Today, staff advisers bring a piece of home as they visit their staff members at the MIPA classes. With the arrival at 11 am, teachers were just in time for lunch with their staffs.
“I love to see the renewed energy that MIPA brings to my kids,” Lake Fenton’s newspaper adviser Linda Andrada said. “I believe that just being here is important. It validates what they’re doing here, and the time sacrifice they are making. And it shows that we are a team. I want them to know that I care about them and care about what we do in the classroom.”
Most students feel comfortable in their own journalism classroom, workshop director Chad Sanders notices that adapting to the workshop environment can be difficult for students. Moving forward, the student journalists have adjusted to the schedule and assignments.
“I think if someone was struggling on Monday, it is nice to see a familiar face and have someone to cheer them on,” Sanders said. “We have adviser day Tuesday so that you already got a lot of good stuff under your belt and can share your work and ideas with your adviser. If your adviser has something they want you to work on there is still time to work on it.”
Video by Arianna Smith.