2-Dimentional Motion Build-A-Lab

Core Competencies

What strengths in terms of communication and collaboration were you able to bring to the group?

The strengths I have in communication and collaboration core competency that I was able to bring to the group include: decisiveness, efficient and accurate communication, leadership, and group organization skills. I did this by being clear in my communication, helping the team work together and making sure we were all doing the work properly.

How did this task allow for growth in the communication and collaboration core competency?

This task allowed me to maintain my group working skills by allowing me to work with people that I would not usually work with.

What aspects of communication and collaboration could you improve on in the future?

In the future I could improve on collaborating a bit more by letting someone else write the document on their computer (usually I write it on my computer).

Factoring and Radicals CC

How has factoring, and radicals improved your CCs?

Factoring and radicals have improved my critical thinking CCs by making me able to better analyze numbers. With factoring it helps me quickly solve quadratics and even break down whole numbers and with radicals I have become more adapt to simplifying them.

Factoring and radicals have improved my creative thinking CCs because having a better understanding of numbers helps me think of more creative ways to solve math problems.

YPI Presentation Self Reflection

1. What I did: (Explain what you personally accomplished to finish your project.)

For this YPI project I was tasked with: video editing, script writing, slide management, and general organization/making sure deadlines are met. The work I did was: video editing the whole video, writing the whole script (minus one slide), and making sure everyone did their part.

2. What I found difficult: (Write about any part of the project you found challenging.)

I found making the video only 10 minutes difficult. There was so much info we could include, but it had to be narrowed down to only the important stuff.

3. What really worked, or what you’re proud of:

I am proud of my team’s ability to present the project in a clear professional way.

4. What I wish:

I wish that we could have more time to polish our presentation for the next level of competition that we are going into.

5. Next time: (Write about what you would do differently next time.)

Next time I would like to be able to get Doug and his pads dog to show up to our presentation (for a hook).

6. The letter grade I’d honestly give myself:

I would honestly give my self an A because I challenged myself  and made this presentation to the best of my ability, and put in lots of time and effort.

The Band Trip Where I Got My Lucky Black Tourmaline (Narrative Essay Reflection)

 

1. The First People’s concept that I recognized in my essay is: “Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story.” This is because my essay was about learning from mistakes and remembering the lesson I learned.

2. Two things I am proud of are: my ability to make a small story into 1,300 word essay, and my ability to use the rules of 3’s.

3. Two things I want to improve are: making sure everything drives the plot forward and is relevant, and building up the plot better.

This essay shows growth in my communication competency because I now know how to write (communicate) essays better. I now know how to write dialogue properly and how to use the rule of 3’s to make my writing more appealing. Where I still need to improve is my story telling; writing so that I show instead of tell and making sure every paragraph drives the plot forward.

 

Mock Interview – Core Competencies

In Planning 10, we did mock interviews in order to prepare us for job interviews in the future. In this mock interview project, we were required to make fill in an application form, write a resume, write a cover letter, and attend a mock interview with an adult posing as an employer.

In the terms of core competencies, I found that this project encompasses both the communication and the critical thinking core competencies. But, I am only going to write about the communication core competency in this post.

One of the most important parts of this project was communication. We had to have a good handshake, a friendly attitude, and good answers to commonly asked questions. To improve on my core competency of communication, I practiced my hand shake, I  mentally checked in (to have a good attitude), and I practiced answers to commonly asked interview questions.

Overall, the interviewer said I did very well in all of this with one exception, I needed to brag more about myself. Usually, I tend to be humble and not brag about myself, but in this project, I learned that in different social situations you need to act differently; In an interview it isn’t good to be humble. So, in future interviews, I will keep this advice in mind and adapt to the different social situation.

 

Core Competent Canadians

What did you know about the core competencies before this activity? What did you learn?

Before this activity, I knew that the core competencies help you reflect on how your projects further your growth in specific areas. I also knew what each competency is made up of, and how to reflect on them. After learning, I now know of more celebrities, and how they excel in certain core competencies. I also now know more ways one can better themselves in the core competencies.

How can your knowledge of the core competencies help you in your school life? Personal life?

With my newfound knowledge of the core competencies, I can now better reflect on how school projects further my growth in certain core competencies. In my personal life, I can now make decisions better; when I make a decision I can now think of how well I am using my core competencies.

Core Competencies- Term 1

What are you good at? What is your goal? 

Core Competencies  Awesome Already   Need to Grow 
Creative Thinking   Thinking outside the box, being artistic  N/A 
Critical Thinking   Asking questions, problem solving, research, using facts, being critical of what people say, and thinking logically.  N/A 
Positive personal and cultural identity  Proud of who I am   Religion and beleifs 
Personal awareness and responsibility   Not letting anything get in the way of what you want to do/your dreams, knowing your limits and being kind.  Not being lazy (I’m working on it), Respect (I try) 
Communication   Being an extravert and using straightforward communication  N/A 
Social responsibility   Thinking about how your actions will affect others  Sharing wealth