Gaining Perspective, Building Confidence

Gaining Perspective, Building Confidence

Five weeks of nonstop reading, writing, and discussion have closed. Now we can catch up on sleep and recover. Having gained some downtime in between our five-week, four-course summer session and start of the school, I am just beginning to grasp how truly impactful the AUSL experience has been in broadening my perspective on education.

I find myself continually chewing on the topics of o...

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The Cohort Experience

The Cohort Experience

Let me give you some numbers: fifteen people, five subject areas, four classes, one program.

On the first day of orientation, I was able to meet the other members of my secondary education cohort. The AUSL faculty laughed and told us we would become very close with one another over the course of this experience. Looking back over the last few weeks, I doubt any of us were prepared for j...

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The Best People You’ll Ever Meet

The Best People You’ll Ever Meet

“It feels a little like summer camp.”

I heard those words a lot during my first week as an AUSL teaching resident on the NLU campus. True, no summer camp I’ve ever gone to included health insurance enrollment, a business casual dress code, or graduate-level courses with hefty text books to match—but the summer camp feel came from the excitement, the uncertainty, ...

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And So It Begins

And So It Begins

It’s been two weeks, and AUSL and I are currently in our honeymoon phase. Don’t get me wrong. Throughout orientation and our first weeks of graduate level classes, I have come to the realization that this is going to be a challenging, exhausting, and life-changing process.

They are not trying to hide this. We have been told upfront what our schedules and classes are going t...

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