For everything we do, even if it is our best performance, there is always room for improvement. It could not be different in a career such as teaching. Teachers are always self-reflecting to analyze and evaluate their own teaching methods in order to find out what works and what needs to improve. With this information in hand, teachers can come up with strategies to improve certain areas of their teaching. There are many tools teacher can use to self-reflect. As a teacher, I will continually evaluate the effects of my professional decisions and actions on students through self-reflective journals, video recordings, students’ formal and informal assessments, peer support, student and parent evaluation, and suggestion box.
Writing has always been challenging for me because of the complexity of multiple rules. In the beginning of the semester I constantly worried about the structure of my writing and its overall material. In high school it was important for me to complete my essays by answering the questions that I was given, but in college, students go more into depth such as focusing in grammar, and well structured ideas that flow along with rich analytical content. After given my first assignment I was pushed to improve my overall work by focusing on organization and thinking more analytically. For example, the weekly readings and writing assignments helped me improve my overall work. Later on, these two techniques, organizing and analyzing work were useful
Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming. Before English 1301, I thought that I did not have to worry about being prepared for college. I quickly realized that my little background in writing essays was not going to be enough for college. Writing is not just something that I will use in English classes. In college, I will have to use effective writing skills in all my classes to complete research papers, essay tests and communicate to professors. Throughout my education, writing strategies persisted to be something that did not come easy to me. I dreaded writing because I could never find ways to get my thoughts down on paper. Ironically, a class that petrified me due to the amount of writing that was required ended up helping me in so many ways. English 1301 and my professor prepared me so much for college and real life.
Synopsis: Tricia Monet is a 23 year old store manager at a household and personal care products store called Personal Reflections in Sioux City, Iowa. She had previously received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and had been working in an accounting firm. She enjoyed the work, but wanted the human interaction accounting could not offer. She did not have much work related experience, especially in a managerial role. She started at Personal Reflections with high hopes, due largely to the initial training. After she started working in her position, there was very little information on her job or support in her new role.
Writing an essay was always the least favorite thing to me. Whether it’s a paragraph or five paragraphs, I hate it write. Whether it’s something fun or something easy, I just hate to write. I specifically chose to be an automotive technician so I don’t have to write much in my life. Writing in my previous experiences just never worked out for me, because my ideas and writing go way off topic. For example, I start writing about one thing and then jump to another thing. Everything I learned about writing from elementary school to high school was taught in many different ways. Like it said in the “College Writing” article, “The way college instructors teach is probably different from what you experienced in high school, and so is what they expect from you.” So why can’t a...
In high school, students are only taught the basics of writing. Once students reach college, professors expect essays to be detailed and original. College writing varies greatly from high school, leaving professors to teach proper and advanced writing techniques. For some, this may be an easy transition, while for others it may not be so simple. Proper writing techniques are in important throughout life and can be used when applying for jobs. In high school, papers could be done mindlessly and last minute. However, in college, students are expected to be much more thorough in their writings and dedicate time to doing so. All writers must be more illustrative, detailed, plain, and concrete.
Emotions Self-Reflection Journal Emotion facilitates human survival through evolution and serves as an adaptation in both intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects. For instance, emotions not only allow people to self-regulate their thoughts and behaviors in face of challenges, but they also provide opportunities to share feelings and foster relationship with others (Shiota & Kalat, 2012). In my self-reflection journal, I would like to share my emotions, particularly anxiety, grief, and hope, relating to my past experiences. These experiences triggered strong emotional responses which tapped into my inner feelings. Basically, emotions comprise physical arousal, emotional expression and cognitive process (Ciccarelli & White, 2012).
Part two introduction I will now discuss my learning and professional development during the project discussed in part one. I will also discuss my leadership skills, relating this to relevant theory. Next, I will discuss situations that arose which encouraged me to reflect on my leadership skills. Finally, I will discuss how leading the project developed me as a leader.
How does a typical school week go? Generally, I am assigned work, I feel overwhelmed by the work, I do not complete the work until the last minute, and then I turn it in on the last possible day. Something had to change so I have looked into better time management skills which, encourage productivity, prevent work from piling up, and make work time more efficient. The book Manage Your Day-to-Day is about various freelance authors and other creative peoples’ experience with time management and strategies that helped them become successful in their fields. The text is divided into four parts: Building a Routine, Finding Focus in a Distracted World, Taming Your Tools, and Sharpening Your Creative Mind. Each section offers five different perspectives on how to best accomplish each goal.
I feel I had a professional appearance, I also feel I used professional language during the session. I did have to explain that a “tool” wasn’t like a hammer and I’d show her what I meant a little later so I in the future I might think of a better way of explaining. When I entered the room I didn’t shake her hand but I did get on an eye level with her. I explained to Mrs. Harrison that we would learn techniques and tools for laundry that will help her with her SOB and help her not feel so tired. Mrs. Harrison didn’t talk that much so I feel like keeping conversation to a minimum wasn’t an issue for me. I was able to go through my preparatory activity and breathing techniques and then transition to Laundry in a timely manner so that went well.