Hi Christine! I heard you're currently in school. I am starting mine too. Maybe we can talk about it over lunch?
Yes I am! and It's nice to hear that you have decided to expand your expertise too! I can share a sketchnoting strategy I learned from my study skill course called Mind Mapping.
Stenberg College RDPNA 2018 Student ID: 11273509
Mind mapping is a highly effective way of getting information in and out of your brain. It is a creative and logical means of note-taking and note-making that literally "maps out" your ideas. A mind map is an easy way to brainstorm thoughts organically without worrying about order and structure. It allows you to visually structure your ideas to help with analysis and recall. A mind map can turn a long list of monotonous information into a colorful, memorable and highly organized diagram that works in line with your brain's natural way of doing things. I have a pad and a pen here, let me show you how it looks like....
Hmmm... This sounds interesting and fun!
What I found the most helpful is having the ability to prioritize your tasks, know what is the most significant, recognize urgency, be proactive and stay motivated. To be able to prioritize, you must practice self-awareness to recognize your own learning gaps. Being self-aware will enable you to recognize areas for re-development & make improvements.
Do you have any advice when it comes in managing tasks?
I actually learned about the importance of reflective practice yesterday. It is when an individual thinks critically about an action, thought, or experience.
Exactly! You can also use the Gibbs' 6 stages of reflection: description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion & action plan. Follow these steps and it will direct you to an effective reflective practice & will also assist you to critically think.
I will and don't forget to complete your journal today and reflect on our discussions.
Thank you for engaging and collaborating with me today. Please send me an email where I can locate reliable resources and websites! I would like to read more about mindmapping, prioritization, reflective practice & the Gibbs' cycle.
Hampe, N. (2013). Reflective practice andwriting: a Guide to getting started. Alia. Retrieved from http://alia.org.au/sites/ default/files/documents/Reflective.Practice. Writing.Guide20130409JB.pdf K. Jack and A. Smith(2007).Promoting self-awareness in nurses to improve nursing practice. Learning zone. Retrieved fromhttps://stenbergcollege. mrooms3.net/pluginfile.php/324569/mod_resource/content/2/ Promoting%20Self-Awareness-signed.pdf Mind Mapping (2018). What is Mind Map? Retrievedfrom https://www.mindmapping.com/mind-map.php Stenberg College (n.d.). Gibbs' (1988) Reflective Cycle. Reflective Cycle Gibbs. Retrieved from https://stenbergcollege.mrooms3.net/ pluginfile.php/324308/mod_resource/content/4/ ReflectiveCycleGibbs.pdf