Anyone, Anyone? Bueller?

What kind of teacher do we want to be upon completion of Graduate School?   Here are some of the teaching styles encountered thus far along the way:

The Bueller – Speaks…in…monotone..loves…research…but probably hasn’t taught an actual child since Moses created the tablet.  Can commonly be heard saying, “The scientist attached to this theory is….?  Usual reaction from the students is an instantaneous head jerk while simultaneously clicking “Like” on the latest Facebook puppy meme, at the same time thinking  “Please don’t pick me, I promise to listen next time…Oh, more puppy memes!”

Amazing Grace – The pedagogue who makes every day worth the effort and workload; epitomizes the definition of “teacher” and brings back sweet childhood memories of that one teacher we all remember. (more…)

The Dinosaur Who Attended Grad School

Graduate School!  How exciting it was to think about finally becoming a teacher after many years, and acquiring my Masters Degree at the same time!  Exciting and challenging; you see, I’m a “mature” student; mature in age, yet not in manner’.  What led me to attend Canisius after completing my undergrad in 1996 (yes, I dated Fred Flintstone…and Barney)?   (more…)