Inside USC Rossier Blog


Recovery and reinvention

Hi, I’m Mel and I’m a recovering journalist. For more than 20 years I’ve been a breaking news junkie and newsroom rat, but today I am happy to report I no longer twitch and break out into cold, clammy sweats when I see big news happening. I am content to sit on my couch and...

When I Grow Up…

I’ve often heard students of mine make comments like “When I grow up I’m going to be a teacher, and I’m never going to assign homework!”  I always laugh because that used to be me growing up.  I always thought I would grow up to be a teacher, and I would think of all the things...

Introduction

I like the question “where do you see yourself in X number of years?” because the answer I give rarely ever comes to fruition.  Don’t get me wrong; I believe that goal setting, time management, and self-regulation are extremely important aspects of being successful in any endeavor...

I’m a blogger!

Welcome to my first blog entry! I’m Cathy and I’m in the September ’09 cohort. I live in Guilford, Connecticut, a town located on the Long Island Sound about halfway between New York and Boston. I have three children (ages ten, eight and three), three dogs, and a husband...

New Year, New Bloggers

Please join us in welcoming our new MAT@USC student bloggers. Starting this week, our new bloggers will be posting regular updates about their experience being students in the MAT@USC...

Rethinking Teacher Compensation

Have you ever realized the correlation between an educator’s salary, their performance and the affect they have on the achievement gap with their students? On December 7, 2009, the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) discussed this phenomenon better known as...