To succeed in my majors, I first have to do well in my standard classes such as Fitness and Wellness or American History (classes that don’t contribute to my major). I personally believe such classes are stepping stones of furthering my knowledge and comprehension even if it doesn 't specifically correlate with my intended majors. While attending Converse, I have to keep a 3.5 or higher to keep all my scholarship; this pressure is intimidating, but this also contributes to my motivation for higher learning. During my college career, I hope to intern or work part time, so I can build my experience, connections, and
I learned in this activity how crucial time management skills will be to my ability to complete this course successfully. The analysis from the questionnaire (Table 2) as well as keeping a record of what activities I focus on for a couple of days, opened my eyes to a few areas of improvement. From the patterns observed I could see that most of my time was taken up by work and commitments as well as procrastination. Not being able to juggle theses successful led to irritation and was unproductive. Research suggests that managing ones emotions, being self-aware and self-motivate can be factors for success for a student (Allan, 2009).
Which I think is an important skill to have as a teacher but I think it is vital when discussing such an important and touchy subject. I am excited to see at the end of the semester what I conclude. The learning outcomes that I focused on was; knowledge of the culture of another country or people, and an awareness of how culture is instrumental in shaping one 's
We must learn to live now, the way we wish people to remember us in the future. Learning to make amends and trying to heal the bad memories, we must start creating new ones now while we have the opportunity. Seize the day and live in the present. We must make sure that we live within our means and balance the things that are important with the things that we need to
With completing the third semester in practicum placement, I was able to benefit from a variety of new things from the class. The placement gave me the opportunity to refresh my memory and skills in what I have learnt two semesters ago. My biggest huddle for this semester was my time management. I am a procrastinator, so completing assignments on time was and still is a challenge for me. I have not come to a full solution to this problem yet, but I did make changes in my life as to how I can manage time management.
Education is an everyday topic of a conversation for both the higher and lower class. It is believed to be the key to success, the key to a new life. According to Gerald Graff, the author of “hidden intellectualism”, educators should consider street smart topics as a form of teaching the students. He believes that although street smart topics are seen as non intellectual it could certainly be used to teach students the exact way they learn from the traditional academic topics. He makes it very clear that we should reconsider our believes on the street smart topic in order to saucer the students success.
Confucians value self-cultivation considered as long-life learning that one person must pursue for his whole life, accordingly, people have to learn constantly, and the only way for them to achieve their understanding is learning (Thang, 2013). Absorbing this idea, Vietnam and Singapore’s education encourage pupils to be an eager and diligent learner, balance the ‘self’ with ‘others’ through active learning, self-reflection and self-evaluation. The distinction is that subjects in Vietnam’s school bias towards knowledge in the curriculum, and Vietnam’s education have a tendency to feature scores and achievements of individuals that make students under pressure of exam and studying (Education in Vietnam: Development history, challenges and solutions, 2005). Besides, academic achievements are highly appreciated than non-academic achievements, thus arts subjects are secondary subjects. Singapore’s education is more creative because subjects combined knowledge and skills through questions and interaction in class.
I especially utilized Ewert’s five-stages of mediation, by preparing, introducing, framing the issues to the parties, determining the parties’ interests, and crafting solutions. Overall, I was extremely proud of the mediation and how passionate my disputants were. At the end of the mediation, my disputants were able to reach a collective solution where both parties’ interests were considered. Due to the positive result, I demonstrated many effective
My dream is to take a gap year and discover the world and broaden my horizons, but at the same time remain true to my values and integrity. I aim to find the balance between being adventurous, inquisitive and curious without being reckless and self destructive. I want to be able to be cautious but still take risks. I desire to be proud and satisfied with the mirror image of my life and keep building a good character.
Need for teaching character skills: Educators frequently believe that character development is the role and responsibility of the family. Character strength and virtue are often considered soft-skills and difficult to measure; thus, not deserving of the educators time and energy. Comprehensive student development is the responsibility of every educator. Unfortunately, college is often the place where education becomes the most specialized with little emphasis on character. College is often the last opportunity for our educational system to make a significant impact on the young people before we set them on to their career path.
What have I learned during the last two weeks about my emotional responses to learning? My emotional responses to learning is being affected by the fact that we have to present our practicum project to the CCF team at any time soon. I’m scared about not saying the right things, or not being able to answer questions properly, because I always have found very difficult to speak in public.
The role I am playing in the Annotated Bibliography Project is a timeline coordinator, who is responsible for monitor the whole progress of the project to make sure that we would complete every part before due dates. We should be supposed to submit Memo one by Friday class time last week. However, since I did not read the instruction carefully, I failed to remind my group members to finish this assignment on time. Fortunately, Professor Hemstrom extended the deadline for our work delayed due to my carelessness. Although this is an individual work instead of a group work, I am a time line coordinator and I have the responsibility to remind my group members.
I think that Reinhart is exactly right when he says that a student should do the explaining and the teacher should be the listener. Although I know that this would be an effective strategy to use in my future classroom, I do think that this technique will be difficult to master. Being able to ask open-ended questions, process questions, and have patience to wait for a student to raise their hand and answer those difficult ones would probably be the hardest techniques for me to master. Although I know that it would come through consistent implementation and practice. Reinhart explains that through this technique, the teacher and the student must reverse the roles of the typical classroom; the teacher must become the listener and the student must become the explainer.
Every day, in our life we learn new things, from school, friends and by ourselves. Take an example of me, my transformative educational experience had thought me skills that I can use for my rest of my life career. However, Frank Bruni said in his statement that “if a person wants to do something in his life, then he/she can start with little experience”. Throughout the year, I gain more knowledge of the world we live in and become aware of my career.
I had a wonder semester in LSIS 4505. The three things that I learned during this course is how to make a lesson plan, what books are banned and challenged in different districts, and bibliotherapy books. It takes times to make a lesson plan. Sometimes your lesson plan does not always go as plan. When my teacher first assigned this, I was nervous because this was my first time making one.