I was a part of this year's graduate class when three of your students came to speak (Andy, Derrick, and Matt). As a new teacher, I took PAGES of notes. Over and over I heard the same themes repeated – treating students with respect, setting clear guidelines, knowing your content, creating varied/relevant lesson plans, and truly caring about students and their lives, interests, opinions and questions - all made a big difference in how the students behaved overall. It was a great experience listening to these students share their thoughts with us and I sincerely hope more graduate programs include such vibrant and relevant guest speakers! Thank you Nancy for introducing this program into our coursework!
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