My Super Hero
...My Superhero If I were a superhero, I would want to be like super woman. She can do almost anything she wants. I could fly, shoot laser beams through my eyes, have super strength, invisibility, and have super speed. My name would be The Bullet. [ (Your Super Hero Name) ] If I were a superhero, my powers would be flying, strength, laser eyes, invisibility, super strength, and super speed because then I could get places faster, be stronger, melt things with my eyes, and secretly be places without anyone else knowing. [ (Superpowers) ] If I were a superhero, I would be able to do almost anything I wanted without anybody having a say in it. I could cook my own meals with my laser beam eyes. I could save loads of money on gas by flying or running everywhere. I would also be super fit due to running or flying everywhere. Along with having super strength I would be able to also be a hero to anyone that needed help lifting things, or getting their kittens out of the tree, or any need anyone needed I could help them. If I was a superhero and my name was The Bullet, my outfit would be jeans and a t-shirt, because they are super comfortable and are casual. [ (Glamour Magazine) ] My t-shirt would be pink because my favorite color is pink. And my shoes would be running tennis shoes because they are my favorite to wear and most comfortable. If I was a superhero and my name was The Bullet, I would look casual to not stand out so badly in a crowd. My superpowers would include......
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My Teacher, My Hero
...“My Teacher, My Hero” "No one saves us but we ourselves-no one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path, teachers merely show the way." Gone were the days when we spent our late nights indulging in comic books featuring our generation’s greatest heroes, sneaking past our bedtime to read Superman’s latest issue under the sheets while holding a flashlight, running around the house with our fists in the air and a cape zooming through our backs. Nowadays, all we have our noses stuck on are the not-so-thrilling sagas of Captain Algebra on Planet Geometry, Fantastic Physics and Heinous History, much to our dismay. I never looked forward to closing in on my childhood and waking up to Algebra class in my first year of high school, nor did I find excitement in the then 25-year old Mr. Ongleo who came to class everyday to blab about my least-liked subject ever. He was a new teacher at the Caloocan City Science High School, and being a former disciplinarian in my best friend’s school at St. Mary’s Academy, he daily greeted us with Spartan orders. “Stand straight! Chin up! Hands on the side!” When the door opens to give way for him we had to be in this position already—mouths zipped and bodies stiff as a board. On some accounts he’d add “Be proud of yourself.”, and that would somehow make the corners of our lips slightly curl upward. He’d then check our room’s sanitation, and make remarks concerning it. He hated noise and dirt, and was highly irritated by even tiny pieces of...
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...which puts emphasis the protective care of each of students, especially the most vulnerable. This is also the kind of school that all of us educators should aspire for according to DepEd’s child protection policy; 2. The system of instruction in the school is very traditional and conservative. Learning is done through compulsion as evidenced by the punishment to in-attentive students. This is probably the reason why the principal is threatened with the introduction of new approach to learning by the new priest, who happens to be a liberal one. As a result, the principal can be said to be resisting the changes in instruction that the priest is trying to implement in the school (i.e. the rendition of Christmas carol, the fully engaged teacher-student lesson in physical education and the empathy that the priest have shown to the students which is unfortunately misinterpreted by the principal). Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand (1819) said that that kind reaction is a normal response of a conservative individual to change because they aspire to promote the maintenance of traditional institutions....
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...My Hero My step-dad Anthony M. Vanyo was my dad. He accepted me as his own family form the very beginning. I was called daddy’s Princess. When he came into my family’s life it was like a true Cinderella story. In his eyes I was a Princess. He was a tall man when he walked into the room he was larger than life. He was a robust man so full of life that is why it is so hard to believe that a heart attack took him away from me. I still feel all the love that he had for me. The memory of him still swirls around in my head and in my heart. He gave me a since of self and a since of inner strength. He adored us all but I still was his princess myself esteem is strong due to his presence in my life. He was a hard working man and he was happy to provide for my family. I respected him for that. He was a lineman for Verizon. Which his job was to go out and fix broken telephone poles and down phone lines in all kinds of weather. He did have to leave during the night if there was a power outage. He ran the lines that brought power, cable, and Internet back up. So if a tree fell during the night onto a pole line he would have to get up and leave for work. One Christmas he was working in a city because of the big ice storm we had back in 2009. So he was not able to come home so he called us that night and gave us the bad news and said” he could not make it home for Christmas”. Well a few hours later he had called abck and told my mom he was going to be able to come home for......
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My Teacher My Hero
..."A hero is a man who does what he can" - Romain Rolland Have you wondered what a true hero is like? When people say hero, they usually think of cartoon characters like Superman, Spiderman, or Wonder woman. A hero can wear anything and they can be as simple as we are. Everyone can be a hero, not necessarily save lives but we can be heroes on our own way. But did you know that heroes are hard to find? I found my hero and she is a teacher. A hero is someone who cares for my well-being. In life, people may come in go, some will be remembered and some are forgotten. One thing is for sure, I’ll never the person who is known to me as my second parent. My teacher my hero is Ma’am Evelyn B. Plaza, my Second year High School teacher. I am very proud to describe my favorite teacher to all of you and will share what I have learned from her because she is my teacher and my hero. She has the most beautiful personality I ever encountered. I am proud to say that she is beautiful inside and out. She has two small brown sympathetic eyes that showing his tender loving care to us, a pointed nose, and a red rosy lip. She has a short black shiny hair and brown Filipina complexion. My teacher is a very good example in her young age. She is supportive and very sincere. She is very nice and fun to be with. Sometimes she is like my mom because she is someone who can understand me. She is like a star in the night guiding my way not to be lost and became a better person. She always......
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My Teacher, My Hero
...When talking about our own teachers and mentors, anyone would be glad to thank them, especially those who are successful and those who learned a great lesson from them. But, are teachers really that great? Aren’t they just a bunch of people teaching everyday? The people who are always giving a lot of homeworks and projects, making our life hard? Teachers are great. They teach us in all ways they could. They guide us through different challenges. They act as light when we’re on darkness. They’re affection strengthens students. They’re patience are unbelievable. For even though, we, students are acting childishly, they forgive us. They’re like a second mom to us. And especially, they love us like a true mother. Once, when I was still young, I had a very kind and loving teacher. And for me, she was the reason why I am here in my spot today. She was the building block of my knowledge. She’s my teacher on kindergarten. She’s strict, yes, but still very affectionate. She was the one who discovered I’m myopic. After discovering this, she told it to my mom and I was able to see the world clearly. She was also the one who always guides me through everything. She taught me how to read, write, count, and how to be strong in every circumstance I face. She taught me how to meet friends. I learned many lessons from her. She always taps my head whenever I learned something new. And in that small gesture, I know how much her affection is for me. She’s a person whom I can ask help......
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...Name Professor Title Date My hero It’s rather usual relatively chilly autumn day in London and to the world a major event has caught the attention of viewers across the world. Pictures of two dark skinned men wielding a machete, a revolver and a cleaver and a Caucasian male lying prostate. A red sedan is also parked next to the three men. There is nothing unusual in having three men near a busy road in London, however, what could have transpired to bring about the circulation of the pictures of the three men? Dressed in a black hoodie, Jake (not his real name) was jogging back to the military barracks just outside London he is wiping goblets of sweat on his brow as he sighs to the accomplishment of completing his usual 5 mile morning run. He seems lost in his own world maybe thinking of his young newly-wed wife who must mean much in his life especially at this stage of marriage. Suddenly a screech of car tires and a loud bang brings an end to this serene atmosphere. Jake has now been flung onto the sidewalk by a red sedan and is now writhing in pain after being hit on his back and flung probably three metres from where he was initially standing. The resilience of a soldier in him urges him to rise up and overcome his injuries. He is now crawling on his belly trying to sit up and lean on a wall bordering the sidewalk. The car doors bang and two dark skinned men emerge. They seem relatively young probably in their 20s,heavily built and standing at about 5’10 tall.......
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My Mom , My 1st Teacher
...always support me greatly, gives me a birthdate and does many many things just for me, it's my mother. I love her and really admire her for many reasons. Perhaps, the thing makes me admire her the most that she was the first teacher of mine. She has been teaching me everything since I was young until now, and for the future. I remember that the first foreign language I studied from her is Russian. I could speak some simple words in Russian when i was just 5 years old such as "hello", "good bye". At that time, i made a poem about the ant and my mom, of course, was the first person listening to me. Now, she is still a best friend, I think, she is the greatest psychologist that i have known. Sometimes, Sometimes when I was down because of failures in my life, I always went to meet her for asking some advice. As my expect, I always felt better after that. I also admire her for her personality which is a mix of honesty and strong faith in god, cause and effect. " Take us by ourselves into others' position before doing anything" she said. And she is also a predictor. She can get the future in her dreams. She ever told me that she had found out my father before seeing him . Besides, she was sure that I would be a boy before getting pregnant. Oh my god! it's strange. I can not do the same thing. There is a woman who takes an important part in my life and chang my thought and action. I really love my mother. I think I am the happiest person because I have a great mother like that.......
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...The Inspiration behind my Motivation My Opa was a Russian Romeo who fell madly in love with my Oma, his German Juliet. This love they shared was strictly forbidden, since Russia and Germany were not on good terms. Had they gotten caught there would have been serious repercussions. I wouldn't even exist and would lack the ability to tell you this story. Nevertheless, they were married and raised three children together in Germany. When my mother was 20 years old when she decided to move to the United States and attend college. This is where she met and married my father. but once she became pregnant she returned to Germany. My Opa passed away two days before I was born and even though I never got to meet him, I am proud to be his granddaughter. When I was approximately six weeks old my mother flew back to the states and reunited with my father. I was raised in the swampy state of Louisiana until my 14th birthday. My present was a one-way ticket to Neufarhn, Germany where I was to meet and live with my Oma. It was over the next 3.5 years that I had the privilege of getting to know my Oma, the woman that continues to inspire me to this day. A few days after my arrival, my Oma showed me a photo that she had taken during WWII. In the photo was Adolf Hitler, Dr. Josef Mengele and various Nazi Generals, laughing and smiling while eating dinner in our family restaurant, which is still in business. They were seated at a large round table with a miniature......
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...My Hero Almanda Larkin ENG121 MICHAEL SLOTEMAKER APRIL 11, 2015 MY HERO Hero’s come in different forms and occasions. Someone who has helped you learn new meanings of life, and what living is all about. My hero is my cousin KJ, he showed up at a what I thought would be the worst time of my life. But what I did not know was that his presence was just what I needed and he taught me to appreciate all things in my life. I remember this day like it was yesterday, as my body on that cold winter day in December was numb. My mind was also full of confusion and distraught. Around noon my mother got a call from my aunt, stating that my grandmother had just passed away from her battle of cancer. My grandmother had fought her battle for 3 years and during Thanksgiving dinner, a month before she passed, she had let us all knows that she would not be with us for Christmas. We all played it off and told her to quit talking nonsense and foolishness. But little did we know that she was tired of her fight and was ready to go home to live with the Lord. I often ask myself “how did she know that?” I was only 16 at the time and had no knowledge of what cancer was. If I had did some research at the time I would have known that in the final stages of cancer most patients experience fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion, sickness, and lots of pain. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping-with-cancer/dying/decisions/managing/managing-your-symptoms ......
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My Mom, My Hero
...attachment with me. That is why she has always been an inspiring example and the person I admire most in my life. My mother leads a very simple life without any luxuries. Neither does she have any desire for material gains nor any form of enjoyment. Although my mother is neither a big celebrity nor the figure of national importance, I admire her from the depths of my heart. I admire her for her loving, hardworking and helpful. She is no other than just a common person; she holds special significance and has the deep attachment with me. That is why she has always been an inspiring example and the person I admire most in my life. My mother leads a very simple life without any luxuries. Neither does she have any desire for material gains nor any form of enjoyment. Although my mother is neither a big celebrity nor the figure of national importance, I admire her from the depths of my heart. I admire her for her loving, hardworking and helpful. She is no other than just a common person; she holds special significance and has the deep attachment with me. That is why she has always been an inspiring example and the person I admire most in my life. My mother leads a very simple life without any luxuries. Neither does she have any desire for material gains nor any form of enjoyment. Although my mother is neither a big celebrity nor the figure of national importance, I admire her from the depths of my heart. I admire her for her loving, hardworking and helpful....
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...He was my cousin; my older brother; my hero- a writer; an actor;an athlete. To his family, he was a son, a brother and a nephew and to his friends, he was the closest friend of all. To me, he was simply “who I wanted to be when I grew up.” I still remember him putting me, a four year old, on his shoulders and carrying me around our house for hours. I remember our trips to the zoo and to the puppet festival in Lahore every summer. When I was a little older, he would talk to me about the importance of honesty and integrity. He talked of his mother, a single parent, struggling to keep both her children in school anddrew on her life experiences to instill in me the importance of both empathy and perseverance. His death came as a shock to us all. He was seventeen and full of life – optimistic and giving. The very hospital where he had volunteered every weekend for two years was the hospital he died in. Negligence at the hands of doctors and staff whowere supposed to do everything possible to save his life in fact cost him his - and changed mine forever. While the rest of the family accepted his death as the will of God, I struggled to accept this loss as a misfortune and started questioning the society we lived in and the basic systems (or lack thereof) we had in place to protect us from such injustices. It was not long before realization set in that we live in a country where poverty is rampant, custom is unconditionally law, and one’s own position in life, whether ideal or......
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...My Hero is Matt Cherubino. He’s a photographer from Australia. Matt travels the world taking pictures mostly of nature in national parks. His work has inspired a fair amount of my mine. I’m always looking forward to see him release a new set of photos from his recent trips. He donates most of the money he makes from his work to charity. Matt Cherubino gets to travel around the world taking pictures of breathtaking scenery. He’s been to multiple locations across Australia, Europe, Asia, and The United States. This is what I hope to one day, be able to do. I love experimenting with different angles, lighting, sceneries, etc. Being able to travel, would make this much easier to do. Matt has inspired much of my work. Everything from the angles he uses to the way he uses the weather to manipulate the lighting. Because he gets to travel around the world; each locations provides a unique feel to each picture. Matt is a big motivation to me and many other photographers. His passion of photography has not only provided him with a well paying job but also over 20,000 Instagram followers and even featured on Instagram’s page with over one-hundred million followers. Matt sells most of his online or at art shows/conventions he stops at on his travels. Most of the money Matt makes either goes to paying for travel expenses or charity. Its very nice to see him donating to charities as charities are what helped pay for most of my dad’s medical bills while he was fighting......
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...My Hero I didn’t meet him before, I saw him on TV only, but he gave me a deep impression in my heart. I still remember his stiff fist, his strong body muscles, and his roar. Everyone call him Bruce Lee, the man who carries forward the Chinese Kung Fu to the hold world, and he was the greatest martial artist in 20th century. He had extraordinary accomplishment, he had inordinate passion, and he influenced the main world of martial art. Bruce Lee had extraordinary accomplishment. Nearly 30 years after his death, he was elected to the American time magazine “One of the 21st century iconic figure”, he along with Princess Diana and US president John f Kennedy. His first movie “The Big Boss” has broke the box office records in Hong Kong with over 230million us dollars in 1971, and he was the first in the world of Chinese martial arts promoter that led the Hong Kong movie out of Asia in the meanwhile. (Richer) After few years, he spent all of effort to develop his film career, and he became the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honors Bruce with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. However, in 2000, US government announced the release of "Bruce Lee's 60th anniversary commemorative stamps," he was the first Chinese person can got this glory, and this was the second Marilyn Monroe and 007 third place award of the artists (Yu). Lee attracted major attention from famous people who wanted to master Kung Fu; among his famous students were celebrities such as Joe......
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...retirement income, as well as disability insurance, Medicare and benefits for survivors. States that are ranked with the highest income tax rankings are New Jersey at 11.8% of income, New York at 11.7% of income, Connecticut at 11.1% of income, Maryland at 10.8% of income, and Hawaii at 10.6% of income. These are a few high rankings. The first time an income tax was created was in 1799 in Great Britain to help the British pay for troops and supplies to defeat the French forces led by Napoleon. The 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the U.S. tax system. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the United States federal government agency that collects taxes and enforces the internal revenue laws. This is my little bit of research on federal and state taxes....
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A role model is a person who inspires and encourages us to strive for greatness, live to our fullest potential and see the best in ourselves. A role model is someone we admire and someone we aspire to be like. We learn through them, through their commitment to excellence and through their ability to make us realize our own personal growth. We look to them for advice and guidance.
A role model can be anybody: a parent, a sibling, a friend but some of our most influential and life-changing role models are teachers.
My Teacher, My Hero
When you think of the type of teacher you'd like to be, who comes to mind? The math teacher that helped you conquer fractions? The English teacher who wrote great comments on your stories? The teacher that helped you discover a new sport, hobby, talent--or maybe even nudged you down your current career path?
Those are the teachers we're celebrating through our YouTube channel, My Teacher, My Hero. Together, we're paying homage to the teachers that have played such an integral part in shaping our lives, and to their importance in shaping the next generation of educators.
“When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” — Marlene Canter, My Teacher My Hero
Teachers follow students through each pivotal stage of development. At six to eight hours a day, five days a week, you as a teacher are poised to become one of the most influential people in your students’ life. After their parents, children will first learn from you, their elementary school teacher. Then, as a middle school teacher, you will guide students through yet another important transition: adolescence. As children become young adults, learning throughout middle school and into high school, you will answer their questions, listen to their problems and teach them about this new phase of their lives. You not only watch your students grow you help them grow.
“We think of teacher-heroes that taught us the academics but we don’t often think of those teachers that taught us life’s lessons.” — Maria Wale, My Teacher My Hero
Much of what students learn from their greatest teachers is not detailed on a syllabus. Teachers who help us grow as people are responsible for imparting some of life’s most important lessons. During their initial school years, students encounter, perhaps for the first time, other children of the same age and begin to form some of their first friendships. As a teacher, you will show your students how to become independent and form their own relationships, you will carefully guide them and intervene when necessary. School is as much a place of social learning as academic learning, and this is true, not only in our early years of education, but all the way through college. Though a teacher’s influence on the social sphere of school lessens as students mature, those early lessons still have an effect on how they will interact with others in the future.
Teachers are founts of experience. They have already been where their students are going, undergone what they will go through and are in a position to pass along lessons, not only regarding subject matter, but lessons on life.
Meet Great Teachers
Teach.com has been speaking with award-winning teachers from across the country to hear their stories and, hopefully, find out a bit about what it is exactly that makes them great. If you are currently a teacher or thinking about becoming a teacher, take a look at some of the Teacher Profiles below to learn a bit more about what can make a teacher great.
Here's how: Take a video of yourself discussing your favorite teacher. You can use the below prompts to get your wheels turning.
1. Choose an example of how your teacher changed your way of thinking or acting.
Did your teacher encourage you to take risks? To overcome self-defeating thoughts or behavior? Did he or she help you speak up more in class, or have more patience with solving problems?
2. Tell us how these changes have influenced your life's direction.
Did they help you uncover a unique talent, or steer you away from a dangerous life path? How did this change your eventual direction in life?
3. Share an interesting story.
Sometimes actions speak louder than words. And your story doesn't have to be serious! A teacher's impact often shines through the most.
And of course, remember to say thank you! Click to watch the rest of the My Teacher, My Hero series on YouTube