According to Ruggiero (2012), “It means getting information others overlook by searching in ways and places that never occur to the uncreative.” (p.138). These three subjects have fortified my creative thinking skills. My critical thinking has changed significantly since day one of this course. I have noticed the positive changes in my thinking and how in turn it has brought positive actions and solutions to problems and issues. I had placed myself as a challenged thinker at stage two in the beginning of the course because I wanted to be fair with myself.
By putting this article out at this time Krikorian could attempt to sway the opinion of those that would have otherwise voted yes on the bill. He would also be able to reinforce in the mind of those that agree with him that the bill is a major detriment to the country. This essay is written in order to inform the readers of major flaws in the DREAM Act and explain how it is encompassing more than the targeted youth. Reading through this paper I found it was easy to connect with the point that Mark Krikorian was trying to make as I share many of the same beliefs as the intended audience which I feel was the conservative group that found themselves on the fence in regards to the immigration issue. Krikorian states that the DREAM Act, the way it is currently written, is detrimental to maintaining any control on the illegal immigration.
I can learn about information that is trying to be taught by using hands-on problem-solving. I am improving my ability to be become a thinker by finding time to reflect independently on new information and looking for opportunities to work independently. I try to be sensitive to individuals’ feelings by giving positive feedback. I present constructive criticism in a way that I hope others would not take offense to. Knowing others strengths in an online learning environment helps me understand how they think.
Reflection on action is as described above where one contemplates in retrospect. Reflection is largely about self development t as it adds to your knowledge and also challenges beliefs and concepts that you may hold. Reflection is only effective if one follows through with action. 1.2 Analyse the rationale for reflective practice It is human nature that we generally learn from experience, once we have had and experience we naturally observe and reflect on it, through this we form concepts/beliefs and then we test this out in new situations, this goes round in circles each time our view/concepts are being changed as we experience new things. In this cycle self-observation and evaluation helps to understand one’s own actions and to refine one’s practice on an ongoing basis for the benefits of the communities being served.
We could bring up the case as a sample to demonstrate what we are discussing about. However, adding a question to prove our point is not recommended in academic writing. The subject line information to identify the situation has to be included on the head of the memo. In addition, clarity, correctness, and courtesy are very important and they represent for our efforts. The memo should be clearly written and organized in direct order, beginning with the objective and then systematically and covering the vital bits of information (Rentz, 2008).
September 27, 2011 Dear Dr. Brigg, After writing my essay on the Myers-Briggs test, the portion I believe to succeed in my essay was providing solid examples in my life to relate to the four letter code that I had received from the test. The other successful portion in my essay was the explanation and difference of the letters for each personality trait. I believe that my essay showed that I had an obvious understanding of what the Myers-Briggs test was and how it helped confirm my personality and career preference. When I completed my essay, I was eager to improve my paper and fix any errors. The way I improved my paper was taking my instructors constructive criticism and making the necessary corrections, to the best of my ability.
Gergen’s intentions were to “find the factors of an individual’s choice of mask and how outward appearances and inward feelings of personal identity affect masks” (172). The main source of such analysis was the students’ self-evaluations after answering questions regarding their background and about themselves. With the interviewer showing signs of approval or disapproval when answering, led to strong influencing of the young students’ image of themselves. If the student received a positive reaction from the interviewer, she gained confidence while when receiving a negative reaction, they slowly began to change some of their answers to evoke the positive feedback from the interviewer. The overall conclusion of the experiment was “that it was easy to modify the mask of identity, but it says little about underlying feelings” (173).
Misbehavior is less likely to recur if a student makes a commitment to avoid the action and to engage in more desirable alternative behaviors.”(Kizlik, 2012). I believe that I have a more to learn about classroom management and policy, especially dealing with punishment and consequences. The use of praise in my classroom management style might be good. In the use and way I praise students matched the use of best practices of more seasoned professionals. I have linked praised with student performance and instruction.
Windy Dryden (2006) says it is basically a person’s desire to rid themself of some kind of personal pain due to life’s adversities, or character traits which may be hindering a fulfilling life (p.5). She also notes that attending counselling as a course requirement should be considered a legitimate reason. (p.5) As a course requirement I attended a counselling session with Annie Rabin, a professional counsellor. McLeod (2003) says clients want to resolve something, learn something or achieve social inclusion. (p.16) My primary aim was to learn but I also achieved a measure of resolve with my problem.
The theory of multiple intelligences is an intriguing subject that many people argue over if it’s a clear concept or a term of value. The idea of being intelligent is tests on paper showing just a few of our intelligences. I believe that many of us, humans, are completely intelligent in a value term, maybe not the best in some intelligences, but still wholly intelligent. I recently read an essay written by Howard Gardner called, “The theory of multiple intelligences.” In this article, Gardner introduces the “7 intelligences” and his opinion of how we all, as humans, have intelligent skills. James Traub seems to agree with Gardner in his essay, “Multiple Intelligence Disorder.” After much thought, I find that Gardener has a very “Darwinian” view point on the theory of multiple intelligences, and in this essay I will show that I agree with Gardner, and that Traub further assists him in the theory of multiple intelligences.