Sunday, 13 August 2017

The teenage brain

This hub time we learned about the teenage brain and some of the questions that the parents ask about our 'strange' behaviour. I personally think that these articles are very one sided. You can see that its been written by parents that have had bad experiences with teens through these years. The articles made out as if a monster had taken over us, I think that they didn't bother to ask our side. They generalised everything and made out as if we all did this. But I do have to say that the scientific side was really interesting and did make some sense. 

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Personal agency

How might we apply this in learning?: 
We think in normal school that the results to our important test define our learning. Being able to know that we can all go at different paces means that we can all move forward by our own speed and actually improve rather than being held down by the belief that we are only achieved if we stand by our peers with our learning. This is completely untrue because we are all different people with different needs and so we work differently! 

How might we apply this in life?:
When we leave high school and look for jobs we are all going to encounter an interviewing process that saves out the people that they aren't looking for. So when we get beat down and don't want to find other jobs because they didn't choose us it can make us want to achieve more and soar higher or send some people down a spiral of self doubt and make them lose hope and not try again. By setting goals we can make next steps when bad or unexpected things happen!

What limiting factors might exist around personal agency?:
Some things are just totally out of our control and some people might not have the resources to set goals and have such powerful encouragement from there school and family. Some schools still base there teachings of old rituals that have long dated and after generations we still use the same techniques when the jobs and standard have changed. When we question why we don't fit in the traditional school it may be the school not fitting to us. By having goals and cutting expectations we can improve our chances to get further in our personal and work environment. 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Personal well being reflection

On Monday we did a task that told us about the state of our well being, we were able to identify what made us stressed and it was meant to see the rout of the problem to you worries and stresses. My results made me think about how lucky that I was that my family was mostly healthy, It made me appreciate things that I had never thought to like having food and shelter. My results showed average/ above average witch was no surprise as I am quite a happy healthy person. I think that this quiz is a little inaccurate with some of the questions and is a more osfm and so its a hit or miss. Overall it was cool to have an insight to what  makes people feel upset or mentally unstable. 

Sunday, 11 June 2017

New Habit!

At the moment we have 10 habits that include resilient, curious, creative, adventurous, purposeful, contributive, compassionate, responsive, remorseful. I I were to add another one I would make it teamwork I think that this would be a great addition to the habits because its something that hpss strives to achieve. Being a part of a group is something that is the core of hobsonville values and teamwork can strive to create a better relationship between student to student, teacher to teacher and student to teacher. Teamwork can create a better and more inclusive environment to learn and makes more introverted people be able to share there ideas. 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Personality test!

I got the personality of campaigner. Some of the traits that come with this is things like, being a leader. I think that this is quite accurate because I hate to be the one being told what to do, Some things that are a downside to this category is things like being a perfectionist. I think that this is true because I tend to not want to show people things unless its perfect. I do think that this test was very accurate, although it was quite inconvenient when we had to answer the 100 questions. The link to the test is - 

Sunday, 7 May 2017


I dont feel that I am reaching my full potential. I feel like i'm flying under the radar a little and am only just doing the bare minimum. I need to complete my work to a higher standard if I want to get back to a place that I feel comfortable with. I know that this is not my best.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Personal excellence vs excellence!

  • One idea in this article was that personal excellence is something that is unique to you and your goals I found it interesting because we have been taught for so long that we are to compare ourselves to our peers.
  • This article made me think about what my goals are and if they are relevant to what I want to achieve in the long run.
  • This helped me to understand that we all learn at different paces and we shouldnt compare ourselves to others around us because they are just on a different journey.
  • I will be able to use the idea that we are all at different places in our life in my career because it will help me to achieve personal excellence.
  • An example of someone I know who does this is the teachers at hpss and what they do is make sure that we all are comfortable and challenged with the learning position we are in.