Tagged: Teacher Preparation

Expect the Unexpected

By Sophie Klein, SED 2016 My first summer as a camp counselor 7 years ago, I took on the additional duty of bus counselor. When the camp director called me and asked me if I would consider this position, I was flattered that he thought I was responsible and I was thrilled to be making […]

Surviving Elementary School as a Future Secondary Education Teacher

By Melissa Perez, SED 2016 As a tutor at Edison K-8, I work with students in grades 3 to 5. Coming from someone who is studying to be a high school mathematics teacher, working with such an energetic group of children can be stressful at times. Over the year, I have found some ways to […]

Finding my Roots: The ABCs of Effective Teaching

By Lauren Effune, SED 2014 It was 11:56 PM on February 10, 2014, the night before my first formal student teaching observation of the semester, and I was tossing and turning. Yes, according to teaching time, 11:56 is WAY past one’s bedtime. I was overthinking how my observation would go – trying to hypothesize every […]

Our Major is not “Cute”

By AnneMarie Schiller, SED 2015 Meeting someone for the first time: Non-SEDer: What school are you in? SEDer: SED. Non-SEDer: What’s that? SEDer: *Sigh* The School of Education. Non-SEDer: Oh. …and/or Student A: What’s your major? Student B: Elementary education. Student A: Oh, that’s cute! It must be so much fun. Student B: *Awkward giggle, […]

Teacher Prep: Studying, Watching, and Experiencing Effective Instruction

By Colleen Mahany, SED 2015 Every time I look at the news I read about our failing public education system, our failing teachers, and our failing students. It seems like everybody has an opinion on how schools should be run, how teachers should be trained, and how students should be learning and achieving. While I […]

What’s Next in Education Reform

Dean Hardin Coleman offers his thoughts on education reform.