Looking Back

The past quarter has been pretty hectic. From topic switches to dead ends, I have been through it all. Reflecting on my progress so far is necessary for me to move forward during the second half of my journey.

  1. researchI started my process with a lot of research. I mean a lot. I spent countless hours trying to identify the best methods for implicit bias training, and once I selected the methods I was going to use, I had to refine my search to learn about these methods in greater detail.
  2. Next, I began to formulate my application of these methods. I started out with the facial recognition test, which took a long time because of how difficult it was to compile all of the images I needed. When I finished that, I quickly gathered cool articles and videos to use for the diversity training method. Finally, I wrote the instructions for the loving kindness meditations.
  3. Now, the fun part. Just this past Monday, I was in all six Peace and Justice bands administering the facial recognition test. I felt pretty spiffy. I was even referred to as T. Alyssa which was very exciting. Now that all of the students have taken the test, I need to collect all of that data prior to the second testing on Friday.

I know that I’ve come a long way, but I still have so much to do. The data entry alone is quite daunting, but I know that as long as I keep myself motivated and focus on my goal, I’ll be able to finish.

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2 thoughts on “Looking Back

  1. dexcoengilbert

    It’s really awesome to hear from someone that has been successful so far in their work and are enjoying it greatly! The progress you’ve made is very impressive (and I’m a little jealous).

    Reply

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