Reflective Essay On The First Day Of A Group

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I never really understood the significant of groups until the first week of spring semester at Florida State University. I’m always super nervous the first day of class nevertheless; this time was even more unpredicted. I have this bubbly teacher all excited and ready to dive in. She started by introducing herself to some and revitalizing to others. As class develops she goes over the syllabus and conferring expectations and assignments for the spring semester. I quickly grasp that some assignments required me to work with others, and I instantly became nervous. At that point, I was wishing I could evade this class altogether. As I like working with others, yet my nerves were shot through the roof. To explain, I like working with other people however, I’m not sure if other people like working with me. I like to sit back and see the others members of the group before, I dive in. Some members of the group may think that I’m not eager to take part, but that is not the problem. Some groups make me panicky. Sometimes, I over think and pass judgement on myself before others can. I know groups are a chance to work with others and learn and come up with fresh ideas yet, I feel edgy. The …show more content…
According to (Kottler and Englar-Carlson 2015) the book talks about risks and casualties in a group and how the avoid such risk. Also, the book discussed how difficult it is to monitor closely how each participant is responding to circumstances during any given time. (Kottler and Englar-Carlson 2015) For example, as we were discussing the best group experience we ever had the white female went off talking about the worst experience. I could see that brought up some bad memories of her last group experience. That was unexpected but her sharing the experience was great. As a group we were empathetic towards her. In class we discussed how there are many benefits to being in a group and how the group can take many

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