|My partnership with my mentor is what has made this experience so great. We wanted to both learn from each other. I feel as though I gained a great contact and a friend.
I worked with my mentor and other professionals at Keihin. It was very important and beneficial for me to see how they all tied together.
My “ah-ha” moment was being able to witness problem solving in a meeting. They were behind on production on one of their lines, and all departments were working together to come up with a solution. It made me realize the importance of group work and communication. I knew then I had to incorporate more group work and problem solving activities in my classroom.
I was able to work side-by-side with my mentor and on my own. I think the alone time was very important because it gave me time to reflect and write down all my ideas.
I know I can always call on David for anything I need. He is willing to help me and give back to his community and surrounding communities. It is apparent that he cares about education and knows the importance of a great education.
We do plan to work together once my fellowship ends. I will have him come talk to my class yearly to get them excited about different professions they have at their fingertips.