Lessons Learned In Class

The short journey across the sixty-First Avenue to fifty-Ninth Street of Hialeah was filled with mixed emotions. I loved going to school each morning, yet the stinging cold often reminded me of the dread awaiting me as soon as the alarm started at exactly six o’clock. John G. Dupuis Elementary School was a few minutes from our apartment. I still remember vividly how we lined up outside the street for the school bus often wondering how many round trips the old bus had made over the years. Looking expectantly at the opposite end of the street, we almost thought the bus would one day stall and never appear, but every day it showed up when we almost gave up. In addition, every day, we enjoyed the short trip and the morning conversations that followed. …show more content…
It is outside the class where you fit into the social set up and become part of the fraternity. Learning to coexist with other people is probably one of the most important lessons in my entire education. Communicating with people in my environment proves to be an invaluable tool in solving most problems today. It is a trait that I learned in and outside class. At John G. Dupuis, each grade comprised about twenty pupils and each grade was assigned a class teacher and an assistant. Sometimes, we shared classes when two grades were combined. There were obvious shortages of resources, and we shared many other little essentials. However, for this to happen, there was the need for constant communication. The teachers emphasized on the importance of communication as part of the discipline that was required of each of us. For the longest part of my education, maintaining this discipline has been central to my …show more content…
I have always performed far above average throughout my education. The key to my success is the ability to learn actively in class. I subscribe to the perspective of learning as a continuous process of improvement where the onus of making progress is on the learner. The contributions of the teacher are important, but the learner sits in the driving position of everything that is worth retaining. To that end, I considered sitting in every class for a new lesson as a window for broadening my knowledge. My active participation often earned me an edge over others. Fortunately, throughout my academic journey, teachers were always supportive. I remember one particular teacher during my time at Mater Academy Charter who stressed the role of teamwork for academic success. Mr. Greyson was a hands-on individual. In most of his classes, he wanted us to share a practical reflection of what we learnt and each lesson was punctuated with allusions to real life

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