Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blog 8

Growing up I never thought about the he struggle teachers go through when it comes to boundaries. Dr. Mc. Kamey told a story of a student she helped and had to advocate for. She stated "I could feel my face flush. Was I overstepping my boundary here?...
On the other hand, I wondered how many days Nam would have spent in the auditorium before someone had the time to figure out ‘what to do with him." When you are passionate about what you do it gets done.  It made me think about my future and working with youth. Youth do better when they feel included, for example YIA the youth there show that being involved has made a difference. I feel all youth need a relationship with a teacher one way or another. I felt Dr. Mc Kamey paper was informative and it was good to see both points of view.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Blog 3

    Positive Youth Development by Jutta Dotterweich was a very informative presentation. One thing thay stuck to me is that youth are truly making a difference in todays society. The presentation is mainly about support. Which is what these youth need to become who they are and find their voice. going through the power point made me think of myself growing up.
Growing up in New York as a youth, we didn't have supportive youth programs like w have now. I honestly didn't know youth programs existed until I completely moved to Rhode Island. The program we did have growing up were for children who were in Pre-K up to about the sixth grade.
Public Schools in the inner city schools lack these supportive programs. I must say I enjoyed the power point.  I loved that youth are finding their voices and that programs are coming along for youth to find their self.