Tonight, I lay to rest an exhilarating, exhausting, challenging week.
Wrapping up our unit on Impacts and Disaster Preparedness, the week was filled with a frenzy of feedback, focused revisions, practice presentations and high energy.
Despite the madness, all ended well. In fact, I was overwhelmed with the outcome. Students stepped out, with their chins up, and spoke out about disasters that plagued their assigned countries and their need for funding from the UNISDR to reduce the risk of such disasters.
I was impressed by the students use of rhetoric as they used logos to support their argument and pathos to connect to the audience. Their knowledge and understanding of the topic and preparedness demonstrated their ethos. It was indeed a moment to be proud.
I hope, dear students, that you have taken the time to reflect on your accomplishments. You stood up, representing global citizenship at its best as you came across as proactive, knowledgeable, empathic speakers. Be proud! I know I am.
Spring break is finally upon us; it is time to take a well-earned break and relax and rejuvenate.
I look forward to seeing your smiles in a week.