Instructor Reflection--Stephanie Brynes

Instructor Reflection--Stephanie Brynes

Everyone in the classroom came to the book with different life experiences, yet in this odd, exhausting, strange, compelling book (or as one student called it, “this trippy-ass book”), we found a place to connect. To my surprise, more than half of my class completed the course (an unusual statistic for pre-trial facilities). Many of them enjoyed the book enough to read ahead.


Instructor Reflection--Nina Cline

Instructor Reflection--Nina Cline

Each session I learn more about being fully present as an instructor. Reflecting on each meeting with my co-teacher Kaitlin Shirley has allowed us both to identify practices that work well, and adapt to the needs and interests of our students, each of whom have different goals. Despite those differences, I have seen the text become a meeting place that fosters human connection.