The public speaking workshops challenged me to become a more creative and impacting presenter. As a teacher, these lent themselves directly into my professional life, not just in the classroom, but also in leading professional development workshops for fellow teachers.
The interpersonal skills workshops have been used on a daily basis in my classroom and with my fellow staff members. I am a more effective listener to my students and build stronger relationships with them in helping them work through the social aspects of growing up.
(Jenn graduated from Stephen F. Austin University and teaches fifth grade in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is also associate staff with Campus Crusade, MK2MK).