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Reflections from Janae: A CS Student Teacher

The last blog post of the semester!? WHAT!? Crazy to think that Thanksgiving is this week and Christmas is right around the corner! I only have 4 weeks of student teaching left and will be leaving my home in Chicago even sooner! Wow how time flies! I have super exciting news to share before I…
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Reflections from Janae: A CS Student Teacher

Welcome back! I cannot believe that it is November; where has time gone!? It feels like just yesterday I was moving into my apartment at Canterbury, riding the Red Line for the first time, and taking my first trip to Jewel. Now, coming back to my apartment feels normal, I have gotten comfortable riding the…
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Reflections from Janae: A CS Student Teacher

Hello again! So glad you have decided to check back in for more student teaching stories and very importantly my new restaurant review! Teaching from my apartment and seeing students through a screen has become normal, which is something I never thought I would say, and I am sure something many people never thought they…
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Reflections from Janae: A CS Student Teacher

Welcome back to student teaching COVID edition! As I mentioned in my last blog, things look a little different this year and boy have there already been some twists and turns! I cannot believe that it is already October, but like they say, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” ooorrr when you are super busy!…
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Reflections from Janae Wynja: A CS Student Teacher

Hello! Welcome to the inside scoop of Chicago Semester Student Teaching COVID edition! As you probably know schools look a little different for both students and teachers this year. Since the students are not at school in person, the teachers are also not required to be in school to teach, so I have been teaching…
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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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