As a part of my Leadership minor I was required to take a class that challenged me to look at the world differently. Philosophy 118 is a class where you got to talk about all the topics that are banned in every other classroom. Topics like abortion, rape, and capital punishment were talked about on the daily in the class. Read more
A lead chat is something that the Leadership Institute does every so often through social media, mainly twitter. They ask questions about every aspect of leadership and who ever wants to can reply or use the hashtag LEADChat to join in. My leadership cohort participated in one focused on mentor/mentee relationships. It was a week or so before we choose who we wanted to be a mentor to, so it was a good way to reflect on our relationships with our mentors and think about how to make those our relationships with our mentees even better. Read more
The American Experience.
This class was probably the worst thing that I have ever experienced in my life and I think that if you talked to anyone else in the class, they would agree. I like history, so I was really excited for this class at the beginning of semester, but as soon as the first lesson was over, I knew it was about to be rough. Read more
In January, I blogged about my resolutions for the year. I didn’t make one specific goals, like to eat healthier or to work out everyday, but rather, I made a goal to improve upon myself. There were four questions I asked myself for the upcoming year with the responses from January below: Read more
This trip was designed to help those of us who went, learn to lead, facilitate, and help even when we don’t think we can. We experienced all of these things within the two short days that we were there. The first day we met with the students at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Here was get assigned to a classroom where we facilitated a few activities for the students. Next we met with the butta and pilot students (much like a student council or NHS) where we taught them a few different games to play and how to run those. Read more
Every year, as a part of the Leadership Protocol, we are required to be a part of a LEAD Team. There are many different teams, including a social team, a newsletter team, and many others. The team that I got placed on was the Competition Day LEAD Team. Read more
Just like the typical farm girl (that I kinda am), I only know Detroit for what I have heard about it. I have been in Detroit multiple times, but only for things like Red Wings or Tigers games, so I really didn’t have any time to just stop and look around. The main issues that I know about are the ones that I hear on the news (when I watch to it) or from other people. These include a lot of crime, poor education, a lot of vacant land and a need for new growth in the area. Read more