Friday, May 1, 2020
I feel for my seniors who lament that they are missing their proms and graduation parties, but I also see this as an opportunity for them (and us) to put things in perspective. Missing a grad party seems minuscule compared to dying from a disease or losing one's financial support for family. It is time to take a long look at ourselves and the way we manage and execute our daily lives. My daughter mentioned that she had never seen so many families out doing things together. While that is true, I fear for those students whose positive vibes were solely provided by their interactions with students and teachers at school.
This is a time when we can reimagine and think of what could be. Education will likely never be the same after this. Teachers have learned new techniques and districts have considered scheduling and operational changes. Let's not let this time spent be wasted but rather used to reinvent ourselves and look forward to change.
at May 01, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Instruction will certainly change. Normally at this time, the students in our program would be out doing internships in classrooms, observing, teaching, learning; however, we will be looking ahead to try to simulate activities as closely as possible to the college course curriculum we would be continuing face-to-face if this all had not happened.
That being said, it was GREAT to see the students' faces and catch up with what is going on in their worlds. I look forward to many more Zoom calls and conversations as we proceed.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The following students competed at the state Educators Rising Conference on February 11, 2020, held at Emporia State University. As a result of their results, they have qualified to compete at the national Educators Rising Conference in Washington, D.C., June 2020:
Kateann Penrose, state Vice President
Madilyn Veatch, 3rd place, Creative Lecture/TED Talk
Molly Stasieluk, 2nd place team, Ethical Dilemma
Samantha Randazzo, 3rd place, Educators Rising Moment Talk
Mackenzie Paul, 1st place team, Children’s Literature K-3
Jaden Webster, 2nd place, Impromptu Speaking
Jaden Webster, 2nd place team, Ethical Dilemma
Veronica Weng, 2nd place team, Ethical Dilemma
Justin Pfeiff, 4th place, Impromptu Speaking
Dasha Carver, 1st place team, Children’s Literature K-3