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Welcome to New Blogger Liz Kraus

I’ve decided to blog about the most recent education issues, achievements and happenings – namely in public education. It’s funny, before you begin studying to be a teacher you hear about the obstacles public school teachers and students are facing...

Teaching in a Small Southern Town | Bruce Abney | November 2010

My name is Bruce Abney, and this is my first blog post. I am from the Deep South also known as the land of NASCAR and fried everything. My observations are centered around a small town in Southern Mississippi, and I live in Southeastern Louisiana...

So, you want to be a guiding teacher…

The MAT@USC program is unique in its approach to student teaching (also known as “guided practice”), mostly because it cannot ask its guided practice professors to visit teacher candidates on a regular basis to observe...

Education in Mayberry

Hanceville, Alabama is about as far, literally and figuratively, as you can get from Los Angeles, California. Nestled in the Tennessee River Valley, located in old Coal Mining Country, and just up the road from the famous Iron Ore mines of the “Magic City” of Birmingham...

Balance is Key!

January 2011 I decided to start the year off like many others do, by setting New Year’s Resolutions. Some of these included getting ‘A’ grades, learning to cook and to get in shape by my 24th birthday...

California Dreaming: How I Came to the MAT@USC

Before I came to the MAT@USC program my dream of teaching was just that: a dream.