Introduction Participant observation, for many years, has been a hallmark of both anthropological and sociological studies. In recent years, the field of education has seen an increase in the number of qualitative studies that include participant observation as a way to collect information. Qualitative methods of data collection, such as interviewing, observation, and document analysis, have been included under the umbrella term of "ethnographic methods" in recent years. The purpose of this paper is to discuss observation, particularly participant observation, as a tool for collecting data in qualitative research studies.
High School Graduation Speech Samples Open With a Humorous Story Many of you probably know me best for tripping over my feet and falling face first off the stage during prom. Once I got over that embarrassment, I decided I could face you here today.
From serving on the school newspaper as the Features Editor to helping plan prom last year, I consistently spend time in leadership roles and try to make this school an even better place than it already is.
Many of you probably know me from my work with Key Club and the volunteer time I've spent at Sunnyvale Nursing Home and cleaning up our community park.
I Understand and Can Do the Job The student council works side-by-side with the student body and the administration to ensure student events throughout the year are successful.
Should you elect me, I will listen to your concerns and work hard for you. I'm not the type of student who will lead a senior prank or skip class with you, but that probably isn't what you want in a class president anyway.
What I do offer is steadfastness, hard work and the ability to work with others even during difficult circumstances while still keeping a sense of humor. Last year, when the cafeteria stopped serving the salad bar, I was able to get it reinstated by starting a petition, having many of you sign it and taking it to Principal Smith.
Because we worked together, we were able to bring the salad bar back, and now it's better than ever.
I've played basketball, spent a short time in the school band, worked on various committees and helped tutor students after school. Last year, I was adopted into the National Honor Society and started an after school club for airplane enthusiasts that meets once a week.
I can't do that, but what I can do is be your voice with the school administration and work to make this the best year Sample High has ever had. I will introduce ideas for events, such as a weekly sock hop after high school basketball games and we'll work together to help the community through volunteer work and showing them just how dedicated the students at Williams are.
Ask for the Vote I would appreciate your vote for president. If elected, I will continue to fight for the things that are important to students, no matter how big or small they might be.
Let's work together to make our stamp on this community and on the world. Vice President Speech Greeting Instead of starting with my name and what I'm running for, at which point you'll tune me out and start looking at the smudge on your left shoe, I am going to tell you my favorite memory so far from high school.
My first day at Sample High School, I had no idea how to get to my classes. This school is big, and I was lost. On top of that, I was rushing around trying to find my class and tripped and fell flat on the floor in front of the cutest guy I'd ever seen.
Not only was he nice enough to help me up, but several other students rushed to help me, got me to my classroom and made me feel better about how goofy I was. That was the moment I fell in love with Sample High School. We all help each other and you don't find that just anywhere.
I want to be that friendly face for new students coming in and a defender for students already here. During the last two years, I've prepared myself to serve as Vice President by taking on extra work organizing a fan club for our football players to cheer them on when they play at home and make sure our school is represented in the stands at every away game.
I've spent time as an office aid, learning about the everyday running of the school and silently taking notes on what we as students can do to improve things and how we can work with the administration.
What I'll Do as Vice President As your Vice President, I will stand beside your president, offering support and stepping in when she is not able to be here or asks for some extra help. I'll sit on the student council and get actively involved in planning promgraduation and homecoming.
I will always be here to listen to your concerns or to help you off the floor should you fall flat on your face like I did.
I love this school, I want to be helpful and I want us all to build memories we'll remember and treasure forever. Now, if I can just get off this stage without falling on my face, I'll be in good shape. Secretary Speech Opening Today, I want to tell you something about me that you might not know.
From the time I was five years old, I've been taking guitar lessons. I don't play in a band and I don't take music classes at school, but every night when I get home, I pick up my Fender and I relieve any stress from the day by playing a few of my favorite classic rock songs.
There are times when I just wanted to quit because my fingers were raw from trying to learn a new chord or that song just didn't sound right. However, I stuck with it until I overcame the challenge and that is exactly what I'll do as your secretary.
If there is an issue that needs to be solved, I won't quit until we figure out a solution.
I will bring your concerns to the other council members and like learning a new chord, I will stick with that concern until we figure it out.Below is the transcript of a speech Robert did at Yale in October along with the Q&A that followed.
For those of you who would prefer to listen to an mp3 of the speech, you . Oct 16, · To write a student council speech, start with an attention-grabbing statement such as a question or a powerful quote about leadership. Next, briefly explain who you are, what position you are running for, and why you are running%().
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo.
Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from r-bridal.com PM Narendra Modi's 'Pariksha Par Charcha' speech was aired in all CBSE affiliated schools and students were encouraged to ask questions and share stress-relieving techniques.
Jan 3 Wednesday pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting @ REI, El Camino Real Our January planning meeting will again be a joint meeting with OC Clean Power and Climate Action OC. Due to the holidays, this meeting will be on the first Wednesday in January, rather than our normal first Tuesday.
How to Write a Student Council Speech. Being a member of student council can help you help your school. However, it takes hard work to get into student council. You need to craft a good speech that gives your classmates incentives to vote.