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Upward Teaching Student Forum

Who?  Does he go here?Looks like teaching is in season this fall.  Not only can you pursue the newly created “The Study of Education” certificate (note the forceful “The” in WesMaps), or take other classes such as Henry James and the Giant Peach, but here’s yet another opportunity from Leah Temes ’13 via Caryn Canalia of the Mathematics Department: 

Interested in teaching? The Upward Teaching student forum offers Wesleyan students the chance to try their hand at teaching local high school students.

The goal of this forum is to create an academic link between the Wesleyan studentbody and the students of Middletown. By partnering with Upward Bound Math & Science, students will develop a curriculum and teach monthly Saturday sessionsto Upward Bound students. Additionally, Wesleyan students will run after school academic sessions twice a week for Middletown and Prospect High students.  Wesleyan students will create lesson plans and tutoring material based oncurriculum from high school math teachers, and will meet weekly to debrief, prepare lesson plans, and receive teaching training from teachers and upwardbound staff.

All Wesleyan students are welcome to join; the math background need not bemore extensive than high school algebra, geometry, and calculus. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at ltemes[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Commercial Break

Thought it would be cool to break up the event posts (trust me: there’s more comin’), so here – stop doing homework and enjoy some assorted internet treasures :

  • Here is a Wespeak written by Mandrew VanSoundgarden ’05 (of The MGMNTs fame) about those ice cream cookie sandwich things they have at WeShop, from 2001. Can anyone check and see if we still stock the same brands?
  • Reddit (‘sup?) sent me to this rather interesting article about the genius that everyone forgot, once he stopped pumping out groundbreaking mathematics research/otherwise doing what was expected from a three-year-old with an IQ measured at 178.
  • Historically relevant on this day: Michael Roth‘s “Leave Out the Politics just this Once, Dear God” blog post, a blog post that dives right into the aforementioned politics as they relate to artistic expression, and some relevant photography from Flickr.
  • You guys like Hayao Miyazaki, right? Right? Of course you do. Credit to Neo “Too Cool for School (at Least this Semester, Anyway)” Sora ’13 for showing me this ’90s music video the legendary animator directed over the summer. I’m sure you guys can come up with some kind of Miyazaki Trope Drinking Game to play for this. Sunday night is the best night for drinking games. Always.

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