Wednesday Wisdom Spotlight: Sabrina Hill-Gadlin
November 08, 2017
Each week, American College of Education is sharing #WednesdayWisdom from the sages on our staff, faculty, student and alumni rolls. This week’s wisdom comes courtesy of Senior Student Success Coach Sabrina Hill-Gadlin.
Success is determined by a confluence of factors. Sometimes those factors are beyond our control, but sometimes one of the things standing between a person flourishing or faltering is a sense of solidarity. For Sabrina Hill-Gadlin, solidarity looks like listening intently and refusing to leave anyone behind.
“We have students and sometimes, they’ll say, ‘I don’t want to do this’ or ‘I can’t do this,'” she says. “Well, tell me why. Let me see if there’s something I can help you with. It might just be they can’t navigate the library. They’ll call in frustrated and sometimes it’s not that frustrating.”
“I’ve learned that it’s all about listening to the student,…seeing through to what their actual concern is and guiding them through that,” she continues. “Listening to the student–that’s the biggest thing.”