Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Reconstruction Self Reflection

Gavin-Reflection Questions
Reconstruction Debate

  1. How did I feel during planning this presentation? Why did I feel this way?
    1. I felt confident because I had Kiana and Sam in my group, and they work hard and definitely try their best. I also felt worried because I was afraid that some of my other group members would not finish their project.
  2. How did I feel prior to presenting? Why did I feel this way?
    1. I felt nervous because the previous day I practiced at home and I didn’t do very well. When I got to school, though, I practiced more and more and felt a lot more confident.
  3. How did I feel while I was presenting? Why did I feel this way?
    1. I felt assured because I had practiced so hard. If I had not had practiced to memorize those points, I would have done terribly.
  4. What did I personally do well?
    1. I thought that I did well in content because of my two quotes that I included in my slides. Also, I felt that my images were nice, large, and easy to see.
  5. What did not go as desired in this presentation?
    1. In this presentation, I think that I wished that I had done more action in my slides to include the viewer more.
  6. On a scale from 1-10, how well do I think I understood the content? Explain.
    1. On my parts, I think I understood it about a 9 out of 10. On all of the parts, I think that I understood about 7.5-8 out of 10.
  7. How do I think my group members perceived me? Why do I think this?
    1. I think they thought that I didn’t work hard on this project because the first time I presented it to them, I didn’t do so well. But also, I think that they thought with the final outcome in the end of the actual debate, they were pretty happy with my presentation.
  8. How do I think the 8th graders perceived me? Why do I think this?
    1. I think that they perceived me like I was pretty good, but not a huge stand out because of how well Sam and Kiana did.
  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?
    1. I would add more action to my presentation part to include my viewer more, and have a little more content.
  10. What are my strengths in groups?
    1. I think I am a pretty good all around with my projects. I am not the best on content, but on the higher end. I do well in the technology parts, too.
  11. What areas do I need improvement?
    1. I think that I need to improve most on practicing my presenting skills. I need to walk around the room more and seem like I know exactly what I’m doing.
  12. What is the most important thing I learned about myself? Why is this so important?
    1. I think that the most important thing that I have learned about myself is that I need to not stress out. This is important so that I can still do my best, but not worry.
  13. Are there any other things that I need to express?
    1. I would like to add more movement to my pieces (for similar presentations/debates).