Posted by: jeanannfrench | October 22, 2009

Thursday, October 22

This morning started early enough with phone calls from Sparky about getting the last few things in for the auction.  Looks like I/we broke $24,000.  We, being Sparky and I because Sparky was a real champ tracking down those last minute items.

Today was class day, again, and what a special day!  I really got a rush from one of my students.  Here’s the story . . .

The students are writing a case study and the topic has to be about communication, but their choice from a wide range of categories.  Most of the students have a job outside of class, so they have been able to relate to the application of the coursework.  One of the young men shared his topic with me today – “Managing Stress in the Workplace.”   He works at construction with his dad who is a supervisor.  As part of the writing process, the student asked the dad to read the paper.  The dad was so impressed with his son’s perceptions and recommendations that he wants to take the paper to management.

I am so jazzed to see a student make a direct application of the studies.  I reckon this is what teaching is all about.


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