Friday, April 29, 2011

Taking a Few Moments

Yesterday it was my student's last day. She was with me for eight weeks, full time. The office feels empty and surpringly big (for a closet) without her here. As she thanked me for the experience, I too was thankful for what she taught me. It was my first experience having a student and I was lucky to have had someone motivated and smart.

What I learned:

1) Ask more questions.

2) Google is the answer to almost any question.

3) It's important to take break for lunches and laughs.

4) I have an abnormally weak stomach for the health care field.

5) Starting a swear jar will make me poor while making some charity rich.

6) Find better descriptor words for "ya know" and "thingy".

7) My files are in desperate need of organizing.

8) Don't ever assume.

The list can go on... But my attention span can't. It was wonderful to have the student and her enthusiastic energy. Work has become dull and unfulfilling lately and I was thankful to have a chance to see a bit of it through her positive perspective.

5 comments:

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Taking note of what you learned will indeed make you better!...Daniel

Shybiker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's valuable to pull lessons from all of our interactions. Clearly, you've drawn some good ones here. Good for you!

Tinfoils Tiaras said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's so neat that you had a student! I'm always the student, never the recipient of one ;) It's refreshing sometimes to get that 'newbie' perspective when we're feeling disgruntled!

Pop Champagne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

nice list, if I have a swear jar I'd be so rich, bf always complain that I got a potty mouth lol

Marcia B. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yeah it's always awesome to be refreshed by a newbie's perspective!

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