Personal Narrative: My Learning Project

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Everyone has their unique ways of learning something from start to finish. Often times we take for-granted our abilities to successfully teach a task or technique to ourselves not to mention others. Once we find that drive or that spark we can put forth the effort to teach us something that we have never learned before. Its all about the ideas behind what actually goes into learning something new. In an effort to gain a better understanding of how we learn I have thought of a learning goal, something that I have always wanted to teach myself and to learn the techniques to successfully produce a work of art. For my learning project, I chose to learn how to work with and use fondant in decorating cakes. Gaining a better understanding of the process …show more content…
With this challenge I was able to find the strengths needed to overcome or successfully accomplish my goals. “A Strength is the ability to provide consistent, near-perfect performance in a given activity” (Clifton, Anderson, & Schreiner, 2006) As I successfully did my research to find out how to make fondant along with the best ways, I was able to use my strength of self-assurance, responsibility and Adaptability. I found that throughout my learning attempts that my self-assurance strength became a valuable thing to have. Throughout many times of trying and failing I was able to pick myself up through this process and reassure myself with the confidence needed to keep going. Responsibility being one of my top signature themes became very handy to have during this whole learning process. I found that this strength gave me the ability to keep going, because this process was so important to me, I was able to take this on and learn the necessary skills to fulfill this learning goal. I was able to step up to the plate and take full responsibility for what I was doing and successfully attempted a skill that I had never done before. With that strength came my strength of adaptability. This strength gave me the ability to roll with the punches. I was able to be flexible in what I was doing and to make the necessary corrections when things just …show more content…
I learned how to apply my strengths in a way that would increase my motivation. I learned that things that I felt were weaknesses was actually a strength in so many ways. Learning about the different learning styles has given me a better understanding and a way to not only use the info for myself but also in teaching others. I have gained a better understanding that we all learn differently and it 's important to make sure that when you are teaching a group of people to keep that into consideration. Applying my learning style to everything that I do will help me to become a successful life-long

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