But, even though I have experienced elements of management in Master’s class, such as group work or class project, I still lack knowledge of how to motivate, inspire and engage people and definitely need to learn and improve. One illustration can be a situation of my current sales team where very few people are committed, and I do not have any clue on how to involve others. But there are few elements with tacit knowledge that I am good at like planning and organizing which I used to do on a regular basis when I was working for Infosys. Teamwork is another element, which I have learnt
All my teachers said "Let him be. He will be bored soon" but that wasn't true. In all my graduations I was happier knowing that I would not see the kids who bothered me again, but later I realized that, for every single kid that made fun of me I had two good
During the first few activities, I was still being self-conscious and really nervous that I was just translating the modules to them and did not really share anything about my experiences, unlike Fret, she kept on relating the discussion with some of her experiences. But once I got the hang of it, words just freely came out of mouth and I was able
This whole journey was very reflective to me. Lets just say there were many things that did not work for me this semester, no matter how hard I tried or pushed. What definetly did not work was sending out emails to my peer mentors, that really turned out bad. I would send out emails to my mentees asking for their opinion on activities for us to do, and also to remind them of the planned activities. So realizing that emails did not work at all, I decided to do announcements at the beginning of class.
I would like a chance to get to know my peers a little bit more. The more comfortable I feel in the classroom, the more willing I am to ask for help. It is also nice being able to schedule days to study with my classmates so I am looking to build a supportive community. The class did move relatively fast which is what made it somewhat difficult because not all of the students are on the same level. Sometimes assignments are harder than others because I may have not seen the material before.
I suffer from a lifetime of negative self-talk habits and too much self-judgement. Even with the experience of working on self-acceptance before taking this class, I didn’t have the tools to truly work towards mindfulness. While there are many practices and concepts that I have learned from this class that have helped me along my journey, the ideas of resisting leading to suffering, the practice of softening, and the practice of loving-kindness have been my true saviors. I genuinely believe that these ideas will stick with me for the remainder of my life. When times get tough and I begin to shut even myself out, I know that these practices can help center me again.
I gave my students way too many opportunities to break their focus from the lesson. I believe one reason I have not caught onto this before is because these students are really good students. However, I will not always have really good students. Even if I am giving a certain student the attention they need, I need to pay more attention to how much time I spend with my back to the rest of the students. Another thing I learned from the video of my lesson is that
I struggled to determine if the tasks presented only sounded intriguing, or if they were ones that I could see myself doing; it made me want to be able to try and do some of the tasks to see how interested I would actually be. Also, what I came across often were situations that I was sure I would be able to do, but not as a job multiple times a week. I found a range of things interesting, primarily research, and treating injured or ill people, only after going through this assessment a few times to closely consider what engages me. My results were, in order of strength: Investigative, Social, and Artistic. While the investigative and artistic made sense, I was surprised by social, specifically the characteristic of ‘highly verbal’, as I tend not to be.
I learned to stretch myself in exploring different options, and making friends with people I would usually not approach. I have made a plenty of good friends at Fontys, and I think that this helps a lot in being successful in my studies. Making friends from different countries has also been a new experience for me. It has changed my view of the world, because they taught me so many new and interesting things, and I was not used to so much diversity. As I mentioned before, I improved my time management skills.
There was a time when I was studying in HKBU that I felt I had moved from the preoccupied type to a more secure type of person. Now that I review it, I would describe that I had enjoyed my best period of time in my lifetime in HKBU, especially that I got to obtain several close relationships there. The people I met there were genuine and so that I don’t have to worry others not value me as much as I value them, I didn’t have to worry how others view me. Also, another important component of attachment theory, the close relationship got to maintain and even reinforced because of the small school campus and that it is very easy to bump into each other and eat together. Using the attachment theory again, such genuine attitude of people there including students and even professors, and the close relationship makes my time in HKBU enjoyable by fulfilling my unfulfilled security need.