Happy Friday! For this week’s #HumansofIDP we’re featuring Bianca Bryant ‘23 and Elita Gao ‘22, two of our EDUC 2610 co-facilitators this semester! Here's what these two have to say about IDP and one another!
IDP is a space where I am encouraged to be my most authentic self. Because of this, I have space to continuously learn more about myself and others and grow in this understanding.
As someone who was conflict-averse and non-confrontational, I took EDUC 2610 because I was curious to learn how to have difficult conversations. Seeing the unique course structure that highlights all voices in the classroom and its mission to engage across differences, I went on to facilitate the course and have enjoyed every moment! The mentorship and camaraderie that I have gained through IDP is unparalleled, and I’m grateful to have found this safe and brave space where I feel both comfortable expressing myself and also challenged to push myself to further lengths as both a teacher and a learner.
What's your favorite thing about your co-facilitator?
Elita gives some of the best affirmations I have ever witnessed. She shows so much compassion for everyone she encounters including our students, myself, as well as other facilitators and the teaching team.
I appreciate the authenticity and vulnerability that she brings to class, providing a space to share meaningful stories and lessons. Her charisma and bright energy are the main reasons why I look forward to every week, whether it be facilitating or planning for our sessions.