My Role Model
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for giving me the chance to stand here makes my speech. I’m going to speak about something that is vitally important to all of us.
As you know, my topic is My Role Model. Let’s just get straight through the topic. My role model is Marva Collins. I think most of the students here just thought about it recently and so do I. The role model is a person who serves as an example, whose behavior is emulated by others. As Mr. Zeng said, it’s good for us if we have a role model. We can follow their steps to make our life better. Of course, we need to follow their good part of behavior or habits. So I’ve researched this topic for a few days and a woman caught my eyes. I selected Marva Collins as my role model. She is an American educator who in 1975 started Westside Preparatory School in Garfield Park. Chicago is a city full with juvenile crime. Many teenagers took drugs, joined the street gangs, hated study and also hated school. A plenty of teachers thought the students couldn’t be taught and be changed. Marva Collins set up a school in such a place. Most of her students were from the same community, who were also underachievement or expelled by school because of bad behavior. This preparatory school was the last hope that they’d got.
Marva Collins was a person who brought confidence to students, and also a person who made educational miracle of educators. Marva had a belief: each student has the potential of success: they can learn how to build self-confidence, and be able to imagine, achieve their hope for the future. And finally, providence did not let down a woman who did her best. As her wish her students had changed, her students who thought “can’t teach”, in the fourth grade could read Emerson and Shakespeare’s works, and even ten years old student could do the math of high school level. She didn’t give up her any of students when the other teachers said no. she had taught for 30 years. During her...