At the end of the academic year, I like to look back and reflect on what my students have learned and what I have learned from them.
One of the college courses I teach requires my students to deliver a final speech – on a topic of their choice. This happens after 16 weeks of studying communication and the different types / purposes of speeches. They have also gotten to know each other. My students can choose their topic and the purpose – informative, persuasive, entertaining. So it’s always interesting and insightful to see what they choose to talk about. It gives me a peek into what is important to them and what is on their minds.