My Final Representation For ESST 317

I felt it was more meaningful coming directly from me rather than reading a script. I worked hard and dedicated lots of time to this reflection, hope you enjoy! This is a video about my pledge I made in my ESST 317 class. At the very first class, I was told to make a pledge which was uncomfortable because I had never made a pledge before and I was unsure about what to do. I wanted to do something that would be meaningful and would help me to learn more about the province and country that I live

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Blog #10: My Realizations

Another week has come and gone, time is flying! This past week, I was not able to actually do anything, but rather I was thinking about what kind of citizen I am, what it means and all which has changed my vision of what an engaged citizen is. I read the article the other week, but I never went in depth into it, like we did in class. I read it, decided I was personally responsible citizen and then moved on. But after going to class on Monday, I soon realized I am more than just a personally

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Blog #9: Bringing my Future Students Into the Picture

These past few weeks have been beyond hectic, but I am still fulfilling my pledge as best as I can. I was able to donate food to All Nations Hope Network and I could see how much they appreciate my donations. I remember at the beginning when I contacted the director; she was saying how in need they are of donations. This simple act, I feel can go such a far way and can help a few individuals. I can see that I am a Personally Responsible Citizen, with the various donations I have made. As an

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Blog #8: Response To Feedback

The feedback I received last week was helpful in some ways but tedious in other ways. I believe it was overall a good idea, but maybe the two people could have communicated to make sure they were on the same page. Within the feedback from both of my partners, they saw different things, for example, one said I had no curriculum links and the other said I had many. So on that note, I did not find this feedback overly helpful. But looking at the suggestions for the upcoming weekly blog posts, was

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Blog #7: Giving my Time

An engaged citizen to me, means being active in the community and becoming apart of the community, being one. I think it is important in a community that no one is left behind and everyone feels apart and appreciated. I feel my pledge that I have chosen is fitting and through my donations to various foundations, I am demonstrating this. I continue weekly to continue donating in some form and I am loving every minute of it so far. I feel I have grown as a person and I have discovered so many

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Blog #6: Committing to my Pledge

This past week was super successful, and I did not let excuses get in my way. I was able to donate food to the children of Strathmore, and I was also able to donate blood for the first time. It was an amazing experience. I appreciate myself that I made the effort to commit myself to my pledge even though I was at home visiting with my family. Donating at the Strathmore Youth Club was life-changing because I saw the list of children that needed this food and it shocked me. I saw names on that

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Blog #5: One Small Step at a Time

This past week has not been as successful as I had hoped it would be. I have been so busy between beginning my pre-internship, working, school, family issues and other commitments. I realize all I am doing is making excuses and I realize I need to work on committing myself more, as I did pledge. As a result, I was unable to do anything this week, but I did not let this stop me. Although I did not physically do anything, I did contact two organizations, of which I will donate to next week, to

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