As I came in to the class as a student in the spring of 2014, I had no idea what this class was all about. All that I did know was that it was going to help me towards my degree in Public Administration. I quickly found out that this class would change the way I see the world around me. Not only through the eyes of giving back to the community with the grant that this class gives out. But by how simple we as individuals have the ability to impact the world around us and the world as a whole. In reading the Singer book A Life You Can Save enlightened us to think we as college students can make a difference in this world even if it is only contributing or volunteering to make a difference in just one individual’s life.
This spring is no different with a little different role in the class it is fun to see fellow students having the same opinion as I now do about making a difference in the world around us. It is also fun to see conflict restitution from a different perspective as many of the in class discussion topics are hot topics with many controversial opinions. One example of this was when the class was deciding what topic to tackle in the Green Bay community. During this discussion many people had differing opinions on what option to pick but in the end finding a common ground between all of us was the best method in solving this problem. It is situations like this that make being a teaching assistant rewarding and fun.