In my previous post, I talked about trying out storytelling with students. The next day I was going to try to do something a little more creative but the teacher I was career studying with that day wanted to take over that lesson plan. In trying to come up with lessons with the curiosity box … Continue reading A Curious Reminder From A Curious Box
I am really glad that I went on career study at the middle school. Originally I felt like maybe I wanted to try to go somewhere else, like the WHYY building in Philadelphia, but I am glad that I ended up at the middle school because I learned so much about a job that I … Continue reading Learning on Career Study
The 29th to the 2nd was the final week of career study. It was also the week that I was finally able to test our prototype!!!!! Arriving at this step in the design process was a little surreal after this school year long curiosity journey. I tested the Curiosity Box prototype with four 7th grade … Continue reading Testing the Prototype!!!!
I wrote the following blogpost right at the end of career study after proposing yet another lesson plan that was confusing and did not meet all of the objectives of what my career study teacher needed to be taught. As we are nearing the end of this school year and the formal “in school” end … Continue reading Reflecting on a Crucial Part of Growth: Failure
When I reflect on my experiences in school in both high school and middle school, I am inexpressibly grateful to all of my teachers. Working with teachers at the middle school has caused me to remember why middle school was the place I first felt empowered, as if the whole universe was at my finger … Continue reading Reflecting on Brilliant Teachers and Students
In this first week of career study, I have been thinking a lot about storytelling. Some of the best teachers I have ever had were so impactful because they knew how to spin a good story. Sometimes it might seem that storytelling in teaching might only lend itself to subjects like history or english. However, … Continue reading Storytelling in Teaching: People Love What Other People Are Passionate About
While being on career study, I’ve had the strange experience of forgetting what it is like to be a student when I am in the midst of being in a classroom setting. This is baffling considering I have spent most of my life as a student in school and have spent most of this past … Continue reading A Sudden Case of Teacher Amnesia