Rebecca McKeon, kindergarten teacher at Amherst School District’s Windemere School and former adjunct professor at Canisius, was the highlighted inspirational speaker for the Teacher Education Club (TED) on Tuesday, February 25. McKeon spoke passionately about the joy of the teaching profession. Specifically, she addressed the issue of the Common Core. McKeon has been involved with much of the foundational work that led to her team’s successful implementation of the NYS Common Core standards. She discussed a variety of challenges that arose from working in an inclusive setting, particularly with English as Second Language learners. McKeon encouraged our teacher candidates in TED to enthusiastically embrace the challenges in education today, and to do so with a positive attitude.
Submitted by: Submitted by: Nicki M. Calabrese, PhD, faculty advisor for TED