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Parsley 1

Damita Parsley

T. Bernard

English 101-207

8 April 2015

TEACHING and LEARNING

Life is a learning process. We learn from many aspects of life. We learn from other people, animals,

situations, circumstances, choices and decisions...all are teachers.

As a child, I was eager to learn new ideas. I had three older sisters, who were also teachers to me.

My oldest sister was a on the volleyball team at her school. I remember watching her practice with a

friend in our backyard, while I would sit and watch. I would pay attention to how they hit the ball

across the net and how they would run to keep the ball from hitting the ground. It looked very exciting.

After observing for a while, my sister invited me to try. I jumped to the offer with much excitement. So

she gave me the rules of the game and taught me to hit the ball. I liked the idea of learning and having

fun while doing so because it kept me interested. I couldn't get bored with learning because it would

go in one ear and out the other. Her method of teaching was fun and effective.

I had another sister who was a cheerleader at her school. I loved the way she looked in uniform but

even more, I loved her “pom-poms.” The pom-poms were a prop to her cheering. Whenever I got the

chance, I would grab those pom-poms and imitate what I had seen my sister do. But one day I had

went to the extreme and played with the pom-poms in the backyard. Boy did she get upset. She yelled

at me and snatched the pom-poms from me and fiercely walked into the house. I was so hurt because I

didn't think what I did was so wrong. I was only implementing what I had learned from her. She stayed

upset with me for the rest of the day.

The next day was a Saturday. And that morning as I sat in the backyard playing with play-dough

set, my sister came out…...

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