Belouga’s Global Student Council is back for it’s second cohort during the 2017-18 school year. The Student Council is made up of a group student leaders from around the world that have excelled in global education and collaboration. Each month, these students write blog posts covering a range of topics related to global education. It is a great way to receive feedback and give a voice to the Belouga experience from a student’s point of view. We will be sharing these posts and hope you feel inspired to join in with questions and conversation!
This month’s topic is “What is the greatest lesson or gift you received relating to your education?.” Student Council members were tasked with identifying a specific teacher, class or activity they were involved in, and discussing how it helped them become the student and person they are today? Additionally, how can they share this gift with other students around the world and give them the same experience?
Destination Imagination…Thanks Mrs. Cook!
by Dezirae, age 13 , from the United States
Teachers are one of the greatest gifts that a person can receive. They teach you from an early age on how to count, how to read and so much more. Where would we be without our teachers. The greatest lesson that I learned is teamwork. If you work together you can accomplish so much in this world. The teacher that taught me this is Mrs. Maggie Cook. She is my gifted teacher (now called Independent Study) since I was in the 4th grade. I am now in the 8th grade and thank her for all that she has ever done for me. Pushing me to work with others, (even though I would rather work by myself most of the time), and in doing so she helped me become better at working with others instead of by myself all the time.
In the sixth grade Mrs.Cook assigned the group a task to do a thing called D.I.(Destination Imagination). She went out of her way both in class and out of class. D.I pushed the groups to create a element and a skit that all had to work with each other to create something that in the end was a challenge. There was moments that I wanted to give up if something went wrong, but she was there to push us forward. She took us to St. Louis and Joplin Missouri on her own time that led us to going to global finals in Tennessee. It was an experience that I will never get again and will always remember.
Others could learn from this in many ways, such as the fact that teachers have your best interest at heart and will push you to make you better. They will do what it takes to make you prove that you can do it, even when you think it is not possible. Students can work together to accomplish great things that would not have been possible if you were by yourself. “Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” –Vince Lombardi