I see my students experience an “Ah-Ha” or “light bulb” moment daily in my SAS Programming class. Generally, everytime I begin a new chapter, students start off lost and confused. While going through the lesson and practice exercises, the students will begin to say “wait, that’s all we are doing here!” That to me, is a great expression to hear. It shows me that the students are working, and slowly understanding the concepts I am teaching.
The moments really have not grown specifically from my experience as a Kenan Fellow. I have always believed that you should work to the best of your abilities at everything you are doing. In this case, I have always tried to be the best teacher I can be. I am constantly working to improve my lessons, understand the students perspective, and work on different ways to reach the variety of students I have. While I think Kenan has definitely helped me grow as an educator, it is my desire to constantly improve and be the best that really work inspires those moments.