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2017

21

Jan

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From my experience: Michael’s audition tips

Every summer through middle and high school I participated in the Saltworks Theater camp. At Saltworks, they had an audition and monologues class where they showed me some audition tips I kept with me. After auditioning for more shows and performing, I  have developed my own guide for auditions. Keep practicing those monologues and songs […]

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15

Jan

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Education fieldwork survival guide

This is a field placement survival guide written by an education majors for education majors. Field experiences are your first taste of what it is like to be a teacher in a classroom. It is nerve-wracking because you’re in front of the students for the first time. To make things worse, you have a supervisor […]

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12

Jan

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An English teacher learning to teach science

As a Middle Level Education major I have to be prepared to teach upper elementary math, social studies, and science even though my concentration is English. This is why I have to take some science classes, even though I ultimately want to teach English. This semester, I took two of the science classes Middle Level […]

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09

Jan

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Theater Opportunities in Erie for College Students

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 […]

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2016

21

Dec

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Dr. Seuss and historical messages for grown-ups

One of the most celebrated children’s authors is Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Seuss wrote many children’s classics including “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Lorax.” While these are books loved by many children, these books have many messages that make sense only to the adults. I realized […]

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02

Nov

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My Two Heads Come Together: Part 1

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 […]

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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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06

Oct

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The Leadership Seminar That Went to England

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 […]

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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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