As a Writing Center Tutor, one of the things I’ve participated in every year, twice a year, is Waldorf College’s Long Night Against Procrastination–a day when students, faculty, and staff stay up in the library until 2AM and study, get tutored, talk to teachers, listen to music, color, and eat cake, popcorn, and of course, pizza rolls. Continue reading
It goes like this…you’re waiting for students to come in. Then all of a sudden they all come in, one by one, but like a herd of elephants lined up at the door. You’re excited, but you start sweating. How am I going to help all these students in one night?!
They hand you their papers with furrowed, confused eyebrows. They hold their assignment sheets between two fingers, as if the paper is poisonous. They are terrified. You are terrified they won’t see how powerful their writing can be. Continue reading
As a part of my two week summer class, Multicultural Practicum, me and my classmates went to the North Iowa Community Kitchen to help serve. We did this as a way to connect to the local community and to see how community can play a huge role in the schools. Continue reading
I’m currently enrolled in a 2-week summer class, Multicultural Practicum, which focuses on diversity and culture in education, and ways that teaching can adapt and be changed by the environment of the school or the students.
Today we headed to Waterloo, Iowa to see a community struggling with diversity, and working to adapt and change for the growing, cultured community. Continue reading
When I came into Waldorf College, I knew one thing: I wanted to teach writing.
How I was going to get there and what I was going to do to get there? That was in the distant future, and as an indecisive eighteen-year-old, I was more concerned about making friends than planning out my entire college course load. Continue reading