Harder Than I Expected

“My first year experience wasn’t very welcoming, and I never really got that initial ‘belonging’ feeling.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post […]

It Felt Kind of Odd to Wear It

“People did a double take when I walked in… I could feel them looking at me.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post […]

Words Have a Lot of Power

“How I make meaning in this world goes back to where I grew up.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in […]

Neither Mexican Nor American

“More importantly than bilingual in my mind is bicultural.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for our […]

Classroom Challenges

I can’t bear the indifference of my classmates. Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What classroom challenges do these two students describe? What surprises you most in the stories they tell? Interpretive Questions Do you think the second student is right, in […]

Not Sharing My Own Questions

“Different feels, whether it actually is this in truth, feels like less than.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the […]

You’ve Never Lived in Those Shoes

“When you’re black, that’s one thing against you, but when you’re from Gary…” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker say that coming from Gary is a second strike against her? How does the speaker feel about her peers’ […]

Core Kind of Turned Out to Be That Way

“Even if the Chinese students couldn’t always understand what was going on… they still felt like a part of our family.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email […]

We Don’t Know What You Guys Think

“We really want to make friends with any American students.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the comment box for […]