Responding to the prompt "what's working well for you?", I'm sharing excerpts from the mid-semester written reflections that I have received to date.
"All of the assignments have gotten me to think more clearly about what I want to do, why I want to do it, and how to make it happen."
"I like the readings and would be happy to have even more assigned."
"I am glad the class is a mix of classical and non-classical musicians and a mix of age too—having just young classical musicians would have felt too insular for me."
"I liked being asked to consider the intersection of specific areas of public need and our own interests/passions. I hope you’ll have us really dig into that kind of truth-seeking--as often as possible."
"Understanding the difference between a career and a mission has been especially helpful for me: now I see certain things as my “career moves” and other things as mission-driven."
"Using A Far Cry as a case study was a helpful exercise, and I think in general the more specific the conversations are, the better."
"Every week I have a better idea of what I really desire, what's possible, important..."
"I love having the opportunity to learn specific information about non-profits in a sequential way. I've dabbled in different areas before, but it is nice to have a more thorough overview."
"I am figuring out my own ideas and voice in a supportive and creative environment."
Sharing project documentation and examples of student thinking, and my own.