Session 6 on 11/10/2015: Finding Patterns in your Self-talk Research


Summary: At the beginning of the class, I shared with you my 1 week inventory about what I say to my self, by noticing the priority of the most positive self-talk trends and the most negative. Some of you gave me some great suggestions for practice self-talk use. Afterwards, you got into pairs with people you haven't spoke to or haven't spoken a lot to before about your self-talk inventory. I was very happy at the content and length of your conversations in another language as well. Bravo! Lastly, you write on your reflections of the class. 


Homework due on 11/17/2015:

I. As best you can, talk notes on your Self-talk Inventory about what you say to yourself in key words on an A3 sheet of paper provided to you in class on this day. You get to present on this subject in the coming weeks, so it will be good to find trends and patterns about the kind of phrases you say to yourself in different situations. If and when you experience negative self-talk, you might want to make a note of some positive self-talk you might want to replace it with the negative. Then graphs, charts, tables, pies, and/or other visual adds would be useful to draw to explain your trends and tendencies.

Here are three questions that might help design:

1) What interested you the most and the least about recording your self-talk?

2) What trends or patterns did you find during your week of recording your self-talk? 

3) What are the emerging categories about your self-talk?

II. Option to complete an entry of self-study in your Four-Skills Log. The entry should be one hour in length or longer and please answer the questions completely: 

Which day, which practice task and how long?  Reflections: What did you do? How long for? What did you notice? How did you feel? New speaking or listening goals?