Because of appropriate explanations of her teaching experience and references, I found the article to be thought-provoking. For example, she used this characters Tracy Flick, Paris Geller, and Darrin floen as references to show different genres of student’s behavior. Although Schuman seemed to be pretty instructive and caring throughout the article, she was very strict and demanding about students '
As this semester comes to an end, I am incredibly grateful to be done with the intense level of group work that this course has required. This class taught me a lot of useful skills on how to cope and handle the stress of groups. More importantly, my eyes were opened to the inconsistency of Graceland’s behaviors towards the community of Lamoni. While my group participated in the side of both communities that were fueled by art, it became clear that there were some issues that Graceland and Lamoni need to face together and resolve. In this reflection paper I am going to discuss two topics: issues and future actions.
He spoke of his past experiences and was upbeat and humorous during the presentation. He gained his audience’s attention in the best way possible i.e. by relieving stress. He opened with a joke about the title of the lecture series and later did a series of pushups. This technique was effective as it diverted his audience’s attention from his illness to the gist of his talk. Dr. Pausch then used the classic speech outline technique to establish the boundaries and starting point of his presentation.
Although not all the strategies were practical for everyone, it was helpful to examine them and think of how we can apply them to our own lives. My favorite technique was discussed in Chapter 9; it’s Ben Franklin’s principle of “Philosophical Self-Denial”. Basically it means that when you set out to do something you first reflect inward and examine why you are doing it, which helps you accomplish your goal, even if it’s something you don’t want to do. I think this technique is my favorite because while it is helpful for disconnecting from technology, it’s also relevant to almost every other aspect of life. Although this class was the first time I had heard of this term, I try to apply a similar principle to events in my life by seeing how it connects to and will affect my life goals.
Mr. Harms will be using lots of new material that he learned from the trip this year in class. Within the strict schedule of the workshop, were many different seminars which were held by “the best of the best”. Among the speakers were the lead archaeologist of the Hopewell Mounds, Dr. Bradley Lepper, several different professors from around the country, and even a local Shawnee Chief. Even with the tight schedule and the long eight or nine hour days of touring and lecturing, the educators find a way to
The Last Lecture Conceptualized After reading chapter V of Mastery by Robert Greene and reviewing the “The Last Lecture” video, I have found many similarities between the points from the lecture and the concepts from the book. “The Last Lecture” video was very inspirational and very emotional for me. The video reflects the hardships and benefits of the Mastery journey. Each concept clearly relates to the journey that many creatives take from apprentice to master.
A cultural conversation is defined as a conversation between two or more entities regarding information about one’s culture, morals, values, and/or homeland. I believe that it is vital for all students, not just Residential Assistants, to be involved in cultural conversations and reflections. It is a very knowledgeable and humbling experience for a person. This semester, I took out the time to converse and interview my good friend Josue Figueroa. Josue Figueroa is currently a Residential Assistant at Clemson University.
The readings and concepts that I have read and analyzed over this semester have really opened up my eyes and ears on what I have to have knowledge of before I enter into the classroom. Some very important issues I have learned about really show why I choose this profession after all. The topic of the history of disabilities and how far this world has come to provide equal respect and accomodations is amazing. Other topics I found inspiring were the diversity, the gender issues and equality, and especially the people with disabilities that played sports. With every topic I have read about over these past weeks I have learned more about the people I will encounter and accommodate and how much more learning I have to complete.
Debriefing is something we have always been taught about in school, from day one. Before experiencing practicum hands-on, I almost dismissed the importance of it. Now that I am experiencing real interactions with clients and hearing about their struggles, trauma and crimes they have committed, I get it. I am lucky enough to be doing practicum in a setting that really focuses on the importance of debriefing. My direct supervisor is always ready to debrief with me after any interaction with a client or any major event that happens during the day.
First off, I can say that I truly enjoyed this experience as a facilitator for my group. Not only was it fun, but I also learned some very valuable lessons that I can now put into my repertoire as a counselor. I always enjoy learning from others and hearing new perspectives on different concepts such as my topic of stress, which made it fun. I once again was reminded that individuals handle stress in many different ways, including habits such as smoking, procrastinating, and eating, but also through positive methods such as mindfulness, journaling, and venting to other individuals. As far as counseling tools go as a group counselor, I learned that sessions often don’t go as planned; that is, even if you come with a list of questions that you think would open up discussion, it is often best to
My teacher really has my fellow classmates and myself ready for reality. She taught us everything we needed to know from the simplest to the most difficult techniques and has us prepared us for college. From the way she would teach us and also the way she treated us was an excellent way to show how the real life of a college student really does face on a daily bases. I’ll leave the class by having the prior knowledge of knowing what and how to write an argumentative essay and know how to simply justify the reading side and confront my face my fierce. This year taught me so much that I use certain techniques to help me in other subjects.
College Q&A Tega Orhorhoro Summary We conducted a two hour interview with three well rounded Wayne state students to learn about their experience in college and how they take on everyday challenges as a college student. Two out of our three interviewers are from the APEX program and have taken part in the summer bridge. We interviewed an English major who was also one of our tutor for writing class. They talk about what is like to work on campus as a freshman and how much it really takes out of your life.
Through my participation in numerous events I have been able to show my concern for my community members, and community. After high school I volunteered as a researcher at the DuPage County Historical Society during the summer of 2014. For my community I dedicated my free time looking up questions and interests of the citizens. After countless hours of research, I wrote up thorough answers to the citizen’s questions.
I found myself doing a lot of reflecting feelings and paraphrasing with my clients. I found that reflecting feelings helps the clients clarify and identify emotions they were unaware of. Watching my supervisor and other clinicians in session made me realize how important SOLAR actually is. I found it somewhat humorous that they were doing it and I knew exactly what it was.
I have frequently tried to impact the lives of others through service, and found that each attempt has also had a profound impact on my own life. This phenomenon is especially true about my Congressional internship with the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives. Working for Leader Pelosi, I learned that service is about the people who are served, and not just about abstract ideas. I learned to serve others best, not by acting as their savior, but rather as their partner- a partner that empowers them to live better lives.