What I Learned In Student Teaching Is…

            When I first approached student teaching towards the end of fall of 2017, I was hesitant to step into the classroom knowing that I would be challenged more than I ever had been in my life. Knowing major challenges for myself would include discipline with students, classroom management, and effective parent communications, I thought…

How I Can Explain My Future Career

“So what is your plan after college?” “What do you plan on doing when you graduate?” “What do you want to be?” “Why would you want to work in the dorms again?” “Why do you need to go to graduate school when you already when to school for 4-5 years?” “Wait… what are you doing?”…

Remembering History: Visiting the Holocaust Memorial Center

As a secondary social studies education major, history has always been a topic of fascination to me. History gives us all a chance to learn from what went right in society, what went wrong, and how we can continue to learn from one another. Today, if there is one thing I learned, it’s how we…

Higher Education Ethics: Graduation Rates Versus Diversity

Two-year and four-year college institutions may have different layouts in regards to student goals, operations, and staffing. However, if one thing is the same, it is the idea that for college students today, the dream to graduate “on-time,” or within two to four years depending on the program, is not held entirely true in society…

Mental Health Treatment on College Campuses

  Tyler Kingkade of the Huffington Post writes that from 2009 all the way through 2015, reports of mental health concerns have been on the rise for college students in regards to anxiety, depression, and social anxiety. Although the need for services has steadily increased, Kingkade talks about how many campuses are experiencing understaffed departments…