This lesson went a lot more smoothly than Monday’s. As teachers we were more prepared for what we were up against with students not responding, and I think we dealt with behavior as well as linguistic obstacles a lot more thoroughly.
The students were a lot tougher than I think a lot of us were expecting, especially in regards to linguistic barriers. I’m not sure we were aware we would be working with people that can’t understand English very well. Regardless, we got the message across and it was a success. A very large growing moment for me, at least, as a teacher. This was great training for teaching in the future.
This was super informational and I’m actually really glad I went. I recently had a suicide that affected me and it helps to know what to do and how to be progressive about it. I’m finally confident in the way that I speak to people that may be at risk and this was definitely a worthwhile experience that I will utilize often.
Huge success! Considering it was (I think) all of ours first time, and that we had to condense lots of information, it went surprisingly smooth. The class of students were very respectful, engaging, and it is fulfilling and refreshing to see a group of bright young individuals accept us, what we have to say, and show interest in theirs as well as our futures. I hope to work with this group more often, and I feel we have made an impact on them and how they perceive healthcare.
The speaker that we had come in was amazing! She really prepared us for what is coming in regards to public speaking in communities that have experienced cultural oppression. I think she boosted all of our confidences and really feel she prepared us for the presentation we had the following day. I would love to see more of her!