Andy Ribner ’14 just sent us an email with the subject line “Interest in Teaching,” which is sort of like that time Dave Meyer sent me an email with the subject line “Public Safety”:
Are you interested in teaching? Planning to teach when you graduate? Already secured a job as a teacher? Have you thought about teaching as a career? We want to know!
A faculty, staff, and student committee is currently discussing a possible certification program and Masters in Teaching at Wesleyan. As part of this process, we’re attempting to gauge student interest.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, please send us a short email at firstname.lastname@example.org and specify your class year.
Insert “Andy Ribner ’14 is pretty into education” one-liner here:
“Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells the collective story by and about those closest to the issues in our educational system—the 3.2 million teachers who spend every day in classrooms across the country. Through an interactive and evolving website and a feature-length documentary that brings together educational experts, student interviews, and a year of documenting the day-to-day lives and sacrifices of public school teachers, THE TEACHER SALARY PROJECT will bring an awareness to the real and imminent crisis in our educational system—how little we value our strongest, most committed, and most effective teachers, and the ripple effect this has on how our children learn and their potential for future success.” – americanteacher.org
**Dinner will be provided!**
Date: Tuesday, February 12
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 001
A message from Elita Irving ’13 about an amazing summer opportunity in teaching:
Are you interested in teaching this summer? Do you want to have the most challenging and rewarding summer of your life? Consider applying to teach at Breakthrough! The application deadline is February 25 and admissions are rolling. Go here to apply.
In addition, we will be hosting two information sessions about Breakthrough on:
– Thursday February 7th at 4:15pm in Usdan 110
– Wednesday February 13th at 5:15pm in Usdan 110
If you cannot attend the information sessions or if you have any questions, email Elita (eirving[at]wes) or Andy Ribner ’14 (aribner[at]wes).
Andy Ribner ’14 secretly hates education and just wants to beef up his resume for law school, pass it on:
Come join Green Street and Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools for a two-day workshop in teaching and learning! HOT Schools values a strong focus on integrating the arts and alternative learning into the classroom (i.e., not lectures) in an effort to address various domains of learning and narrow the achievement gap.
To apply, please answer the following questions and send to salewis(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by January 21st:
1. What is your academic background in education and related areas
(sociology, psychology, urban studies, public policy etc.)?
2. What is your background in teaching, tutoring, mentoring,
childcare, or other work with children?
3. What else are you involved with at Wes?
4. What do you hope to gain from the HOT Schools institute?
Feel free to contact either salewis@wes or aribner@wes with any further questions! For more information, click here.
Deadline: January 21
Contact: salewis@wes, aribner@wes
From Paulina Jones-Torregrosa ’15 and Codi Leitner ’13:
Do you like working with kids? Do you have a passion for teaching others? Are you fun, energetic, and consider yourself a leader? The Green Street Arts Center is looking for teachers for the Spring 2013 semester! We are particularly looking for someone who is interested in teaching dance or yoga, but all course proposals are welcome. This is a paid opportunity for work-study students. You would be responsible for working with 1st through 3rd graders from 4-5 pm. All it takes is an hour and a half a week! Please send your course proposals ASAP to Sandy Guze.
Where: Green Street Arts Center
When: Next semester, once a week
Looking for a chance to be one of the adults in the pictures above? David Shor ’13 is gonna be your big break in the stock photo world:
Woodrow Wilson tutoring partnership wants you! Let’s be real, middle school sucks, so if Middle school was really hard for you, or if it wasn’t, you’d probably make a great tutor! Get close to 2 awesome middle schoolers in a mentoring/tutoring role and help make the world a better place in just 4 hours a week! If you want more information contact dshor@wes or tadisafarrar@wes or just apply by emailing in the application or turning it in to OCS (3rd floor Allbritton)! Get them in asap so you can start re-enjoying the Middle school life now! (Also it’s a work study job)
The apps are due at precisely “ASAP”, so set your alarms! In case you missed the link, here it is. Here it is again. One more time.
Tryna teach English in Asia next year? Ari Wolfe ’03 dares you to prove it:
Calling all seniors! What are you doing next year? Come out to the Princeton in Asia info session to learn about the possibilities of
having an adventure in one of 18 countries around Asia. No previous language experience necessary to apply! Bring your questions and your sense of adventure.
Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hannah Reuman ’13 tells us of the upcoming info sessions:
Want to work with really cute kids? Tutor with WesReads/WesMath this semester and work with students on their math and reading skills at MacDonough Elementary School or Farm Hill Elementary School right here in Middletown! You only need to be able to dedicate one hour of your time per week in order to be involved.
Brief information/training sessions will be held in Albritton 311 (top top floor)
For Returning Tutors-
THIS Sat. (9/8) 2:30-3:30 pm
Tues. (9/11) 4:30-5:30 pm
Despite what Disney would like us to believe, passing high school requires more than good rhythm.
Join the Upward Student Teaching Forum and teach local high school students for CLASS CREDIT!
When: Sept 5th, noon
Where: Woodhead Lounge
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.