You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.
-Dr. Seuss

Monday, August 19, 2013

Reflections On Week 1

1. Are there any factors that you think are going to affect your participation or experience in this class? Access to a computer?  Mobile/smart phone?  Transportation?  Friends/family? Schedule?
*Fortunately there are no factors that I could think of that will affect my learning experience in this class.

2. Think of an awesome best ever learning experience that changed you. What did you learn? Where were you? What happened? Who else was there? Did it teach you anything about how you learn (or pay attention... or remember, or think?) How did you know what was happening? 
*This summer I got to participate in a seminar called YCS (Youth Citizenship Seminar) at Pepperdine University with two hundred and forty nine other students. It was an awesome experience because after the five day completion I was truly in awe. I learned to believe in myself once more, to count myself as one of the “smart” kids and not be intimidated by others intelligence, but to feed off of it instead. All of the speakers at the Seminar really made me appreciate the country I live in and the family I have. I learned so much about myself and others. I learned that I learn better when I am collaborating and sharing ideas with others. Two brains are better than one. I knew I was learning because everything that came out of a speakers mouth made me think. It made me think, deeply and thoroughly about what they were saying.

3. What are you most [excited/concerned] about in this class? What do you look forward to in learning?  How do you think it can/will make a practical difference in your life?
*I am most exited about academically interacting with my peers. I am looking forward to feeding off of my peers’ knowledge and to gain more myself. I know this class will make a difference in my life because it is like any other. In this class the student takes responsibility for speaking up and voicing their opinion, which is what learning is all about. If anything I am definitely going to be exercising my brain in this class.

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