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  • Personal Narrative: My Day At Media Elementary School

    On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, I spent the day at Media Elementary School in the Rose Tree Media School District assisting 4th-grade teacher Mrs. Williamson. Mrs. Williamson is a teacher with 23 years of experience and she spent most her career with Media Elementary School. The school day for the students begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:30 pm. I was supposed to report at 8:45 am as the teacher began preparing for the class few minutes before the students entered the classroom. I reached there at 8:30 and after finishing my Visitor card formalities, I was with the teacher right in time. There was also a student teacher, Emily, in the classroom when I reached there. She is there all day, every day during her fall semester. There were 19 students in the class, 10 boys and 9 girls. This was an average classroom, so 3 students leave for advance Math and 4 students come there to join this class for Math. Rest of the day, this is a regular classroom. During my stay in the classroom, I assisted the teacher during Math and reading class. My day started with understanding the schedule of the day and I helped the teacher to arrange the room for the day. The room had a traditional seating arrangement with three rows facing the…

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  • Curriculum Reflection Essay

    As I began this class in January my definition of curriculum was based on the academic coursework teachers use to instruct the information. Now my definition of curriculum is anything that falls under the auspice of the school that includes coursework, classroom arrangement, instruction, assessment, student engagement, and community involvement. My perspective is curriculum is what students learn in and out of the school. We need to teach students to become learners and problem solvers for the…

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  • Education Is A Waste Of Education Essay

    Is Education a Waste of Education? During high school, many people are asked to decide what they want to be when they grow up. I went through many options before deciding that I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. I thought I could be successful in this career path and was very excited to begin my new adventure. Some people I knew thought otherwise. In general, I was told that I was wasting my time at college by trying to receive a degree in education. At the end of my junior year of high…

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  • The Importance Of Being Judged By Others

    Noor Al-Maadeed “Being judged by others” this personal piece that I shared, describes a past event happened during high school years. I learned how to overcome this negative experience to positive thing that helped shape my character turn into the confident woman I am today. The process of revising this piece of writing is on of the hardest because it is difficult for me to express my feelings about a place that is filled with negativity. In addition, I want to catch the reader’s attention and…

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  • Why Cheerleading Is A Sport

    Cheerleading should be considered a sport Most people only consider competition cheerleading as a sport, others such as cheerleaders themselves consider any type of cheerleading as a sport, such as school cheer or competition cheer. There are a lot of benefits to why cheerleading is a sport, also to why cheerleading should be considered a sport. Cheerleading can be classified as a sport in many different ways such as, a varsity high school sport, or as a competition sport. Cheerleading requires…

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  • Essay On Gender Neutral Bathrooms

    beaten up and denied access to their school bathrooms based upon the gender printed on the doors. These students are in a constant and devastating battle for equality. After years of verbal harassment and bullying for being transgender, the pain doesn’t stop. Finally being comfortable in their own skin and having the confidence to go out in public as a transgender, these victims are stopped and further harassed for no particular purpose other than the satisfaction of the offender. Public schools…

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  • View Of The Curriculum: Equality, Equality And Equality In Education

    View of the Curriculum American education over the past century has oscillated from focusing on the students to focusing on curriculum. During the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s, for example, there was a tension between excellence in education and equality in education. Some people attempted to provide equal education for all people (focusing on the student), but often sacrificed excellence in education. Other schools were set up promoting excellence in education. However, these schools often…

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  • The Importance Of My Happiest Experience In High School

    began many years ago, when I first started school. Even on my very first day of kindergarten, it was already clear to me that going to school wasn’t going to be something that I enjoyed. I was very shy and withdrawn, and the other kids weren’t at all interested in being friends with me. They never seemed to like me as much as they all liked each other, despite my efforts to try and fit in. The kids in my class didn’t see my quiet nature as shyness, but rather as something strange, which made me…

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  • Analysis Of John Taylor Gatto Against School

    Gatto’s essay, “Against School,” Gatto writes about his perspective on the American public school system that he believes is not as beneficial as it is expected to be. He begins by explaining that teachers and students are bored inside classrooms simply because students are not taught better qualities such as critical thinking or curiosity. Instead, they are “schooled” rather than “educated” so students only learn how to conform. Gatto goes on to describe the goals of school as, “making good…

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  • Narrative Essay: A Personal Experience In High School

    It was the week of my high schools celebrate choir concert, so I knew sure as hell that I had no choice of being late. It was the most important concert of the year and included oodles of choreography and immense songs from movies and video games. While I was driving eagerly to school across Highway 13, I drifted across a big patch of black ice. I slammed on the breaks and the smell of burnt rubber filled the inside of my car. As a result of skidding, I scraped the side of my car leaving a huge…

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