People close to me knows... I can never say enough good things about Reach. I am grateful for the chance to be a college intern this summer, and will be eternally grateful for everything that Reach has done for me. As an intern this summer, I spent six weeks getting to know the next generation of Reach students, especially Cohort O, Reach graduating class of 2017. Captivating the students' interests may be difficult, but I enjoy seeing the moment when they find a topic that they show genuine interest and passion :)
(To the students of Cohort O- I had such a wonderful time with you all and I hope I didn't bore you guys to death with my occasional lecture. I will definitely try my best to attend your Stepping Up ceremony next year! If I'm back in Atlanta for the summer next year, I can guarantee you that I will be there!!!)
On a much lighter and humorous note, Reach teachers always organize the most memorable field trips, and I feel very guilty in living vicariously through my students' learning experiences. I'm not sure if I should be showing THIS MUCH interest in the students' field trips, but I definitely took advantage of the learning opportunities!
Field Trip #3: Civil Rights Museum
I did try the simulation and withstood the entire 3 minutes of glass breaking, loud insults, and death threats. I did not want to take the simulation lightly, so I did prepare myself to get myself in the mindset of a nonviolent protestor as much as possible. At first, I was okay with the yelling and glass breaking; I gritted my teeth and tried to get my thoughts to be elsewhere. At around minute two, I began to have difficulty focusing my thoughts anywhere else but the loud yelling in my ears and the constant kicking of my stool. The simulation, I believe, was already toned down significantly for visitors to experience; I cannot imagine if I have to go through the same thing for hours with actual profanity and racial slurs directed at time. While the three minute experience was brief, it definitely stuck with me the most during my visit.
Field Trip #4: High Museum of Art
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