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Madison Andrews

What is your major/minor?

Communications/Journalism

Interesting fact?

Ask me how to make any drink at Starbucks and I'll tell you the steps like the back of my hand, plus a few extra interesting facts you didn't necessarily want to know about the drink you just ordered. (It's the Barista Life)

What do you do outside of being a busy student?

If I'm ever feeling down I watch documentaries with cute animals to cheer me up. #JustVeganThings

How many semesters have you been facilitating?

2 semesters!!

Which courses do you facilitate for now, or have in the past?

HIST 2112

What are your short-term and long-term goals, and how does SI (Supplemental Instruction) relate to those?

Short term, I would love to develop my people skills to help promote and further my development toward my long term goal of becoming a journalist for the government, to document and write about foreign affairs.

With my discipline being in History, I have come to have a better understanding on foreign discrepancies, much of which are still in effect today.

What is your favorite SI moment?

During one of my sessions I had the students do a scavenger hunt, and the first team back got a prize...best thing ever. They were all running around campus like mad men.

What have you gained from being an SI facilitator?

When I first joined the SI program, I found myself in a social shell. I wasn't super outgoing nor was I the first to speak up in class. For me, becoming an SI Facilitator changed my life; I have made so many new friends along the way. I am no longer the shy one, and I will definitely speak up if I have something to say

What study tips/techniques do you have for students?

Try out all the learning styles to see which one is best for you. A lot of times you will think you fit specifically into one style, but you could be a combination of multiple. It also might fluctuate depending on which subject you are studying for!

What do you like/what excites you about the material you SI for?

History is like a story, and with every semester I SI, I get to see that story get replayed. It's kind of amazing to see that some issues we face today are a lot like those 100 years ago.

What has been your favorite collaborative learning technique (CLT) that you have done in your sessions?

My absolute favorite one of all time was when I had the students play Pokémon...they were throwing historical questions to the other team across the room, it was great. Gotta catch 'em all!

 


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