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Reflections from Rebekah: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Student Teacher Blogs

Midpoint Madness Lesson plans, assignments, edTPA, OH MY! I’m about to start full time teaching for six weeks and it feels SO crazy. It seems like just yesterday I was meeting my teacher and getting to know my students for the first time. We are just now reaching our mid-point of the semester. This week […]

Reflections from Rebekah: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in Student Teacher Blogs

At All Times The assistant principal at Cleveland Elementary School gives the morning announcements at 8:10 am every school day. Over the loudspeaker, we hear him lead the students in the Pledge of Allegiance, the School Pledge, and the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner. As I go into my fifth week of student teaching, I […]

Reflections from Rebekah: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Student Teacher Blogs

A Few Deep Breaths I vividly remember my first day at the Chicago Semester office as a student teacher. It was a warm, Sunday afternoon and I was waiting for my train at the Irving Park “L” stop. I had been dreaming of student teaching with Chicago Semester since my sophomore year at Calvin College, […]

Reflections From Emilee: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on May 3, 2018 in Featured Stories, Student Teacher Blogs

“Life begins outside of your comfort zone.” A phrase that I never really understood until I packed up my things and moved to Chicago to take on the most challenging, yet rewarding, semester of my college career. Not only did I walk into a classroom to help move twenty-nine sweet and knowledgeable second graders towards […]

Reflections from Emilee: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 in Student Teacher Blogs

With only four weeks to go, I am torn between the excitement of graduation and the reality that I will be leaving the city and my students soon.  That said, there is still work that has to be done before any of this can happen! So what has happened in room 222 this past week?  […]

Reflections from Emilee: A CS Student Teacher

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Student Teacher Blogs

As I begin week 10 of my journey here in Chicago I am confident that my choice to participate in this program was the best decision for me.  I continue to be challenged daily and have gained the needed tools to handle these moments of opportunity.  I have seen my ability to manage the classroom […]