Sunday, 28 May 2017

16 Personalities

In hub we took the 16 personalities test again to see if we can link it back to our inquiry that we are doing. I have done this test 3 times in high school and two times I got the Diplomat, who is a leadership personality which I definitely relate with. However, this time when I took the test, I got the Campaigner.

My strengths are:
Energetic and Enthusiastic
Excellent Communicators
Know How to Relax
Very Popular and Friendly

This can help with my inquiry because I am always open to new ideas, and if I help with coming up with the different ideas, then I will be enthusiastic about it. I am also very good at communicating my ideas which is good for my inquiry because then I can explain it better to my hub coach.

My  weaknesses are:
Poor Practical Skills
Find it Difficult to Focus Overthink Things
Get Stressed Easily (This is actually my inquiry topic!)
Highly Emotional
Independent to a Fault

This can hinder my inquiry because, even though I have great ideas for my inquiry, sometimes I don't have the resilience to follow them through. This is something that I need to remind myself of when I am writing about my inquiry, that I need to follow up on my goals.

Pink Shirt Day


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Grades Response

I'm quite happy with the grades that I got for term one, the lowest was a 6p and my highest mark was for social science, which was a 7p! I feel good about my grades because I am above where I am meant to be at the start of yr 11 (6d). My next steps is to get more feedback for my work so I can reflect and make my work better.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Personal Excellence Response

  • One idea in this article that was interesting to me was accepting that you have done the best you can, and being happy with what you have done. I found this interesting because I struggle with this idea. This article made me think about how I feel disappointed with myself and my work because I think that I have done my very best but then I get an average result in my class. This leads to overthinking future projects and making myself stressed out because now I don't think that my personal excellence is good enough anymore. 

(Will continue this later)
  • This helped me to understand that …
  • I will be able to use the idea that … in my career because …
  • An example of someone I know who does this is … and what they do is ...

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Inquiry Activities Continued

This block I decided to complete the first task: Find 3 websites that suggest methods of making the change you want; write down at least 5 of these to try.

This website gave some excellent tips on how to be resilient in your chosen career. One of the suggestions I would like to look into is number 1: “Get Connected. Develop a strong network of positive relationships. Go out to events even when you don’t feel like it.  Join groups.  Recruit mentors and find ways to mentor others.” I definitely want to expand on this idea, it is another way I can get information: from people.

Another tip was: "Choose optimism. Positive people are more resilient than pessimists, and you can work to become more optimistic.  A starting point is to stop thinking so much about what goes wrong and start focusing on what goes right." I think being optimistic about this inquiry and the challenges it will present will help me get the full benefits and get the most out of this experience. 

I thought that this tip was very good for my inquiry because I always worry about things and doing too much.
"Don’t rush. This is a business (you are that business) that takes time to build. Set attainable and reasonable goals such as finding the best classes for you and starting to work on your skills and craft and art. Don’t stress yourself out that you have to be auditioning for and meeting casting directors right away. Get your ducks in a row before you put yourself out there, so you can make the best possible first impression." 

Another tip from the same website that I thought was great:
"Start by taking every opportunity to act for its own sake—in class, in a play, in something you shoot on your own. When you do that consistently, the business reveals itself."
I would like to take on this  kind of method because it is easy to incorporate into my life and will make this inquiry less stressful. I am already getting experience in Shakespeare and productions in school and because I am into drama I got invited by Leigh to be one of the extras for the Power Rangers T.V show. 

Tip: Being a good person is just as important as being a good actor. 
At a certain level, any of the five people up for a part could do a good job in the role. Are you someone I want to be in a rehearsal room with for a month? A movie set for six months? A TV series for seven years? It takes time to build a reputation. The way you do that is by treating everyone with respect and trying your best to do good work.

It takes persistence to have a life in this business. If you really are going to spend your life as an actor, then the fact that the first year or two was hard is a drop in the bucket. I need to be aware of this if I want to have a successful career and inquiry. 

Thursday, 30 March 2017


In hub today we continued working on personal inquiries, and mine is:

How might I be resilient and purposeful in researching and pursuing a starting career in acting?

I chose this goal because when I was stuck for ideas and we were having a community talk, Jayne also suggested that these inquiries would be a great way to research in careers that you are interested in, and this sparked some interest in me. I also thought this inquiry topic could be a good idea to become more purposeful and resilient, and doing this inquiry can later influence challenges where I have to be resilient, I will find it a lot easier to stick to something than just give up.

To help us with this inquiry, Tracey put together a hub inquiry worksheet, and you get a certain amount of points for each activity.
The first one I picked was figuring out what personality type you were, and how this could influence your inquiry? (one point)

I got Protagonist for my result and I think that this is 100% correct.
“Protagonists are genuine, caring people who talk the talk and walk the walk, and nothing makes them happier than leading the charge, uniting and motivating their team with infectious enthusiasm.” I think that this is so true, and this will fortunately help me with persevering with my inquiry because that is what my personality is like. When I an passionate about something, my work ethic is better and my perseverance is greater. This is another reason why I chose this topic, I am very enthusiastic about acting and performing.

Another activity that I did today is a question grid to get me thinking about smaller questions to ask about my inquiry. I will put the link here:

(As I do more and more activities, I will write them down in my blog.)

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.