Taking inspiration from Jo(e), I passed out index cards and asked my students to write down one thing they learned in class this semester. These are the anonymous responses I received in the order in which I received them.
I learned how much of a difference ten years of research and planning can make and how wrongly the media can inform that public during times of panic.
I learned how to refine my writing, pretty much learned how to write like an adult. I learned that writing like a professional could equal some serious cash once I get myself a career.
I learned how a factual book such as Columbine can be sound and effective. I also learned how not to handle a school shooting.
This is one of the few classes where the real world is actually applied to the lessons. I can see myself using a lot of this material in the workforce.
I learned that I can actually read a whole book during the semester for a class. Was a great one, too!
I learned many important skills to be successful in the business world, like how to properly format and write an email, memo, report, and give a Pecha Kucha presentation.
I learned that media can jump to conclusions and do whatever they can to get a story.
I learned that Columbine was more than just a shooting by two outcasts and that my school could learn from it even.
The Columbine killers were not a cult of gothic outcasts!!
Report writing is wicked hahd, but the final product is worth all of the effort.
I learned a lot about the details/truth behind the Columbine shooters and the people involved.
I learned how to write a memo. It sounds simple, but there are many steps that go into making a good one.
I learned just about everything that I know about the Columbine shootings, since I barely knew anything about them before reading the book for this course.
Well, first it confirmed my idea that you are awesome. I also learned how to create a good report through instruction and the book. I also learned more about Columbine, which I enjoyed. Happy Holidays!
I finally learned how to properly use a semicolon.
I learned that just because it's researched thoroughly, it can still be lovely to read, if written right. And SWAT used to suck.
Pecha Kucha presentations! Although, I was not a presenter, learning how to make one was very helpful. Presentations are very difficult for me, but this could quite possibly change my view of them.
I learned about memos. A thank you memo was sent after one of my job interviews, and the boss was impressed. Thank you. And the truth about Columbine.