La Fe Prep Reflection

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Service learning with La Fe Prep has been a special experience as I get to see how these kids interact with each other. I interact with these kids by playing chess with them, but I do feel limited with what I can and cannot do in the class. I am able to have a positive connection with these children, even though they are always beating me. During my time here, I have not felt like I have been able to grow tremendously through this program in connection with my profession. However, I did learn one lesson that I will probably use in my future career. I addressed a boy in the class, which I later found out was actually a girl who just dressed like a tom-boy. This was something quite embarrassing not only for me but possibly for her as well when having to explain to me her gender. The saying really is true when they say not to judge a book by its cover.

My time with the chess team has been great and I have tried to learn and grow as much as I can within my experiences. However, I do not think that I will be using the knowledge of chess anytime soon but, I can
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I want to know how these activities such as chess are benefitting them at home or possibly in their near future. Asking the students how they feel about chess and why they were interested in the first place, is essential to know. I want to see these kids go far, just like you do I am sure, and to make sure they are benefitting from their experience here as well. I am told that my experiences here, with La Fe Prep, are supposed to benefit my professional growth, and at the same time, I truly feel like this program should also benefit these student’s lives. It is not only supposed to be a learning experience for me but also a growing experience for these young chess players. I really want to make sure that there is some type of growth or benefit for these kids before my times with them
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