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Shadowing Someone Season Finale “The Final Reflection”

 

 

My Final Week at Vanier is to look back and reflect in this journey of interning. What really stood out? What experience was really memorable? I was also instructed to focus on the power of influence in the school. In this journey, there are two most powerful influences on Jean Vanier: Faith & Caring. Although most students lack the understanding, Vanier integrates Faith in the curriculum. Mandatory or not, Christian or not, Vanier integrates faith in everyday activities in cooking, arts and crafts, singing, storytelling. I know that its mandatory but, how Vanier does it; Integrates faith with TLC or Tender loving care makes it something very unique. I’m a Christian and being in Vanier, I see Altruistic actions and professionalism found on Biblical allegories, parables, and chapters. I was stunned that such a magnificent edifice is here on the city of the queen (Regina). Throughout my life I was searching for a place to belong. A cartoon character named Jiraiya once said; “They say wherever someone is still thinking of you, that place is your home”. Why did I mention this statement? I mentioned it because this is what Vanier is it’s not just an institution to teach disabled, it is a home open for everyone who seeks one. There were a lot of memorable events such as screaming and feeding a disabled kid and see’s her happy with her every bite ‘because she can’t hold it on her own is something that really touched my heart. I want to help them and if possible, cure of them of their abnormality that’s plaguing the world as we know it. If only there was a cure……. Seeing these students in Vanier made me realize that I need to be more aware of my surroundings and the people around me. There are a lot of disabilities that hinders our current society from evolving to the next stage of improvement. Some of the disabilities are present in the students of Vanier such as down syndrome, muteness, autism, mental diseases, and retardation. But what does Vanier do that has an impact with these students? CARING. I was surprise to see people actually concern about their students. Quite frankly, a lot of teachers don’t even care if their students pass or fail. Some of them wanted a quick escape from hard labour and went to education and pretentiously teach. It makes my bile go inside-out when I see such people who choose the “easy way” and not fulfill their duties and responsibilities.  Being in Vanier was a complete breath of fresh air. I am truly devastated on how society treats people with disabilities, and how there is such a huge inequality in this planet. I only live once. With all the knowledge that I have so far and having 20 years worth of experience as a human being, I will do my best to end at least one world problem whether its global illiteracy, hunger, poverty, or even “the ignorance of people” that’s preventing us to be unified. If these are even possible of achieving, I will do my best to achieve them.
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Shadowing Someone Episode 6 “The Schools Curriculum”

My Sixth week on Vanier is to focus on the school’s curriculum. What do they teach? How they teach it? Hidden curriculum anyone? As far as I know, Vanier does not follow regular school curriculums where you learn math on period one, science period and so on. Instead, Vanier aims to teach disabled students how to “fend for themselves”. Vanier also serves as a “nursing home for disabled children” and uses kindergarten materials. The school’s curriculum offers an alternate route. Students who undergo the program are admitted until their 22 years old. Upon graduation a student is presented with a degree of alternate education. Throughout the years of going to Vanier, students will experience the same daily routines with the exceptions of “swim days” where they get to swim with other schools within the school division. In the morning, they interchange the scheduled between these four classes, Circle time, Liturgy, Feeding, and Cook. I apologize for not having knowledge at the afternoon session because I’m done by noon at Vanier. Vanier curriculum focuses on Faith-based learning and basic communication. As a Catholic school, Vanier is required to integrate Catholicism to the curriculum to ensure its students that faith is not absent in classrooms. Vanier also incorporates basic communication to its curriculum. Why? Most of Vanier’s students are unable to talk. Vanier uses computers, stickers, and cards, and indicators to help the children communicate better. I’ve seen some students frustrated due to their impatience of using the materials necessary of communicating. Also, some students tend to scream out loud every once in a while when what they don’t want. Whenever these students screams and shouts, Vanier implements the same disciplinary action like regular schools. Punishments such as “Time out”, “face the wall” and “In or out” are all implemented at Vanier. I was surprise that disabled kids face the same consequences as regular students. Vanier’s curriculum is not as “strong” compared to regular school divisions but, I personally think that it’s effective and working.  I hope that Jean Vanier would continue to operate for a long time.

Shadowing Someone Episode 5 “Inclusion”

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My Fifth Week in Jean Vanier was to focus on Inclusion. What is inclusion? Inclusion is a term used by people with disabilities and other disability rights advocates for the idea that all people should freely, openly and without pity accommodate any person with a disability without restrictions or limitations of any kind. Although disability rights have historically existed as a relatively cohesive movement, the movement centered on inclusion has only recently begun to take shape and to position itself in the eye of the general public. This is one of the strengths of Vanier. Technically, Vanier shares a building with another school named St. Augustine. In addition, at least once a week students in St. Augustine go to Jean Vanier to read books to children and tell them what they learned. I think Vanier believes Inclusion their top priority. Vanier is an alternative school for children with disabilities. Although they don’t admit students with no disabilities, Vanier serves to “protect” students from people who lack proper understanding of their current conditions. They believe that everyone has the right to be educated and be accepted in society. This is why schools like Vanier are established to “protect” the disabled from exclusions of today’s modern society. Based on my observations, Vanier teaches students differently compared to regular high school. Why? It is because most of Vanier’s students are not cognitively able to do so. Is it a problem? It is but, why put students in a situation they could not possibly handle? What Vanier really aims is to give the students the hope of surviving. I was sad to hear that people with disabilities do not live very long, and a day before I came to Vanier for internship, someone actually passed away. Vanier installs that sensibility of hope to its students as early as possible to ensure that stay in “mental” shape despite their disabilities. A few weeks ago in ECS 100, we were talking about eugenics or the “pseudo-science” as my Dr. Douad told us. It’s about gene selection and splicing DNA. It sounds like a good idea but, what about the people with disabilities? Do we alter theirs so that we won’t see people running around and parading while they’re wearing AFO’s or in wheel-chairs. I think it’s unfair. Now that I have seen this perspective, I think inclusion should be implanted at all times because who are we to exclude people of the right to live and co-exist?

A Joke that is not mine – Seriously not mine

There was one Filipino who came to America and looked at the classified ads for painting jobs. He came across the “Help Wanted” section that read – “Wanted: Painter of Porch”, and thought that was perfect for his capabilities.And so he went to the American who posted the ad. American: I need my porch painted in a day. You need to scrape all the paint up to the bare surface, and apply a coat of primer then two final coats of orange paint. Can you do that?
Filipino: Oh yes, sir.. yes, sir! I can remoob(remove) the paint then apply orange paint beri well!
American: Ok! You got the job. Just get everything you need from the trunk of the car.After 3 hours…Pinoy: Sir, work is pinis oreydi!
American: Wow! I’m amazed you did it in 3 hours. Did you scrape all the old paint to the bare surface?
Filipino: Oh yes, sir! Yes, sir! I tanggalated(remove) all the old paint!
American: Well then, here’s your $20 bonus!
Filipino: Golly, sir! Tenk yu beri much. But sir, you don’t heb a porch.. your car is a BMW…!

Ooouuuuch!

 

– Anonymous

Preparing the Biology Final Project! This is in High School lol

First things first I guess. everything came from something right? I posted it to show my preparation on this venture of Presenting my final Project on biology on SCCHS!

 

Medical Requirements

Health Card – Health

SIN – some of our clients are working in their respective countries, so we need to keep this in record in case something happens.

Mosquito Repellent – for safety purposes only. Its not rainy season, so there is no need to worry about getting malaria and dengue.

I’m not worry about epidemics because as of 2010, there is no epidemic that is prevalent in the Philippines.

The Philippines accepts Medicare from any country that has one.

As a local individual, i do not have free health care so i have to apply to philhealth and sss.

Weather

—  There are 3 Seasons1. Hot dry season or summer from March to May.

—  2. Rainy season from June to November

—  3. Cool dry season from December to February

The average yearly temperature is around 26.6°C

—  Annual rainfall measures as much as 5,000 millimeters (200 inches) in the mountainous east coast section but less than 1,000 millimetres (39 inches) in some of the sheltered valleys

Potential hazards or problems caused by the Weather

—  Floods

—  Landslides

Places not to go

Mindanao

Mindanao is the only area of the Philippines with a significant Muslim presence. A guerrilla war is ongoing on the islands. In addition the crime rate on the island is the highest in the country overall

Babuyan Islands

—  Transportation is very difficult.

—  Too Undeveloped

—  Unusual volcanic activity

Sulu Archipelago

—  On 16 July 2010, a Japanese citizen was kidnapped on Pangutaran Island in the Sulu Archipelago. He remains in captivity up to this day.

—  Journey Plan

—  Day 1

—  Arrival

—  Manila

—  Day 2

—  Baler

—  Day 3

—  Banawe Rice Terraces

—  Baguio City

—  Day 4

—  Puerto Princesa

—  Day 5 & Day 6

—  Boracay

—  Day 7

—  Manila

—  Departure

Mammal

Hari

—  Kingdom: Animalia

—   Phylum: Chordota

—  Class: Mammalia

—   Order: Omnivora

—  Family: Felidae

—  Species: Panthera

Combination of a Lion and a pre-evolve human being.

—  Latin Name: Chimerus Cestus

—  The Organism moves either with a pair of Arms and legs or just a pair of legs.

Survival Skills

This Mammal lives forests of Baler.

—  It is adapted for Tropical Life.

—  It is an Endotherm

—  It goes to nearby rivers to cool off and relax

—  It goes into hiding in cave when a typhoon or rain comes.

—  It lives on solitary with its own group of Haris which is called a “Legion”.

Nutrition

—  Eats Fruits(Mainly Coconut) and Meat(Mainly Wild Boar).

—  When its looking for fruits like bananas, it will use its strength and ability to stand up with two legs to bash the bananas of the tree. But when it comes coconuts, it climbs up to retrieve it.

—  When its looking for animals like a wild boar, they snuck up to the bushes and pre-emptively grabs its prey pounds it to death.

—  If the prey escapes, it will chase  and strike it down with its teeth.

—  It is capable of running at a speed of 90 kph on both arms and feet and 60 Kph on foot

Behaviour

—  It migrates from cave to cave around baler only.

—  For Courtship patterns, the male Hari needs to bring the female Hari a special flower that can only be found on the mountains of baler. The female Hari chooses that one who bring her the biggest flower.

—  It gives its full attention to its offspring until the age of 12 months where the offspring can fend on its own but still remains family oriented.

—  Audio demonstration by you.

My Nomination Speech – “Michael Jackson”

This is one of speeches in high school where I had to nominate someone worth of recognition. This is another sharing portion where I share and give ideas and serve as an example to get someone started.

 

 

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen! Today it is my honor to nominate Michael Jackson, an American recording artist, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician and philanthropist, Referred to as the King of Pop, He is one of the most successful entertainer of all timeto received the Person of the Millennium award.. I nominated him because he exemplifies traits that are simply admirable and marvelous. These traits are mainly his Persistence, Innovative qualities, Versatility, and being the Epitome of Pop music itself.

 

First, His Persistence. Through complex dance routines, special effects and famous cameo appearances, Michael Jackson changed music videos into an art form and promotional tool; simultaneously breaking down racial barriers.

Michael Jackson struggled to receive coverage on MTV because he was African American. Pressure from CBS Records persuaded MTV to start showing “Billie Jean” and later “Beat It”, leading to a lengthy partnership with Jackson, also helping other black music artists gain recognition.

 

Second, His Innovative qualities. The choreography in “Thriller” has become a part of global pop culture, replicated everywhere from Bollywood to prisons in the Philippines.

For “Smooth Criminal”, Jackson experimented with an innovative “anti-gravity lean” in his performances, for which he was granted a US Patent. Jackson also popularized a number of dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk.

 

Third, His Versatility, Jackson’s versatility allowed him to experiment with various themes and genres. As a musician, he ranged from Motown’s dance fare and ballads to techno-edged new jack swing to work that incorporates both funk rhythms and hard rock guitar.

Unlike many artists, Michael Jackson did not write his songs on paper. Instead he would dictate into a sound recorder; when recording he would sing from memory.

In the mid-1970s, the singer adopted a “vocal hiccup”, the purpose of the hiccup—somewhat like a gulping for air or gasping—was to help promote a certain emotion, be it excitement, sadness or fear.

 

Finally, being the Epitome of Pop music. Throughout his Career, Michael Jackson transformed the art of the music video and paved way for modern pop music. For much of his career, his musical contributions, which include: “Heal the World”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Cry”, “We Are the World”, “The Lost Children”, “Earth Song”, and “Beat It”, gave him an “unparalleled” level of influence over the younger generation. Jackson’s work continues to influence numerous hip hop, rock, pop and R&B artists, including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Usher, Green Day, Britney Spears, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Ludacris, among others.

 

Michael Jackson!

English B30 Final Speech Outline

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I know a lot of you made speeches before but I wanted to share this because I hate it when people have difficulty on certain thing such as speeches, essays, and making outlines. I gone through a lot in my life and I hope that no one experiences that troubles and frustrations I faced when making one of these. THIS IS NOT a CREDIBLE source of info but this outline can give you an idea of the expectation.

Outline

Intro

Racism describes a system of group domination that is both ideological and structural and is prejudice based on membership to a marginal racial group.

Basic-Embraces the combination of supremacy and discrimination-decides-“Normal”-*excludes-Minority-end-up-negatively-impacted-conjectures.

This paper-examines-possible-causes-effects-to-soceity-recommends-solution

Causes

Based on Historical Studies-Racism-Prevalent- Human-History

Some believe that specific groups are more superior .

Human beings have tried to justify different treatment of people based on race, traits , capabilities.

In order to find out the cause of racism, one must look into the capitalist society,

Capitalism-Principle-classified-or-race-tenure-of-the-means-social living-interms-production&distribution

Gratify-human-needs-social-organization

*Racism found its way and destroyed relationships-Human beings-Racial-groups-deprived-rights-while-partisan-treatment

!Capitalism

Effects

Inherent-effect- Moral resentment

Psychological and Social

Self-loathing-towards-the affected>Hate crimes-along-superior

**Destroyed the harmonious ways of life for many-affected-social-development

*Racism has persuaded ….Unify

Social Responsibility

Claiming that Racism-Denial

Individuals-Directly-Indirectly-up-each-person

Ending-Racisim-All-efforts

Not-unless-Conflict-continous-clashes

Conclusion and solution

Racism has long been associated with capitalism, where classes exist in favor of the majority groups.

Abolition of Capitalism.-Reseachers-Argue

all the races existing in the society today

free of social conflict and can work unanimously without discrimination

Works Cited Reich Michael. The Economics of Racism. 2006. Retrieved From: http://tomweston.net/ReichRacism.pdf

A “hopefully” good example of a biology fungi classification w/ the help of Inspiration

 

Fungus

I.       Basidiomycota

A.   Shelf Fungi

1.

B.   Basidia

C.   Basidiospores

D.   Fruiting Body

II.     Zygomycota

A.   Stolon

B.   Gametangia

C.   Rhizoids

D.   Zygospores

III.    Deuteromycota

A.   Ringworm

1.

B.   Athletes’ Foot

1.

IV.    Ascomycota

A.   Conidia

B.   Ascospores

C.   Ascus

D.   Budding

E.   Yeast

1.

V.

A.   Parts

1.   Chitin

2.   Lichen

3.   Hyphae

4.   Mycelium

5.   Saprobe

6.   Sporangiophore

 

I created this and just want to share it! my Biology work taken “too far” ’cause I gave it in a frame to the teacher. She liked it lol so, kudos to me. If any of you guys(anyone) want to refer this sample, feel free!

 

 

 

A Hybrid Essay – Reflective Essay

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Hey guys! I wrote this a long time ago and It’s not a very good essay and I was juts wondering if someone around the World wide web can proofread this essay for me. I’m not actually looking for marks ’cause it’s too late but, I need right now is feedback on how well am I doing in learning the English Language Arts.

 

As a Math Student in the Philippines, I have learned to appreciate the simple, yet

 intoxicating moment when my mind engages mathematical problems. As John Louis

Von Neumann says: “If people do not realize that mathematics is simple, it is only

 because they do not realize how complicated life is.” In my late years a high school

student in the Philippines, I wanted to know the “true” purpose of Mathematical

problems, however, I have now realized that this would void the whole mystery of

Mathematics.

      I have always been a thinker, but throughout the course of the year, I have greatly

sharpened my skills in analyzing critically, Instead of focusing on the length and

difficulty of the math problems. I have learned to continuously ask “why” on many levels.

I challenge myself to dig deeply when studying for a math test as deeply as possible to

decipher the meanings of the problems. Also, by reading my multiple math books by the

same author, I have learned to indentify the different mathematical standards and make

connections and combine the elements together. When I look at one of my freshman

level test papers in math and see those low scores, I have realized that I did not actively

studied the book. I guess you could say that I have learned to study thoroughly, which

drastically taken my math skills to a new level because I am able to connect to my math

basics and manipulate them as if they were an extension of my hands.

     Mathematics had always been one of my strengths, but it was challenging to take

that initial step past my freshman high school years. Solving and calculating for answers

that constricted my ideas for so long. Moving part these procedures, however, has

greatly opened my mind. My thoughts are now able to process more complex

mathematical problems because I have learned to sustain my mathematical basics and

apply them to the problems in an organized manner. My mathematical skills has

become more concise and I no longer need to spend too much on problems.

Another improvement is my ability to identify the formulas in word problems in short

periods of time, instead of reading the whole problem ten times to decipher the

formulas. Furthermore, leaving how to solve basic math in short periods of time has

significantly widened my time frame of studying, which gave me more time to through

each problem again to correct minor mistakes. My mathematical ability is so much more

satisfying as it used to be.

     It is difficult to point out gaps in my knowledge as math student, only because I feel

like Learned so much. I feel that I have largely broadened my mathematical abilities, but

I need to be prepared to learn math on a Canadian high school which requires more

mathematical skills. I think it would be useful to go back to my basics and study the new

topics thoroughly by going back to my basics and reassessing my math skills. I will have

sturdy foundation in studying and learning math on Canadian Standards.

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