My Employability Skills: A Reflection

Discuss the skills that you would like to work on and what you can do to improve or practice them so that you are employable in the future:

I want to work on the skill of ability to accept and integrate criticism and feedback because the world is , harsh and I won’t always get good complements. So, I would like to improve by reminding myself that it’s for my own good an the feedback and criticism will help me in the future. I also, want to work on time management because it is good to be organized. In the future I will try to plan all my schedule and go by my schedule that I’ve written to make my life easier and to use time wisely when I am very busy.


Describe the skills you currently have and how you used them in the activities:

Teamwork was a big skill we needed because when someone needed help remembering someone’s name or what they like (their hobbies) we help that person out giving them hints or giving the answers. I have a teamwork skill. I am good at working in a group and helping out each other. We had to communicate a lot in the activities because we were telling our names and hobbies. We also, had to pass the yarn to someone and when we did that we used communication. Problem solving was a big need because we had a big knot in our yarn so we had to help this girl unknot the knot. Enthusiasm and attitude was a skill we had because we needed to help and cheer the people around us and let them know we are here for them. I have all these skill in the tool box and I used them during our activities in class.

Reflection #1


We analyzed a lot of the stories together during classes. It really helped me understand the bases of the story. For example, when we talked about the symbol of the eye during our discussion in class it helped me better understand the meaning of the symbol. Also, when we were in small groups reading the doll house together, he had time to talk about the ideas, it was fun. I think analyzing and critiquing really helps me go deeper into my thoughts.


Investigating in the class with my class mates helped me go deeper into my ideas and understand the meaning of the story. I liked investigating the theme because I can see other peoples perspective of the story. The story can mean different thing for different people. When we are figuring out the theme in class I saw my classmates perspective and it helped me understand their thoughts.


I used a lot designing and developing during my final short story. I had to think of ideas, sketch them down a paper and re think to make them sound better. I designed a mind map writhing down my conflict, rising action, and climax. I also, puts some words down that I include in my story and special symbols I chose. I also used this skill during my writing for the Jack Sparrow assignment. I had to take ideas for the videos we watched and take ideas to write in Jack Sparrow’s perspective.

I used a lot of the critical thinking skills during the short story unit.