One of the questions I am asked most frequently as an Ambassador and from hometown friends is phrased something like this:
"So, since it's an all girls school, do you ever see guys?"
Well, I am here to tell you the answer is yes!
I'd like to share with you a little about my most frequent interactions with guys - Spanish at the MMI campus.
Here are my Top 5 Facts!
1. Salutes: Since it's a military school, at the beginning and end of every class, we all stand, and the highest ranked cadet salutes the teacher and says we're ready for class. It's neat, and since it's a Spanish class, he does this in Spanish!
2. Dress code: The Cadets normally wear their uniforms (of course), and Judson girls wear typical Judson wear - ranging from athletic pants to dressing up, just depending on the girl...and since the classes are in the mornings, how long they want to sleep
3. The Teacher: Our Spanish teacher (Mrs. Castro) is the best! To learn vocabulary and how to speak Spanish, she provides many interactive activities. Today for our last activity, we took a survey with the students in our class and asked about their preferences -- in Spanish. We have also learned spanish dances, songs, and watched videos about Spanish speaking countries, so we can have an idea of the culture, not just the language.
4. Co-ed environment: For those that are glad they chose Judson, but still wonder what a Co-ed environment would be like, Spanish offers that opportunity
5. Learn to appreciate girl power: I have to say, I was curious how a class would be with guys. Now that I'm starting my second semester of Spanish at MMI, I have a newly found appreciation for the Judson classrooms. While Spanish is okay as a co-ed class, I can also see the benefits of the "Judson style." Classes here seem to be much more focused, and it's even easier to ask questions. Here, most of us share a goal - to do well inside and outside the classroom.
Unitl next time,