A Future Certification? Possibly.

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This semester, I ended up taking two English as a Second Language (ESL) education classes: ESL Methods and The Structure of English. I figured that they would be great courses to take since at previous field placements, I felt rather useless trying to help the English language Learners. I realized that this would be something […]

A life-changing guest speaker in my theology class

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Every student at Gannon is required to take either “Theology of Moral Response” or “Philosophy of Ethics.” I ended up taking the theology class this semester with Dr. Kerr, who brought in a guest speaker named Miguel. Miguel suffered a broken back in a motorcycle accident and began to realize the discrimination people with disabilities […]

Theater Opportunities in Erie for College Students

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When I was in high school I came up with the brilliant idea of double majoring in Middle Level Education and Theater. When searching for schools, I wanted to find a school which had a lot of theater opportunities. On Gannon’s website, it said that there were a ton of theater opportunities in the Erie […]

My Two Heads Come Together: Part 1

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Last semester, I took a class called Expressive Arts. It is a class for education majors where you learn how to include various art forms in your classroom. As a someone who is both an education major and a theater major, I realized that Expressive Arts would be the perfect class for me because it […]

Field Trips at Field Work

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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 […]

The Leadership Seminar That Went to England

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For part of my leadership seminar class, I traveled to England and Wales. It sounds like part of my leadership seminar was a vacation, and parts of it did seem like that, but I learned a lot that could help with both of my majors. I decided to take my leadership seminar through the English […]

What This Education Major Learned From Taking Calculus Over The Summer

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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 […]

My Experience in Education Field Work

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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 […]

Teaching with interruptions

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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, […]

From Teacher to Director

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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 […]