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.
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 […]
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 […]
Children. Chaos. Crayons. These three words probably make you think of elementary school. Well, you’re right. However, there is a lot more to teaching than most people realize.
Running may be one of the easiest and least expensive ways to stay in shape – yet, for some, one of the hardest activities to gather the motivation to start. As a self-proclaimed non-runner, I found it hard to believe anyone had the desire to move that quickly in a non-descript direction when not being chased. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]