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    Adversity In The Alchemist

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    People often retreat in the face of adversity. The problem with this is that adversity creates some of the biggest character building events you’ll ever face. The best way to build good character through adversity is by facing the challenge and not backing down. The way you face the adversity presented to you will change the way you think in the future just like how mistakes are the best teachers. Adversity challenges people everyday to make hard decisions and inevitably learn from the decisions they make.Santiago in Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist demonstrates this very early when his money is stolen because he was too trusting. Although this is a enormous set back in Santiago’s adventure he faces it with perseverance and continues to work towards…

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    Growth Mindset Theory

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    effort, as opposed to a fixed mindset in which one believes their abilities are unchangeable (Dweck, 2006). Students with fixed mindset believe intelligence is static and tend to desire looking smart, therefore they avoid challenges, give up easily, see effort as fruitless, ignore useful feedback, and are threatened by others’ success. Students with a fixed mindset report feeling dumb when they have to work hard, and are more likely to become discouraged or defensive, may avoid opportunities…

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    My preconceived notion of resilience was the ability to get knocked down and have the strength to get back up again. However, when I read the article it caused me to challenge my perception of resilience. In my response, I will address and discuss critically what challenges I believe I will face and how I can best safeguard myself against the potential tests to my resilience, as a trainee Teacher. I believe it is incredibly important for anyone undertaking a PGCE or any Teacher training route,…

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    your life. In the article, Melissa talks about the importance of challenging yourself. It is important to challenge yourself to grow and achieve your goals in life. It is important to continually challenge yourself to reach the goals you set for yourself. For example, in scenario 3 Melissa says how it is important to make sure you are still challenged even though at times you may feel uncomfortable. In the article, Melissa used the example of exercising as being something great for you although…

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    and implementing various techniques. This writer has gained additional awareness into what the counseling relationship looks like as well as how to challenge the client, problem solve, collect and reframe the story, identify possibilities, set goals, implement a plan, and ultimately lead the client to termination and maintenance. This paper is a reflection of what she has learned throughout this course. Skills and Strengths This writer feels that the most significant information she learned…

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    in reading text with more complexity. Moreover in math, I believe my goal ended up overshot. The Investigations unit allowed the students new challenges in math. The students succeeded with the new tasks. The students were actually disappointed when they had to stop playing the games. My mentor also planned one center to have a familiar game so that students were not overwhelmed with new concepts. It ended as a success due to the students attempted making word problems with the familiar games…

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    In Student Affairs we can challenge students to think creatively, speak boldly, and lead fiercely in their college careers. Students attend college to gain knowledge and learn at a higher level of thinking, to me that means we must challenge them to adapt and learn more about themselves, the world they live in, and how they would like to fit into the world around them. This concept is greatly encouraged by the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, a framework that encourages students…

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    your biggest challenge or challenges in life? My biggest challenge at life as of now is trying to have motivation for thriving other than just going with the same repetitious routine and doing it in hope my motivation will start back up. I’ve been challenged with that motivation-less feeling for the past few months. Though my grades are perfectly fine, my motivation lacks on things I feel like are unnecessary. For example, I don’t enjoy hanging out with friends and family as much as I wish I…

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    supervisor, it is vital to understand the qualities that each role presents. Within this assignment, I will discuss the three roles I believe to be important within the supervisor role. I will also discuss the challenges that could potentially present themselves while acting as a teacher. Finally, I will discuss the importance of each role and what the literature review reference for future call to actions. Teacher The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs…

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    Perseverance is a lesson taught through hardship and difficulty, most people learn this skill as they begin their young adult life, but for me, I had learned this lesson at a very young age. The most common societal definition of perseverance is usually taught to people as: “stay strong despite the challenges you face” which is a belief that is interpreted in a number of ways by many people. I believe that the real definition of perseverance is facing a challenge and being able to succeed,…

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