The End is Nigh
Wow, I can't believe the class is over. Well... at least the meeting part. It was a really enjoyable group of people to meet and work with; I've learned so much from them and really enjoyed the discussions. Although an outsider, I quickly felt right at home with my LT cousins.
Personally, it was very helpful to see their thinking styles, trends, research agendas, etc. We in the sci ed track are pretty similar, but I felt exposed to new ways of seeing the educational world that I don't think I'd have had if I only took regular C&I tracks.
I always feel a bit morose about the ending of classes. i know I'll see these folks, at least in writing, for many years to come and will hopefully work in some sense with them to improve practice. yet, the bonds formed in class through group interactions seem to fade a bit as time passes. It is very hard to recreate outside of the course. In essence, the community begins to dissociate. Would a wiki or some other tech help keep the community rolling as some have suggested in our discussions?