Thursday, December 13, 2007

Time for a well-deserved vacation...

Today marks the last day of our first semester together in the Post-Graduate Public Relations Program here at Loyalist College.

This year's group of 30 bright and talented individuals haa been a thrill to teach. As they discover their passions and new ways to live out their dreams, I count it an honour to be along for the journey.

In today's teaching environment, the role of the professor truly has become one of the "guide on the side" as opposed to the "sage on the stage".

Each day, I continue to learn new and fascinating things from my students, particularly in this new age of social media. It's what makes me love this career so much, and makes me excited to get up for work each morning.

Thanks for a great first semester, everyone. Enjoy your vacation!



Sylvia Draaistra said...

As a mature student, who is also a teacher, I can honestly say how much I have appreciated Kerry's spunk and fervor for her students. A "guide on the side" is exactly what is needed in this fast-paced, ever-changing world we live in. Nothing stays the same for more than a day and Kerry "gets" that.
I love going to class because I know whatever the day will bring, I will not only learn something new, but I will enjoy the journey. Thanks Kerry, for inspiring me to be a better student and a better teacher as well!

LoyalistPR said...

Thanks, Sylvia - you made my week!