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November 6, 2012 by · 3 Comments · Mentoring

Well, I had my mentoring session with Ms. Tracy today, discussing work ethics over the past few weeks and if anything has changed since the first session a few weeks ago.

As a reflection on my own progress in the past few weeks, I can’t say much has changed. I have worked more effectively in a two subjects, these subjects are:

Maths

I find that maths has always been a interest of mine, when everyone else said they hated maths, I would still enjoy it. I do find though that I don’t put in nearly as much work as other people, which may have been the reason I enjoyed it more (because I didn’t spend more time than  I had to, like home time). It came into my mind last term that I had to increase my work ethics in maths if I ever wanted to get into Extension 1 maths (which I did want to get into, and luckily did get into), so over the past term I have noticed some changes with my work:

  • More productive with my class time
  • Less distracting/distracted (even if it means that I have to block everything out with my iPod)
  • Catching up on missed work
  • Completing homework
  • Asking questions about things I don’t understand

Industrial technology

Industrial technology has been a passion of mine since I first started it at the beginning of year 9, because I really enjoyed the practical use of maths. I have always been fairly good with theory in Tech, but never the practical. I have handed in most of my practical works, but none were any near a good standard. This week we have pretty much been told we can make anything we want in a pair, so I have grouped up with George and we are making a crossbow. I am finding I work alot better in a pair because I feel as if my partner is relying on me. With that said, I think that this is working well because I am friends with George, but he is a good worker. I think If I were to either work with a good friend, but a friend that I talk to alot and really have fun with, I don’t work anywhere as well as I do with someone like George (I also find George fun, but unlike some of my other friends and especially me, he knows when to knuckle down). In the past week for Industrial tech, I have really seen my worked alot better with George, in two lessons, we have built a rail, and three fronts for the bow (sadly they have broken, but the trail and error has been good, I have been testing different materials so see which are not tense enough and other that are too tense). My only problem with industrial technology, is that I feel as if I keep lying to myself, saying “I am good at the theory” but I was only really good at the first topic, which was the forces of an object. Since that topic, I have done reasonably well, but not as well as I keep telling myself.

 

For my other subjects, I haven’t really improved much, which I really should be if I am ever going to survive year 11. I have discussed with Ms. Tracy that I really have to improve my resilience to missing out on work, instead of just losing interest and falling more behind than I already am. We have also spoke about what keeps me motivated in class, some of these things are:

  • Choice of what I can work on
  • Sense of achievement
  • Variety in work, so not bodies of text, some text, images and hands on work

On a personal note though, I have been feeling alot less motivated in most things, and feeling alot more negative on most things. Petty things are starting to annoy me alot more than they did before, such as people walking slow in-front of me or year sevens being loud around me (which is Ironic, because I was probably much worse than they are). I seem to get frustrated and angry easier, a great example of this is if I am watching TV (which I rarely do now a-days) and a popular song comes on or if X-factor is on, and I see teenage girls screaming to a singer that they are all obsessed with and that I hate, I get really frustrated that they like that music, it seems I am slowly getting more agitated or angry to things that are inferior to my taste/liking. I constantly feel tired unless I am wasting my time on a computer. I don’t feel tired at all when I am on the computer, which leaves me staying on there for longer than I should, and the minute I get off the computer, I feel like I could fall asleep instantly. I also feel that my head is full. What I mean by that is that thinking is alot harder for me, when Ms. Tracy was telling me what to write this about, I felt like I was thinking about other things, and not taking in information, but what I was thinking about, I don’t even know. It just feels like my mind is always preoccupied and not retaining as much information as I think it could. I have a feeling this is about a lack of rest.

 

I need to sleep.

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Luke 10:25-37

October 30, 2012 by · No Comments · Relgion

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

The story of Luke 10:25-37 shows a man asking Jesus  how to get eternal life. Jesus says to him “How do you take it from the scriptures”, the man responses saying to love god and love your neighbour like you love youself.

Jesus says that the man is correct. The man asks “Who is my neighbour” so Jesus tells the story of

TO BE CONTINUED

The Learning Intention

October 22, 2012 by · 1 Comment · PDHPE

What is the new skill?: Pen Spinning

Who uses this skil?l: Normal people

Where can I find information about this skill?: On the Internet

When will I schedule my practice?: During Prac lessons

How can I display my development?: Using videos

Why can understanding my skill development help my learning?: It helps me to learn new things through experience

 

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