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2016

18

Oct

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Field Trips at Field Work

Every education major at Gannon has to do field placements where they go into a classroom at a nearby school to observe teachers, interact with students and learn more about the field of education. Usually, field placements are tied in with education classes. This semester, I am taking Concepts of Natural Science, which is a […]

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29

Sep

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What This Education Major Learned From Taking Calculus Over The Summer

Being a double major in Middle Level Education and Theater, I take classes over the summer so I can come as close to graduating on time as possible. As of Spring 2016, I still had one math class left – a class that many other education majors have said is ridiculously hard. I started looking for an alternative. After […]

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27

Jul

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My Experience in Education Field Work

Last month marked my last days of field work at Villa Elementary School. I can truly say that this placement has been one of the most worthwhile experiences of my entire life. I learned a lot from both my cooperating teacher and the students. Now let me take a moment to look back at my entire […]

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20

May

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Teaching with interruptions

It all begins with a plan. I had a lesson coming up the next day, and I planned one I was absolutely proud of. I incorporated a technique I saw in a video I was just dying to try, and found a way to include puppets in another. If I’d thought of a great lesson, […]

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15

Apr

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Why my hobbies matter as an educator

A few weeks ago during my field work, the music teacher was going to be absent. She knew a few weeks in advance. Normally, I spend every Tuesday and Thursday morning with my cooperating teacher, but a couple times I followed the 6th grade to music class. In the first music class I observed, the […]

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25

Feb

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From Teacher to Director

This semester, I crossed two artistic achievements off my bucket list. I wrote an original play and saw it performed, and I directed my second show. While I have been fascinated with playwriting since attending theatre workshops in high school, I have always been interested in directing. I guess you can say I have been […]

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2015

19

Oct

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Mentally Prepping for Placement

  That time of year is nearing again. Fall placements are about to begin for all education majors.  For three weeks of every semester, all education students go out in the field to learn from current teachers and work in their classrooms. For some education majors this is the best three weeks of the entire […]

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19

Jun

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#FridayPhoto – June 19, 2015

This week’s featured photo comes from 2015 Gannon graduate Elizabeth Mayer.  Elizabeth traveled to Thailand with the Gannon T.R.A.V.E.L. program and will be spending the next 10 months teaching English at Vittahayalai School in Hua Hin, Thailand. This is Elizabeth at the Wai Khru Ceremony (or teacher day), where students honor their teachers with handmade […]

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2014

03

Apr

The real work behind student teaching

During the last semester of their senior year, many education majors head back to the classroom. No, they haven’t been skipping class for the last four years. They’re heading to elementary, middle and high schools for two placements as a student teacher. They’ll spend time observing students and faculty before they take over the class […]

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08

Feb

St. Peter Cathedral School announce collaborative Professional Development School

The School of Education at Gannon University and St. Peter Cathedral School in Erie have announced a collaborative program that is designed to improve student learning at the school while offering enhanced educational opportunities to students at the nearby university. Called the St. Peter Cathedral-Gannon Professional Development School, the program creates a means for students […]

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