This class has taught me much, most of which I will be implementing into my schooling and career. One of the top methods, for me, is time management. I am admittedly terrible about procrastinating where it would be in my favor to work ahead. This leads to stress and less quality final work. I have been better about working in segments with short breaks in between, rather than all at once the night before the due date.
Personally, I have become a mature person, my character has improved, my courage has increased and my challenges in life allow me to help others. No matter where one id in life, there is no way to avoid challenges. We can agree on the fact that challenges are a part of life. Therefore, my most challenging education experience would have had to been going from a less fortunate school to a more fortunate school. My junior year started of an little rocky.
But the older I got, the harder social interactions became. In middle school and early into high school, I missed more school due to the anxiety attacks that came from my failed social interactions than I did from illness. As someone who is sick often, this was unacceptable to me. Autistic people often obsess over the things that interest them, called “special interests.” Body language became one of these special interests for me in high school as a result of the tedious research I began to get out of this feeling that I was alone in a world where everyone knew a secret I could not find out.
It’s an activity. In other words, effective listening requires work”. Egan (2010) describes active listening as the foundation of understanding and is of such importance he has dedicated a whole chapter on the subject. McLeod (2007), explains it conveys to the client the counselor wants to know more, is curious, patient and they are of great importance. Furthermore, it is not just listening for what is being said but how it is being said, Armstrong
Based on the study, for a child who is involved in a parental divorce prior to the age of 7, the long-term effects of that divorce seemed to debilitate them as adults. Knowing this information and basing it on Erickson’s eight stages of a lifespan, by the time a prodigy of a divorce child reaches the age of 7, they have undergone at least three and a half stages, which are trust versus mistrust, autonomy versus shame/doubt, initiative versus guilt, and industry versus inferiority. If a child failed to achieve any of these stages, the long-term effects will be noticed as an adult. As a therapist who is treating an adult of divorced parents prior to the age of 7, I would first look at how I can helped them master the first 3 ½ stages of their life. It is imperative that the child is able to complete the first stage, which is trust versus mistrust.
Throughout my life I have seen how this skill helped me in handling adversity and coping with personal tragedy. After the incident I was fearful, but found solace in my schoolwork, with school acting as the one place where I felt safe. My hard work translated into a strong academic performance. While to many of my classmates schoolwork felt like a chore, to me it was a reprieve from the stresses of my dangerous new home environment. But as I began to finally feel comfortable another issue came up.
It is important to me to create an environment where students could cultivate their adolescent perceptions into beliefs, and know that they would be taken seriously. My students understood that I could be “led off task” because I consider learning through lessons and learning through life to be equally important. It engages students, and when one month later, Jose
While at Nashoba, I have only had a few classes that have caused so much distress as my freshman World History class. I left eighth grade with a huge ego in history, but that was middle school and Mr. Sakellarion’s class was a whole new ballpark. Looking back, I should have dropped to accelerated and gotten an easy a, but my pride and love for that class got the better of me, and my grade. For those of you who were wise enough to stick with accelerated, Mr. Sakellarion’s tests and quizzes caused severe anxiety, breakdowns and stress from most of his students, however the day to day classes made that stress worthwhile.
Sixth grade was just a lesson year for me as well as a great learning experience about how anything in life isn’t handed to you, and that you have to work for everything that you get. It was a really good year and I was proud of myself for what I had accomplished.
It changed my life and I feel it made me a better person. I now realize that changing schools was probably one of the best things that had happened to me and I can see the difference between the two environments I lived. While I loved the school as well as the people I grew up with but I noticed I was not open to very much at the time. Everyone who I had gone to school with were of the same ethnicity. When I began school in American Canyon, I felt it was extremely multicultural.
I understand now how the developmental theories can introduce a clear understanding about the case conceptualization not only for the children, but also for the adults and the children 's future as well. As Adler-Tapia, R. (2012) stated that “The studies included here are about the overwhelming evidence that the earliest relationship not only has significant impact on the child health and development, but even the quality of the individuals future relationship” (p.39). As a future therapist, I need to look carefully to the child 's parent attachment dynamic to understand the child suffers and gain more information about the child which it could lead me to choose the right intervention. As Adler-Tapia, R. (2012) stated that “In psychotherapy, it is important for the therapist to assess the quality of the child 's attachment with parent. The parent 's attachment and trauma history will provide a great deal of information about the relationship between parent and child”