Core Competency Activity #1

  1. During Quarter 1, what went well for you? Examples: being back in the classroom, having only two courses, seeing my friends, keeping up with homework, playing volleyball, improving math, helping plan a virtual assembly, becoming more fit.

    Since last quarter was, of course, the first quarter of the year, I was able to make many new friends not only in the TALONS community, but in many non-TALONS classes as well. I also enjoyed doing some of the various activities in Science class and learning about Spanish culture in Spanish class.
  2. During Quarter 1, what did you find challenging or disappointing or stressful? Explain

    In Science class particularly, I found it very stressful trying to hold together a year’s worth of Science, including environmental sciences, physics, chemistry and biology all in a span on 2 months. Other than that, I found the clashing between my leadership class schedule and my day group to be a minor inconvenience.
  3. Think of ONE thing you really want to improve in Quarter 2 (and Q 3&4). Examples: a school subject, a sport, time spent on homework/studying, playing a musical instrument, leadership skills, a language, photography, a relationship, general fitness.I want to get more out of the quarter. To add to my last point, I am not claiming I did not get much out of the last quarter, but simply more in this quarter.
  4. What are two specific actions that you can start doing every day to get closer to your goal? How long will you spend on this action each day? What part of the day?a) I will research the internet for various tips to learn to make the most out of my learning. I will only have to do so much research before I can stop researching such and get to implementing it in my learning.
    b) I will pay more attention to the class and possibly take notes of what is going on in the classroom. I will do this when the instructors are teaching and I wish to make the most out of what is being said.
  5. If you experience challenges, what might you do to work through them? Examples: ask help from a friend or parent; break the task into smaller chunks; “google” how other people may deal with similar problems.

    I may ask for help from my friends and family if I need such. My friends and family know and understand how I learn and grow from the time I had spent with them. Once I got the help I feel like I needed, I would implement that information into how I tackle the challenge, and see how I fare. This process is similar to programming; First you would see how the program runs, and if there is an error in running the program, you would debug your code and see what is wrong, possibly asking for help along the way. After you get the help you need, you would implement that into your code, and see how your code runs after that.