Academic Decathlon Coach Celebrates Championship

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After months of preparation, three competitions and a first place finish at the Ohio Regional Competition, the Academic Decathlon Ohio State Championship was a success! This past weekend, I left student teaching at the end of the day and drove to Cleveland to meet my team, Youngstown Christian School Academic Decathlon.

How Ben Franklin Helps Me Teach

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Well, my first placement of student teaching is almost over! The past seven weeks have gone by so fast. Words alone cannot describe the experience I had student teaching in a preschool autistic support classroom. Although I was hesitant at first, I can honestly say that the placement has given me new knowledge as I […]

Reading With Your Son: A Bonding & Learning Moment

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When you walk into an elementary education classroom and observe the bookshelves, what type of books do you typically discover? “The Very Hungry Caterpillar?” “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie?” “The Rainbow Fish?” Now don’t get me wrong, these are all great books written by outstanding authors. However, we need to take a closer […]

Learn to Teach: Preparing for a Journey to “Oz”

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Welcome back to my blog! As some of you know, in addition to teaching, I’m also involved with Gannon’s theater productions. For every production at our Schuster Theatre, there is a day devoted to that particular show: we call this “Tech Day.” Tech Day is usually from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a Saturday […]

Learn to Teach: As Former ‘Decathlete,’ I Love Academic Decathlon!

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While most college students spent their spring break on vacation, spending time with friends or relaxing at home, I spent my spring break preparing high school students for their Academic Decathlon State Competition. What is Academic Decathlon? Academic Decathlon is a team competition where students match their intellects with students from other high schools. No, […]

Interested in Teaching? Come to Education Day on March 15

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So you’re thinking about being a teacher? Not sure yet? No worries. Gannon offers a great way for high school students to get a glimpse inside life as an education major.  It’s called Education Day, and it’s a week from today. Education Day is your chance to get a first-hand look at everything our programs in education have to offer. Get […]

Inside Gannon: Waldron Campus Center

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Wonder where GU students gather to eat, study and hang out between classes? Check out the video below as Edge contributor David Reichard takes you inside the Waldron Campus Center, the heart of Gannon’s campus. Check out other videos here. David has a new blog, Learning to Teach: Inside Education.

Life Outside Your Major: Well-Rounded Students Get Involved

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Gannon offers more than 75 different clubs and organizations for students to get involved with on campus. Some of these are specific to certain majors, but most are not. Organizations like 90.5 WERG, the student-run radio station on campus, or The Gannon Knight, Gannon’s student-run weekly newspaper, are open to all majors as long as […]