This week I learned about myself and the abilities that I need to work on in the classroom. During the How to Read Literature poster project, I realized that I don’t analyze things the way I should. I take things very literally, and don’t look into depth with things all the time. I have known this is an issue for a while, but I realized that it will quickly become an even bigger issue if I don’t start to work on it. I need to work on thinking about things in a more abstract way, and learn how to analyze things on a deeper level, not look at just the big picture or what is right in front of me.
Visual metaphors where a big help in showing me both the big picture and work on analyzing things in detail. The visual project that we did in class was the assignment that showed me that I need to practice my analyzation skills. I spent too much time looking at the big picture of it, but once I got some help I started seeing things on a deeper level.
I also learned how to put out grease fires, both literally and metaphorically. With the recent events in our student teachers kitchen, it brought up the question of how to actually put out a grease fire. I think that that is some really valuable information to know throughout life. The metaphorical way of looking at a grease fire is learning how to manage your priorities so they don't get out of control and end up burning you. You need to keep things under control , getting things done and not letting things over whelm you and drag you down.
I also learned that all of us are smarter than one of us. I usually don't like working in groups because I don't always trust the people in my group to do their part. I also like to just get things done by myself. Although with this class I am learning that all of us working together is way better and I am truly enjoying it. I love hearing everyone's ideas and I like talking about all of our opinions. It is helping me learn better, and get a better understanding on things. It is also really good to hear everyone's ideas, explain your own and then work to expand upon them together.