When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside
What’s your name, major and hometown?
My name is Michaela Walters. I’m an Advertising and Psychology major from Elmhurst, IL.
What would be the most useful thing for me to know about you as a student?
I’m love learning and absorbing new information, but my attention span is short. Lectures are hard for me, but interactive learning works wonders.
What do you wish was different about school?
I wish most classes weren’t lecture-style. And I wish the attendance policies weren’t so strict. I also wish animals were allowed in my campus apartment.
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 conducted research for a psychology course and I felt really passionate about what I was studying. Utilizing the themes from our textbook in a real research study felt great, and it made me feel like I was actually learning something.
What do you think teachers think about you, and what do you wish they’d think about you?
I think most of teachers typically consider me quiet or unwilling to participate, but I wish they’d think of me as interested in participating but simultaneously nervous to talk in front of peers.
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 English teacher in high school who knew me quite well. I did very well in his class. He spent a lot of time talking with students, encouraging office visits, and reading our weekly personal reflections.
If you could build a school, what would it look like?
It would look a lot like the Google offices.
What do you wish I would ask you so that I can be a good teacher for you?
Most of these questions seem to cover the bases. So I wish you’d keep up the good work.
What makes a weekend day great for you?
If I can sleep in, enjoy my coffee, and spend the day reading/painting/eating, then it’s a good day.
Anything else to add?
No thank you!