I have learned that there are many ways in which finals week can unfold, as we approach the end of the fall semester. Of course the spikes in caffeine intake have been as expected, and thank goodness for J.P. Licks ice cream and Insomnia cookies to see me through the nights of frantic paper writing and project making. But finals week has also turned out to be packed with exciting happenings. In just this one week, I have: been blown away by the artistic talents of my peers at the Arts in Education (AIE) Inspirations Night and AIE Cabaret Night; witnessed the Designing for Learning by Creating project presentation madness that involved approximately 150 thirty-second presentations back to back; contributed to that very madness by initiating a human wave to launch the first episode of The Palette, the all-original arts and education podcast; and had my mind set on fire by the inspiring Ethnic Studies and Education student presenters who inspired us all to re-imagine education. As I now head off to contemplate between a sugary or savory snack to power through another paper, I shall let the pictures do the talking.
Jasmine Chin is a Masters in Education candidate in the Arts in Education program. She was an arts administrator and public relations consultant that dabbled in piano performance, singing-songwriting, and flash-mobbing prior to pursuing her Masters. She is currently enjoying exploring new creative mediums beyond music, as well as learning about how to create positive impact through arts and education.