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Through UIC I moved from the classroom to administration. I couldn’t have done it, or accomplished so much, without the support and guidance of UIC, their professors, and coaches. The change from teacher to administrator required a lot of adjustments on my part, and four years after making the leap, I’m still learning to adapt. When I began my principal residency I was assigned a wonderful, experienced coach, Dr. Kathleen Mayer. She worked with me to identify my areas of strengths, weaknesses, and my blind spots. Most people already know what areas are their strengths and weakness, since...Read more
Hello UICers, I hope you all enjoyed your summer! Over the summer my Education cohort and I completed 16 hours! You would think taking 16 hours would completely cause burnout! Thankfully, we had a professor that made going to class worthwhile, Dr. Chris Miller. As we bought our summer to an end, my class spent a day at Millennium Park. Even though there were various events going on that day, we still had work today! We were given the option to: visit the Art Institute, attend a salsa class and salsa dance night, attend a concert of a famous singer, or choose our own event that correlates to...Read more
For the past couple of weeks I have been observing inside of CPS schools in a fourth grade classroom. I must say that I have learned so much within the past couple weeks, by working with students and learning from my mentor teacher. Many authors and veteran teachers have said that the true and authentic learning, in regards to teaching other people’s children, occurs within the classroom. From the beginning of my time working at the school I have made it my mission to find students who are trying to slip under the radar unnoticed. By slip through the radar, I am referring to the students who...Read more
Time management is a key aspect to a successful career in graduate school, as a well as an asset to a thriving practice in academia as well. Believe me, I would know; like many a graduate student at UIC, I juggle a full time job as a museum manager, as well as a decent load of classes as a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction! In between papers, poster presentations, volunteer management, research, new museum exhibits, and classes, I have a load on my plate….and don’t get me started on the multiple weddings I’m in. How does one do it? The first thing one should do is access...Read more