Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What I have been up to

It's been a long while since I have blogged. I had a number of 'ahha' moments in class, browsing the internet and through conversations...and i'm like, I definitely should blog about that. I guess I have truly been converted to a blogger :).

The semester is finished and I am very happy that I was able to do very well on my Seminar in Work Motivation and Leadership Course. The teacher was very dynamic, had interesting class exercises and made the class very practical. People have a tendency to forget good teaching skills and effective lesson planning when it comes to adult learners. Yes, we bring more to the table and we are often more independent than younger learners. However, we still need to be engaged. Therefore, I was very appreciative of the lecturers teaching style.

I started my fellowship today and I am super excited. The highlight of the orientation was a speech by one of the founders of the program. Determination and passion resonated from her speech. She spoke of the transformation of students from being F students to B students in a year. The interesting thing was that some of the students were classified as having learning difficulties. The questions that pop up immediately are, how many students are being doomed by bad assessments? How many students are being stifled from reaching their full potential? I am very happy to be apart of a program that makes learning engaing and invest in offering'at risk students' work skills.

Well that's what I have been up to! oooh I totally forgot about my exciting final project. I am doing a gap analysis of my father's business, then design and implement one intervention.