Unformatted text preview: words, but that no longer prevents her from trying. It seems that my patience and encouragement is helping to build her confidence. When we first met, she could not even make eye contact with me and stared at the floor for the majority of my visit. From my experiences at this school, it seems that the teachers are overwhelmed with these alleged “problem children” and scold them constantly. To me, this only augments any negative feelings they may be harboring. Constantly being reprimanded in that manner could make any child hesitant to accept a newcomer. Princess is a bright little girl who clearly enjoys reading, but just needs somebody who will praise her accomplishments and inspire her to continue to work hard....
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- Fall '08
- English, Confidence, Service Learning Reflection, Laura Faulk, Alphabet Town series, bright little girl