My son Kaleb was born May 24 2008, and from that moment on I wanted to give him everything he deserves. I tried to go back to college right after my son was born, but I had no idea what I wanted to do for my future and taking care of Kaleb wasn't cheap. I was constantly working to pay for the expenses of Kaleb, while paying for the rest of the expenses I had. Finally four years later, I made the best decision I could for my family and that was going back to school. One of the many reasons why I came back was that I did not was to continue being in a factory the rest of my life.
Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. To inspire your workers into higher levels of teamwork, there are certain things you must be, know, and, do. These do not come naturally, but are acquired through hard work. Leaders learn by trying things out and then critiquing their performance.
1.1 | Summarise the core values and principles of youth work and how it may differ from other youth related services? | a) Bullet point - How do youth workers support young people? * Provide social, emotional and political education. * Act as positive role models so they can inspire young people. * Empower young people to take action on issues that affect them and to make changes in their own lives.
Going to college is definitely intimidating at first, because everything is new and you are alone to figure it all out for yourself. There are some fears that I believe everybody has on the first day of college like classes, teachers, and making new friends. I think my worst college fear would be that I wouldn’t be ready for the advanced work and additional homework that comes with college. I was a procrastinator in high school and I wasn’t always caught up on my homework. I had a habit of doing the bare minimum, so I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to keep up on the work load in college.
As John Dewey once stated “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”, his perspective of education also emphasizes on the collaboration among learners to an end of academic achievement, just like how importance for people to interact with others if they are to succeed. Reading the excerpt from Democracy and Education (Dewey, 1916), we can be certain that the idea of the group in learning is, to Dewey, of crucial significance. Every single person has a different original environment from which he was born, raised, grew up, and thus is so rooted to it that escaping from the limitations of this social group is not a simple task. Yet Dewey believes the group in learning could give a mean for people to conquer the challenge and “come into living contact with a broader environment” since they not only perform their own action but also have to perceive that of others as reference and react to it. This whole process offers opportunities to break down “those barriers of class, race, and national territory which kept men from perceiving the full import of their activity”.
To start with, the main aim of educational system is to provide the basis for the individuals’ integration into society. Minister of Education, Daniel Filmus, said: “The education is not just a role for the individual but for a social role”. According to this quotation, by the time we leave secondary school, we should have learned about how we can fit into the larger society as well as how our abilities and skills can be used in our community. But are we prepared enough to deal with everyday life? Do we have the available tools needed to face difficulties?
By showing motivation students’ progress into higher ranks in JROTC. While this helps build character it doesn’t teach it. Character in JROTC is gained by participating and making decisions when needed. When you are forced to make decisions on your own it helps you find out more about yourself and helps you learn to be more of a leader and helps you gain character. Being responsible for yourself helps teach independence.
Both parents wanted to see their children become successful, but they took different routes to achieve this. Mark was given the expectations of attending school and trying his hardest to succeed in life. He was a rebellious young man who believed schooling was pointless. His mom finally forced him to attend school by tying him up and carrying him there. Mark’s mom did this because she couldn’t stand thinking about Mark becoming like his father.
Abraham Lincoln once said “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” I have been haunted by similar words, in my own head, for quite some time. I never finished college, yet I love to learn. I have always dreamed of completing a degree, owning a company, or working in an office. Now, given the opportunity, completing this degree will become my greatest achievement. I always feel that I have let myself down.
The first time I had attended college, I did not finish nor did I take it very seriously as I should have. I came from a family who held education as a very high standard. Both my parents have degrees as well as their work ethics are very highly valued. They were both in the military, so I was taught at a very young age that you must work hard to get, achieve or accomplish what you want in life. Now that I am a single mother and am unable to make ends meet on my own, I wanted to go back to college in order to get my Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies so that I can help provide a better life for my family.