That Feeling

That Feeling

Many positive aspects of the AUSL experience are easily identifiable: the caring teachers, the interesting classes, the distinctive teaching model. But there has also been something unique about my experience so far that I have struggled to put my finger on. After orientation, I felt energized and fulfilled, and I knew it had something to do with the kindness and excitement of my peers- but it ...

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One of Chicago’s best schools, right in Austin

Austin Weekly News – One of Chicago’s best schools, right in Austin

July 10, 2014 – In many suburbs the quality of the public schools is a significant factor in the appeal of a neighborhood or community. The better the schools are, the greater the appeal to live in the area that the schools serve. What if there was a Chicago neighborhood school that was so good that it influenced your decision to consider living in that area? Howe is truly a bright diamond...

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Top 5 Things I Learned in Orientation

Top 5 Things I Learned in Orientation

5. Mindset:

There are certain things I’m not good at. “I am not good at math.” “I’m not a runner” and “I cannot teach middle school students.” This is my fixed mindset talking. It’s the part of us that makes us feel like we cannot grow. If you think things like this at any time during this year follow that thought with the word “yet.” You can’t ...

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2:00 AM

2:00 AM

It’s 2:00 AM and I know I should go to bed. After all, I start my first real job tomorrow. I start the next chapter of my life where I will turn my passion of teaching into a career. Finally. After all the headaches that revolved around trying to find the right undergraduate major, not knowing what to do with the rest of my life, and never really knowing where I’d end up, I’ve finally fou...

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