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Student Teaching Diaries: Before We Start

Teaching is about learning.  Teachers take classes to learn about content, strategies, behavior, classroom management and more.  In order to move our educational system forward, however, the knowledge, experience, and expertise of master teachers needs to be shared with those entering the profession.  Each college has its own path for how this learning takes place; […]

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Student Teaching Diaries: Through the Teacher’s Eyes

Teaching is the greatest job on the earth.  It is not the most respected or highest paying and it does not bring you power, wealth or fame, but it is the toughest job that has the most impact on our future.  Each year teachers enter the classrooms and meet students with stories.  We make a connection. […]

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Student Teaching Diaries: Bringing the World Into Your Classroom

Today there are many ways to expand your classroom walls.  Field trips, virtual trips, Skype conversations, and traveling trunks can all provide your students with experiences and expertise that help their learning.  As an educator you need to be able to match your objectives with resources near you.  Inviting visitors into the classroom is another […]

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Student Teaching Diaries: Is This For a Grade?

When students enter preschool and kindergarten they are excited by learning.  They explore and engage in activities for the sake of what is happening.  Teachers set up experiences and lessons that develop skills and provide learning for students.  As students progress through elementary school, however, they begin to see the association of work for “a […]

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Student Teaching Diaries: Outside the Classroom

Teachers use multiple resources to learn and strengthen their craft.  There are online resources, educational journals, district level in-service, networking groups and educational conferences.  This week Lauren and I were both able to participate in conferences offered outside of our school district.  There is so much value to networking and learning offered at conferences. Mentor Teacher: […]