A bit surreal today as I sit down and write my first paper in almost 20 years. I’ve spent the last 10 years trying to be very concise in my communication, to the point and easy to skim the important facts to ensure what I need to get across will be read. The fact that I am having some emotional response to the stress related to routinely writing papers that ‘feel long’ is just a great example of some of what I learned from my MBTI/Firo B results.
There is a lot of pressure growing up in a small town where everyone knows you. My mom raised me to alway express myself and to be open minded in life. In the small town I grew up in, everyone knew you and news spread fast. Because of this I tried being like others, instead of being true to myself like I was always told me. After letting go of the ridiculous idea that I have to be like others, I now have no problem letting my real self be seen and showing others that they can also be themselves.
With this being a Project Based Learning project, students may need to modify or rehearse the script, create the backdrops and props, choose the music, make the playbill, etc. Arts plays a major role in the success of students and their education. When students develop a broad range of social and organizational skills, it can strengthen their ability to pursue anything in their academic careers. Students will learn to take control and be their own boss. They are in charge of making sure the sets are designed properly, the scripts are analyzed and brainstorming with the other students. The reason why this is a great project is that some people may only want to be on the building crew, others may want to do tech support, while others will be doing the acting. Even still, they will all need to familiarize themselves with the reading, re-writing, creating background stories for their characters, etc. The biggest life skill learned will undoubtedly is with working with so many different people and their personalities. When you are a part of production, you realize that there are no small parts – without each other, the show won’t go on! Students learn to support each other, filling in learning gaps, and solve problems together. They learn to act as leaders in group situations. They learn to take on challenges in a
In this paper I plan to briefly review what happened during the counseling demonstration. Next, I will discuss two basic counseling skills that I believe I used well, and one that I struggled with. Finally, I will discuss the next steps I will take in order to improve my counseling skills.
I was inspired by the content this week so much so that I incorporated digital storytelling into the UNIV 100 course I am teaching. One of the requirements for the course is to attend four outside events and write a one-page paper about each experience. The third paper is due within two weeks, and students have tended to dread the activity, waiting until the last minute to decide on the event and submit the paper.
The clocks at LIH appeared to be online and communicating to the WDM. I began my check to start data collection that is when I realized the clocks are not operating normally. I tried to reboot, initialize, and test both clocks though it appeared the clocks were in the process of successfully completing the task, it failed. Within the last two hours, I managed to get both clocks to complete a data collection successfully. I contacted Kari, LIH Coordination Center and request to have a TSO swipe their badge on both clocks located at the Checkpoint and Break Room, respectively.
did not fare as well as I expected on my portfolio. I enjoyed this class immensely too, including my professor, Dr. Susan DeLuke. I learned a great deal during the course as well as after the course from Dr. DeLuke, with the multiple homework assignments, and papers, and achieved very good grades under her guidance. However, applying it to the portfolio was challenging. It was a great deal to absorb, retain and get accurate in a short amount of time and I have a tendency to let tasks likes these overwhelm me. I know I could have performed better on my portfolio now. I went from an A in this class to a C+ because of my final portfolio. I thought I did well on it, and I did not. It was very disappointing results for both the student and Professor
I started out my session making some small talk with my client, Shaindy. We discussed how things went the previous week and what we’re looking forward to accomplish in the upcoming week.
As the show came together, the core “crew” was established; it was to be the stage manager, her assistant, the director, the actresses, and myself. As more elements were added, the distribution of the jobs became clear; the stage manager was to record and check out blocking, the assistant stage manager was to keep an eye on props and reset them whenever necessary, and I was to watch for lines. This placed me in a position wherein I would have to tell the actresses, at least thirty years my senior and two astoundingly talented figures, what to do and how to phrase certain lines. Not only was this prospect daunting, but it was terrifying; I entered this project assuming I would be told what to do, but what they needed of me was to tell others what to do. The community of theatre, I realized then (and still hold with me now), did not rely on the heavy power structures that the rest of the world seems to care about so deeply; there is give and take. The director tells the stage manager what to do, yet sometimes the situation is switched. The actresses take instruction from the director, but the director will listen to them for thoughts on where the scene should go. Therefore, despite my small position as a standby assistant for whoever needs it, it was expected of me to correct the actresses and give them cues when necessary (no matter how uncomfortable I felt with it). I was nervous at the thought and yet this
We have been watching the in-school performances for the Drama Theatre Arts classes every year since eighth grade. To be apart of what I saw on stage was certainly a compelling experience. Being in Drama Club, I understood what I was getting myself into. It was great to still being with students like Nora and Alyssa who had a passion for theatre, but I also had to work with people who aren’t as into performing on stage. Theatre is a collaborative effort. Each group project provided an internal struggle in the group. Either someone didn’t know their lines, was uncomfortable on stage, or was just hard to work with. I often found myself trying to hold a group together and solving their problems. I know I’m going to experience people like in the theatre world, so I am glad I have experience in group thinking in an environment where I'm not
In our first run, we were not ready for it at all. We didn’t know neither our blocking nor our lines. And so when we performed, we didn’t base everything on script, since it was also the day when we finalized the plot of our story with our professor in theater. We just followed the final sequence of events we made, and did improvisation. It was the first time for all of us to really stage the entire
For two weeks, I monitored my unhealthy habit of the over-consumption of sugar every day. Previous to making changes in my behavior, I consumed a sugary treat on average once daily. Upon taking on the challenge to change my behavior, I had to make a few adjustments to my daily routines which influenced my behavior. My first small goal was to eat only one sweet treat per week for a month. I did not meet this goal; however, my behavior has improved and I have eaten less sweets than normal.
I was wrong. Next started the texts and phone calls about what each role entailed and when rehearsals would start. Clearly the actors didn’t read the entire call sheet which was a little frustrating but I appreciated their excitement. I myself was very enthusiastic to begin for I had co-directed before and directing was something I was and still am really passionate about. Many people may think that directing is a fairly uncomplicated job, just show up and boss people around. However, as an 18 year old high school student who was in charge of 30 other students, getting everyone to cooperate proved to be more difficult than I had first expected. I butted heads with a few actors and tech personnel on multiple occasion, causing a handful of people to quit. This started to discourage me and I had multiple panic attacks from the pressure I was under to create a harmonious environment. However, I was able to persevere through these bumps and moved the cast around yet again in order to fill the holes. I also had to several people asking me questions and making suggestive comments to me at any given moment of the rehearsals. Trying to process all the information they were giving me was enough to make my head spin. I also had to supervise not only what was going on onstage, but what was happening behind the scenes which meant that I was in charge of delegating jobs to the adult-teacher collaborators that were helping with costumes and set building. This was quite a strange experience for me because I had never held somewhat of authority over adults, let alone teachers,
I am now approaching the conclusion of my college career and starting to adjust to work life. This is a period of self-reflection and an attempt to put everything I learned into perspective. During this period of my life, I have been constantly thinking and contemplating my future. I feel very anxious yet nervous during this time while I am adjusting to this new stage of my life. When I was in High school my life was very structured, because I could be very dependent on peoples help and I obviously still lived with my family. When I went to college, I had to break away from that feeling of dependency and start the adjusting to adulthood. In college there was more responsibility and I started to become more independent. This was a crucial step in my life but choosing a career is going to be an even bigger step. It is a bigger step because; I have to start structuring my career goals and family goal for the future. At this moment all I can think about is my career, and how I can I keep improving myself for work life.