Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Blogs with critical friend

So in our hub we have these things called Critical Friends, which is a person you might not be really good friends with but you help them with your learning goals, etc.

So my Critical Friend is Jade and his goals are that he wants to exercise more and learn to type faster.

"How might I achieve my goals of exercising more and learning to type fast."

As his Critical Friend I am going to help him with his goals by supporting him. I am going to do this by doing regular check ups in hub, to see if he is completing his goals. I will also make suggestions like different types of typing programs online, and helping him set a exercise weekly plan. Another suggestion I would have for him is to see what kind of exercise would benefit him the most, for example: cardiovascular endurance, weight lifting, flexibility...etc.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Herrmann's Brain cards

It's the first week back at school here in NZ and for a hub activity we each chose our top 8 herrmann cards that we thought best represented us. Each card that you chose would either be:
Each card had a personality trait with one of those colours. The cards that I chose majorly consisted of red and yellow (cooperative, communicative, empathetic and spontaneous, artistic and playful)(three of each) with two green (practical and rule follower). 
Tracey then told us that the different colours meant different personalities. Red means that you are relatable and social, yellow is more creative, green means to be organised and blue is about strategizing. 
Reflecting on this information, I can see that my greatest strengths are that I am equally good at working together with people and coming up with ideas. This makes sense to me because I already knew that I was good at these two aspects- so it adds up. I have always prefered to work in groups and I am constantly sharing ideas and developing more creative interests of mine, like writing, dancing, art...etc. Another aspect which I have shown- not as strongly- is green: which is being organised. This one was more of a surprise than yellow or red cards, but if I am interested in a subject I tend to be more organised. Other than that I'm complete chaos, there is no in-between. :)
Some work ons for me would be the fact that I didn't chose any strategizing (blue) cards, meaning that I am weak in this area. This also makes sense because maths involves a lot of strategizing, and lots of blue qualities, and I am also not that good in maths. In conclusion this was very eye opening and I hope we do more stuff like this soon, so I can improve. 

Sunday, 30 October 2016


Today in hub we watched some Ted Talks, per usual, about resilience. We were asked to blog our opinions on a few questions my hub coach asked us.
 Here we go...

How would you describe resilience to the Blue Toad (Tracey's son), if he asked us?

Resilience is about not giving up when times are tough. Resilience is about, yes, carrying on running when you want to quit, but it's also so much more than that. Resilience can mean finishing your homework on time, or trying something a second time when you failed on the first go. Trying something once does not mean you are bad at something. If you keep going, you might actually find that you enjoy it more the second time, and then you can be good at all sorts of things!

How resilient am I?
For me it depends. In sport- very. I can confidently say that I always try hard and push myself to do better. Maybe it's because I'm competitive? :)
In other subjects like maths I definitely think that I could try harder.
I mean, we can always try harder in everything we do, right? (something to think about)

Sunday, 18 September 2016

What is Contributive? Hub Questions.

What is Contributive?
Being contibutive is about sharing your services or your goods to a cause. To be contributive is to help when you can, and to be a successful member in a group, for example: contributing your ideas to a group to help achieve the end goal.

How was the the fundraiser Contributive?
Okay, so before I answer this question, I'll briefly explain. my hub did a fundraiser for a lady named Heather who had terminal cancer- we wanted to contribute to the payment of her medicine so that she passed away peacefully. :(
To achieve this we each got into groups and in each group we organised a part of the funraiser. The boys did a game tournament, Evie and Ella hired zorb football which was really fun, Petra, Matthew and Isabella did a sausage sizzle and Rose Elise and I worked the candyfloss machine. This was really fun.

I think that my hub was contributive because we organised this with no help from any teachers, we all shared our ideas, we all planned our events and bought supplies, On the day we all helped out and we all made it a success.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Goals Term Three

So for term three I have decided to make two new goals: Purposeful and Science. I have kind of linked these two goals together because I do not know a lot about the periodic table, and chemistry (science), so I want to be purposeful about this. In my class purple rain I am learning about this area of science so for my strategy I want to be purposeful and learn as much as I can to be prepared for NCEA next year.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Being adventurous

Our challenge today in hub is: what are we going to do today that is adventuruous?
Well today I have P:E so I could be extra adventurous and challenge myself by competing with people who are good at the sport, or better at the sport than I am, (badmintion) so I can get better at it.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Goals Update

Reflective: Well apart from my usual blog I haven't done any extra blogging unless reflecting on a book for one of my classes counts then no. My report will be coming soon for term 2 so I will be reflecting on that soon.

Maths: My fabricus class is going well, we have a lot of IXL tasks to do so sometimes it can get very overwhelming. Also they don't give enough time to finish the other tasks and I might not even get to finish my bag. So actually this class is pretty stressful. Haha.