Friday, March 11 - 9:00AM to 10:45AM
Moderated by Jill Waterman. As technological changes and market forces conspire against status quo teaching methods, educators must foster open communication with students to best prepare them for the world outside the classroom. This panel is a moderated discussion among current students and recent graduates, all of whom have actively engaged with teachers, school administrators, and fellow students to get the most from their education. After short introductions, panelists will discuss what they view as strengths and weak points within their own academic trajectory. We will also examine the useful resources and methodologies panelists have employed to bring out the best in themselves and other students. The 2011 conference theme proposes to take attendees "into the very foundations of our process, investigating how we engage our experiences." In support of that mission, this panel will attempt to peel the onion of academic relationships, revealing fresh insights and inspiration for future use.