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Every once in a while teaching can be a tea party

I have yet to meet a teenager who would turn down the chance to mingle and munch. For this reason, and many more, I believe the English teacher I observe every week is a genius...

Communication makes the world go ’round

People who misuse the words “then” and “than” give me fits. It’s like someone raking their fingernails down a chalkboard (Remember those?). I also am not too jazzed about seeing “compliment” instead of “complement,” “towards” instead of “toward” and...

Math Anxiety

I try to keep myself as up to date as possible on the issues facing education, whether it be through the newspaper, radio, or in class.  In California, education seems to be a hot topic and in the news daily.  A recent article in the Los Angeles Times with the headline “Female teachers may pass on math anxiety to girls, study finds” caught my attention for many reasons.  One: I am a teacher. Two: I am female...

The Brilliance of Lev Vygotsky

Think back to your school days. Think of the teachers that lectured at you. Were you expected to memorize the predetermined perspectives and theories of past generations? Did they seem relevant? Today, can you recall what you learned?..

Steven Sample and Cindy McCain Saluted at Gala

About 350 guests attended the USC Rossier School of Education Centennial Gala on Feb. 1 to honor alumna Cindy Hensley McCain MA ’78 and USC President Steven B. Sample at Town & Gown...

 

Au Contraire

I knew the MAT@USC program would challenge my opinions, I just didn’t know when or what.  Well it didn’t take long.  During my first semester in my Social Context of Urban Schools class I was challenged to think differently than I had ever had to.  There were uncomfortable...