The purpose was to have everyone learn something to help us become better teachers. I am super tired right now from choppy sleep and so can't really tell whether their goal for Orientation took place inside me.
What I do know is that I walked away from this event with the following things:
- I made new friends who, like me, don't like to drink.
- I found a few Scrabble buddies.
- Speaking up in class and making a point everyone is thinking takes guts, but feels rewarding afterwards.
- The mind can feel angry but the heart humble.