I have learned so much!

I’m a senior attending Brooklyn Studio Secondary school, and I’ve been working with Ms. Brown for several weeks. I could already tell you I’ve learned so much. Meeting in small groups a couple days a week has helped me learn new skills, qualities, etc. The main goal is to prepare not only me, but all students for the future. I am graduating this year and I have a whole new chapter of my life waiting. Ms. Brown has aided me in my communication, relationship, interaction, and problem-solving skills for college and upcoming jobs.

Learning how to engage and approach scenarios in the real world will prevent you from freezing up, getting anxiety, etc. For example, Ms. Brown has stressed how important your attitude is to yourself and others around you. When speaking to family, friends, professors, and bosses, it is important for you to keep eye contact, have appropriate body language, and reactions. Asking questions and adding comments while someone is talking shows interest and empathy. This helps build strong relationships. It is important for everyone to keep good relationships and connections. This has benefited me in my daily life, school specifically. Since school has been online this year, I have learned how to open up and associate with classmates that I don’t know or haven’t spoken too in a year. New friendships form and I am able to connect to people that are going through the same situation.

In addition, Ms. Brown and my teachers have made me become a leader in a way. I lead my own group in class and gain comfort/trust from other students. In these small groups we mostly target mental wellness and the art of listening. Each student reveals what makes them happy and sad. Coming up with solutions to certain conflicts. I have incorporated qualities like integrity, communication, gratitude, and empathy. I can thank Ms. Brown and Generation text for this.]

Aura

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I really loved the Eight Essential Questions and Mean vs. Nice

As a speech-language pathologist I feel it is crucial to give students the language (vocabulary) to express their feelings.

I Learned So Much

As an educator, I am more aware of how my classroom should be (culture and climate) and it’s so important.

I really enjoyed differentiating between bullying and discriminatory harassment

As a teacher I never considered discriminatory harassment in school or online for that matter, I always had one broad term, bullying.

Lunch Bunch success

The students you meet with in the “lunch bunch” are so excited to go to the program each week.

Remember to slow down

This has reminded us to slow down and take time for conversation with each other/to build relationships instead of just "work" all the time

Supporting colleagues

My implementing some of the strategies we are learning about bit more about colleagues to support during these times.