Ethnicity:Japanese, Creek, Cree, Cherokee, English, Danish
Born in: San Diego, CA
Parents born in: Mother - US/ Father - Japan
Some characteristics or experiences that have caused me to see things differently than the majority of people in the US are that in January 1997, I, am an American-born female who became a Muslim. Becoming Muslim has not only been an experience, it has become a way of life for me. Since, Islam is so badly publicized as a religion which oppresses women into slaves for the mend and the men as crazy terrorists, I have made it my duty to educate people. In Islam, women have always had rights which were given to us unlike in America where women had to fight for them and are still fighting to be equal. However, I cannot account for cultures that are of Islamic faith and oppress their women. This, according to the Qușran, is not Islam.
.....In grades 7-12, I believe were the hardest because I was always a very quiet person and somewhat behind in body structure (developmentally: breasts, period, etc.) and I still acted like a little kid. In addition, in class whenever, we had a test or turn in assignments, I always received C's and D's maybe because I didnșt understand or I just felt low of myself.
The teacher's role in this experience was that no one every saw potential in me to receive A's or B's but just let me slip by.
Some suggestions that might keep students from feeling the way I did would be to somehow develop and relationship between you and each student because I feel all kids have potential to be top students however, there's unknown drawbacks that students may be struggling with and all they might need is extra attention.