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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...

Equitable Education

When I enrolled at the MAT@USC I expected to learn how to teach. I have not been disappointed. My professors are enabling me to build the knowledge I need to be an effective teacher. I did not, however, expect to have my perspective on education, race, and social class...

New School

The first course of the MAT@USC was an eye-opening experience for me. I started out observing at the same high school that I graduated from, so I had many pre-conceived notions about the school, the surrounding community, and the students...

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...

Connecting with classmates

As I mentioned in my last post, there is a con to taking an online course: When you attend class time, you have to stare at yourself alongside all of your classmates as you discuss the topic for the week. (I will say that this prompted me to give myself a really cute haircut…