Job Shadowing Reflection

Directions for Reflective Writing Prompt on EduBlog:

(This is an additional 25 Summative Points) Yes, you have to attach your multimedia!

Reflective writing is used to analyze and examine an event, memory, or observation. The writer reflects on the meaning and impact of the occasion, in this case the Job Shadowing Presentation.

Your job is to reflect on your presentation and evaluate yourself on how well you presented your Job Shadowing information. Be sure to address the following questions in your detailed response.

  1.  What did you learn from your presentation?
  2. How well do you think you did on your presentation?
  3. What are some presentation techniques that can you incorporate into your next presentation?
  4. What if anything, could you have done differently to change the outcome of your presentation?
  5. Finish the following statements:
    • I wish that I would have…
    • If I could present my presentation again I wouldn’t….
    • Now that I have reflected on my presentation, I…

Your Triple Choice: Friday 13th? Fave Games? Advice for Future HS Students

This week, you have a choice of three different topics. Pick 1 topic and make sure you type 200 words.  If you add images, you could have less words.  For example.  If you have an image, 190 words gets you full credit.  If you have 2 images, 180 words gets you full credit.  Yes, we are doing some Mathematical concepts while practicing our English skills.

Option 1: Since today is Friday the 13th, here are some topics ideas:

  • What is the meaning of Friday the 13th? (find reputable sources…then summarize and reflect)
  • How do people usually behave on this day?
  • What movies/songs/videos/books/poems have been written about Friday the 13th?  How is the theme of Friday the 13th depicted in them? Write an analysis.
  • Write a poem about Friday the 13th
  • Share some images related to Friday the 13th (school appropriate)  and analyze how they express the day
  • Describe party ideas for a Friday the 13th theme?
  • Summarize, Analyze, Synthesize, and Evaluate superstitions. Do you believe in them?  Why or why not?
  • Research and Reflect on trivia facts related to Friday the 13th
  • Read the article, then reflect on what you read 13 Things about Friday the 13th in Chicago


Option 2: Write about your favorite Game(s).

Games! I’m sure if you think back to all the games you have played since you were a child, you can list several different types of games, depending on your age level and personality.  Babies play peek-a-boo, toddlers love to play with shapes and toys that make lots of noise and music, pre-schoolers enjoy hide-and-seek, school age children like to play tag, all types of children and adults play sports, video games, board games, etc.  Games have been around for ages and there is such a variety that everyone can have their very own favorite.

So, what’s your favorite game?  Why do you enjoy it?  How do you play it?  What are the game rules? What’s the purpose of the game?  How do you win in it? Is your fave game easy or difficult to learn, beat, master, win?


Option 3: Advice for future high school students (incoming freshmen or  just to sophomores):

It’s May and your sophomore year of high school is coming to an end.  Think back over your Freshmen and Sophomore year and all the lessons you have learned.  I don’t just mean the educational lessons; I’m also referring to lessons about making friends, joining a sport, surviving final exam week, and utilizing educational technology.  What have you learned?  What do you wish you knew before you came to high school?  All of your advice could be precious to the current junior high students who will soon embark on their high school journey.  Sometimes, advice is taken more seriously when it comes from a peer close in age rather than someone much older.

You can use bullet points or numbers as long as your words are still high school level and definitely clear and descriptive enough that junior high students could learn from your advice and take it seriously.

Mock Interview Reflection 2016

So far you have completed job shadowing, created a resume, cover letter, and reference list.  Recently we conducted mock interviews in the classroom, where you were able to practice your interviewing skills.  You had a chance to act like an employer who was interviewing others for a job and you were able to practice your own interview skills by pretending to be at a job interview and responding to questions. Now, it’s time to reflect on the process.

Please type a 200 word (or more) reflection on the mock interview process by answering the following questions.  Feel free to Bullet Point each response or write as a one paragraph journal reflection.

  1. How did you feel while you interviewed a classmate?  Do you believe that seeing an interview from the employer’s perspective makes you more prepared or not?  Please explain.
  2. How did you feel while you were interviewed by a classmate?  Did you feel anxious, nervous, scared, prepared, overwhelmed, confident, etc.?  Please explain why you felt that way.
  3. How do you feel about your responses?  Do you think your responses to the questions were adequate or do you feel you could have done better? What question did you find easy?  What question did you find difficult to answer?
  4. What advice would you give someone who is participating in a mock interview or a real interview? What advice would you give yourself; in other words, how do you think you could improve for your real interview?
  5. Yes, I know these mock interviews weren’t real, so imagine how you would perform in the interview if it was real.  What have you learned you need to do to be better prepared?  How should you dress for an interview?  How should you behave before, during, and after an interview?  What should you bring with you to an interview?
  6. Evaluate the activity.  Be honest.  What do you think was good about this class activity?  How do you think we could improve this activity for next time, next year? Do you believe this is a skill you do need or do not need in real life?  Please explain.
  7. Take one of the 20 interview questions below and write a response that would be GOOD and one that would be BAD, then explain the difference with reasoning. It’s always good to practice job interview questions so that you become more and more comfortable.


Sample Interview Questions for High School Students

Prepare for Perfection!

Possible Interview Questions: Personal

  1. Tell me about yourself? What made you apply for this job?
  1. What clubs or organizations are you a member of?
  1. What have you learned from your hobbies, interests and outside activities?
  1. What qualifications do you have for this job?
  1. If I asked your teachers or your guidance counselor to describe you, what would they say?

Possible Interview Questions: Cooperation

  1. How do you feel about working with others and as part of a team?
  1. Describe a time when you worked with a team successfully? How do you handle team conflicts?
  1. Do you follow instructions easily? How do you work under pressure?
  1. When required, would you be willing to work overtime?

Possible Interview Questions: Self confidence

  1. What do you consider to be your greatest strengths, weaknesses or faults?
  1. How do you think a teacher who knows you well would describe you?
  1. Why do you think you are suitable for this position?
  1. Why should we consider you for this job instead of other applicants?

Possible Interview Questions: Motivation/initiative

  1. How did you prepare for this interview? What is important to you in a job?
  1. If you didn’t understand an instruction, what would you do?
  1. What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
  1. Describe your most rewarding experience in schoo
  1. Where would you like to be in 5 years?
  1. What are your long-range and short-range goals and objectives?
  1. When and why did you establish your goals, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve them?

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