Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Self Reflection: Reconstruction Debate.

How did I feel during planning this presentation? Why did I feel this way?
 At first I felt confused when planning this presentation because I was asking questions and not getting answers. Though eventually I just chose what I would do and finished it with confidence. I even had my script memorized. The only problem would be that I thought that the debate was on Tuesday and I did not prepare my slides.
How did I feel prior to presenting? Why did I feel this way?
I felt stressed and nervous I had only just finished my slides and they were not what I was planning. I also was worried because I had my lines memorized but I have stage fright and was worried I would forget them.
How did I feel while I was presenting? Why did I feel this way?
As soon as I faced an audience I forgot all my lines and felt terrible. My group was doing so good and one quick glance an Jake and I could tell that his worst nightmare was coming true I felt that if I were to remember those lines I could save my rough start and therefore my group. That thought made even more stress on my shoulders and therefore increasing my stage fright.
What did I personally do well?
I knew the information for the questions after the presentations.
What did not go as desired in this presentation?
Almost everything in my section, my “lines” and some problems with the tech, and Jake being shaken did not do as well as he could.
On a scale from 1-10, how well do I think I understood the content? Explain.
          Overall I’d say about a 6, -4 for my section and +6 for everyone else’s.
How do I think my group members perceived me? Why do I think this?
I know what they perceived of me because I could hear them say that I was the one that ruined the presentation when I started these questions.
How do I think the 8th graders perceived me? Why do I think this?
I’m not sure what they thought of me but I could tell they thought that I did not know what I was talking about and that I did not do a good job.
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 do what I could do I would make better slides and I would bring the printed script to school I would do anything that I could to repair the damage that I have done.
What are my strengths in groups?
I can memorize facts and put them in a way that each person can understand.
What areas do I need improvement?
My stage fright and keynote abilities.