Recent Recommended Professional Articles:
Rawlings, L.R., Bolton, A.P., & Notar, C.E. (2017). Routines are the foundation of classroom management. Education, 137(4), 398-412.
Skiba, R., Ormiston, H., Martinez, S., & Cummings, J. (2016). Teaching the Social Curriculum: Classroom Management as Behavioral Instruction. Theory Into Practice, 55(2), 120-128. doi:10.1080/00405841.2016.1148990
Eisenman, G., Edwards, S., & Cushman, C. A. (2015). Bringing Reality to Classroom Management in Teacher Education. Professional Educator, 39(1), 1-12.
A huge thank you to Sallie Humble Mentors (Lauren Voorhees and Shannon Embanato) and A.E. Phillips Laboratory School Mentors (Haley Hay and Stephanie Witten) for sharing their expertise on behavioral and classroom management with TEAM Model Clinical Residents this week! We've provided a few links below for everyone!
One of the most enjoyable Monday afternoons at work took place this week! The Clinical Residency Center staff joined TEAM clinical residents, Coach Gary Stanley, and Louisiana Tech's Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams to make a difference in the lives of EVERY SINGLE STUDENT at Choudrant Elementary! The willingness of the runners to share the love of reading and building quality character traits was motivating! Head Coach Gary Stanley even took on the entire 6th grade and shared his personal story of his love for reading from young age growing up in Africa. See below:
There is always a first time, and this week was it! We received a note from a Tech athlete ready to return to Choudrant soon! We look forward to joining these dogs again very soon!
Louisiana Tech's TEAM Model Clinical Residency Program in Lincoln Parish elementary schools received a state visit today from Louisiana Believe and Prepare officials, Julie Stephenson and Rebecca Freeland. At Cypress Springs Elementary, Lead Mentor Teacher, Michelle Chauvin, modeled the TEAM evaluation system with intern, Laura Davidson. At Glen View Elementary, mentor teacher Candice Cole co-taught mathematics using the parallel teaching strategy with intern, Destiny Maxwell, and Glen View interns were interviewed. After school, school team interviews continued at Ruston Elementary with a surprise visit from Louisiana State Superintendent, John White.
White praised the continuous strength of the university district partnership in this clinical residency program and gave the TEAM members a chance to share their reflections on the experience. According to Program Co-Director, Dr. Amy Vessel, "The success we are seeing in the TEAM model is a testament to every single team member of our model from the principal to the district leader to the university leader to the intern. However, the true key to the clinical residency program success continues to be the mentor teacher."
Louisiana Tech's College of Education and Lincoln Parish School Board began the first pilot of a full-year student teaching program with 11 volunteers during the 2014-2015 academic year. This year, 14 interns are placed in three local elementary schools. This national and state trend toward longer clinical experiences will have effects extending to university initial certification program, teacher-to-student ratios in the classrooms, and ultimately impacts on student success. In August 2015, the Clinical Residency Center was established in Woodard Hall to conduct such studies. Through additional grants, new mentor teams have been identified, and training is extending beyond Lincoln Parish to Ouachita, Claiborne, and Union Parishes this spring.
This blog entry was submitted by Dr. Amy Vessel, Acting Director for the CRRC. You can contact Dr. Vessel at email@example.com for more information.
Pictured above are John White, Julie Stephenson, Rebecca Freeland, Dr. Amy Vessel, Dr. Dawn Basinger, Dr. Don Schillinger, Dr. Bryan McCoy, Kay Bradford, Mike Milstead, Sherry Boyd, E Lisa Mangum, District Clinical Liaison, Amy Brister, Mandy Brown, Jasmine Hall-Archangel, Lisa Allen, Belinda Birch, Jillian McAlpin, Maryanne Smith, Evelyn Skinner, Dana Reno, Mary Riggs, and Sarah Sullivan.
This article originally appeared on the College of Education Blog on February 2, 2016.
Dr. Pam Morgan, Assistant Professor of Special Education, was the guest speaker this morning at the Clinical Residency TEaM (Teacher Educators and Mentors) Model's September Table Talk. Table Talks are monthly meetings in the Clinical Residency Research Center with the 2015-2016 full-year PK-3/Elementary interns.
Dr. Amy Vessel, Acting Director of Professional and Clinical Experiences, coordinates TEaM members to provide professional development in areas of need according to the intern's recommendations. Per the intern team request, the focus was meeting the needs of all students, and Dr. Morgan provided a wealth of recommendations, strategies, and professional resources from her personal library. CIL Department Chair, Dr. Bryan McCoy, and Dean Don Schillinger also dropped by to welcome the interns back to campus. Thanks again, Dr. Morgan, for spending your morning supporting the residency program!
This article originally appeared on the College of Education Blog on September 18, 2015.
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