Helping Others (and Myself) this Semester…

Wow, we are at the end of this semester already! Where did the time go?!  This class has been completely different than any other that I’ve taken before.  Online courses usually have limited interaction with the people in the class.  This class was totally the opposite, and at some points I felt like I got to know the people in this class more than any other.  Being that we were all in our own homes during class and were able to listen to Katia, while also have the chat feature on Zoom led us to have really meaningful conversations as a group each week.  Outside of class, there were of course many places to interact with each other as well (blogs, Twitter, Slack).

This semester was probably one of the hardest that I have gone through in my personal life.  A huge (and not in a good way) life event happened the day before classes started, which really took a toll on me throughout the entire semester.  I have spent the last few months trying to recover from that, while also stay afloat in five classes.  Therefore, I was not the best classmate in terms of helping others learn this semester.  I was helping myself as much as possible, and ended up neglecting my peers in the process.  However, I do have some pieces of interactions/helping throughout the semester that I would like to share.


Everyone in this course did an awesome job with their blogs this semester!  I wish I had kept up with them more on a weekly basis, but it was so fun reading through at least some of them.  At the beginning of the semester, I was more in the groove of reading and commenting on blogs, so here are a few snapshots of those:

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone’s learning project posts and being able to cheer them on!


I really enjoyed having Twitter as a place to interact with everyone in the class this semester! I think it is a great resource for us to have used, as it was easy for everyone to share relative content and interact with each other outside of our scheduled class time.  I kept up with Twitter slightly more than I did with blogs, which allowed me to interact with classmates more.

Here are just a few snapshots of meaningful tweets/interactions that I had throughout the course:

Although I did not interact with others in the capacity that I had hoped/expected, I still appreciate the interactions that I did have throughout the course.  Each one helped me learn and see education/teaching in a new way.  I am so thankful to have taken this course!



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  1. Hey Jayla. You have been so positive each week and have always been willing to contribute to discussions. Try not to be so hard on yourself, because you have been a great classmate! A positive attitude goes a long way in encouraging others’ learning after all!


    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Danica. I often need a reminder to not be so hard on myself, so I appreciate this reminder. Thanks for being a great classmate this semester!


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