My colleague has always been passionate about reforming our education system but the plan of action to facilitate the reform is now more visible. Discussions of her observations, class discussions and course material are often core points of numerous office conversations and planning.
I think this program has improved and refined the way my colleague does her work/sessions. With the insight she has gained, I see that the way she thinks and the way she structures her sessions has changed. She usually has good ideas and is a good source of knowledge on impactful activities to utilize, but I think this has improved even more since starting this program. She shared some of the the theories with me, and I think she connected with one particular theory, because I believe it really resonated with her core beliefs as an educator.
My colleague has become highly organized and focused since starting this program.
I think this program has made my colleague a more thoughtful educator and thus more impactful. I think that her students have benefited a lot from the experience she is gaining. Students success benefits the school and reflects well on the department.
The level of consciousness amongst the management team has risen since my colleague started this program, specifically as it relates to persons living with disabilities in the education system. My colleague constantly advocates for this target population but her focus is more specific and based on more targeted interventions. The benefits of the M.Ed. are reflected in our planning and interaction with colleagues throughout the Public Service sector.
My colleague’s involvement in the M.Ed. has enhanced her reflective/reflexive areas of development. She values the need for introspection and the understanding and appreciation of diversity. For this colleague collecting new experiences is just half the equation; she is aware of the need to also make sense of this valued information that will most likely open up new possibilities.