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Convocation – A Great Day To Be a Teacher

You might think that after 10 years of teaching, attending convocation ceremonies would get, well, old.  It’s not true for me.  In fact, I might be getting even more sentimental with each passing year.  Yes, I still get a little uncomfortable dressing up like Professor McGonagall and heading out in public, but the pageantry of the event certainly marks it as an extraordinary day.

The convocation held this week was particularly extraordinary as it was the first time I saw students I had taught, graduate with a credential from a program that I helped to create.  In many ways, this group were pioneers.  No, a BBA in Marketing Management isn’t a new degree, but it was for them, the first class of this new program. They were part of its development, and their input, experience and feedback will help to shape the future courses for those that follow.

I was thrilled when this exceptional group joined the new program.  I was even happier to see them successfully complete it.  They accomplished incredible things in each class.  I can’t wait to see what they do next.

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Congratulations to you all.  It has been such a rewarding experience to have worked with you over the last  few years.  Thank you, for all you have taught me.  I wish you all great success.



About amandabickell

Marketer - Teacher - Life Long Learner I love my job! I teach Marketing and Organizational Behaviour in undergraduate programs at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in BC. I consider myself a learning coach. My role in the classroom is to create an engaging learning environment where students are excited about their journey of discovery in the business world. Here I chronicle my coaching approach, share resources, and engage with students & colleagues. The views and perspectives I present here are purely personal, and don't necessarily reflect those of my university. If you are a "coach" too, feel free to borrow what you find here. Let me know how it works for you.


3 thoughts on “Convocation – A Great Day To Be a Teacher

  1. Amanda, this must be an incredible experience witness your own students graduating, one which I look forward to someday!

    Posted by Kenneth W | June 2, 2012, 4:32 pm
  2. Great accomplishment for the students and the instructors who taught them. That’s why we are in this business!

    Posted by The Raj Blog | June 5, 2012, 11:42 am

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