During the class of Economics, the learning objectives are that you have to learn the difference between assets, liabilities, and owners equity. Also, you needed to learn how to add and subtract the differences in a chart that had to be exactly precise, and you needed to have every number on that chart to match. You also needed to learn what went into each category. For example, assets are; cash, loans, bonds, and fixed assets. For liabilities its money owed to someone like a bank or bondholders. Another important thing you needed to learn how to do was how to fill out the balance sheets and the income statements.
This class was all about learning how to manage your money and how money worked. Also, you needed to calculate your expenses and what was what. You had to label everything and if it was an asset or a liability. If so, you had to write it down in one of the sheets, and if you messed up just one number, you would have to do it all over again. To me, this was one of the hardest classes I ever took. The reason for this was because you had to be so precise and patient. I did not have that, and I would always mess up, or I didn't understand it.
Throughout this process listed about I have realized I have grown in the following ways by being patient and writing down every little detail where it is supposed to go. Also, making sure I understand it and not just getting through it because I want to be done. I now know that this is something important for my future if I ever have a business or want to manage my money.
This tells me the following about myself that I do not have patience, but that I do have determination. I passed my class and understood how to do it in the end.
I have demonstrated that I am a self-directed learner who communicates effectively because I asked Mr.Tennant for help when I did not understand it. Also, as I continued to get it, I would help out my peers if they needed any help. This is important because it will help me in my future to have excellent team management.
I could have improved the following SLO thinking critically and creatively by finding other resources to help me get a better understanding of how economics works. Also, I could have asked Mr.Tennant to explain it in more detail to me and maybe it could've benefitted someone else as well.
Overall the most important things I have learned in this class this year are how to manage your money and that you should always track how much you spend and where it goes. Also, I learned to ask for help more and work collaboratively with my peers. These skills will help me in the future by helping me control how I spend my money and maybe invest it in something important or that can benefit me in the future. Also, it helped me to work with my peers and teachers to learn this super amazing, but hard material.
Reflection of Learning Government
During the class of Government, the learning objectives are to learn about how the government in the United States of America works. You learn from things like the Bill of Rights, Amendments, Constitution, and many other essential things that have shaped this country. This is important because it teaches me about how our country works and how we build our government to what it is now.
This class required me to write down notes on the direct instruction and on the vocabulary it gave me. Some times it would glitch out and not work, so I started writing my notes on Google Docs. It would keep all my work saved, and I wouldn't have to worry about losing anything. After taking all the notes required I would need to take a test at the end of the section. First, I would need to take a practice quiz then I would take the actual exam. I liked how Mr. Tennant would give us small units that were due at the end of a specific period. I felt like this was a way more efficient way of learning. The reason for this was because I thought when we were taking Math we did not learn anything. They gave us to many units at once. In the end, we would need to scramble to finish our E2020 course.
Throughout this process listed above, I have realized I have learned in the following ways by taking adequate notes that helped me pass my exams at the end of each section. Also, I kept retaking quizzes two or three or even four times because I wanted to get a good grade on them. I always wanted to pass with an A.
This tells me the following about myself and how I learn because it shows that I like to work hard for my grades. Also, I find alternative ways to do my work even if sometimes I have technical difficulties. I have demonstrated the first SLO by thinking critically and creatively because I found a new way of taking notes and coming up with a tactic that will help me pass my tests.
The second SLO I showed was mastering skills needed in career and college because I will need to learn how to take useful notes that will help me study for upcoming exams. Also, I used an alternative source to take my notes on, and I didn't just give up on doing my work.
Overall the most important things I have learned in this class this year are that to come up with different solutions when things get hard. Also, to learn how our country became what it is now and that it took us a long time to get to where we are now. Even if we are not perfect, we have rights that others do not have. These skills will help me in the future by teaching me things that might show up on future exams and that I should value my rights.