The truth is, I’m confused by what I’ll do with my free time every other Wednesday and Friday. I’m wondering what I’ll dream about if not best practices in discussing burning and itching with 10th graders. But the lessons of C2C are vast and unforgettable, dynamic and resonating. So, compadres of the Classroom and the Community: Move on, but not away. Keep learning. Keep observing. Keep experiencing. Keep doing what you do and doing what you never thought you would.
In conclusion, while reflecting on the semester, there are, of course, point moments I remember—many of them surrounding Audra’s facial expressions and the general hilarity of our class members. But the greatest lessons are in a culmination of rare experiences:
- Guest lectures and partnership with TFA teachers in and out of our Rollins classroom
- Developing relationships with some mad cool kids aged 4-18
- Fielding questions from these kids as they actively participate in their learning
- Overcoming the terror of standing in front of a room and teaching something
- Sharing both our successes and our failures in the classroom, in order to grow
- Getting outside that comfort zone we all love and experiencing the doctrines that brought us into public health
What have we learned? Who are we?
Time to think
I do. We do. You do.
Who do you see in C2C?
--Erin McGrath Keyes