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I think I learned more than my students did…

I did it! I did my first lesson (and now I get to start my planning my second one). I’m sure a lot of you will laugh at me when I say this, but it really did not go as planned. I was pretty nervous, and I know that came across to the kids...

My first lesson

This is it! This week I will be teaching my first lesson to the eighth grade English class that I have been observing for the last six weeks...

We’re all in this together

It would be difficult for me to choose a personal hero in the field of education. My eleventh grade AP English teacher comes to mind (she taught me how to THINK), but what does she do for the field of education at large? The faculty in the MAT@USC also come to mind..

The Trojan Family

Just as it is with any organization or group, being a part of the USC community is what you make of it. You decide whether or not you utilize the career center, network with alumni, or to wear your USC sweatshirt everywhere with pride...

Engaging students in texts

I am in the third week of my first pedagogy course. Until now, we have been focusing on theory and the social contexts of schools and classrooms. We are now starting to apply what we know about theory and society to real classroom teaching situations...

Not just another face in the crowd

When I was little, I wanted to move to New York City and become a Rockette. Seriously. The kids I knew wanted to be teachers, doctors, baseball players, or scientists. I aspired to be in the world’s most famous kick line in one of the world’s largest cities...