My First Day Of School Essay

1553 Words Sep 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed learning which is why for me it has never been a task to go to school. I recall that beginning on my first day of Kindergarten I made my mom drive me to school early because I wanted to be the first one in class. I was that kid - the one that was always on time, always answered questions ( maybe even more than I should have), and who could be considered a “nerd/geek.” But I never took offense to those names because I knew they stood for what I represented and quite frankly I was never shy about the enjoyment I took in learning. However, somewhere along my educational career in middle school, I began to lose the joy I took in learning or rather the methods through which I was made to learn. As such going to school was no longer felt like a haven to me. Rather than being a place where I felt free to learn and express myself, it made me feel like I confined as if I were trapped inside of a box. The phrase “think outside the box” took on a whole new meaning for me during that time as I learned that I could not wholly rely on those who had been tasked with teaching me to actually teach me. Unfortunately, I have found that I am only one of a few students in the United States who have gone through the same experience. By speaking to students, watching documentaries, and conversing with teachers I have found I make up only a fraction of a wide group of people who believe the education system in America is in need of a reform.…

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