Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Self Reflection

1)How did I feel during planning this presentation? Why did I feel this way?

I felt as if it was of great difficulty. To plan we did not have a significant amount of time. I felt as if we could have done amazingly better if more time was given. We worked in the time we had and we brought out the best we could.

2)How did I feel prior to presenting? Why did I feel this way?

Prior to presenting I was extremely anxious. I was scared. Scared of the outcome, of what people might think, If I stuttered, If my words were un-hearable or mispronounced, If I broke down. A lot went through my head prior to presentations.

3)How did I feel while I was presenting? Why did I feel this way?

I felt confident for the most part. I got up there said what I had to and sat down. I actually added a lot during my span of time. It was not until I went back to my seat that I noticed was uncontrollably shaking.

4)What did I personally do well?

I think I engaged the crowd. I go them involved so it was not such a boring lesson.

5)What did not go as desired in this presentation?

A few times I got tongue tied and that really in my opinion effected the quality.

6)On a scale from 1-10, how well do I think I understood the content? Explain.

As introduction, research was not a big thing that was needed. I needed to introduce, roughly go over everyone else’s things, and sit back down.

7) How do I think my group members perceived me? Why do I think this?

I would like to think they perceived me well. I thought I did a good job. Again that could just me wishful thinking.

8)How do I think the 8th graders perceived me? Why do I think this?

I thought they liked me. I saw some smiles in the crowd.

9)Knowing that I can only control how I act and react, if I could do this presentation again, what would I change about my actions to make it a more ideal experience?

I would have written more. Elaborated farther. It would have increased the quality of my introduction.

10) What are my strengths in groups?

Tyler: Great keynote quality

Bryan: Was absent but takes care of business.

DJ: Great Chi boaster.

Connor: Good Keynotes

11)What areas do I need improvement?

I need to improve in length of script.

12)What is the most important thing I learned about myself? Why is this so important?

I learned that I have to engage the crowd so that they may see that “Wow this is fun” It will not be a boring experience for them and then I’m happy that they are too.

13)Are there any other things that I need to express?

I liked my group as a whole.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Reflective Blog Entry

When I first started out in the DLC... I was not at all self disciplined, I did not have a great sense of time management, And I joked around to much. I feel that in the 2nd quarter I improved a good amount. I think improvement is still on its way but i think i can accomplish it.

As for my proudest moment..I think it was just a yesterday when we were taking the Sam's test. As i came into the room not feeling good about my 89% i realized that the average person kept getting 74% or 79%.. I think that was a great moment for me. It felt nice doing good.. I enjoyed that feeling greatly.

The most challenging thing was most likely the debate. I felt I could not communicate with my group. Due to this lack of communication we were the only lincoln group that lost. I HATED this moment. It was the worst...

My favorite thing about the DLC is the people. Just the people in particular. Nice, kind people. Closed, hardworking people. Funny, cool people. I like the compatibility. Yet we are all different. We are the same and yet we are different. That is what I love...
All I hope for in the 3rd quarter is a good time..

Now that I have said what I need to on the prompt I want to say a little bit of stuff about me. When I was 12 I came to Sunrise Middle School. I only knew 3 people. Danielle, Brandt, And Devon G. All 3 of us were going to Shea according to district. Yet we didn't want to go there. Bad things happened there. So, Looking for a better way we came to sunrise. At Mercury Mine (school we went to) we really didn't know each other. Sunrise made us come together. Now Dani's best friend appears to be Kira, Devon... He has the coolest attitude ever. He doesn't care what people think, he does everything in a DEVON style, And is himself. That is what I appreciate in him. Dani has a quite attitude in school but wont shut up after :) And Brandt. Brandt is Brandt. All these things changed me. My emotions pushed to its limits for the first of times. But i realized.. Its time in darkness when you truly see the light