Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Self-Reflection Questions Reconstruction Debate

Self-Reflection Questions
Reconstruction Debate
  1. How did I feel during planning this presentation? I was confused and scared because I knew I wasn’t ready for the project at all and nobody was really helping me.Why did I feel this way? Because I didn’t understand what we were supposed to do and no one really helped me.
  2. How did I feel prior to presenting?  Scared because my slides weren’t ready to go and I didn’t have a script printed out. Why did I feel this way?
  3. How did I feel while I was presenting? Why did I feel this way? Like I was going to fail because I didn’t remember what I was going to say and my slides weren’t showing up on the board
  4. What did I personally do well? no
  5. What did not go as desired in this presentation? everything
  6. On a scale from 1-10, how well do I think I understood the content? Explain. 2
  7. How do I think my group members perceived me? Why do I think this? I think they probably don’t want to work with me anymore because I messed everything up for them.
  8. How do I think the 8th graders perceived me? Why do I think this? Now they all think I’m not a good worker now that I messed everything up.
  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 try to find someone who could actually help me instead of set up a complicated doc that makes me even more confused.
  10. What are my strengths in groups? None, I prefer to work alone or at least in groups in which I can figure out what to do.
  11. What areas do I need improvement? I need to learn how to be able to understand huge amounts of insane text where everything is old English
  12. What is the most important thing I learned about myself? Why is this so important? That I’m a stupid and I don’t know how to pay attention
  13. Are there any other things that I need to express? I’m just upset now, and I probably ruined what everyone else sees me as now.


  1. Nick, not everything you do is going to turn out great. And that is good. How are you going to learn if you don't make mistakes along the way to learn from? Don't let this project get you down. There will be plenty others that you can show of your skills. =) -Keara

  2. Woah. Umm, I think you just crushed yourself under a anvil of guilt. Geez, don't be so hard on yourself. EVERYONE gets these hiccups where things don't go as they planned. Deep breathe in . . . deep breathe out. Ok, now to focus on this. You seem really overwhelmed, so next time, try to focus more on your strengths. You do need to know what's going on and find your facts, but maybe your strength is more with the tech stuff. Tell your group this so you don't get a topic that is quite so hard. And if you are confused, go to a person who knows what's going on. Brandt seem to have a fairly good handle on this and try to get him to help you. This is a group effort so everyone needs to pitch in. You and I, we are going to work on figuring out how to work on your research skills and maybe note taking so it's more clear for you. Just don't get so bogged down. As Doctor Seuss once said:

    "I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you. / You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch. / You’ll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you’ll be in a Slump. /
    And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done . . . . No! That’s not for you!
    Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you’ll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you’re that kind of a guy!"

  3. First of all, I like the impact font. Second, calm down for a second. Everyone forgives you for your presentation, and what's done is done. You did not mess up your group's project for them, everyone had ways that they had to improve. You're not stupid, you just didn't adequately understand the information. I think for the next time you're working in a group, you need to speak up to your teammates and tell them that you don't understand. Communication seems like a big issue here. My group is glad we can help to work out these issues, and we will do the best that we can.