Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Self Reflection: Reconstruction Debate

How did I feel during planning this presentation? Why did I feel this way?
I felt a little nervous about how well our group was going to present the content that we were given. I felt this way, because we were kind of unorganized, but at the very last minute we pulled it together.

How did I feel prior to presenting? Why did I feel this way?
I felt confident that we were going to win, because we had so “Heavy hitters”, or good public speakers in our group. Also, we had good points to bring up in our presentation.

How did I feel while I was presenting? Why did I feel this way?
I felt pretty relaxed once I got up and finally started speaking. But prior to the debate I had the butterflies and was pretty nervous about standing up and presenting in front of the mighty 8th graders.
What did I personally do well?
I thought I did a good job in public speaking, because I was using a serious tone and I felt as though I brought attention.
What did not go as desired in this presentation?

We forgot some of our line and blanked out on the content.
On a scale from 1-10, how well do I think I understood the content? 8 Explain. Some of the content really didn’t make it to home base with me and it made me kind of lost.
How do I think my group members perceived me? Why do I think this?
They perceived me well, because I did well in the public speaking and I opened up the presentation.

How do I think the 8th graders perceived me? Why do I think this?
I think the 8th graders perceive me as a good public speaker, but I was upset with myself because I didn’t give the slides my full potential.

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?
I would make more powerful slides and also give myself more speaking in my introduction.

What are my strengths in groups?
Public speaking, historical facts, and content in a topic.

What areas do I need improvement?
Technology and work ethic.

What is the most important thing I learned about myself? Why is this so important?
I learned that I can accomplish a lot more than what I produce.

Are there any other things that I need to express?
I need to get better at technology and express that more.

1 comment:

  1. I think that it’s great you had faith in yourself and in your group when you were going up to present. Sometimes lines are forgotten, but that’s just what happens.