Where I’m from essay

My Paper

The writing process

The process of writing this essay wasn’t too difficult as my dad was very open about explaining how he got to where he is today. I honestly enjoyed talking to my dad about how he grew up, he was very easy to talk to. Some of the difficulties for me is remembering what my dad said to me, sometimes I found myself forgetting his story, so i would ask him again.

Core competences

Collaboration Prompts:

· I show others that I truly value their contributions by…

(I showed this by making a essay about my dads accomplishments.)

Personal Awareness and Responsibility Prompts:

· When I need to boost my mood or re-focus, I…

(I asked my dad more questions if I ran out of ideas.)

Critical and Reflective Thinking Prompts:

· Others find my feedback useful because I…

(I give them proper feedback and i am 100 percent honest when i was editing peoples essays.)

Collaboration Prompts:

· When I need to work collaboratively with people I don’t know well, I…

( When I needed people to edit my essay asked some people I didn’t really know that well and communicated with them.) My goal for that is maybe to ask other people in my class next time because the people I asked I kind of knew except for one.

Core Competency


I know the group is working well together when I hear/ see… That we are communicating with each other, all of us in the group, not just one person. But I can always improve by talking first in the group im working with so I can try to get people talking rather than the other group members initiating the talking.

Critical and reflective thinking

I remain open minded as I explore viable options or alternative approaches, like when I… Learn about new things such as doing work and being more organized. I can improve in this area by not learning new methods about learning from my teachers, family or friends.

Creative Thinking

When it seems the good ideas just won’t come to me, I … I ask my peers to help me or i would ask my teacher to further expand the topic that we are suppose to think on. I can also do more research on the topic so more ideas can pop up in my head. I can improve at this by just asking more questions in general about the topic or i ask them to re word it.