This week we’re featuring EDUC 2610 co-facilitators Angoori ‘21, Danny ‘21, and Sydney ‘23 as our #HumansofIDP! Here’s what these three have to say about IDP and one another:
I’m naturally an introverted person, and I’ve never felt so connected to my classmates or “teachers” in other classes at Cornell. IDP really brought me out of my shell in a way that felt approachable. I also appreciate that there is always more to learn in IDP, even when you’re no longer a “student.” I’ve learned so much from our participants, and I continue to learn every day.
What is your favorite thing about your co-facilitators?
I love how passionate my cos are about the work we do. I’ve watched them become so determined to develop their skills in IDP, and it has been so motivating for me. My cos are truly empathetic and want to be the best resources they can be for our students. Because of them, I find myself re-energized to improving my own skills in IDP. On top of all of this, somehow they manage to make me laugh every time we log onto our Zoom. There are no other people I’d rather spend 10 hours each week crafting lesson plans and hopping on meetings with!
What is the most rewarding part of being an IDP facilitator?
The most rewarding part of being an IDP facilitator is gaining the skills and tools for a lifetime. I have been able to apply every skill that I’ve learned in IDP outside the classroom. My conversations with others are more rich, my listening skills have improved drastically, and I can now manage conflict that I was once afraid of. Most importantly, I have learned more about my role in society and what I can do to promote a more equitable space for all.