“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. By Edith Wharton
Week Number Three..!!!
Last week completed the third week of our “on-line” educational services project. We are now in 3rd gear as we move successfully towards maximum performance.
I predicted our students and volunteer teachers (The Dream Team) would soon get into a rhythm as both students and teachers grow familiar with each other. This relationship development is essential. It enhances the communications and interactions and enriches the education process.
I observed Emery R. and Lisa B. during their on-line periods last week. They both have older students. These are “master teachers” at work and it is wonderful to watch.
The much younger students are being educated by two more “master teachers”. Katy D. and Jane R. are clearly skillful in reaching and keeping young students engaged and participating in their lessons. Watching these two teachers is exhausting as you see them confront the challenges of student engagement during the hour long session. I still have a couple teachers to observe.
In all cases, this third week was a positive turning point in moving past the “let’s get acquainted” stage and leaping into the “let’s learn” stage.
Thank you Dream Team as you remind me of “beautiful stained glass” letting the colors of light come thru!
Highlighting Copey Learning Center Graduate!
Dahiana Ulloa graduated from high school about 5 years ago and has continued her education by attending higher institutions of learning. Currently, she is involved in “distance learning” while studying “Control of Natural Resources”.
While pursuing her college credentials, she has been working as an interviewer in a government institution helping people continue with their studies, assisting with finances, and providing assistance with housing and other living resources.
She has provided invaluable support to the Copey Learning Center as a volunteer and travelled to the United States in 2018 under the “Pathway Project” as a chaperone.
Her goals are to teach and share knowledge about nature and biology. Perhaps, a career as a tourist guide could be in her future. Most important, Dahiana would like to be a “change agent” and help others realize the importance of nature.
“Friends of Copey” applauds Dahiana for being a strong role model for others in the Copey community to follow. We became very acquainted with her during her time in the United States during her chaperone support. She made a very favorable impression on us all and we continue to wish her well.
Dahiana, thank you for being an excellent “ambassador” for the Learning Center and a proud supporter of “Friends”.
August 27th represented the 7th year since the death of Anne G. Broady.
Our Mom is remembered and continues to be an important part of “Friends of Copey”. The Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund has financially provided more than 125 scholarships since starting in January 2014.
“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. Express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you will soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you will find that you have more of it.”
By Ralph Marston