As educators our job is to give our students the tools they need for life, and I think that this book would really help them see the good in other people. I say this because even though Chris’s actions were strange, he was a kind and generous person. This book is perfect for high school students and I think depriving our students from this book is hindering their learning ability. Chris’s story helps students look beyond people's appearance and their actions and makes you look at their intentions. In a high school student I think that, that quality is very important and hard to find.
I find this argument logical because by understanding the way we learn we can perform better in school. The author was clear on why students need to operate using metacognition and that school should emphasis on study skills more by doing exercise. The author provided multiple examples of exercise and surveys professors did to work on metacognition and their results. Out of the authors examples of exercise I felt that the survey done by David R. Thomas was an effective one. Even though through the survey he didn’t see a significant change the discussions about study habits allowed students to realize how much other people usually study and they different ways people study that may be more effective.
I knew I could succeed in whatever I wanted to do with my life, but the problem was I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. As students; however, we all process many strengths, mine being that I’m a great reader, but I wasn’t always a great reader. When I was in first grade, I was placed in special education because of my poor reading skills. Now this helped me a lot, by showing me where my weaknesses where in reading. Consequently
Running head: Self Assessment/Reflective Memo Strayer University Gordon McQuaige English 115 Dr. Brandy T. Wilson February 20, 2011 Pre-Writing/ Invention Process I used the brainstorming / listing invention process. I did find this strategy effective but it was hard to focus on one individual subject that I could inform my audience with. I guess my main problem was to focus on one particular subject because I had many thoughts going thru my head. I learned that I should try more prewriting strategies to find the one that will give me what it is that I need instead of staying focused on the one that is not working well for me.
The reason I returned to school is that I wanted to better my education and find a better career. Now a days you need to return to school just to make it in life. I am also trying to encourage my children that it is very important to further their education just to make it in the word and to have a better career. I choose at this time to return because I have had two back surgeries and carpal tunnel surgery. So I think since I have not had a job since so I took this time to further my education.
Thirdly, homework can reinforce what is learned. It can help us develop skills and acquire knowledge. By just reading we can learn new things. Then, it helps us remember the lesson gone over in class that day. If we ever had some things that we don’t understand about the past lessons we can just review it again using our assignments and it makes it easier to follow the next lessons.
Portrait of an ISTJ When I took the personality test, Myers-Briggs Test, my results was the portrait of an ISTJ (Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging). The ISTJ personality was very accurate and was very close to my personality and my way of thinking. I am quiet and reserved to the people I’m not really close with, but I am down-to-earth and easy to talk to. According to the personality sheet ISTJ, I have a strong-felt internal sense of duty and that fuels my motivation to complete tasks. This is completely true about me, for example, I want to do well in school, so I could go to a good college and get a nice job, I want to be successful for my parents, I want them to be proud of me and after I graduated from college and started working, I want them to live a stress-free life.
Reading this will better help them connect their history lessons to real life. That is why I believe this book should be taught alongside history lessons pertaining to that point in time. Having this book read in an English class while learning facts about the Dust Bowl in History class will form connections better than just one or the
The things that made me start in those positions were listening to my coaches and what they had to offer and help me with. I just basically did what the coaches told me to do while the other players didn’t really do what the coaches told them to do and I beat them out of the position. The listening skills always don’t work on the baseball diamond. Listening skills have to be the best in school though because when you’re in school and you listen you learn stuff. Even though I really don’t listen that much I still learn some important stuff in school.
2006, P. 31). I learned from this article that it is important to use alternate assignments to assess an ELL. I think alternate assignments will be a more effective tool for me to use in my classroom to assess ELL’s because it effectively shows what the child is learning. Alternate assignments are based off of regular classroom activities, so I think it will be simpler for the ELL student to complete. I think that I will definitely be using alternate assignments in my classroom to assess ELLs because it will show me their progress better than a test that they may not understand will (Lenski.