Advice for Future High School Students

First things first welcome to high school. High school is nothing like the typical high school you see on TV. I mean there are some cliques but not big ones to where you can tell who they are as soon as you come in the door. There isn’t that one rich popular girl who all the guys/girls adore. If you are an incoming freshman and you think you are about to be her/ him you should probably rethink your high school life just saying. I have 3 lessons that are vital for high school. Lesson #1 there is no time to play around in high school. When you come into high school you have to be ready for it’s challenges… especially academic challenges. Not everything in high school is hard but not everything is going to be easy. Lesson#2 Go for what you want no matter what. In high school there are a lot of clubs and sports. DO NOT SECOND GUESS WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN NOT DO. I seconded guessed myself and I thought that I wasn’t going to make the cheerleading team. I ended up making the freshman cheerleading team. What happened was I had already been a cheerleader from previous years. Freshman cheer for me was like a repeat of those years all over again. So, I thought I was better than everybody. My coaches and I always seem to bump head. So, that lead me to think that the coaches didn’t like me and I would never make the team. Tryouts came and I was the only one out of all my friends who didn’t tryout. I regret not trying out because I know that I would have made it. Lesson #3 never back down. Don’t back down from anybody but be respectful. Sometimes you have to know when to be tough and when to be meek. Students and even teachers will try to see how much you can take before you break. Do your best to try to stay as respectful as possible but show that person that you are strong. Bonus lesson #4 All way do your best work no matter what grade you get just try.

Presentation Reflection

1. What I learned from Job shadowing is patients. I have learned patients with myself and with others. I have also learned the importance of nurses in every hospital, nursing home, and homes. Nurses are the heartbeat of their units. Nurses keep the facility going because they make sure everyone does what they are supposed to do along with them doing their assignment given by their supervisor. I want to be a forensic scientist which is a person who figures out why a person dies in a crime. I will to stay focused and finish school to attain this dream

2. In my presentation I think everything went pretty well. I am proud that was I was able to answer questions and explain my presentation well. I think I could have made my presentation way better because it was really basic.

3. Some presentation techniques that I can incorporate in my presentation is to speak with out hesitations. In my presentation I used a lot of “umms” and “ands” which is not very cool presentation skill. I think in my presentation I could use a different presentation tool to make my presentation fun and able to grab the attention of others.

4. I think what I could have done differently in my presentation was not spend so much time on one subject because it took more time away from the end of my presentation. I kind of rushed through my last part of my presentation because I did not want to lose points for going over the given time. I didn’t get to really say everything that I planned on saying because I didn’t have enough time to do so.

5.

I wish that I would have had more time to present because I think if there was not a time limit I could have had a better presentation.

If I could present my presentation again I wouldn’t spend so much time on one thing or bore people with my obsessive talking.

The easiest part of the presentation process was just presenting because I’m usually really good at presenting.

The hardest part was not exceeding the time limit.

Now that I have reflected on my presentation I will be more aware of how much I talk in presentations.

Mock Interview Reflection

When I was interviewed a classmate it wasn’t really a nervous moment it was just talking to me. Seeing an interview from the employer’s perspective makes you more prepared because now you know what to expect and now you can quickly answer the questions. When I was interviewed by a classmate I wasn’t nervous because it was more relaxing than when I was actually interviewed by a real store manager. I felt this way because I was interviewed by friends so it wasn’t scary. I felt that my responses were very educated and right to the point. I think I could have done better because I kept saying umm in the middle of the response. The question I found the easiest is can I work overtime because I can and it was a yes or no question. The question I found most difficult was my strengths and weaknesses  To someone who is in a mock interviewer or getting interviewed take it seriously. This may be the only time you ever get interview practice. For my real interview I would eliminate most of my ums because that could be something that turns the employer away. To better prepare for a real interview I would look on the internet to get sample questions or ask adults what I should expect. For an interview you should dress in business casual or as nice as possible. Your behavior should always professional after, before, and during the interview. To the interview you should bring your resume if you have one and a copy of your photo ID just in case. I think this activity was extremely helpful for students who don’t know what to expect in an actual interview. To improve the activity pick the partners randomly or people that are uncomfortable with each other. It is a skill needed in real life in order to get a job and provide for yourself and family.

Games

Pregnant Anna Game

Pregnant Anna Game

In america we trust cool websites like agame.com or girlgames.com to be appropriate for our children to play. Well, when Anna from frozen becomes pregnant in the game and you have to deliver Anna’s baby at the age of 8 it’s no longer appropriate. Games can be a horrible influence to our children today especially when we aren’t watching them closely. Then, when you chestize your 8 year old daughter because she has blankets in her stomach think about the things you’re influenced by. I know parents think “she’s 8 what could she possibly be doing besides fantasising about One Direction”. Well she’s not she wondering how to play the game where you have to clean Anna off to deliver her baby. This does not stop here there are more awful games that influence your kids. There is a game called don’t poop your pants. In this game you literally have to make the man not poop his pants. First of all, the word isn’t really poop its the other word so, now your kids know how to spell cuss words. Secondly, your child should be reading instead of playing this game. Lastly having your child go through the steps to help a grown man poop is highly inappropriate. What our children are influenced by now will definetly affect their judgement in the future. It’s not just computer games its video games too example grand theft auto. So what are going to do to change this?

60 Second Shakespeare

My class and I read the play Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. We then had to do a 60 second reenactment of the act we were given. We had act 1 and in that act everyone’s character develops.  The king is looking for someone to be with so he tells his servant to go to Lady Olivia’s house to express his love. She ends up saying no because she wants to mourn the death of her brother for 7 years. Then viola gets shipwrecked and the captain tells viola about the Duke. Viola thinks that it is a good idea to be the Duke’s servant so, she transforms into a guy. The Duke makes her his servant and sends her to Lady Olivia house for another try. Somehow Lady Olivia finds herself falling in love with Viola who she thinks is a guy. The important characters are Lady Olivia, Viola, and the Duke. The most important event in this act is when Olivia falls in love with Viola. This was difficult because the whole act had to be cut down time wise. My group did not communicate as well as I know they could have. Some positives were that we had some people who worked hard and actually practiced when told to do so. I think if everyone put in the same amount of effort and not just 3 out of 6 then we would’ve had a better performance. In our group we all had equal parts so everyone was supposed to do the same amount of work but you have to pick up for slackers. Cooperation and hard work is the fastest way to get done with what needs to be done. In my performance I did my best in trying to act out everything. I could have memorized the lines better. It was a little uncomfortable to have everyone looking at you. I feel I did awesome and stepped out of my comfort zone to get a decent grade. I am not satisfied with my performance because I think I could have done better. I would get my group to act it out more that’s the only thing that could’ve been better. I could give my character more lines to speak. I don’t think it really would have mattered where you did the performance but the drama room has more room. I think the little theater gives you this feeling that your an actor so maybe the performances would have been better. You probably would get less of a performances with more people watching. Overall I thought this was a great idea it was fun but next time don’t do it with a SIP day in the middle of the week.

EduBlogging Comment Tips

Pro: Commenting can help a person fix mistakes that they didn’t see and commenting can help strengthen the persons writting. For instense if you are a good commenter then the person can take your advise and develop really good writting skills

Con: If you give a comment and it gives bad advise you could ruin someones writting skills because they may take your advise. If they take the wrong advise they can use it and even share with other people. Then those people would tell other people and everybody would just be wrong. So, that is why it is extremely important to be right when you comment.

The 12th night

In the 12th night my first impression of Viola was that she was this extremely weak girl who needed her brother to live. I also, thought that she was trying to be Duke Orsino’s servant just to get some money and leave. I came to find out that she admires him and she actually likes him. I also, came to find out that she is a very loving person who really loves her brother because they share so much. I know that if I had a twin I would be extremely close to them even if it was a boy. I can not wait to see what she will do to move Lady Olivia out of her way and win the heart of the Duke. I think she should change back from the boy into a girl for like a day to show the Duke who she is. That would make the story more interesting.

Job Shadowing Experience

My Job shadowing experience was very fun. At first I wanted to view a forensic science lab but all the places I called did not allow people to view their work. So I was online and I saw the Manteno Veteran’s home. I called and set up my appointment with the head geriatric nurse. Make sure when you set up your appointment you are extremely professional and courteous because it is very easy for that person to hang up in your face. When I finally went to go do my Job Shadowing I was extremely scared because I didn’t know anybody and it was alot of old men but once you sit down with them they can be really funny.  I remember sitting with one of the patients and he was telling me how he was so grateful for the nurses that help him daily. That made me want to be more serious about the profession because I send the impact the nurses had on the patients. Advice for this project would be not to procrastinate because your going to run out of time and there wont be alot of open spots. Also, option 1 isnt a good choice unless you really know what you are doing and know exactly where you are going. If not, then you have a lot of research to do. It’s better to use the resourse that you have and get a number from someone that has the connections. Also, don’t pick just anything to get it done this is a great opportunity to see if you really want your desired job. Lastly, have fun even though it’s a school assignment it doesnt have to be boring.

Favorite Black Movie

Image result for love and basketball cast

Love and Basketball is an awesome movie that shows how hard love can be in high school and when playing a sport. Gina Price Bythewood is the director that made this movie one of the best African American movie of all time. This movie contains humor, romance and passion. The two main characters don’t realize how much they love each other until they are older. They started as enemy’s to best friends to lovers. It is an amazing movie and I think that everyone should watch it. It’s like every high school students story in one movie. You’re eyes never leave the screen it amazing

Valentine Poem

I could watch the sunrise, I could watch the sunset,
I could walk in the  rain without getting wet,
I could witness their beauty as the flowers  bloom,
I could I could listen to bird songs as the new day dawns,
I  could feel the sunshine through the darkest clouds,
I could hear a sweet  whisper through the roar of a crowd,
I could walk on water without soaking  my feet,
I could travel the world in less than a week,
I could ponder  the knowledge passed down by the wise,
I could dwell in a castle built in  the sky,
I could paint a portrait and bring it to life,
I could sleep  without pain, on the edge of a knife,
I could play a sweet melody to soften  the mood,
I could take all the bad and turn it to good,
I could float on  the breeze, I could fly on the wind,
I could soar high in the sky leaving  the world behind,
I could travel the cosmos and watch it unfold,
I could  witness it’s power, so wonderful to behold,
But of all the wonderful things  I could do,
There’s nothing in the universe that compares to you,
I’ll  hold you in my heart for the rest of my life,
You’re my living miracle, my  sweet valentine.

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/sweet-valentine#ixzz3Re0WCwCM
Family Friend Poems