My favorite part of the quarter was working with the University of Washington students in the seminar I taught through the UW’s Pipeline Project. On the final day, each student presented an analysis and reflection on their quarter of serving at a community organization or school with immigrant or refugee students. It was great to hear most of them integrate portions of my previous discussions on the “refugee experience” and how they used that information to give special attention to the students. Additionally, some of the University of Washington students were from different countries, and they finally had a chance to explain the frustration and challenges of coming to a new country. I was most motivated by the few students who had changed and/or committed to careers in education, especially working with low-English students.
More info about the University of Washington’s Pipeline Project can be found on their website http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/common/pipeline-project.html.