HARTSVILLE, S.C. (courtesy coker.edu) — Coker University education students Jokeither Jackson and Ashton Goodwin assisted in Butler Academy’s Summer Reading Camp during the summer of 2023. In three short weeks, Butler’s students made a tremendous amount of growth in their reading skills.
“Having the opportunity to help younger students with their reading skills was very encouraging,” said Goodwin. “I feel proud knowing that these students improved their reading and IReady scores in just three short weeks with our help.”
Not only was this a great learning experience for Butler students, it also gave Coker students an unforgettable experience in influencing the lives of future generations.
“I focused on building a relationship with the students in such a short amount of time. I constantly let them know that I believed that they could do anything,” said Goodwin.
The summer reading program at Butler made an impression on our future educators in many ways. Being able to encourage kids by building personal relationships with them and guiding them through the learning process is highly important in our education system. For the Coker students from The Wiggins School of Education, it gave them the opportunity to have a hands-on learning experience and to see what being an educator is like.
“The students impacted me by showing me belonging which is one of Butler Academy’s core values and students pushed me to be confident in my future classrooms.” said Jackson.