I've spent a lot of my life searching. I had given up on a lot of plans and goals because I honestly didn't see myself as worthy. I was always searching - for what? I don't know. I suppose I was searching for purpose, for identity, for something to fill the void I felt in my heart. I was lost...until I went to college. And then still a little lost until I met Ellen Caldwell.
Continuity is defined as, "the quality of something that does not stop or change as time passes"(MW). It can be great or terrible depending on the situation. For instance, if you've continued visiting a tutoring center on campus over the course of your education, it's likely helped you improve your skills. However, continuity can also stand … Continue reading Continuity with Professors: Step out of “the zone”
It's true that sometimes a student can run into a not-so-great-professor, but in my experience that has happened only 1% of the time. Instead, I have been fortunate enough to have an amazing support system. Nobody gets to graduation completely alone. Even if a student has little to no support at home, there is bound … Continue reading To the Professor Who Encourages
On the first day of the 2012 spring semester I made my way to Dr. M's office. I had taken her English comp class but was now signed up for a British literature course. She had really broken through to me academically during the previous semester and I was excited to see her. But … Continue reading Free Hugs: Why I Think Professors and Students Should Hug