Monday, January 30, 2012

Topic of the Week: Where Do You Want to Teach?

As future educators, we are faced with the task of choosing where we want to apply for teaching jobs. There are a variety of schools where we can work, each one having different positives and negatives. Some find suburban public schools particularly appealing, while others envision themselves at a private urban school. It is important to analyze your preferences when choosing a school; for example, some districts offer teachers little say in curriculum development while others allow teachers a significant amount of lesson planning freedom. What school system do you think will work best for you?

Where do you see yourself teaching: 
a Public School, Private School, or Charter School? 
Do you prefer the New York City Public school system or do you wish to teach in a suburban neighborhood? 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Topic of the Week: Goals for Spring 2012

With the semester in full swing, it's time to start planning for success. Goal setting is critical for being as academically productive as possible and helps us to better prioritize our tasks. What do you hope to accomplish this semester and how will you do it? Do you wish to improve your writing? Stop procrastinating once and for all? Get more organized? Or do you want to improve your overall GPA? 

What are your academic goals this semester? What will you do to achieve them? 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Welcome Back! Mark Your Calendars for our Spring 2012 Events.

Happy New Year to all! We are thrilled to announce the January and February S.T.A.R. Calendar of Events. Be sure to check back in a few weeks for the full semester-line up. We will send email notifications as each event gets closer to provide you with more details.

Monday, January 30th
MANDATORY Mentor Meeting
5-6pm DAC 401

Wednesday, February 1st
MANDATORY Buddy Meeting
5-6pm Sullivan Cafe

Wednesday, February 8th
Family Game Night
5-6pm Sullivan Cafe

Wednesday February 15th
Bake Sale Fundraiser
1-4pm Marillac Cafeteria 

We look forward to seeing you at other SOE events as well!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

We're on Twitter! + Other Updates

Greetings S.T.A.R. Participants! We hope you have been having an enjoyable, relaxing break thus far. With the first day of classes just around the corner, the S.T.A.R. team has been working hard to plan an exciting spring semester. 

We are pleased to announce the creation of the S.T.A.R. Twitter, where you can receive daily updates on S.T.A.R. and School of Education happenings. 

Also don't forget to check out our blog's new "Topic of the Week" spring series at the start of the semester, starting on Monday, January 23rd.

Finally, Be sure to check your inboxes soon for more information about upcoming events. This semester, we are anticipating: 
  • Bake Sale Fundraiser
  • Game Night Social
  • Crafting and Baking Extravaganza
  • Q & A Panel with SOE Upperclassmen
  • Partnered events with other SOE organizations
& more!