Wow is this a topic I’d never thought I would be writing a paper on. Sex Education is huge. There are so many perspectives, so many articles, so many rules. I had no idea. I remember in 5th grade the separated the boys and the girls and talked about “private things.” I dont know about you but when I was in high school there is no way I could remember what they said to me in 5th grade. Yea I think it was a great way to get our foot in the door about the topic, but I think it should have been talked about again. My parents were the kind of parents that never sat me down and had “the talk.” Which is fine because Im not some crazy person. But I think that society is changing and children have more access to computers and the internet. I think it should be talked about in school with their peers where they can ask questions.
This paper is going to be really difficult for me to start writing. I have no idea where I want to go with it or what little detail I want to start talking about.
In grade school and high school we use to always get yelled at if we had headphones in or gum in our mouth. Kids would do it just to see if they could get away with it. But some other students it really did help them focus. There have been many studies about chewing gum during tests. It keeps students focused, even just the minty smell has an effect. As I went into high school they were becoming more lenient with the gum chewing. Now my sister is a senior and she is allowed to have her ipod and headphones out during work time. Its amazing how quiet a classroom can be when they all have their headphones in. It makes a better environment for all learners. I just think its crazy how technology is changing the world today.
Sometimes I get nervous I am going to be that teacher no one likes. Ive always wondered if “those” teachers know they arent liked. I consider myself pretty laid back but also I can get pretty OCD about it. I work with kids at Firehouse Pottery and some days I can be really patient and others I just want to strangle somebody. I think everyone has that feeling about their jobs sometimes, but I just want to make an impact.
I remember my second grade teacher. She was the coolest teacher ever. I cant remember what made her so cool but I loved her. I dont care if I dont reach every child but I want to at least make some kind of impression on them like my teachers did. So thats why I get nervous about teaching, I want to make an impact.