Before this project I was highly oblivious to place conscious learning and my knowledge on the land I live, work, and play on. I really enjoyed getting to pick some of my favourite outdoor locations in BC to dig deeper and research. I learned all about the historic nations and peoples of the land I reside on which grew my appreciation for my home even more. I grew in my reading and viewing skills from this project by finding reliable resources and analyzing them to compile together informative points for my PowerPoint. I will take my new knowledge of place conscious learning to teach others and to work towards reconciliation within my community.
Core Competencies Reflection
Personal Awareness and Responsibility
I really enjoyed doing this project and independently researching but always knew when to advocate for myself and ask questions. Whenever I got stuck or was confused on what to do I always went to my peers and asked them for help when needed. I monitored myself and my class time to make sure I had enough to complete this assignment by the due date without having to work on it at home. If there was anything I could improve on for next time, it would have to be trying to be more adventurous in my writing. I tend to stay true to one writing style without creating texts of various genres, styles or forms which I think would help elevate my project for next time.
Whenever I want something in my life to be different I make the necessary changes to achieve that goal. If I put time and effort into my goals I believe I can achieve them. Organization and productivity being some of my biggest strengths are helpful in situations such as these because they assure that I will be determined and successful. Taking time for myself is really important to keep me grounded and calm when I am under a lot of pressure or stress. Writing notes, making lists, having people hold me accountable and creating smaller goals are all strategies I am using to monitor the progress of my goals. I take my education seriously by studying, setting reminders, asking questions and talking to my teachers about how I can become a learner. Academic validation is something I feel I need to continue be a better person everyday and am always striving to succeed.
Some of my preferred strategies for maintaining a healthy, balanced online presence include, turning my phone off an hour before bed, talking to my friends to stay connected, and giving myself limits to decrease the amount of time on my phone. I do these sorts of things to monitor the amount of technology I use and fix what I think needs improvement.
By asking friends and family for their consent before posting on any social media platforms, I make a positive difference to my peers. Doing this makes them feel more comfortable and more aware of their online identity. Whenever friends and family ask for my permission before posting a photo or video of me it makes me feel valued and respected.
I know that my digital footprint can have both negative and positive consequences, such as missed job opportunities, false rumors, or something as simple as a bad photo, so I adjust my actions to secure my online identity. Some things I do to ensure my online identity is safe include having all accounts private, using strong passwords, and only allowing people I know in real life to see what I post and share online. I take these precautions to help me feel safe and secure whenever I am posting or sharing parts of my life online.