Michelle was excellent at communicating and keeping the project on schedule. She provided the most beneficial information and asked probing questions to get us thinking about our interpretations. Abigail provided strong arguments and provided examples that contributed to the overall content of the area. Melissa provided us with paperwork from her cooperating teacher about her referral process that contributed to who was involved and how. In a group project setting, I believe my strengths are keeping the project organized and assessing the appropriate tools and technology that will best fit the needs of our group. For future teams it is important to manage your time wisely, assign tasks and jobs, communicate, and keep and open mind. We learn best when we learn from each
In Niccolo Ammaniti's masterpiece, I'm Not Scared, we explore the plight of human endeavour against all odds. We learn of the climate and poverty that makes the inhabitants of Acqua Traverse victims of circumstance, and ultimately drives them to persecute other people in the continuous pursuit of money and exceptional livelihoods. Clearly, Michele is not the only victim in Ammaniti's text, but it is through his endless determination to restore justice that ultimately demonstrates his morality, and separates him from everyone else in the story.
First of all, to be put in a group of individuals that I had never met or interacted with before was always going to be difficult. The process of getting to know them better and finding the strengths and weaknesses of each team member was hard at first but the more we worked on the presentation, the better we became at communicating and getting the
Standing at the front of the class, my nerves grew from a small, nagging annoyance to rampant thoughts of failure, causing me to scramble, my memory of the topic becoming fuzzy. My groupmate made his closing statement, which signaled to me that the hard part of our presentation was only just beginning. Watching several of my peers’ hands raise, it sunk in that the questioning phase of our presentation, and the only phase we could not thoroughly prepare for, had commenced.
We feel it is important that students come together and have their voices heard, in the midst of setbacks within class. We have come together to highlight the benefits and challenges we have faced in this course. Although we acknowledge the negative experiences faced by our peers, we feel the need to also share our point of view. We acknowledge that many of our peers have felt ridiculed in the classroom, however we feel it was a matter of constructive criticism.
Hello Cassy, hope all is well. What is ALS class and where was the audience demographic? I felt that you completely captured the emotion you had throughout this assembly. Lovely job using descriptive words to paint a mental picture of the professional speech giver. I view her and being dominate, compassionate and knowledgeable, sure that she was amazing. In your forum this week you made great point such as , the use of the Um and Uh. I feel that is I didn’t read your post this week I would receive a lower grade than I would have liked. Cassy I you have inspire and reminded to double-check my speech while delivering with confidence. Secondly, I understand that everyone isn’t natural public speaker, but showing up to an even knowledgeable is
Overall the process leading up to the speech was a great experience. Even though our group was close this speech was able to help us learn more about each other. This speech was able to help us understand each other and grow as a group. We learned how to work with each other and adjust work to fit everyone’s schedule. This was a great opportunity for us to show responsibility, teamwork, and leadership. We are satisfied with the grade we got on the speech because we put a lot of time into
The classroom presentations really helped me put everything together. Preparing for the presentation allowed me to look back and examine all the previous lessons learned up until this past Thursday. Doing this gave me a good sense of gauging my current positon and to critique myself. I was able to figure out some of the things I did wrong, for example wasting time by trying to write about a broad topic. Although I am passionate about helping low-income children succeed, it did not provide me with a clear thesis due to its complexity. I am still thinking about applying for a Masters degree in Juvenile Justice, but for this class the data was overwhelming. With that said, I realized that there were some things that were done right. For example, I was able to move on to another topic, which not only interests me, but was not fully covered during my last 24 months of Organizational Leadership classes. I believe there is a need to understand how a leader’s emotions affect their ability to influence others. This past week allowed me to reflect and realized that I was on the right path because I find my topic interesting. Having to present my journey to the class and being able to listen to others will allow me to plan
Eric, I think your presentation is really clear and informative. I like the choices you made on the font type and color, it popped with the images that you used. I think that your points are well stated and easy to read and understand. The only thing that I can see that you might want to consider is adding more frames so that you could include even more information on the topic. I think that you did a nice job with the Prezi presentation, I was very worried about using Prezi myself, as it is completely new to
When violence took place people who affected by it needs to go through heeling process. They did talk about prevention a lot which is great but not enough intervention, which I believe, it is huge. Other than that Overall they did great. The page notes are bit too much readings but they contain a very good information that supports the PowerPoint presentation. Students talked about their own experience to convey the message, which I though was good idea. I believe the audience of this project will take something out of this presentation, which can change their perception toward people with
She appears much older and has taken advantage of many experiences that put her ahead of the game. Although she is one of my peers, her presentation and speaking were better than some adult speakers I have had to attend. First, I began evaluating her appearance. She was addressed appropriately for the event as we were asked to dress in business casual wear. She had on neutral colors which allowed her speaking to be the main focus and not some flashy jewelry or articles of clothing. She gave a nice gentle voice as we were a small group in a small room. She had an appropriate speed as she wasn’t rushing and she knew we didn’t need anything “dumbed” down. She was also able to add pauses in appropriate places as well as emphasized key words and points. She was smiling most of the time and added humor to the whole speech. She truly tried to make this presentation relatable while bringing in her own personality. When she delivered her speech she was able to tie in so many skills that made it engaging and worthwhile. Again, Kat’s visual aids were very supporting of her speech and did not distract from it. He slides had short words or graphics and had a visually appealing look but didn’t stand out too much. Another positive aspect of her presentation is that she was quick and to-the-point when she was giving background information that way she had more time to speak on the important
To analyse the presentation and teamwork I need to be able to understand everyone has different experiences and different ways of working and had their own view on teamwork. My confidence grew as I got to know the team. Giving the presentation has helped me with my confidence, which I will need when I am working in the health care. I have also learned to speak up more and encourage others to take part when they where being quiet and not pulling their weight. It was good to do research using the appropriate methods, looking at journals and professional sites. I managed to hold it together during the presentation in front of everyone. I knew the presentation was not going to go as well has it could due to the lack of practice. The reason I was so nervous was
It was difficult to organise a time when everyone was free to meet up outside of class to discuss the ongoing project. We managed to problem solve this issue by creating an online group where each member could ask questions, send through files and video chat without anyone else missing it. Because of similar reasons, my assigned task was slightly more stressful than I anticipated. The task of following up four busy people to get a final draft, checking and compiling the information from that draft and making sure there is no overlap was time consuming. In addition to this, the group needed enough time to learn the script before presenting, meaning that good planning and time management was necessary on my part. Overall, I felt that our presentation was successful. I made new friends in my field, expanded my planning and time management skills and gained new knowledge about Greek
I believe I have become a stronger leader and been able to find more self-confidence. I personally feel a strong improvement for my very first Masters in Educational Counseling course to now. Reflecting back, I was very timid and lacked the confidence of becoming a successful school counselor. Now, through al the courses and experience, I have gained necessary skills to be a successful and confident leader. In the beginning of the semester we were asked to think of the first time we felt we were a leader, my first response was during high school when I was voted team captain of the volleyball team, by my teammates. This was the first time I truly felt I had the confidence to lead a group because others saw what I didn’t see. Gaining more experience
The Fearless Girl, a bronze statue of a small Latina girl depicted as staring down a charging bull, also known as the iconic Wall Street Bull. The small girl faces the bull with unwavering defiance. Her eyes shine with determination, almost as if she were alive. As an individual stares upon the little girl facing such a large, dangerous specimen the individual knows that she does not have the fear that would strike most people when they look upon the charging beast. Fearlessness is something this little girl shows with ease. Fearlessness, a word some people describe as having the lack of fear, or showing no anxiety when faced with a challenge that would cause the unpleasant feeling of terror. Others would describe it as facing a