In the article about Wilson and Lincoln schools, two things that stand out to me and are important is the number of students who feel they get treated weith respect, and the number of students who feel they are safe in their school. In the article it says that only 64% of the students feel they are shown respect by the teachers, which is a low number. Teacher respect is a big part in a good learning experience. The other thing that stick out is the amount of students who feel safe in school. Only 59% of the students said that they feel safe in their school which is also a low number. I think school safety is important because students can focus more on their education instead of having to worry about shootings and other things like that.
another week of school is starting and things are starting to get more and more organized. In class this week we are gonna be working more on our drafts and getting them all put together. It is going pretty well i think, as long as i stay on top of things i think i will be fine. That is the hard part though, it is hard keeping track of all I have to do but i am sure i'll get through it. I also like what we are gonna be doing soon too which is writing letters to kids at lincoln elementary. That should be fun.
between The things they carried and mean girls, i thought The Things they Carried was a better piece. One reason why i thought it was better is because it makes more sense than the other one. Mean girls jumps around from place to place and I felt like I didn't know what was going on half the time. Although the things they carried wasn't perfect, it was a lot easier to read and follow. There also weren't as many grammatical errors in it. So in the end, even though neither of them were really that good, I thought The Things They Carried was better than Mean Girls.
The story is about an Indian girl who goes with missionaries to the East coast. Her personal traits influenced her education in a difficult way because she was scared inside of all the people and the different kind of culture there was. The exterior force that had the biggest influence on her was the kind of society they were now in. She didn't feel comfortable around the new people and the different way of life away from home. What i liked about this story is how it told about what life is like when you all of a sudden have to leave home for years in order to go to school. It's like college in a way.
For class we read a story called "Shitty First Drafts." A couple sentences that stuck out to me was when she said "We do not think that she has a rich inner life or that God likes her or can even stand her." I thought that was funny when she said that because it shows that she really doesn't like this person and thinks everyone else and even God hates her. Another sentence that i thought was interesting was "Very few writers really don't know what they are doing until they've done it." It shows that even the professionals get stuck sometimes and it's not so easy for them either. That makes me feel better because I sometimes get stuck on what to write when i have a paper to do.
I grew up in a very nice neighborhood in the city of Coon Rapids, MN which is about 15 to 20 miles north of the U of M. I went to Blaine high school and not Coon Rapids like you would think. This is mainly because i only lived a mile away from Blaine, and i loved it there. I'm really going to miss the easiness of it.
What I liked most about high school was all the people I met and became friends with, and also how easy it was compared to how college is going to be. I also liked playing sports throughout high school, like baseball and basketball. What I liked least about high school was how immature some of the people can be. It got a little frusterating at times.
The best teacher i have had so far is my high school outdoor adventures teacher, Mr. Wolfe. He had the greatest sense of humor. It was a little sarcasm mixed with making fun of people in a nice way. He was hillarious. He also taught the greatest class in the whole school. I mean rock climbing, canoeing, biking, nature hikes, mud walking, and tree climbing. How can you not like someone who taught things like that?
The level of eduacation I got i would say is pretty good. All my teachers really tried their best to teach and yet trying to keep the class fun as well. I think when teachers try keeping the class fun and interesting that it becomes easier to learn what it is you are trying to learn. I tried to stay away from alot of "slacker" classes because i know that those won't help you when you are in college so i challenged myself with harder ones.
The point that I decided to go to college was when i was a little kid. I knew all along that i would go more than likely go to the U of M. This is where my pretty much my whole family went to college so i guess i had to follow in those footsteps. I also decided I wanted to go to college because i wanted to make a good amount of money when i get older and not work at Mcdonalds when im 30.