I was excited to teach this course because I knew that it had the potential to have a long-term effect on our students. What I found out at the end of the first group I had was that I did more learning than teaching. I saw improvement in the lives of the students in the course. I even had parents telling me that they began to see a difference in their child?s life. At the end of most of the papers, the students would say how much they appreciate the class and to know that there is someone out there who cares and loves them. I believe the students are now better equipped to handle some of their personal issues and are better people for taking this class.
Talladega High School (AL)