In my senior year of high school, I had the privilege to complete a capstone project on any topic that I wanted to. I love dogs and I am disgusted by the fact many breeds are still being used for dog fighting. Once I began my research on the topic, I stumbled upon something that I found even more interesting, which is the stigma that is placed on pit bulls. After analyzing various articles, I realized that these dogs face so much adversity for no reason. Studies show that many other breeds are more aggressive than pit bulls and that pit bulls, with proper care, are good family pets. Below is my presentation and research paper that I wrote in order to create an awareness of the misconceptions of the breed.
I want to be an elementary school teacher and to do that, I believe it is important to have strong leadership skills to have a positive impact on my students’ learning. Personally, I am very quiet and to some this may seem like a quality that impedes my ability to be a leader, but its not. Leadership comes in many different forms and I am the type of person to lead by example. I strive to be a good role model for children and I want to make sure students in my future classroom understand that a good student is not necessarily the one who is always talking and participating. A good student can be quiet, but have a good work ethic. This is one skill that I believe I have and encourage others to have as well.
This is me and my partner’s presentation that we developed to teach our psychology class about Vygotsky and his sociocultural theory. We developed a lesson plan that helped guide our instruction, which is also linked below. We included a pretest to test what students could recall from the reading and asked various questions throughout our presentation. I really enjoyed this project because I am studying Early Childhood Education and I learned a lot about how to create a lesson plan and keep students engaged in the lesson. It also made me appreciate all the thought and planning that teachers put into their lessons to accommodate all of their students. It can be difficult to come up with ideas and activities that are unique and engaging.
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This is my group’s presentation for our ACES Pillars Film Project where we watched a documentary and discussed how the four pillars, positive social change, service, community, and advocacy, were represented in the film. The documentary we watched is called Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County. It focuses on the life of multiple families living in a motel and what they have to do to survive. It is an eye opening film that reveals a lot about the struggles these families must face and overcome. It really inspired me to want to contribute to my community in any way possible. A gesture as simple as donating food or a couple of dollars can go a long way to help families in need.
Hi, my name is Erin Chirumbole and I am from freehold, New Jersey. I am a first year student at Ohio State and I am a member of the Advocates for Communities and Education Scholars Program. I am currently studying Early Childhood Education, but I hope to also add on the 4th and 5th grade endorsement. Ever since I was little I have wanted to become teacher. For the past couple of summers I have volunteered at a soccer camp, which allowed me to work with children of all ages ranging from 3 to 13 years old. It is the perfect combination of what I love: soccer and working with children. I am currently part of the OSU Pen Pals club and it warms my heart to know that I can make a difference in a child’s life. I am also a member of the Ohio Student Education Association where I am learning so much about my future career.