This is a summary of my learning whilst being on the foundation degree. I am finally at the end of my counselling degree and I think this has been my biggest accomplishment to date, alongside raising my boys. I have learned such a lot about myself and gained a better insight into how and why I relate to others the way I did and still do. In my PDP presentation, I talked about client work, supervision, peers, Personal development group, and personal therapy so I will just summarise these in this essay. I know learning about myself continues and how easy you can slightly revert back to old attitudes and behaviours because I did not speak about my goals in depth in my PDP presentation.
We were given papers where we had to mark the items in order of its importance. I did something alike before in my class and from that understanding, I tried to do this one. We did both individual and group separately and from the result, I understood that there were various people in the group who could lead the whole group to a better result but they were not willing to speak upfront. Even if they did not agree with the decision, they did not have the courage to talk to others and just followed what others said. I had an average result, which wasn’t very good.
I try to see an issue or problem from all sides of the parties involved; not forcing on my personal opinion on others, especially when we need to work together to achieve the desired results. I have begun to tap into this more and it has helped me at work defuse situations that had the potential to become bigger problems. I can get to the root of the problem, seeing past personal emotions of involved parties. I hope to maintain the balance with my human resource frame. I do not want others to think I am “rolling over” to accommodate others or I hate confrontation; I just want to focus on the issues and get the job
I learned to find friends and be academically successful all on my own. I learned to use my mesosystem of the interactions between my peers and school to aid my development and allow me to end up in the successful place that I am today. I used the example my family gave me to develop my moral strengths. I created my own ideas and my own morals based on the cognitive and emotional challenges that my home life created. I used school as an outlet in order to aid my cognitive development.
In all of our lives a situation arrives where we are forced to consider everything we have ever learnt or been taught about a particular subject. My time came when I was called upon to take the game winning shot which would send my team to the championship round. When situations like these occur, more often than not, they are truly a test of personal philosophy. Coming into this game my philosophy was to first project positively into my team’s future by understanding firstly my past as a player, additionally, understanding that there is a present moment and I cannot neglect it and lastly, focusing on the present or past without giving thought to the future will lead my team and I down an uncertain path. By focusing on all aspects of life,
The plans that the operation team running the project will find might not please the senior management and this will affect the implementation of the changes. b) Ignoring some basic information. Some of the team members may ignore some information as relevant and it will result in different results which may not be as good as if the information disregarded was included. Discuss a contingency plan for each anticipated challenge discussed in part C3c. a)To overcome the challenge of disagreements between operation management and senior management, both the teams must have their representatives in the development of changes and be given a chance to provide their opinions before the final decision is reached.
Some students may feel that I am asking them to unlearn what they have learned over the years. They may also feel that an introduction to new strategies may confuse them and that they would be better off sticking to what they know. Once I am able to get pass these barriers, I should be able to get my students revved up and accepting. When I plan for my lessons this week, I will be incorporating long division strategies with the hope that I will get little opposition because several of my students struggle with their multiplication facts. I also want to use more real-world problems that model more multiplication and division situations.
Depression is different from sadness or grief/bereavement and shouldn’t be confused with the latter. The death of a loved one, loss of a job or the ending of a relationship are difficult experiences for a person to endure. It is normal for feelings of sadness or grief to develop in response to such situations. Those experiencing loss often might describe themselves as being “depressed. “But being sad is not the same as having depression.
I became part of a group of friends within my block, most of which are women, and they became the sister figures in my life up to this day. With them, I felt comfortable sharing my experiences and in return, I became someone that they can talk to about anything, usually asking for a “guy perspective” on the things that they experience. Only ten months have passed and it felt like I have known them for a very long time because I knew that they understood me. They knew how I think, how I react, and how I feel, most of the time. While my sisters were gone, I found the same relationship with them.
Since I was the senior most resource in that project, my manager gave me the responsibility to handle the entire project. It was the first time that I was given such a huge responsibility to handle the project and oversee the work of my teammates. It was clear that I would be held responsible for any delay in the project. I was ready for the challenge to work for the project. I then had a meeting with my team members and they were geared up for the challenge.