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

Overcoming Generalizations

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Posted by: carterquinley | April 5, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/overcoming-generalizations/ Volunteering at Overby-Sheppard Elementary has been the highlight of my semester. When I arrive at Mr. E’s classroom every Friday at 12:30, my adorable little first graders run up to me and give me big … Continue reading

Yet again…substitute at OS

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Posted by: lorag19 | March 29, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/yet-againsubstitute-at-os/ I had previously talked about the poor quality of substitute teaching I had witnessed at Overby several weeks ago, but I am here to talk about it again. I understand that I only go to … Continue reading

Substitute Teacher at OS

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Posted by: lorag19 | March 4, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/substitute-teacher-at-os/ On my second visit to OS, the excitement of putting myself into such a different community was replaced with frustration. The teacher of the second grade class in which I volunteer was not present, so … 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

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