I knew that wouldn’t be the case anymore because I now lived in Dayton. The first school that I attended in Dayton Ohio was Trotwood-Maddison High School. It looked like a big college from the outside witch was intimidating to me. On my first day of school, I was very nervous, because I didn’t know anyone. Walking the halls, not knowing where to go was very frustrating.
I tried to keep focus but my solitude was starting to become unbearable. Yes there were many students around but they all seemed to have their own network since they knew their classmates from their previous schools while all of my friends were in regular ed classes. I started to rebel and slacked off so much that teachers began to wonder why i was in a advanced class since they thought i couldn't hack their work load when in reality all i wanted to do was be placed in regular ed just to be with my friends. Odd and dumb reason, i know but I didn't know that at the time. Eventually I was moved from classes due to my insubordination and i was content at the time.
Online classes required self determination and a lot time. This is definitely not what I had in mind! Procrastination and grades don’t mix well and the outcome has many consequences. Happiness is hard to achieve when you are always in a rush to finish a task that was supposed to be done weeks or even months before hand. For example I waited all summer to sign up for fall classes and as a result I got stuck with most classes that other students didn’t want to take.
I had no hope and that took a toile on my life. First, I started cutting class at school. After, I started getting in a lot of trouble with my friend. If I had hope, maybe those things would have never happened to me. In the article, Mr. Lopper says hope and optimism are slightly different.
When George, Sam, and Rameck were in University High, they didn’t have teachers that were motivated. “We had a few dedicated teachers at the high school who pushed us to learn and forced us to do our work, but too many others just didn’t know how to reach us and didn’t seem to care” (59). The teachers don’t have the desire to help students or care, therefore, Sam, Rameck, and George's grades drop. This proved how important of a role teachers play on a student's academic life. If the teachers didn’t care about their education, how would you expect students to stay in school when the teachers don’t care whether they attend or not.
I started to become the center of all the girl drama that went around. And it seemed like I was in the counselor’s office regularly to get an update to see how I was doing. My lack of self confidence and the trouble in high school reflected my attitude towards my education. I was never confident when it came to projects, assignments, or class work. It felt like my peers were better than me because it seemed like they put a lot of thought and input into their school works while I felt like I turned in something worthless.
High School is going to be a pain no matter who your are, but for different reason; I’m frightened because of the decision I have to make to choose the perfect class, learning, and taking notes. Those are my ultimate weaknesses. I cannot decide what classes to do, which will make it harder to learn, which will require notes. One problem, I am horrible at note taking. In High School you need to think about what you might do as an adult, and there are many options with many classes.
Sbeckner24@gmail.com Sara Beckner In Class Essay Writing 110 Appletree Christian Learning Center Initially, when I took this job, I thought that I would hate it. I was twenty two years old when I applied for the assistant teacher position and I didn't think that I would like it because I knew that I would have to work with the babies (1 ½-2 years) instead of the older children (3-4 years). Working with the babies requires a lot more tedious work and patience for example the teachers have to constantly change diapers and not all the babies are able to talk or communicate well. Appletree Christian Learning Center is not a typical daycare, it's very structured and the children learn a lot like they are
It’s very hard to type a paper or study for a test when you have a nine month old that wants to get into everything. I honestly think that is one of the stressors that get to me the most so I have decided to get a babysitter when I have very important things to do like a big test or project. Another stressor I face is living with another college student and only having one computer, it’s very hard to choose who gets the computer when we both have very important things to study. This also can lead to arguing; only causing more stress. We sat down and worked out a solution we ordered a new computer, we only hope this helps us get more college work done and in a timely manner leaving us with less stress.