justification they needed for anything. There weren't any problems with this when I was younger but as I aged, I questioned the reasons behind the rules and decisions I had to live by. In high school I wouldn't follow their instructions if I couldn't see them as being justified. If I questioned why I had to do something and it was met with an explanation, there were no problems.