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They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds

They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Kirstin Mulvaney

We are about halfway through our residency, and I just finished my second Lead Teach; six full days of running our classroom on my own. It was exhausting and exhilarating and emotional, and I learned so much about myself and about my kids. On the first day, I started off by implementing a new morning greeting—an individual handshake, high ...

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Inspiring Words of Love and Justice

Inspiring Words of Love and Justice

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Betsy Tomszak

This week, I got the chance to write and deliver personal notes to my students to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. This was a service project we did for our AmeriCorps program, but it was more of a pleasure for me than anything. I believe that it is extremely important to educate all youth about social justice and civil rights...

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Graduate Address: Robin Purman

Graduate Address: Robin Purman

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Robin Purman

Last August, after a summer of graduate school classes and weeks of waiting in anticipation for our school and mentor placements, I was finally, finally in Solorio Academy High School, setting up my classroom with my mentor. As we got to know each other while organizing, cleaning and decorating our room, she ...

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Graduate Address: Rebecca Rubin

Graduate Address: Rebecca Rubin

Posted on June 9, 2016 by Rebecca Rubin

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2016 AUSL CTR graduation! I see a lot of supportive faces in the crowd today: family, friends, significant others, and my therapist also known as my mother. Thank you everyone who has come out today to watch as we finish our journey, and thank you family and friends for putting up with our confusing acronyms for th...

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A conversation with CTR alumna Jasmine Williams

A conversation with CTR alumna Jasmine Williams

Posted on April 26, 2016 by AUSL Chicago

CTR alumna Jasmine Williams grew up only two blocks away from Curtis School of Excellence in Roseland, where she was placed for her residency. Her original career path in finance changed when tutoring at an after school program in Englewood ignited her passion for educating urban youth. Since then, Jasmine has successfully completed her residenc...

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¡Hola a todos!

¡Hola a todos!

Posted on March 24, 2016 by Kelly Ackmann

My second graders have been madly counting down the days on the class calendar to the first day of Spring! It is now officially here! I too am counting down the days, but not until spring – until April 11th! Why April 11th, you ask? On April 11th, I will officially be submitting my edTPA!

Submitting my edTPA is one of ...

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A Conversation with Residency Triad: Kit Philips, Andrea Ziegler, and Laura Donnelly

A Conversation with Residency Triad: Kit Philips, Andrea Ziegler, and Laura Donnelly

Posted on March 2, 2016 by AUSL Chicago

Kit Philips Center
Kindergarten Mentor Teacher, Howe School of Excellence
Augustana College, ‘07

Laura Donnelly Left
University of Cincinnati, ‘08

Andrea Ziegler Right
DePaul University, ‘12

Why did you...

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Chicago Teacher Residency Testimonial - Ashley Allen

Chicago Teacher Residency Testimonial - Ashley Allen

Posted on February 11, 2016 by AUSL Chicago

Meet Ashley Allen!

Ashley was nervous about starting the residency program without prior teaching experience. Now she is thriving under the guidance of her mentor teacher and the strategies she has learned from teaching in a real classroom. Hear more about her journey and why she chose the Chicago Teacher Residency!

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