New Americans

#2 Starting to gather thoughts…

Basically I’ve spent this whole week trying to think of a topic.  I’ve been timid to decide on something that...

Final Post: An Experience That I Will Never Forget

What’s The Story VT, an experience that I will never forget. Though some might be able to create a sentence...

Update; Tying Together Different Perspectives

Leaving our day at Winooski and Burlington we had redefined the story we were looking to uncover. We turned our...

One Week Later: We Should Be Celebrating the Stories

One week ago, in Burlington and Winooski, I learned that the very best part of our project is talking to...

New, Complex Perspectives and My Evolving Understanding

Yesterday, I interviewed UVM associate professor Cynthia Reyes for the second time, along with a doctoral student with whom she...

ALL ARE WELCOME

  On the 23rd of January our team pulled off a day of immense productivity that took weeks of coordinating...

An Intensive Day of Interviewing and Consequent Realizations

Yesterday, our team visited Winooski and Burlington all day, conducting the bulk of our interviews. Organizing this was actually quite...

A Conversation with Kathy

Today I experienced a very different pre-interview than the last one I had, and a pre-interview that will likely take me...

One Interview Down: Stories Have a Way of Unfolding

Man, does it feel good that I finished an interview yesterday—and that I finished it smoothly, quickly, and well. That I...

A Note To My Team: What Now?

Dear Team, Going into my first pre-interview, with Shawna Shapiro, I’d like to get your advice. For all the talk...

Dec Retreat: This is Where It Gets Exciting

What I love about What’s The Story is that I never quite know where it’s going. It’s like the Labyrinth...

Dec Retreat: Preparing for interviews and thinking more deeply about the process itself

I feel as though this retreat has served to catapult my group into the interview phase of the process. There’s...

Preparing for the retreat and exploring language bias

A lot of what I did this week involved logistics to get myself and my team ready to move into...

Reaching out to Possible Interviewees

This week my team and I were reaching out to 2-3 people that we were interested in hearing their information...

Week 3: Starting Conversations

This week, I began sending emails to start conversations that will hopefully lead to interviews. I started with three contacts:...

Week 2: We Have to Have Tough Conversations to Get Anything Done

Over the past week I continued working on my topic mostly by talking to my parents and looking out for...

Considering new perspectives and moving into the interview process

A big part of my work this week was beginning to draft some interview questions (something I think will be...

Week 1: Sharpening My Focus

This week is my first week of my new topic—OUR new topic. In reading other group members’ blogs and doing...

November Retreat: Eager to Get To Work

The best conversations are those which end in excitement—and the feeling that they’re not over yet. Measured in conversations, last...

#7 A rising generation of culturally aware people

Imagine that there is a war in your country, one that threatens your rights and your safety and those of...

#6 Mind Map

#6 Mind Map

#5 The State of Affairs in This State

In reading more closely into this issue as it pertains to Vermont, I was struck both by the instances of...

#4: The importance of the right frame of mind

Although Simon Sinek’s TED talk had a distinct if not complete focus on the marketing and business impact of his...

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