Category Archives: H4

EDU 6989: Nativity Schools

Out of 27 requests online for middle school teachers at various schools throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle, four of these job postings are for the Seattle Nativity School (SNS). These postings are seeking: a teacher of religion, a teacher of … Continue reading

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April 26: Values in Public Education

One of the topics I have enjoyed discussing and reflecting on is the role of values in public education. Having only attended and taught at religious schools, I have a deep respect for core values that guide academic and social … Continue reading

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April 12: Educational Reform and National Standards

In Issue one of Evans (2008) national standards and testing are the central focus. Most of the conversation flows from the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the challenges our schools and our country face when it comes to … Continue reading

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December 14: Dyslexia in the Classroom

Knowledge of dyslexia will make me a better teacher. As a teacher candidate pursuing history and English language arts endorsements, reading comprehension and writing will be very central to my subjects. Knowing that dyslexia cannot be treated, but not cured … Continue reading

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November 23: I Can Teach

Black and white photos of Seattle in the early 1900’s were projected on the screen as Dr. Nelson (2014) shared his research on the growth of schools in Seattle. Pictures of Franklin High School, Queen Anne High School and Holy … Continue reading

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November 16: All Things Considered

Investing in our young people is the most important thing we can do (Scheuerman, 2014). The introduction and discussion of Horace Mann’s contributions to the foundations of our educational system brought out that key theme of investment in our youth: … Continue reading

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November 9: Search for Meaning

One name that continues to come up in the foundations course is Hannah Arendt. The opening quote that was shared in the very first session of the course was one of Arendt that states “The whole dimension of the past … Continue reading

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