White Group (from left to right) back row: Nusrat, Nazma, Rabia, Me, Ngoc, Anh, Aaliya, Yagel, Sumitra, Jesmin
front row: Israt, Jannatul, Pahima, Meher, Vinh
Time is flying! but when isn't it? It's the end of another 7 week course and subsequently the end of the semester. This time around I'm ready for a break and ready for the change that awaits us all next semester. Speaking of which...next semester we will all be teaching semester long courses instead of 7-week classes. I've spent the past few days not only grading and planning for our winter break vacation but also beginning to plan a semester-long course. I will still teach business leadership but will expand on the existing topics and emphasize self-leadership development.
In the spirit of Who Moved My Cheese here are the Writings on the Wall (with no editing) that the presentation groups created to inspire themselves and their classmates to practice leadership in regards to each specific topic from our course.
Ethics: “The more you’ll be ethical, the more you’ll take the world up.”
Psychodynamic: “Respect yourself and others to build a bridge of a good relationship.”
Transformational: “Transformational leadership is like a mountain, climb on it. If you succeed in climbing you can become a good leader.”
Culture: “If you don’t know anything about me you can’t make friendship with me.”
Women: “Never prefer to be the follower because of being a woman, other than make this fact as your straightness to be the leader for others.”Our students really do say and write the cutest/funniest things all the time and it's hard to remember to write them down...I didn't do too great of a job recording cute sayings from the white group but here are two:
- "In first class I failed, second year I studied two classes and I became third position and then first position. Oh God! A big change!!" -- Rabia
- "I want my teacher to keep smiling because it rises the value of your face." -- Meher (in her first writing assignment where they had to tell me about themselves and their expectations of the teacher)