I also write--again, not always well. I share what I've published with my students, but I also share what I've written at all steps of my own writing process, asking for their input. To be perfectly blunt, it's my willingness to make sure I have a teacher model of so many writing assignments that makes me a stand-out teacher in realm known as Language Arts. I'm certainly not the world's greatest writing teacher, and I am certainly not a very good writer myself, and I so completely understand how difficult it is for other teachers to commit to the extra time teacher modeling adds to our prep work.
Introduction to Sociology Instructor: Observing the students over the past three months has caused me to ponder over how young people mature and what influences them on a daily basis.
It was easy to see that although the seniors were only two grade levels above the sophomores, the two groups differed greatly in maturity. The group of fifteen year olds, although bright, demonstrated immense insecurities when it came to applying their knowledge.
Most of the students within the class seized any opportunity to avoid school work, often acting silly or purposefully straying from the in class topic or assignment. When forced to present to the class on specific chapters of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin, the students seemed afraid to demonstrate their intelligence to their peers.
The students feel judged by their peers and seek always to maintain a balance between acting too smart or acting too foolish. The students realize that their peers are judging them, and they behave accordingly.
They act silly together, confused together, and they sympathize with one another. I noticed when Mrs. Owen spoke to the class, oft-times the students whispered to each other and ignored her, and occasionally they talked over her.
However, when a peer presented to the class, all the students hushed, realizing their turns would come shortly thereafter. The relationship between Mrs. Owen and the seniors, as well as the seniors with each other, is very different from the sophomores. The seniors, approaching college, have embraced the responsibility they have to their own education, and generally they demonstrate a desire to prove themselves intellectually to their teacher and to their peers.
They participated with much greater enthusiasm in book discussions with Mrs. Owen, and they conversed with each other with equal excitement. The differences between these two groups helped me to realize how much other people influence the way we think of ourselves and how we behave.
The tenth graders still feel and act like children, not realizing how close they are to life outside of high school. This fear influences them to participate less, direct questions only at their teacher, and engage in off-topic discussions with classmates during activities.
The twelfth graders, on the other hand, are beginning to feel their proximity to their future lives and are accruing knowledge to prepare themselves. They purposefully involve each other in stimulating discussions, practicing for college life and for the work force.
The lasting impression that this service learning experience has had on me, is the importance of understanding the impact our circumstances have on us. Although some of the differences in maturity between the tenth and twelfth graders is purely determined by age, a portion of it is also the influence of peer pressure.
Young people are unsure of themselves in almost every situation. They feel insecure and unprepared, constantly striving for the approval of their families and friends.
Their growth into mature respectable, young adults is heavily influenced by the condition of their environment. Learning on the Line Nutrition “Mary H.K Choi’s Emergency Contact is one of the best debuts of the year and one of the first YA novels to really capture the depth and complexities of a text-based relationship.” (The Globe and Mail) * "Choi sensitively shows the evolution of two lonely, complicated people who slowly emerge from their shells to risk an intimate relationship.
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Writing a Literacy Narrative Narratives are stories, and we read and tell them for many different purposes. Parents read their children bedtime stories as an evening ritual.
This is such a sweet story. I’ve been wheeled into an operating room and while my feelings going into it were a little different from yours, I recognized all of them. Personal Narrative Genre: Personal Narratives from Students 1 – 10 The Night before Christmas. by Eli.
Plop, plop, plop. My mom was putting the ice cold cookie dough in the oven. It was getting warm and was rising like magma in a volcano.
I’ m lying in an emergency room bed, wires and sticky pads clinging to my chest. My pulse zigs and zags across a screen. Fluorescent lighting illuminates my blue-and-white-striped hospital gown; my hands are folded neatly across my belly.