preservice teachers

Increasingly, the process of learning to teach and build environments for learning is becoming an increasingly digitized space. From the online discussion spaces students are required to engage in for classes to the portfolios of preservice work that will be shared to assess the viability of an individual for a teaching gig to the ways we adapt and recycle ready made resources and texts, digital...
Merriam-Websters definition of diversity states, “the condition of having or being composed of differing elements.” In the classroom context we have to understand diversity is seen not only in the fact that all students are differing in their identities, but their opinions and ability levels as well. The idea of diversity is often times confused with the actual root-issue of diversity, in that...
The Morehead Writing Project will present a double session about our new Writing Studio program at the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English Conference next week. I will lead off our panel discussion with my explanation of how and why our site decided to start a Writing Studio program and then three teachers and three preservice teachers will share their experiences.  This will be hignly...
DSCN0008.JPG “I get that all these methods and standards and theories we’re learning about teaching writing are important, but how am I supposed to know if they really work until I have my own classroom?” If you work with or have been a preservice teacher, my guess is that you’ve considered this question on a regular basis. I hear it from my Colorado State...
brittany pic_0.jpg In this interview, preservice teacher Brittany Belmarez describes her experiences working with practicing teachers in the Teaching with Technology workshop and English Language Learners in the SOS Project, a digital storytelling workshop.
adam photo.jpg        By Adam Mackie “To speak a true word is to transform the world.” -Paulo Freire Sarah, one of three fifth and sixth grade students gathered around a Mac laptop, reads an ode about the different kinds of hair in her family. She describes her mother’s hair as short and brown and how in the summer it puffs up like a cupcake. Sarah says her sister’s...