Hey all, it's Sarah.
How are all of you doing this week? The weather has been nice in Northern CA today. For once in a long time, it's been very rainy and cold here lately.
So I have a couple more questions, what do you all think of the schooling system wherever you live? I know for me it has been a challenge because a few years ago I was perfectly fine about going to school, went every day maintained good grades. Until I really started coming in to my own, and discovered my personality type. Now, I'm not saying being an introvert affected my ability to attend school(because it was a multi-factored thing, many things went into it). But it did help me realize why I always felt so uncomfortable in big classrooms filled with 45-50 students. And just dealing with loud noisy people in general, who seemed to disturb what little inner peace I had. I also felt like I was being ignored a lot in school. I had very few friends, and when I tried to answer questions I never got called on. My teachers were very aware of my high intellect, because of my grades but they just seemed to skip over me and call on people who obviously didn't care one way or another about school. Also, I feel like there is a bit too much emphasis on being a star athlete in many schools. I mean think about it, professional athletes get paid millions, if not billions of dollars for games, money that could be spent bettering the education system. I always found that while I was a pretty well rounded student, when it came to algebraic math my logicality wasn't up to par, so it made it a million times harder for me to understand it. I'm not saying I'm illogical, but it does take a lot of logic and patience to deal with Algebra I've found. Possibly why I'm better at geometry because it's more abstract, with all the shapes and stuff, which suits my personality type and way of thinking better. I also found that many students who were not as intellectual advanced as I was got written off as stupid because they couldn't learn things as fast as the rest of the class. They always got skipped over as well, which made me sad. And I also found that the people who goofed off in class(the attention seekers as I called them), obviously always got paid the most attention which inhibited a more calm class environment which could have a better and more productive learning structure.
Anyways, since this post is so lengthy and is getting a bit too "me" centered, again I ask, how do you feel about the schooling systems where you live? What kind of problems did you encounter? Maybe not even problems, just challenges. What did you like and what did you dislike? Were you ever bullied or harassed? (a very common thing in schools nowadays for nerds, and/or anyone who isn't a sterotypical athlete.)
PS: Sorry if I offended anyone in my last post, that was not the intention.