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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The Journey to AUSL

The Journey to AUSL

What a whirlwind the past few weeks have been, filled with moving across country, going through the three day AUSL orientation, meeting the other residents of my cohort, and trying not to get lost in the city of Chicago. I think it is safe to say almost all have gone successfully, with the exception of not getting lost, I’m still working on that goal!

I can’t help but think ...

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From Anxiety to Excitement at Orientation

From Anxiety to Excitement at Orientation

I am that anxious person you read about in articles on your Facebook newsfeed entitled “57 Things Anxious People Wish You Knew”, et cetera. Things that will never happen keep me up at night, and the anticipation for the AUSL Chicago Teacher Residency orientation was no exception. Every worst-case scenario ran marathons through my head.

However at the start of orientation, wh...

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June 2015 AUSL Teacher Feature: ShuJuana Lovett

June 2015 AUSL Teacher Feature: ShuJuana Lovett

ShuJuana Lovett
6th grade science teacher
Bradwell School of Excellence

What made you decide to become a teacher?
I have a deep and an extensive family history of educators. My mother was my biggest inspiration in my decision to become a teacher because she is a retired CPS educator and as a child, I was always involved with m...

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