Tuesday, March 26, 2013

For class on Monday we got together with the Forest View High School students and discussed college readiness. The group I was in was very productive and well organized. The students and I spoke very casually which was nice. I gave what advice I could about college and they seemed to be ready to learn. Ultimately their path to college is all up to them. How they do in school and  what schools they pick all comes down to the choices they make.

When I started talking about the things I enjoy about being in college, apart from the obvious which is an higher education, is the opportunity to achieve greater success later in life. Also the social networking is awesome. All the new people you get to meet and build relationships with is really an exciting thing on the path to adulthood.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

It all comes together

For this daybook journal entry we were asked to walk around the building and pick phrases that we seen. The two phrases I found from around the building were "You're not alone" and "Leave your mark". From everyone else's phrases I wrote this poem which seems to be a poem about discovery and exploring the world around you and in the end to be able to leave your mark on others and to come to the realization that no matter where you are, you are not alone.

I thought this was a fun and interesting activity because we were able to come together collectively as a class and all add our own random flavor to the board with this list of phrases, and then individually we could arrange them into our own words while mixing and matching the discoveries of others. I think this is a really good analogy of what happens in reality and how we all learn from each other by what they find out in the world or by what we find out in the world, but ultimately it comes down to our interpretation of how we see it.