December 15, 2005
i thought this class was done very well. The independent/ structured learning techqnique is one in which many people can learn by. I really enjoyed learning things on my own and discussing them without the anxiety felt of having to cram for an exam or test. taking tests and exams i feel do hurt the learning process. it brings out the anxiety in all of us and we don't retain the information needed. Discussions are key and getting the class involved is very important. The class excerses were in tune with the discussions and the concepts. Aimee don't change your teaching strategy I really enjoyed the structure and i know a lot of others did also. It was a calmly structured open environment where we all felt wanted and comfortable and that opened up our listening skills. WEll thanks for everything..keep in touch. if you every need any landscape work down or if you are looking at buying property up in the breezy point area we have a couple lots and are always looking for more. i'll give you some contact info incase you need NLD's assistance. take care have a great summer and rest of the year. happy holidays
Jason Dressel 612-812-2647
Posted by at December 15, 2005 2:04 PM
Scott nelson 218-831-7289
Hi Jason, Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate your thoughts on exams and the learning process. A few years ago, I took one of my final courses in statistics. It had been years, since I had a course with exams in it, and I felt that anxiety. I think procrastinating written or other assignments can also bring on anxiety, but I've never forgotten the anxiety I felt before that statistics exam. I studied hard for it, but something about the quiteness of the class and the nature of the test; it felt wrong. In retrospect, I think I blamed the exam - instead of focusing more on what I could control.
Thanks again for the feedback, and I'll keep your contact info on file. Best wishes to you. Have a nice, relaxing break.
Open discussions really help develop your listening skills. As you join the discussion, you are eager to listen to each and everyone's points and help you create your own opinion with the matter also.
Listening skills development is important in communication to be effective. I admire your class structure for that. Really effective tool.
People with social anxiety must get involved in open discussions to overcome it. This will help them get rid of anxiety by speaking their mind off during the discussion. But they must be given the chance to speak. Something that is compulsory so that they will be forced to speak. This way, they will be able to face their fears and eventually overcome it.
The environment is also a factor in improving your communication skills. Sometimes, when we are not comfortable with the people around us, or maybe the place, we tend to be shy, lack confidence, distracted, or not in the mood to talk or listen.
For effective communication, you must have focus, listening skills, and confidence. It would help you understand the person you're talking to or listening to and by being confident, you can ask the things that are not clear to you or you can give your own idea that may be different to the others.
achieve your goals or dreams, by being positive with it. Learn the law of attraction.
The Sedona Method can also be a great help in staying positive and motivated as well. It will help you with your emotional wellness. After completing the method, you will surely feel great.
I totally agree in your blog! Any of of us would agree that we have to go in school to be successful someday. However, some students are afraid going to school specially when it is exam day. " The only challenge is to continuously maintain a positive mindset so that you can pull yourself out of the rat race."-we should retain that in our minds.