Most high school students don’t notice what their classes are really teaching them; until my junior year, I was the same way. I have always liked facing challenges because I love the feeling I get when I overcome them. Becau... ... middle of paper ... ...enefitted from this as it helped improve my well-being. I made sure I was taking advantage of every resource I could so that I could overcome adversity. During this time I felt that I was no longer motivated solely by my grade, but by my attitude towards the class.
I realized how important this was for my future classroom. If I were to stick with my ideas and have students constantly work by themselves, they might not gain the knowledge of working with their peers, or at least not in a social studies class. It relates to what we read from Hess on how to use discussion in classrooms. Even if I 'm just having students discuss between groups of five, they are still gaining many benefits, like having a "positive influence on civic behavior" after leaving school and helping students understand people have different opinions (Hess,
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) "students often have a hard time telling the difference between everyday anxiety and an actual anxiety disorder" (ADAA Website). For me, FAW helped teach me so many new things it was easier for me to relax and write with confidence knowing I would do well. This was one of the perks I noticed in taking FAW, the better you knew how to properly write, the better you felt about approaching new assignments. It helped make a lot of my assignments easier to handle since I already knew how... ... middle of paper ... ...rganized."
Yin Ma Health Psychology – Extra Credit Health psychology has been an appealing subject to me because it is relatable on many levels. Of the topics we have covered in class I think unit 3 have left the deepest impression. Stress is something everyone can relate to but probably understood on the minimum. Stress is a common experience for university students and without an exception I fall victim to it every time an exam or presentation comes up. Learning about this topic, what stress is, what it does to your body, how it affects your behavior has lead me to reflect upon past experiences in a way that I can learn to better cope with the effects of stress.
I have gotten better at being able to reach the students that everyone else has given up on. Having worked as a mediator and being able to connect with the students; I am able to get both sides to achieve an understanding and helping the students to successes. This has been very important to me, with the experience, my goal is to get a degree that would bring me up to the level I need to be. I am thinking about getting a degree that would let me teach in a classroom, and be a counselor. Having a positive influence in a student’s life is one of the most important tools they will use for the rest of their lives.
So far, my MGT-200 experience has been an enjoyable one. It had a little rough beginning with Mother Nature not being on our side, but now it seems like it is picking up momentum and starting to establish a routine. As I start to gain more confidence in understanding what is required for success in the course, the better I am able to enjoy what I am learning. When the course began, I volunteered myself to be a team leader. Even though I got a basic understanding through fellow classmates on what the role entailed, I was not exactly sure what I got myself into.
Looking back, I realized how much I had missed in the first weeks of this course because of my attitude towards a class I was not particularly interested in. After I changed my outlook of this course, everything changed. I finally understood what an enormous advantage I have over other people who have never taken a small group communications class. Now I have the knowledge that will help me throughout my future career and everyday life. Through the completion of this course, I now understand the principles of group communication, know how to be an effective participant in a small group, and have the skills that assist in making group decisions that are both effective and appropriate.
Ending this class I feel some what satisfied because although I may not have gotten the read I expected and coming in I was scared I'm satisfied because I got to understand where I go wrong in my writing and the feedback that was given for every essays we did is very helpful and it lets me know what to fix and what I need to improve on as a writer and reading which is gonna to come in handy when I go to college after graduating high school next year. As a reader from the starting of this course to the ending of this course I have come across many vocabulary I've never seen or heard of and so I can say my vocabulary has increased a little. As a writer my writing has improved not as much as I want it to be regardless I feel as from when I started to now I've had a breakthrough because now when I am writing I know what to do and what not to do which I think is an improvement because before I would just write just to write but now before I write I gather my thoughts and ideas first and the flow of my writing has to flow well when I write I also make sure now when I write to make sure everything is not long and
The decisions can be very difficult to handle but we can overcome that obstacle. We make decisions at school, home, and work. As much as we want to avoid it, it will always be there test us. Making a choice in life has a huge impact on us in life. It teaches us a lesson, whether it’s good or bad, but we learn from it so we don’t make the same mistake again.
I felt very good about myself while I was helping and even better when the classmate received a good grade. I concluded that teaching was the job for me. I believe that like my peers in second grade, all students want to learn. Some may rebel and act out, they may skip school a lot, but I feel that deep down they want to succeed just like the excellent students. Students want responsibility, work (yes, I said work), encouragement, support, and a mentor.