Field Notes

 

FIELD NOTE #1

Interview and profile a fellow student whom you admire as a student – what makes them a successful student?

 

What’s your name: Hannah Paige Hutchins

 

How old are you: 18

 

Where are you from: Norwell, MA

 

What hobbies do you have: Soccer(retired)

 

In school what kind of student are you?: I am not an overachiever but I like to get work done.

 

What kind of teaching style do you like?: I like when they have powerpoints and not lectures.

 

What are your studying habits?: I am better studying in a quiet place but never take advantage of a quiet place.

 

What do you want to do in life: I want to be an occupational therapist.

 

What is your view on the education system: College has become a business and less about the students but the professors actually care about the student its just the university in general that wants your money.

 

Have you ever struggled in school: Yes, everyone struggles but for me it was in the science fields.

 

If you could go back to high school what would you change on your perspective of school? I would have tried harder freshman year and I wish I knew that freshman year matter the same amount as the other years

 

Is there any advice you could give future college students based on your experience already? Study, give yourself time to study for exams and figure out what works for you. College is about trial and error finding what things fit you best and what will help you to achieve your goal.

 

what makes them a successful student? I believe that something that makes me a successful student is my drive to achieve what I came here for and even though it can be hard at times I know that it will all pay off in the end. I have found what works for me and I am adjusting well.

 

After talking with Hannah I can conclude that she is a very driven student that likes to have challenges. She likes to use her drive to achieve even hard task and get the work done on time. I can speak from past experience of trying to challenge myself and to have a growth mindset so I am able to see my learning curve in my future of education. In class we have talked about Dweck talks about the “not yet” which is an alternative to letter grading. Not yet creates a new way of looking at your graded work and being able to see where you are now and where you can be in the future. I learned that when you approach any task the mindset you have for the task is going to determine how you do.  If your having an open mind and can see the challenge in it you have a growth mindset but if your worried about it and don’t want to try you have a fixed mindset. As we can see in this interview that hannah has a growth mindset and is able to see that if you are able to make adjustments to your working habits and see that in the long run hard work will pay off.

Interview and profile a fellow student whom you admire as a student – what makes them a successful student?

 

What’s your name: Hannah Paige Hutchins

 

How old are you: 18

 

Where are you from: Norwell, MA

 

What hobbies do you have: Soccer(retired)

 

In school what kind of student are you?: I am not an overachiever but I like to get work done.

 

What kind of teaching style do you like?: I like when they have powerpoints and not lectures.

 

What are your studying habits?: I am better studying in a quiet place but never take advantage of a quiet place.

 

What do you want to do in life: I want to be an occupational therapist.

 

What is your view on the education system: College has become a business and less about the students but the professors actually care about the student its just the university in general that wants your money.

 

Have you ever struggled in school: Yes, everyone struggles but for me it was in the science fields.

 

If you could go back to high school what would you change on your perspective of school? I would have tried harder freshman year and I wish I knew that freshman year matter the same amount as the other years

 

Is there any advice you could give future college students based on your experience already? Study, give yourself time to study for exams and figure out what works for you. College is about trial and error finding what things fit you best and what will help you to achieve your goal.

 

what makes them a successful student? I believe that something that makes me a successful student is my drive to achieve what I came here for and even though it can be hard at times I know that it will all pay off in the end. I have found what works for me and I am adjusting well.

 

After talking with Hannah I can conclude that she is a very driven student that likes to have challenges. She likes to use her drive to achieve even hard task and get the work done on time. I can speak from past experience of trying to challenge myself and to have a growth mindset so I am able to see my learning curve in my future of education. In class we have talked about Dweck talks about the “not yet” which is an alternative to letter grading. Not yet creates a new way of looking at your graded work and being able to see where you are now and where you can be in the future. I learned that when you approach any task the mindset you have for the task is going to determine how you do.  If your having an open mind and can see the challenge in it you have a growth mindset but if your worried about it and don’t want to try you have a fixed mindset. As we can see in this interview that hannah has a growth mindset and is able to see that if you are able to make adjustments to your working habits and see that in the long run hard work will pay off.

 

FIELD NOTE #2

  • Visit a professor in an office hour to talk about an assignment/concern in a class you’re taking

Last Thursday I went to my Biology ptofessor Dr. Ursula Roese because I had questions on an exam because I Had to take an exam that I missed last week. so I went to ask her about the quiz itself what the format would be and if I would be able to ask questions during the exam. Her office hours were from 9:30 to 10:30 and our class was at 11 so I had an hour to take the quiz and then go to bio class. I asked her about the different types of organisms that we needed to know and the different types of parts that are in an ecosystem. After meeting with my teacher I saw that it was veyr helpful to go to these professors and talk to them about what I needed help with. Since then Ive done well but I did start to fall behind again and I have already made an appointment with my professor again. These office hours are in place for students so they can get somecoaching on what they need. I was nervous to meet with my professor because it was a new experience for me and I was unsure if it would help or it would just be the professor talking at me like in class. I was able to find out that I was able to ask questions on what we were learning and also go over any question I may have gotten wrong on that exam. We would go over the question and we would look at every answer and I would try to figure it out and then she would guide me to the write and answer and then futher explain it.

 

FIELD NOTE #3

 

Notes

  • The video he views most often is from his pregame cage session last Sept. 4, the night he hit four homers for the Diamondbacks against the Dodgers.
  • He studies the clips constantly, to detect any hint that he might be deviating from the cuts he took that evening.
  • Each toy in the duffel has its purpose—its way of getting him back there.

 

Take the kickball.

    • During BP, Martinez holds it between his forward elbow—his left one—and his torso, as he faces the pitching machine.
    • “If the ball drops too early,” he explains, “then my elbow’s pushing back in a way that it shouldn’t.”

 

  • It’s all part of his ongoing effort to fight off his old swing, his natural one, the one that threatens to return every day.

 

Martinez was taken aback. “You’re asking me to change my swing, to change my way of making money?” he said. “Are you coming with me when they send me to Triple A after I go 0-for-20 because I’m trying to figure out a new way to hit the ball? No. You’re going to stay right here—and I’m going to be screwed.”

 

While Martinez chopped down at the ball, the sluggers he studied were swinging with a smooth uppercut. The head of his bat finished low. Theirs finished high. He asked Castro how he had learned to swing like that. “You’ve got to see my guys in California,” Castro said.

 

Martinez was dedicated to self-improvement—a belief instilled in him by his parents.

 

  • He had made the big leagues, and stayed there, with a garbage swing, one that he could now hardly bring himself to watch. How did I get this far with that swing? he asked himself. How good might I get if I learn to swing properly?

The problem wasn’t just the way he finished his swing. That was bad, but it resulted from everything he did that led to it. Martinez started with his hands low and, as a pitch arrived, raised them.

  • Trying to fix process that led to bad outcome

Read this article about JD Martinez and without too much prompting from me, help me understand how his process and practice might be in conversation with our work in ENG 122.

After awhile he learned how to bat amazingly and he was very passionate about what he was doing. The video he views most often is from his pregame cage session last Sept. 4, the night he hit four homers for the Diamondbacks against the Dodgers. He studies the clips constantly, to detect any hint that he might be deviating from the cuts he took that evening. Each toy in the duffel has its purpose—its way of getting him back there. Martinez was able to unlearn the way he bats and became the best by being open to new ideas and seeing the problem he had during the finish of his swing. But The problem wasn’t just the way he finished his swing. That was bad, but it resulted from everything he did that led to it. Martinez started with his hands low and, as a pitch arrived, raised them. It took him awhile to come to terms with that he wasn’t the best anymore and he wasn’t open to learning new methods and ways to swings because how can you unlearn something that you have been doing forever. In our english class we talked about how to unlearn old methods of writing essays like the 5 paragraph essay. It was hard at first because in highschool that’s what we were taught to do. But we learn how to unlearn it and see what we can achieve. Martinez finally realizing that he needs to unlearn that way he’s been swinging in order to be the best. Martinez was dedicated to self-improvement which was a belief instilled in him by his parents. He worked hard and perfected everything and completley changed his outlook on learning to swinging techniques.

 

 

FIELD NOTES#4

  • Book and keep an appointment with a SASC tutor

For the past 2 months I have been doing SASC tutoring for biology because I have been struggling. We went over all my exams and look at my grades to see where I am at. These types of tutors make it easy for me to understand my biology much better because my professor isn’t able to make things clear enough for me when I have gone to her in the past.  I was able to find out that I was able to ask questions on what we were learning and also go over any question I may have gotten wrong on that exam. My tutor Katrina made sure that i didn’t leave without fully understanding everything that we talked about and make sure that I am up to date on all my quizzes online. After being with this tutor I have seen how my grade has gone up but I do still struggle with taking exams because I have had a learning disability so it does take me some time to figure out my assignments and figure out ways that that I can learn it with tools that work for me. One of the reasons that I started going to the SASC tutoring was because I couldn’t keep up with the work because by the time I learned one thing my class was on to the next and I would begin to get stressed out but after these tutoring sessions started I feel more calm and prepared.

 

 

FIELD NOTE #5: Find an online magazine or podcast that thinks things through and read/listen to something

What We Know About the Opioid Epidemic Now

  • Psychology Today

Opioids over the past years have become a great epidemic. Opoids trigger the release of endorphins, the chemicals in your brain that decreases pain and increase feelings of pleasure. Taking opioids over time causes the body to produce fewer of its own endorphins. As a result, the brain requires the drug to produce good feelings and this is what leads to addiction. Over the past 20 years research has shown that doctors have increasingly prescribed opioids to treat chronic pain, even though the evidence suggests that these medicines are not effective in the long term. many of these patients that have been given these drugs have become addicted or began selling their personal prescriptions. This has let to a major epidemic of opoids abuse but for those have used these drugs for the purpose they are perscribed have seen great results in their pain relief. But even though it ,may be helping some people we have to look at the factor of what about for patients who are addicted and also experience pain? This article showed me that the most effective way to treat these patients is through coordinated care, where doctors communicate with each other to address the patient’s pain but without over-prescribing pain medications. People who abuse medicines go to the emergency department many times a week and become hospitalized 6 times more than to patients who don’t abuse these perscriptions. But the evidence shows that interventions such as behavior modification therapy and pill counting are effective at reducing abuse and helping patients get the pain relief they need.