Thursday, May 8, 2014


I went to the job fair as an event I enjoyed myself. I got tons of information about places that had to do with youth. a few stuck out to me the Gordon and Teach for America. there were many others as well I also got information for my sister about becoming a cop. it was a good event

 I also attended a talk by a women who spoke about schools and the diversity in schools and how students relate more to people of their race I found this event interesting. I could relate to it. growing up I always wanted to impress the teacher that had my skin color. I wanted to bond with them more.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

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In Lareau, Class and Childrearing has to do with Kohn’s findings on class and childrearing. Kohn studied the psychological consequences of social class especially as it impacts family life. The results of the study show that  was focused on certain families during the case study. I could relate to the reading. I grew up in a upper lower class family. Both my parents didn’t have the chance to go further in their education.
My parents pushed my siblings and I about school and how important it is to go to school. My parents always thought me that education comes first. Kohn’s study states “Directives were frequent. Unlike their middle-class counterparts, the working- class and poor children in our study rarely argued or attempted to negotiate with adults; instead, they typically complied silently. Some, though not all, working-class and poor parents also relied on threats of physical discipline to back up their directives.” I can relate to part of this quote. Growing up when my parents asked us to do something you did it.
There wasn’t any kind of negotiation. i went to school in a upper class area where it was mostly white and all my friends there did do a lot of negotiation as well as bribs and getting what you want. My partents did not however never relied on threats. This reading showed me a lot you cant not judge people based on class every family values different things.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blog 8

Growing up I never thought about the he struggle teachers go through when it comes to boundaries. Dr. Mc. Kamey told a story of a student she helped and had to advocate for. She stated "I could feel my face flush. Was I overstepping my boundary here?...
On the other hand, I wondered how many days Nam would have spent in the auditorium before someone had the time to figure out ‘what to do with him." When you are passionate about what you do it gets done.  It made me think about my future and working with youth. Youth do better when they feel included, for example YIA the youth there show that being involved has made a difference. I feel all youth need a relationship with a teacher one way or another. I felt Dr. Mc Kamey paper was informative and it was good to see both points of view.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Blog 3

    Positive Youth Development by Jutta Dotterweich was a very informative presentation. One thing thay stuck to me is that youth are truly making a difference in todays society. The presentation is mainly about support. Which is what these youth need to become who they are and find their voice. going through the power point made me think of myself growing up.
Growing up in New York as a youth, we didn't have supportive youth programs like w have now. I honestly didn't know youth programs existed until I completely moved to Rhode Island. The program we did have growing up were for children who were in Pre-K up to about the sixth grade.
Public Schools in the inner city schools lack these supportive programs. I must say I enjoyed the power point.  I loved that youth are finding their voices and that programs are coming along for youth to find their self.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Blog 1

Gwen Sharp's article is about child labor, and how the past effected adolescent development. Times have changed a great deal since 1900s.  In the 1900s children working was a normal thing.
School came in secondary. Today children are not expected to work, but are expected to attend school. Children in the early 1900s had responsibilities like adults today have. Children today do not have the same responsibilities. The laws that were made have restricted children from having these forms of responsibilities.
This article makes me thinks of how different things have become over the years at least here in the states. In some countries children still work at an early age, such as Guatemala. To these children working is the norm because that is all they know. School isn’t not a priority. I found the article to be interesting, and the pictures said a lot.

Friday, October 25, 2013

 Contexts mapping, from my understanding has to do with organizing the different aspects of yourself in your life, also what is expected of you as well as the roles you play in the different situations.

Mitch had Julian do that so that he could understand that one does not find their self over night. I learned that there are four stages of identity Foreclosure which is finding a sense of self. you think you know who you are but have yet to explore more. Diffusion is when the person does not have an established identity, nor is actively searching for one. Moratorium is active searching for one's occupational, religious, ethnic or other form of identity. Achieved is when the person is comfortable with whom they are and no longer needs to explore. I feel like I am between two of these identities. I am between moratorium and achieved.

My Context Map

Work:                       School:                Home:
   Hard worker             Student             Guardian
   Knowledgeable         Procastinate      Role model
                                                               Big sister