Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Reflective Blog Entry

My time at DLC has been challenging, fun, and exciting. I have grown to love the DLC. No other program has really changed how I felt about being "smart". I didn't like being smart early on in my life. Most people were even jealous it made me feel bad. Expectations were to high to live with I didn't like school. Now it's the thing I look forward every night. I don't feel like different than everyone DLC is my second home and it's great

Now sadly DLC isn't all fun and games. Projects must be done however possible and on time with exceeding expectations. Projects get good and bad comments. Most are just constructive sayings. Ms. Bailin our teacher isn't exactly "YAY YOU DID AWESOME WOOHOO YOUR SUPER EPIC!" She gives that out very rarely. So when we had to do our Industrial Revolution dress rehearsal my slides were terrible so she said they needed to be better. So... I did. The next day my brand new two slides with new content were presented and explain exceptionally! Ms. Bailin left me a comment on the grade. "New content, Amazing explanation, Good Job!" That was my most proud moment so far in the DLC.

Projects sometimes don't go the way you planned them mostly because you are with a group. (I don't like groups that much) You could get the image of the best project in your head the best you can and try to make you project like that but in a group everyone has to share their ideas too. So we have to mix ideas and make the best of the outcome. That can be hard though. Like my recent Stephen Crane re-do or should I say re-fail. We were able to make up our bad grades of the first Stephen Crane Project but our group wasn't as productive as we were in the first so we didn't get a lot done then rushed through the rest at the last week. Then we got our grade which was an D-.

My favorite part about DLC is that I get to work with people that sorta of think like me so it's easy to get along with everyone. in the beginning of DLC I thought I would be made fun of and laughed at. Then I came the first day and that idea failed with flying colors. Now most of the people in block 1 are my friends and we all have had our laughs here and there. So I guess my favorite part is the people in DLC. (and the teacher) ;)

Some hopes for the second semester I think are to not fail, have more speech associated projects, and to have my own O.M.G. project. Expectations are very high. So with all that being said I love DLC it's people and their work being here is were all honors kids should be.


  1. Very honest reflection. The Stephen Crane project was a lesson for everyone in the group. That was the past and you've had other great projects. When has Ms.Bailin ever said "yay you did awesome woohoo your super epic!" I think that omg project is coming soon!

  2. You were very honest in this reflection. I think the people involved in DLC are the best part too. Don't worry, that OMG project will come at sometime. Every body will have a fail moment too, just pick yourself up and move on. Good Luck in second semester!!!

    Emma :D

  3. I can tell that you put a lot of effort and honesty forth into your reflection. Many people have had trouble in the past, including me. I picked up myself and moved on when that happened. I think that many people want to have that OMG project, and it happens to everyone, but just at different times. Keep up the good work!

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  6. Dear Devyn,

    No one likes to be judged, and it is hard to be different. I am glad you were able to adapt and that you are enjoying DLC.

    It is very difficult to work in groups when you have your own idea, but sometimes it is easier to have groups. You can split up the work, and get things done faster. You're right, sometimes you have to use other people's ideas and compromise, and the end product does not turn out well. In those cases it might be better to just stick with one person's idea, even if you already had one. In groups, you do have to make some sacrifices, but you often get a better end result.

    Also, never underestimate yourself, maybe these 'exceeding expectations' are not too far from your reach. Often failure leads to success, so remember to learn from your previous mistakes and work hard in the future!