Now I'm usually not one to complain. And I feel it would be very ignorant to complain about my education. So I'm not going to say I'm complaining but rather giving constructive criticism to my high school. Maybe if they read this they could help improve the experience for kids to come. I attended Twin Valley High school for all four years of my high school.
After reading " And then I Went to School," and "College Pressures", its evident that the word education is viewed differently depending on the "students" background. In the short story " And then I Went to School," the purpose of education to ____ was a lot different then those of the white people. Joseph Suina found that the purpose of education in the white men village was to fit in with them and learn their ways and traditions of life. Although this is not what Joesph wanted he was forced this new education upon him. Joseph believed that his education came for his grandmother, learning how to cook, clean, and take care of his family.
Various incidents in teaching that I experienced as a student while at school helped showed me the teacher that I had to be and the teacher not to become. Some of the experiences which were good and bad had me wondering how and why some people became teachers. The good experiences made me glad that I had the teacher that was teaching me and the bad experiences made wish that they never taught me. The first two incidents took place in primary school. I attended St. X’s primary school in San Fernando.
a) Finished high school with a 3.8 GPA & received LIFE scholarship b) Received top 10 award I 10th grade c) Took college courses in high school d) Attended Coastal Carolina University freshman year e) Took high school classes in Middle School III. What were your hobbies? a) Jump Rope b) Step c) Talk/text on the phone IV. What did you want to be when you become when you grew up? a) Math teacher b) Lawyer c) Accountant V. What are your personal, professional, and academic goals?
Now its like you cant get me to shut up. But high school for me couldnt be over fast enough. I didnt really like it. I like my teachers and some of my classes but as a school itself, I dont care for it. During my sophmore and junior year we had practice ACT and PSAT.
Three years ago, I graduated from eighth grade and was super excited, yet a tab bit nervous to move forward to high school. What made me nervous the most was the work load, meeting new friends and also peer pressure. But despite all my fears, I thought “Hey, this would all my over at 3 o’clock.” So you can imagine what I thought that summer day, when my parents introduced Southland. “This will be a great experience for you! You’ll be the first graduating class, a great academic program, and also a nine hour school day..” (insert shocked face) This/that’s actually how my face looked!
On Wednesday, January 30, I was able to observe another English teacher at Helix High School. This time, I sat in on Julie McGuffin’s sophomore Honors English class. During this particular class session, McGuffin’s students were just beginning to draft their first essay—a response to how media influences teenagers. The students started off by watching a 60 Minutes episode about the effects of advertising on teenagers. Earlier in the week, they had read various articles on this topic.
Crawford Kilian writes in her article “Plagiarism for beginners” about this attitude of students: You are in school only to get a non academic job. For you, university is a waiting room where you’re trapped for years. You just want to get through the wait with as little effort as possible until you collect your degree (par. 11). Pressure may also come from professors.
Today, I went to local school here for an observation day for one hour. I should say that it was so wonderful to be able to sit and watch the inner workings of a true Montessori classroom. Initially, I had a pre-notion that Montessori classrooms are in general fairly quiet. But it was quite different when I entered the class room. Later found out that, that was because the head teacher was away for some time and they had a substitute assistant teacher.
Stress can cause illnesses in later life, for example, heart disease, hair loss, whitening of hair and cancer. Though this may not be directly connected to middle school students it will still have an impact to them in life. Homework is also a main cause of stress for high schoolers. Stress from working too long, stress from anxiously hoping to get a good grade. Studies have shown that homework for elementary – high school should not have homework but work on some special project or reading at home after school for only a satin amount of time depending on what grade the student is in like forty minutes to two hours a day after school.