Inside USC Rossier Blog


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...

The obvious, and not so obvious, heroes

At the end of every school year, my children always make a little craft for their teachers — just a little something to remember them by (as if anyone could forget my rambunctious son!). Last year, however, my son entered the 6th grade and had many teachers...

Heroes

Who is your hero?  Is it someone famous or someone you know personally? Ask a child who their hero is and I bet 9 times out of 10 it’s somebody they know personally.  A parent, a family member, a teacher.  Quite similarly, the people I look up to as a teacher are…