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  1. 1. What I have learned over the past two weeks. By Deborah Awoyeye
  2. 2. Why am I here? <ul><li>I tutor some of my classmates after school everyday. Everyday my friends tell me that I was wasting my time. To tell you the truth I really was wasting my time, because the student do not really care about school at all. I had essays to write, homework to do , and AP test I had to study for, but I couldn’t stay away. The thought that they might actually learn something from me made me happy. I wanted them to understand that school is a stepping stone for a better life. I wanted them to see that they don’t have to work for minimum wage for the rest of their lives. I really just wanted them to be better students. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why am I here? <ul><li>One day the students and I were discussing career choices when one of them suggested that I should be a teacher. I laughed. I laughed because I know I would be a really good teacher and also because I know what my dad is going through as an immigrant teacher. Teaching is not enjoyable when your students don’t take you seriously and when they think they can take advantage of you because you are an immigrant with an accent. I ‘m not sure if want to go through that. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why am I here? <ul><li>Its not the first time that people have told me that I should be a teacher. My mom, my friends and teachers have told me multiple times. I know that I should be a teacher but I wasn’t sure. I needed a sign or a miracle to clarify that I should. That sign came in the form of my counselor handing me a prelims application. I filled out the application as soon has I got home, and hoped that I would get into the program. When I received a congratulation email, I was very happy. </li></ul><ul><li>So why am I here? I am learning about math, science, and teaching. I am here to see if teaching is really for me. </li></ul>
  5. 5. LESSONS <ul><li>During this academy I have learned a whole lot about math, science, pirates, crime investigation, and myself. </li></ul><ul><li>ce, pirates , crime investigations and myself. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lessons <ul><li>I have learned that without math and science we won’t be able to understand or discover the world around us. Through math and science we make the world better. The technology that makes our lives easier came from the humans’ understanding of math and science. Without technology we won’t be able identify that the Ultraviolent Rays are bad for us. Without science we won’t be able to create sunscreen that absorbs the rays from our body. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pirates <ul><li>I have come to a conclusion that pirates are very intelligent people. If they weren't intelligent they wouldn’t have discovered that wearing a patch gives better night vision. </li></ul><ul><li>They have a pretty good understanding of how to navigate and use the compass. Navigating may seem easy to the people of the 21th century, but we have to remember that the pirates didn’t have adequate technology . They knew how to tell time and dates through their studies of the stars and moon. </li></ul><ul><li>Another reason pirates are intelligent is because when they raid ships, they not only take the booty, but they take the medicine as well. You could say the medical kit is the highest booty of all. </li></ul><ul><li>Pirates use their common sense to come up with new technology to make navigating much easier. They understand that the old ways will not work forever. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Crime Investigation <ul><li>After our theme on pirates we move on to crime investigation. Some had killed one of our science teacher and its our job to figure out who did. </li></ul><ul><li>We conducted many experiment such as hair analysis, DNA from the suspect bandanna, foot print analysis and much more. </li></ul><ul><li>To tell the truth this week they was a little difficult for me because I don’t understand how to put the clues together. Overall I enjoyed the investigation. Its very fascinating to see and experience what scientist do. I always have multiple questions in my head about how they do the things they do. </li></ul><ul><li>How do they isolate DNA form humans , animals and plans? How do they discover all the different types of chemical? </li></ul><ul><li>We has humans have so much knowledge and when we apply it we can come up with the greatest things. </li></ul>
  9. 9. GBI <ul><li>We visited the GBI Bureau Investigation on Wednesday. </li></ul><ul><li>The first person we spoke to was a toxicologist. His work is to test for different kinds of drugs. He told us that when a person obtained their license they automatically consent to a alcohol test if there was probable cause. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Chemist/DNA <ul><li>The second person we talked to was a women who worked in the area of chemistry. She told us that she tested for drugs like marijuana, cocaine, crack, opium, and much more! </li></ul><ul><li>We also talked to a man from the DNA department. He talked to us about the many things we learned from Dr. Gleason, like electrophoresis and hair analysis. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Myself <ul><li>I learned a lot about myself during these two weeks. I learned that I was too uptight and that it would do a lot of good to loosen up. I learn that teaching is a very strong career that I should consider. </li></ul><ul><li>I learn that teachers have many obstacles they have to go through, but it is worth it in the end. </li></ul><ul><li>Being a teacher is the best career in the world because without teachers the new generation will never know what to expect out of life. </li></ul>