Tomorrow morning I start my second semester teaching the upper level Investments course at Bethel University. At 9:00 am, I will be looking out at 31 students who I will spend time with over 40 class periods between now and December 14th. I will also have countless interactions with many of the students helping them with resume tweaks, doing mock interviews, connecting them to the business world and having discussions about careers they are considering.
I have already got a start at knowing some of the students by an email I sent to the class a few weeks ago. I tell them a little about myself, by answering these three questions that I ask them to also answer via email:
- What place do you consider as your hometown?
- What is the most interesting trip you have taken and why was it the most interesting?
- What are you passionate about?
This gives me a glimpse into their lives before class starts and also provides some early connection points on the first day of class. By the end of the second week I will know all their names and by the end of the third week, I will know much more about their stories.
Lord, I consider this an awesome privilege and responsibility and ask for your guidance in helping me to come alongside these students and be an effective teacher, mentor, sounding board, encourager, and speaking truth in love when appropriate. In your name I pray, Amen.
A Boomer In Transition