Election Day 2015 in Room 208

Election Day 2015 in Room 208

As a new Chicagoan, I didn’t know a lot about the mayoral candidates coming into 2015. I saw the campaign signs in people’s windows, heard the ads on the radio, and encountered the campaigning bullhorns on the corners of my neighborhood. But, in the hustle and bustle of my teaching residency, I never really took the time to educate myself on what our candidates wanted for our city. Then, on...

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Alvin Ailey Dance Residency Returns to North Lawndale AUSL Schools

The Sun Times – Alvin Ailey Dance Residency Returns to North Lawndale AUSL Schools

February 24, 2015 – For the third year, the Department of Creative Engagement in partnership with the Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) Network, presents the “Revelations” Residency Program Feb. 23-27. This unique five day program, taking place at Collins Academy High School, is offered to junior high school and high school students in Chicago’s North Lawndale community....

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How Adding Humor Helped My Lesson Plan

How Adding Humor Helped My Lesson Plan

More than halfway through the residency, I’m feeling like my feet are more than wet with all aspects of teaching, from planning to managing students to talking to parents and collaborating with other staff. One of the best parts of that feeling is that it’s opening up room to experiment. Instead of just learning ideas for instruction in my NLU classes, I’m testing them out.

For ex...

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February 2015 AUSL Teacher Feature: Jenny Lynch

February 2015 AUSL Teacher Feature: Jenny Lynch

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Jenny Lynch
1st Grade Teacher, Chicago Teacher Residency Mentor
National Teachers Academy

How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching for 12 years. I taught at Cameron Elementary in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood for 9 years. I held a variety of positions (Instructional Self-Contained Special Educati...

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