Jan 28

Welcome Back!

Posted by John Kuckens in Graduate Admissions on Jan 28, 2014

...and we're back! What a wonderful holiday break. I hope everyone survived the "polar vortex" and at the very least got to enjoy calling it the polar vortex. Classes are beginning this week! Students are again scanning their IDs at the front gates, familiar faces are spotted in familiar classrooms, and syllibi are being passed out and reviewed. A quick reminder that the add/drop period for classes ends February 3rd. Contact the Registrar's Office with questions.

Many of us in supervised field work positions began a new placement this week, as well. I had been in a 2nd grade classroom until the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, and now I am starting in a 5th grade classroom. Luckily, I am at the same school (same hallway even), and I can see my kids from last semester regularly. It’s been a tough separation from them this week. I had been there since late August and after all the field trips and parent involvement everyone felt very connected. However, on to new and exciting things.

This semester on the blog, I am hoping to tackle one subject specific to the spring, which is the application process for prospective students. Other topics, not necessarily spring specific, will be alumni profiles, an interview with someone in financial aid, and also continuing or following up on posts from last semester. As always, feel free to email me with any comments or suggestions on what to cover, or if you would like me to feature you or something you are doing on the blog.

Off we go!

tagged student teaching, supervised fieldwork
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