Where are Chandler Students headed?

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Posted by: lkmilam | April 25, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog/ During our presentation it was mentioned they decided where students would by going Monday night. I found the article and thought I would share it with you all. Pretty much all of the students are … Continue reading

Obama and Political Voice

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Posted by: astelfox | April 19, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog Most schools across the nation work to create a learning environment where students feel anything is possible. While that takes many forms, schools are often littered with motivational messages. Phrases like “You can do anything … Continue reading

Hope in Chandler?

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Posted by: mf5rq | April 6, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/hope-in-chandler/ The teacher that I worked with during my last visit was absent today so I was sent to another classroom.  Instead of having a substitute teacher come in to fill the teacher’s spot, the school simply … Continue reading

Back to the first classroom

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Posted by: mf5rq | April 6, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/back-to-the-first-classroom/ Today, I went back to the classroom that I was originally assigned to, although I really wanted to go back to the awesome art class!  It was interesting though, in that since we’re on spring break … Continue reading

This Research and Youth Life

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Posted by: mike903 | April 1, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/this-research-and-youth-life/ So I finally feel like I see what I will be writing about in this paper … my research angle, if you will. I’ll be looking at the education of students through the lens of … Continue reading

drug deal outside chandler

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Posted by: rachelwildfeuer1 | March 23, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/drug-deal-outside-chandler/ Today, I was completely zoned out while riding the CCE shuttle to Boaz and Ruth when all of the sudden the shuttle driver asked if we had just seen that drug deal happening. We were … Continue reading

After-school tutoring

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Posted by: melsal | February 26, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/after-school-tutoring/ Typically I’ve been working with girls on their math and reading skills, with more of an emphasis on reading.  The state tests are very complicated, which I think upsets the students at times.  They become … Continue reading

Closing Chandler

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Posted by: astelfox | February 19, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/closing-chandler/ My experience at Chandler seems to be somewhat different than the experiences others in the class have had. There are only seventeen students in the class, and most are generally well-behaved. Additionally, there are two … Continue reading

Observations at Chandler

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Posted by: lkmilam | February 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/observations-at-chandler/ I have visited Chandler twice this week and am continually overwhelmed by the disorganized fashion in which the school functions. From the teacher herself (whose desk is ridden with papers that took me an hour … Continue reading

Chandler and education reform

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Posted by: dversaci | February 17, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/chandler-and-education-reform/ From my experiences so far both in the classroom and at my service site, I am getting the feeling that the problem of chronic poverty rests on such a complex array of different issues that … Continue reading

First day at Chandler

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Posted by: Yasmin | February 11, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/first-day-at-chandler/ Last Friday was my first day at Chandler Middle School. Even before I walked into the school I was slightly intimidated by my surroundings but also in awe. There are beautiful homes less than a … Continue reading