Inside USC Rossier Blog


The Art of Teaching

Last month, MAT@USC students, prospective students, and USC alumni joined USC Rossier Dean Karen S. Gallagher for a discussion entitled “The Art of Teaching” at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Gallagher spoke about what the arts change...

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...

No room for bias

Last week the dedicated MAT@USC team asked me to write about a difficult situation I’ve had to overcome and how that would make me a better teacher. It seems like cheating to say, “Gee, last week was a difficult situation,” despite burning the wee-hour oils...

It’s Complicated

I want to share the fun and hard work that has gone into organizing my first lesson plan. EDUC-534, Integrating Social Studies and English into Secondary Classrooms, calls for the planning and implementation of three lessons as a mini-unit. Somehow...

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...

What does "Fight On" mean to a teacher?

As teachers we always seek the “Ah-ha!” moments, but what do you do when you have a “@*#$%!” moment? Fortunately, in my three years teaching, I have yet to have anything so horrendous happen that I’m driven to tears.  I have had multiple bumps along...