Classroom of the Month: Dominican University of California first-year seminar expands students stories
[caption id="attachment_21061" align="aligncenter" width="479"] Above: Christina Mayes' Peer Mentors help facilitate her college seminar, "Mastering College." This was taken after discussing how the class went with their first-year students. Students presented their Six-Word Memoirs as well as their personal backstories. [/caption]
Christina Mayes, a professor of a first-year "Mastering College" seminar class at the Dominican University of California, has been supporting students’ healthy transition into college life through Six-Word Memoirs for the last eight years.
Guest post by By Elizabeth Shara The Six-Word Memoir process came into my life at the perfect time. I had spent months trying to express the grief and pain that was tearing my heart apart. Writing had always been my go-to for personal growth and clarity but at this point in my life, filling pages with words did nothing for me. The tear-soaked paper only reminded me how fragile my world had become.