Jenna in a Nutshell
What’s your name, major and hometown?
My name is Jenna Borowski and I am currently studying corporate communications. I am from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
What would be the most useful thing for me to know about you as a student?
I appreciate and am the most successful when my professors are organized, probably because I tend to be very organized.
What do you wish was different about school?
I wish students were given more opportunities to be creative and explore a broader range of topics in the classroom.
Describe a moment in school last year when you felt really engaged. Why do you think that moment was such a positive one for you?
Last year I took a visual communication course where the students were given a lot of creative freedom. I was always interested in my assignments for that reason. I felt like I was getting the opportunity to go beyond the “busy work” I sometimes receive from teachers.
What do you think teachers think about you, and what do you wish they’d think about you?
Teachers probably think I am relatively quiet and reserved in class because I don’t tend to be as talkative as I probably should be. However, I hope they think I am engaged and interested in their classes regardless of how often I speak.
Tell me about a teacher who you feel knew you well. What kind of student were you in his or her class? What did he or she do to get to know you?
I had an amazing teacher in high school who taught a history class that I loved. She knew me as well as any teacher I have had. It was a very stressful class so she was constantly pushing us to a high standard, but made sure to offer support for us to reach her expectations. I think she knew me well because the class was for the whole year, so she saw me every day and she also made herself available after school for questions and support.
If you could build a school, what would it look like?
If I could build a school it would be colorful and absent of any white hospital like lighting with plenty of spaces for students and teachers to collaborate as a group.
What do you wish I would ask you so that I can be a good teacher for you?
You’ve already asked all of the questions I would have wished you to ask.
What makes a weekend day great for you?
I love to spend time talking with friends, exploring Milwaukee and eating great food. My ideal weekend day includes all of these.
Anything else to add?
I’m excited to take this class!