I am not going to say that my shift reports are smooth sailing from now on, I still have a lot of improvement. My brain is always so disorganized so it is going to be awhile before I can do this in a systematic way. My plan for improvement is to keep practicing with my peers on shift reports. I am also lacking confidence in myself, so I need to improve on this. I really need to catch myself before I start putting myself down.
My objective of following this course is to improve and develop my teaching knowledge. At the beginning of the Module one there was a distinct challenge. Time management has been at the root of that challenge (Appendix H). When I read time management skills in Unit’s reading, I realized that my time management skills are quite lacking as I want to do more than one tasks as a time. Initially, few weeks later my time management was under control (Appendix I).
Despite not placing in the competition, participating in the FBLA county competition was important to me because of the valuable lesson I learned. I had a long speech prepared that I had spent several days preparing and memorizing, and was confidant that I was going to ace it. But the second I stood in front of the judges, I stumbled over my words, lost my place on my note cards, and was so eager to get it over with i rushed through the rest of my speech and didn 't make the time limit. I was so prepared to give a winning speech, i was dissapointed in my inadequacy. Noticing my disappointment, when my adviser came to discuss the performance, he told me he was proud.
Most of us crave for purpose and meaning in what we do. I lived my life for several years unhappy and hoping for change. It is our everyday actions and what we choose or not choose to do that shape the way that we are remembered. While some actions can be big, it is especially the small things that we do every day that multiply as we grow in maturity and wisdom that help build a legacy to remember. Sadly, people can pass on without leaving much of a legacy behind; questions may have gone unanswered, words could have been left unsaid.
I have experienced it through waking up in the middle of the night and reflecting on some painful experiences, blunders made over the week and some failures that could have been avoided. These memories always seem to resurface most of the times despite attempts to move on and forget them. Thus, I have been prone to persistence but I cannot dispute I am also vulnerable to other sins such as absent-mindedness. Finally, the memory is the most reliable guide to our past and future and hence we should take its inherent weakness and flaws as part of evolution it has undergone.
While self-accessing my overall performance in English 111, I would say I have done fairly well. I learned a lot about English and mostly about myself. I learned what I needed to work on and improve. Reflecting on my overall performance, I will start by explaining my participation in class, my performance in two areas, how I transitioned into the role of a college student during the semester, what process I used to be successful in English 111, and my overall skill development. This past semester has been a real challenge for me, as well as a huge eye opener.
Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy is a book for crammed professionals to help others stop procrastinating and get stuff done. I chose the book because throughout my collegiate career I have been used to procrastinating, getting things done at the last minute, during high stress situation. I hoped to learn the best ways to manage my time, my priorities, and my personal life. Tracy’s first tip is to “Set the Table”, his idea is to preplan your goals by laying them out before you begin the project. He also explains that it is important to set deadlines, prioritize tasks, and begin to work on your goals.
Overcoming hopelessness can be one of the greatest challenges that a person is faced with in their life. Without hope we lose the very thing that makes us human, our ability to overcome our obstacles. It is that same challenge of maintaining hope which is clearly evident in the AMC show, The Walking Dead. A show that is more than just a series about a zombie apocalypse, it is the story of a group of people who are stripped away from the commonalities of life, faced to overcome obstacles in order to maintain their hope and sanity. A story that any person with any type of mental health disorder can relate to.
Human is forgetful. It will be quite difficult for me to recall wonderful moments happening several days ago,let alone even earlier time. I need to put them down somewhere before they are lost. Thus,things get improved as I talk about them in my diaries.
The time and effort that I put in my paper revealed to me how much I wanted to perfect my writing. Another thing I found out about myself when writing was that I struggled many times to find a synonym for terms that were too simple. I spent quite a bit of time searching online for synonyms that had the correct meaning and yet sounded scholarly in my paper.
What learning activity or emotional response most took me by surprise during the last two weeks? The emotional response that took me by surprise during the last two weeks was the feeling of achieving the goals from the program. Even if we still need to make few changes to our presentation as per Stephanie’s suggestion. I feel that my learning experience during the whole MSBI program and especially during the practicum has already reached its maximum level, with the completion of our presentation.
Academic writing has several misconceptions and myths that many people use till this day. Many people can admit that it is difficultt to break these habits/ misconceptions that we may have been learning since elementary school. The myth "Paint by Numbers" is a misconception that I truly struggle with. Ever since I was in middle school, I was always told to use a specific format and nothing else; hence the reason I sometimes struggle when I may have to write essays that are more lengthy, because I already made my point of the topic and gave my reasoning on why I support it, yet I still fall below the minimum requirement of words.
Another thing you mentioned, that I feel is important, is to have a good/positive attitude. I think, with a positive attitude, it can make tasks easier to handle. Again, good job with your thread.
First impression to your users is strong and memorable whether it is good or not. Unattractive websites can be a turn off. Our current website appearance is good. It shows that someone had put the time and effort into it, even though the clubs and organization information is not updated.
I will now be more organized, and read everything more closely. I feel like I need to slow down and be more confident in what I am doing. I will make more use of the tools I have, but first of all before I began I will start with a prayer. The fear I had about it being a long time since I was in school was confirmed.