All that was left was to practice, which is what I did several times before it was my turn to present. One of the benefits for presenting last is learning from your classmates’ mistakes, and a common theme amongst them was the time limit. Originally, when I practiced for the first time, I timed myself to about eight minutes, which just would not do. By the time I had to present, I had my presentation to five minutes the last time I had practiced and when it came to the real deal I presented in under five minutes. When researching, one gets so caught up in all the information that they want to share with others that it can get a bit overwhelming
As I we wrap up my spring student teaching placement and inch closer to getting my own classroom, I know feel like I have a better idea of what kind of educator I will be. My spring placement has certainly thrown me some curveballs however, the experience incredibly valuable. I have learned so much about the profession and so much about me. When it came to writing this reflection, one thing that popped into my mind was to look at my Pedagogical Creed that I wrote over the summer in our Methods class. I wrote my creed back in July when I did not have classroom teaching experience.
When I had first approached this project, my first task was to define each of the words for more clarity as to what they meant and how they related to each other. After defining them, I decided to categorize every word plus an additional word in order to have 4 groups that all contained 5 words each. I admit that I am more of a categorical person, and group and placing things together has always worked out better for me. This part was based on my opinion as I group together words with similar themes or meanings or by how easy they could connect to each other. Simultaneously, while categorizing the words together, I was planning out how to make my actual map look presentable.
As an undergraduate student, I am still a novice in the field of psychology. To improve and become more accomplished in the Teaching and Training pathway, such as the position of a psychology teacher, I could read more journal articles and expand my knowledge of studies, treatment, and terminology. Additionally, an area of needed improvement is my public speaking skill. While I am most comfortable communicating in a one-on-one or group setting, I find my limited experience with public speaking to be a detriment. As a result, I speak quickly and may communicate ineffectively.
In this paper, I will be discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the Community and Reform Eras. Both of these eras are much different in how they approach policing. In the next five years, I believe that new technology will play a large part in policing. The Community Era or Community-Oriented Policing can be traced back to the 1980’s and is still used today.
The article pointed to the several researches defining critical thinking skills. If I was taught 20 years ago what I know now. I am sure I would have been more prepared with the knowledge and skills of framing my mind to the critical thinking skills. Putting the skills and knowledge and applying them to my younger life. The article describes critical thinking as many different observations of one’s worldview.
In congress, members are called upon all year long to cast a vote on an eclectic amount of motions, bills and amendments. Voting is one of the most important responsibilities a Member of Congress has and they take it extremely seriously. The rate of voting participation in the last couple Congresses was 95% of all the votes held. There was a 100% participation in 1998 when nine Representatives and sixteen Senators had perfect scores. Many modern issues today include: school safety, education assistance, gun control, abortion rights, social security reforms, medicare costs, environmental programs, trade with China- the list goes on.
My identity is my desire to better myself, and my passion for children. My identity is who I want to be and what I do to accomplish my goals. My identity is the feelings and emotions I pour into my journal every day, and the way I feel when I do something right. My identity is not what others think of me or what I think of myself after a bad day. My identity is the love and confidence I have in myself, and the beauty
In my past 23 years I have had a number of “big moves”, either moving between schools or moving between countries. For the purpose of this essay, I will speak about my first “big move”, which was when I was 12 years old. Although I wasn’t aware of it then, I realise now that I was subconsciously using elements of the ADKAR theory. According to Hiatt (2006), the ADKAR Theory focuses on change down to the individual. The ADKAR Theory of change can be broken down into 5 steps, Awareness – to create an understanding for the need for change, Desire – to create a desire so people support the change, Knowledge – to provide information so people know how to change, Ability – to provide training so people get the skills in order to implement the change
Identity for an adolescent’s point of view is important. Adolescents are far more self-conscious about their changes and the way they feel. Steinburg states “Although important changes in identity certainly occur during childhood, adolescents are far more self-conscious about these changes and feel them much more acutely” (Steinburg 209). Adolescents care more about their identity and their presences that a child does. While reading the text, I related to a majority of the chapter.
The Meyers-Brigg Type Indicator gave me the personality type INFJ for the Major and Career Development class. When I took the test at the beginning of the semester for my freshmen seminar, I got ISFJ. While I got different scores from the two times, the tests were both accurate and can tell me the same overall results. The first time I took the test, I was only an S by one point, 14 for sensing versus 13 for intuition.
When I took the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, my result was the description of ISTJs, Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging. From these results, ISTJs are inspectors with an acute awareness of what is right and wrong, especially when it relates to their interests or responsibility. This assessment does resemble my personality without a doubt. The ISTJs process a devotion to duty, and their motto is punctuality. I agree I have a dedication to duty and am a stickler for punctuality with the exception to reasonable cause.
In the military, addressing existing problems and anticipating threats within the organization is a constant requirement. However, the ability of a leader to overcome these challenges or become bogged down by them is determined by their ability to think creatively, solve problems, and innovate solutions. Each problem that I have ever encountered in the military was different and always evolving. These tough problems spanned from simple networking faults to more complex interpersonal problems such as sailor depression. No matter what the problem, I was always in an environment where I was being confronted with a diverse set of challenges.