Shot of recognition: A niche confirmed in service to an injured officerNational Physical Therapist
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Funny story....I fought tooth and claw not to be involved with DFL (the Designed for Learning Seminar) because of my non-teaching position (as a College Lab Technician - ed.), and being terrified of "anything computer". The whole DFL experience was about teaching students and increasing my level of understanding how to reach them. Not bad for a CLT, considering I was the only one amidst a sea of professors! I learned how to create an ePortfolio, write a teaching statement, while meeting wonderful DFL classmates who graciously helped me, along with our leaders Priscilla and Josephine, to get through this Alice and Wonderland Rabbit's hole. I am now better prepared to mentor those students who find themselves equally vulnerable and unsure of themselves. Due to my increased level of confidence through DFL, I to wrote an article for the National Physical Therapist Magazine about finding one's niche in life. As a result of the Center I was able to expand my skills helping me bridge the gap between students and professors. I am thankful that my Physical Therapy Assistant Program professors threatened me with bodily harm if I didn't pursue the DFL program.