Share Your World … October, Week 4 2017

Share Your World

Share Your World … October 23, 2017

Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?

It was honestly kind of 50/50, primary school I was bullied n Year 6, but the other years everything were pretty smooth. I never really had any problems except for that one year, it didn’t really help not having any friends in my class either. I did try to swap but for some reason they just wouldn’t let me. I did have one guy in the class who was a year older than me who didn’t necessarily speak up for me, but he me made laugh in front of the whole class…I think so it’d help me to stop crying.

High School, I didn’t experience any bullying. I think the bullying in Primary School helped me to become the soft spoken person I am today. So mainly I don’t think a lot of people noticed me and my best friend was always the life of the party. I did the listening, she did the talking and it worked for us. However I did suffer from Dyslexia, but NONE of the teachers even cared or recognised it. Until I was in year 12…the final year of High School in Australia…and then my Classical Studies teacher noticed something. I did some brain exercises and I became MUCH better. It still does to this day freaking annoy me that all the others teachers would write the same comments over and over and over again, but it just never cared enough to click. I would have the same ideas as the A+ students, but I would get C’s because of my grammar or my sentence structure.

So I wouldn’t say School was the most horrible thing that ever happened to me and just thank goodness social media wasn’t around when I was a kid and a teenager.

List some of your favorite types of animals.

This may or may not be longest list you’ll ever see! =P lol … It’s probably easier to just list the ones I really don’t like:

I don’t like mosquito or maggots or flies or any “pest” like that. They are just plain gross!

I also do not like Crocodiles or Alligators. This is mainly because all other “big” predators, tend to make the death as painless as possible. This is mainly an evolutionary thing though, if the animal is fussing or fighting, the predator can get hurt just as badly. Crocs and Alli’s tend to almost torture their meals. Watching the cams after safarilive, I have witnessed (kind of…I thought it was so sadistic I stopped watching). Two days a bigger alligator attacked a smaller one…Two days this went on for. We thought the little one was dead after a day, but it wasn’t. It was still alive! It’s tail was gone and half of it’s top snout and I think a foot or two were missing too. During the day it lay on the bank, while the bigger one stayed in the water. I was literally crying for it. I’ll never forget that.

I also dislike Octopuses, they are waaaaaaay to smart and they can get through the smallest of tubes and pipes.

What is your favorite large city you have been to? What is the one thing you remember most?

My brother lives in Melbourne and about once a year I go up and visit him. I really like Melbourne, it’s busy, but not over horribly busy like Sydney can be. The shopping in Melbourne is also fantastic! There is such variety there as well and although Melbourne apparently has the worse public transport in Australia, I do not believe this at all! It seems fantastic to me. All those complaining about Melbourne’s transport systems really needs to live in Adelaide for a week.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

A good Education

25. Education 

I do feel very fortunate that I was able to get a good education through the Public School system. I was very lucky with one teacher in particular, VERY lucky. If it hadn’t have been for him I would have never have realised that I suffered from Dyslexia.

I should start from the beginning…

Although I was lucky with the schools that I got into, the teachers weren’t exactly the best kind. They had their favourite smart students and pretty much the rest of us, were sort of ignored. I would get the same remarks over and over and over again, great ideas, your sentence structure is all mixed, even my English teacher made these remarks and she still did nothing. Why worry, when you’ve got the first group of really smart students in the same group. These students were the first group of “special students” who were ‘smarter than your average bear’.

It was SUCH a frustrating experience, I’d have the exact same ideas as my A+ friends, but something was always wrong with my “sentence structure”. My teachers just had their favourites, even my Drama teacher. He said for the big play he was going to let us audition and get in a real life experience. Then when we came back from holidays, he just gave the parts out…To the people we all know he was going too, and I got a walk on part.

Who knows…Maybe if I had an actual positive experience, where I would have gone? Even know I still think…Maybe I should do something…

UNTIL!

I started studying Classical Studies (Ancient Histories) and I was getting the same comments. However, my teacher actually pulled me aside and said that every major project he wanted to see me one-on-one. I had great ideas, but my sentence structure was all wrong. So I started to see him one-on-one before handing in my projects…Guess What…I got all A’s and B’s for that class…Amazing! It made me love Ancient History, it made me love learning and I felt less stupid…Which was probably the most rewarding things of the whole experience.

 

Ancient Ways

Came back from my little trip away, as one does, and also it seems these days as one does I signed into my Facebook account when I got home and replied to the messages and comments that I needed to. Off in the right hand top corner I noticed that in the “trending” column (relates to what is ‘tredning’ on Twitter) and I saw the word Colosseum.

Clicked on the link and I was horrified to discover that two tourists decided to engrave their initials on this ancient monument!

US Tourists caught carving names into Colosseum Rome! The Guardian.com

Being a lover of ancient times and stories, I was completely horrified (as thankfully, a lot of others seem to be as well). When did this start happening? Whose to blame? I was reminded recently of a group of young models that travelled overseas recently and a couple of these young ladies showing their ankles in a mosque!

I think it’s time we brought into school a type of “cultural” class or cultural workshops. That’s just my opinion, but it couldn’t harm to have one now could it?

 

Study! How to

I am in the middle of a huge research project so this isn’t going to be a huge “Fact Friday” today. What a better topic to write about though than studying! It’s a massive fact of life, at some point everybody will be in school…Or even schooling from the school of life! Which I think it is a completely legitimate school in itself.

So how do you study? Do you need completely quiet, can you study in a noisy workplace. Personally I need something quietly playing in the background while I’m studying. Is it’s too quiet my mind will start to wander and wonder, if it’s too loud I can’t concentrate on the studying.

WikiHow has some great ideas on how to study. They give advice on how to study alone and studying in a group.

College Humor have created this really funny parody about studying.

Published on 6 Jun 2012

Gotye sings about losing what’s most important to us all: basic math and spelling skills.

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