By John D. Foubert
Lessons Learned is designed to be used in education courses for newly employed resident advisors or assistants (RAs). Its easy structure permits clients to choose between between a number of dozen problems with value to a specific campus. This quantity is the suitable device for place of dwelling existence pros who're accountable for education university Resident Assistants. Over 3 dozen universal RA errors are mentioned, bankruptcy by way of bankruptcy, in person letters written by means of skilled RAs to new employees individuals. every one bankruptcy comprises assets and thought-provoking questions, permitting place of abode lifestyles pros to settle on which fabric they are going to disguise to stimulate mirrored image and vigorous dialogue.В this is often an easy-to-use handbook for an interactive, learning-centered RA education software at any level.В
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As part of service learning, reciprocity also means that we do things with others rather than for them. In addition, we can look at the experience as something we can grow from, not just help others through. Reflection, the other important concept, helps us all learn more from our experience. What did we just do? Why did we do it? How were we affected by it? How were the kids affected? How were the parents affected? Why is it that we live in a society where some people like us are advantaged, and others are not?
How might our own religious beliefs affect our attitudes toward cults? What are the most helpful things you learned from this scenario? How will you act differently as an RA, based on this new knowledge? Tell your residents that cults really do exist and that college students are often their prey. Be very careful about telling residents that a particular group is a cult. Instead, share with them what characteristics tend to be in cult groups and help them evaluate things for themselves. Avoid making your residents paranoid that every group on and off campus might be a cult.
There are also lots of groups out there to help people explore them. Most of those groups are pretty decent, but last year I found out that not all of them have the best interests of others in mind. The Situation It was my second year as an RA. I thought I had seen everything. The other RAs in my building looked up to me for advice, for help with policy enforcement, for thoughts about how to do their first program and that kind of stuff. My residents were pretty cool too. Not like the great guys I had the year before, but nothing could really live up to that I guess.