I'm currently working more on thinking interdependently because it's more important to establish skills on working in a group than working alone.
I have learned that it is very important to care for the environment because if we don't then their can be consequences. I have also learned that cars and factories contribute to air pollution.
I have learned that there are many more hidden consequences to the environment that come with the luxuries that we take for granted every day. While I did know that pollution from the collective human race had a negative effect on the world around us, I did not think that our pollution would make life as bad as it really is in many environments around the globe today.
Im working on thinking independently. I have realized that it's better to work in groups than to be working alone , that way you can see and find out all the different p.o.v's.
Of the work we have done in our class to improve my mindset goals, the assignments that have helped me the nost would be the speaking and evaluating assignments. This has improve my knowledge and skills because i have not the best speaking skills in spanish and is one thing that i need to improve on to better my knowledge and my experience in spanish.
Of the mindsets we have developed in class, I believe that I am currently working on embracing challenges. I think that I have room to grow in terms of facing my "fears" head on. I think this important in order for me to improve in my Spanish speaking and writing abilities.
The work in this class has helped me to become a better self-advocate in many ways. I've come to realize that unlike other classes we have more freedom to use on our assignments. This is helping me because if i want to get a better grade i'll get creative and do better in order to help myself. It's also helped me to learn spanish on my own, this work has helped me to realize the importance of learning a different language. So, the work in this class has helped me to be a better self-advocate by inspiring me to learn the language more effectively and to hold my work to a higher standard than before.
Metacognition is not one of the strong qualities I have acquired during my life. This is something that I have rarely done because I am just focused on getting my work done. Reflecting and thinking about my work allows me to fix any mistakes I did in it. During Unit 2 I started to embrace this quality which not only have I grown and improved at it but the quality of my work has improved.
persisting is one of the goals that I want to be able to be better at. Sometimes when work is hard I can give up and shut down but recently I've gotten better at striving to figure out the work done. Activities that help me with this are block day activities. Since I have 25 minutes to work I can really sit and think about what needs to be done. Persisting is a very good mindset to have outside of school because in life there is going to be challenges but if you are good at persisting you can overcome these challenges.
The mindset that i'm working on is accepting challenges. The activities that we do in class for example the oral exams help me accept challenges because I have to really listen and try to understand what my partner is telling me. Sometimes i'm really confused but I try my hardest to still try and interpret what they tell me.
A mindset I am trying to develop in class is to be a better listener. I am somewhat good at it, but I wold like to improve. Since we have to collaborate a lot I have improved a little in my listening skills and I pay more close attention. This mindset will help me reach my goals in other classes since I want to be able to listen to when their is a lecture being given. If I am a better listener I will be able to understand a lecture and be able to get a good grade.
What I have learned about the environment is that it is crucial to our everyday life, whether being food or oxygen intake. There are consequences for not caring for it, bees for example is a creature we should protect, even if it means certain death. They help pollinate various of plants, hence the increase of crops and trees. We need to keep our environment safe for ourselves and the next generation after ours.
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