However, I was also able to identify my weaknesses in reflection-on-action. Currently, I will write notes down directly on my lesson plans. I may write that a certain strategy worked well in helping students understand a concept, or I may write down what I added into my lesson last minute to make it more engaging. What is missing from my reflections though is a systematic approach and questioning why I did something, or how something came to be. In order for my reflections to be more meaningful, I need to find a formal systematic way to keep my notes on lessons.
If I used this sentence to start my talk, others could better follow my logic by understanding my main argument and expecting what I was going to say. In addition, I was practicing making a thesis statement and concluding my ideas each time before I talked. This process helps me write an essay with
In the Educational Leadership article entitle “The Boss of My Brain”, authors Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers examines the explicit instruction in metacognition. Researchers stated that “explicit instruction in metacognition puts students in charge of their learning.” It was also stated that “meta-cognition supports learning by enabling us to actively think about which cognitive strategies can help achieve learning, how we should apply those strategies, how we can review our progress, and whether we need to adjust our thinking.” I believe this a unique teaching tool for teachers to implement with their students. With the use of metacognition, students whether they are struggling learners or gifted can learn how to use a variety of cognitive strategies to help improve their learning.
. By doing all the quick quizzes and self-summary tests, it has given me a deeper better understanding of the chapters. It was like a very effective way of studying and reviewing what I had learned. Collaborative learning is something I should continue with because it will slowly help me overcome my fear of speaking in front or to the class and it will help me break out of my shell. It was worth knowing what kind of learner I am because now I know how I should go about things and how to apply my strengths and then how to work on my weaknesses.
The most important thing is to know what learning theory or theories your brain reacts to better. In my case I am very adapted to constructivism and Piaget theory. Constructivism for me is learning by personal experience and developing my own mental modes of the current event. Whatever is being taught I would literally have to set bases for myself within the lesson plan and develop real life events in my mind and thoughts in which will better my understanding of the teachers angle. In constructivism there are several key factors but the one I focus most on is curriculum.
After completing the learning style inventory, I discovered that I am both an Active Experimentation (AE) and Abstract Conceptualization (AC) learner. Which makes a lot of sense based on my life experiences, I learn best when I am thinking and doing. I love to take my time on assignments and think about what I want to accomplish. Making sure to tackle a problem from various angles is always something that I naturally do. Once I figure out a strategy I apply the doing piece, trying and tweaking my approach until I have found an optimized route.
The Curious Writer had helped me understand learning goals #2 & #3 by providing examples, description and different scenarios to the topic. This allowed me to refresh my memory, of the basic writing process, grammars, and punctuation. Throughout this book it always bring back the two motive for writing which is to communicate and to discover. This book provided me with exercise that are similar to the ones I’m required to do while working on my in class or take home ‘essay. In chapter 1, they quoted that “Critical thinking and making connection between reading and writing is a good way for us to practice our writing by the influence of others”.
Right now, it’s the beginning of my most important goal, my degree, it’s the main goal carving my path to success. Then it will be on to a career where I will work hard day after day. All in all, getting my degree will be one of my most life changing accomplishments. Forming me into a person that not only I but my closest family and friends can be proud of. Paving a path towards a financially secured lifestyle, allowing me to do things that I thought I could only dream of.
Unit 1 Reflection as defined by the Oxford English dictionary (2012) as the action or process of thinking deeply about a subject, involving influence from one’s life and experiences, thus a reflective journal is designed to help me think deeply about my learning, especially on issues such as: my progress in learning, the difficulties I may have encountered in the process of learning, the strategies I have taken to get around those difficulties, and my evaluation of my own performance. For the study, writing a reflective learning journal helps me: bring together theory and practice and yield better understanding of the course material while for my development as a successful and independent learner, it helps me: See my strength and weakness
It takes a leader with the proper knowledge to provide that motivation and guidance. I believe the Center Leader course will give me the knowledge I need to lead a center and effect
While taking English 090, I have learned to overcome this fear. Getting feedback from others during workshop days was very useful because I received tips on how to make changes to your paper to make it stronger. This gave me the opportunity to practice my critical reading/thinking skills by actively reading our partners papers. This also gave us the freedom to leave remarks in the margins of others’ essay to not only help them, but help ourselves learn. While writing the unit 3 paper, I got to practice and meet the course objective of actively reading.
1 I will always try to involve students in the assessment process. “Involving students in the assessment process is a key way of helping them to manage and ‘take ownership’ of their learning, by thinking about what they have achieved and planning ahead.” (Educational Scotland). Students have to know what their strengths and weaknesses are, in order to undertake appropriate action to reach their goals. Explaining what is going to be covered during the course and what are the expectations to gain the qualification will help them to feel responsible for their own learning.
This person will set goals that are both challenging and attainable. He or she needs to should create mindsets that anticipate the future. A leader should continually persevere. This person should always put forth the best effort; he or she should always strive to improve further. A truly great leader will never give up, even when a situation or a setback occurs.
Listen to the instructions given by the certified instructor, employ the process of prewriting, and outline their draft before writing so that they will be able to write better. In addition,” explaining a concept” in chapter of the textbook have influenced my choice of an even to write about because it explained deeply on how I can explain a subject to those that do not know anything about the subject, how to give listeners a clear dictionary definition, and how the concept is important or useful for me to be remember. For example, it is better to know the concept of a memorable event like eye-witness event to talk about; so that, one would have better things to tell the audience than to just grab a concept one do not know much about.