Visit a program that serves children ages 6-12. Observe the physical facility as though you were a parent seeking to use this school/facility. How does it make you feel? Is there evidence that families are welcome and expected to be involved? Explain your observations. Use the textbook to support your thoughts and ideas. The University of Miami’s official mascot is the ibis. Folklore maintains that the native marsh bird is the last to take shelter before a hurricane hits and the first to emerge once the storm passes, making it an apt symbol of courage and resilience.

Considering your ability to control your own motivation and behavior, how have past experiences helped build your courage and resilience to persist in the face of academic and life challenges so that, once these storms pass, you can emerge in continued pursuit of your goals?