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Reflections from Sarah: A CS Student Teacher

Oh hey there! Thanks for stopping by to catch up! I cannot believe that this semester is half over already. I know I said this last time, but the time really is just flying by. I’ve had to remind myself to slow down and take in the *debatably* fresh Chicago air! Last week, all student…
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Reflections from Sarah: A CS Student Teacher

Welcome back to the Student Teaching blog! A lot has happened since our last chat. The weeks have truly been flying by. It is crazy to think that we are nearing the halfway mark of Student Teaching. I feel like it just started yesterday! Today, I’m going to get really real with y’all and talk…
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Reflections from Sarah: A CS Student Teacher

Hello! I’m so glad you’ve stumbled across the Chicago Semester Student Teaching blog. This semester I will be sharing with you all things surviving student teaching and a whole lot more. So stick around and get comfy – it’s going to be a fun ride! My name is Sarah Stephan. I am from Fulton, Illinois…
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Reflections from Kaci: A CS Student Teaching Student

Hello, world!   So much has happened since I last updated two weeks ago!   The weather has gotten crisper, the sun is setting earlier, and spooky season is upon us! It’s quite fitting that Halloween-time converges with the scariest aspect of a student teacher’s experience: The submission of their edTPA! [lightning strikes] [distant screams]…
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Reflections from Kaci: A CS Student Teacher

Long time, no see!   By the time this blog post goes up, I would have completed six full weeks at my current internship site. Not only is this the second to last week at my first student teaching placement, it’s my last week lead-teaching in my cooperating teacher’s classroom! Time has absolutely flown by!…
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Reflections from Kaci: A CS Student Teacher

    Hello, everyone! My name is Kaci and I am student teaching this Fall with Chicago Semester! I hope these blog posts can provide you with a little insight into the ups, downs, and curves that come with student teaching. Before I get into my student teaching placement and some cool features of the…
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Reflections from Anna: A CS Student Teacher

These past few weeks have been less adventurous than the first. The busyness of full take over in my 4th grade classroom in Chinatown has been an adventure in and of itself. It has been such a joy to spend time with them and read the work that they create. There have been brief moments…
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Reflections from Anna: A CS Student Teacher

Time has been flying on the wings of the windy city. Since my last post, I have switched placements and submitted my edTPA. Both come with a level of anxiety and stress. The anxiety of entering in to a new place was mixed with the sadness at leaving the old behind. Each of my students…
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Reflections from Anna: A CS Student Teacher

A few weeks in to my life in the big city, I can confidently say that I am so glad I decided to take a leap into the unknown Sophomore year when I signed up to do Chicago Semester. It has been quite an eye opening adventure to find and spread my, albeit temporary, new…
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Reflections from Rebekah: A CS Student Teacher

Alumni Changing Seasons and Cheesy Quotes I sit here on my computer searching endlessly on the internet for non-cheesy, “end-of-life-season” quotes. Let me be the first to tell you – it is pretty difficult to find quotes that aren’t cheesy! Change is something that is incredibly difficult for me, so I find it very helpful…
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