Elementary Education: On Integrating the Arts
I spent the last two weeks immersed in a course that focuses on integrating the arts into the classroom. A focus on arts integration w..
Elementary Education: Walsh School Observations
I recently had the opportunity to do some field work in Ms. Ionita’s 5th and 6th grade classroom at Walsh School. Ms. Ionita is an ama..
Elementary Education: Professor Mary Pat Garr
Please describe your role in the Elementary Education Department.
I have been the director of elementary student teaching. This yea..
Elementary Education: Cohort Interview of Todd Gervase
Why did you decide to go back to school for teaching?
I originally went to school to learn about art, but I always had an interest ..
Elementary Education: On Reading Routines & Unconventional Learning Materials
I’m currently completing a round of field observations that focus on reading and writing instruction to help me ge..
Elementary Education: It Was Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
As a person that is very interested in curating spaces, (including my apartment) I have found that I spend a lot of my time imagining ..
Elementary Education: Right Where I Belong
When we were first moving to Chicago in 2006, I remember someone asking me what neighborhood we had picked for our first home. By chan..
Elementary Education: On Halloween and “Local” Love
Halloween is taken very seriously in Chicago. I suspect this is because we all know that it’s our last chance to take to the streets i..
Elementary Education: Illinois Writer’s Project
It’s official. I am a teacher training junkie. Last Thursday my cohort attended the Illinois Writing Project’s Celebration of Teachers..
Elementary Education: In-School Observations
One of the major components of Columbia’s curriculum is the completion of 100+ hours of field observations that take place before stud..