Pre-Praxis Advice from a Middle Level Ed Major

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One thing about being a Middle Level Education major is that I have to take many Praxis certification tests. Now, as a Middle Level Education major with a language arts concentration, I have to take a pedagogy test, an English and social studies test, and a math and science test. I also have to take […]

English as a Second Language – Teaching while Learning

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As a major in the education program (and not having a car on campus), I chose to observe the English as a Second Language courses right here at Gannon in order to fulfill the observation field requirement for my ESL methods class. I found them to be some of the most interesting I’d ever observed. Maybe it […]

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 […]

Meeting the Assistant Director of Career Education and Outreach

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Being a senior in college is terrifying for a number of reasons. The days of being a student where professors will help you through the difficult tasks of college will soon be over. You will have to learn to fend for yourself. You must compete against people from all over the world when applying for […]

Dr. Seuss and historical messages for grown-ups

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

25 signs you’re an education major

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Gannon’s department offers over five different bachelor’s degrees ranging from early childhood education and early intervention to secondary education. I am now one semester away from student teaching and two semesters away from my degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. Being so far along in this program has made me realize that it has […]