Teacher Comparison

During my fourth visit to the math class I decided to ask Mrs. Austin about the other math teachers in the building. She mentioned that there were two other teachers, but they bum heads quite a lot with their teaching preferences and their scheduled material. One professor only focuses on worksheet after worksheet. He does

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Dental Fair 2016

Last weekend, I attended a Dental Health Fair at Active Aging in Meadville.  I was unable to attend last year’s event, so I was glad that I had the opportunity to see what it was all about.  My friend Matthew Zaborowski designed this dental health fair through his own personal interests.  He believed there should

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Treating Students as “Individuals”

During my third visit to the classroom, I tried to incorporate my unit paper. The argument of my paper included the transformation of education for students of color by the practice of individualism and treating students as “individuals.” By this, I mean to explain that teachers should take into account the student’s cultural background and

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Life Outside of the Classroom

This week I visited the math class on a Thursday instead of a Friday because they would not have school that day. When I arrived, the teacher was explaining angles and the use of protractors. The students, in both class periods were more attentive and focused than I had witnessed last week. I am still

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Multicultural Education

Introduction: I have been assigned to shadow a 7th grade math class at the Meadville Area Middle School (MAMS). Led by Mrs. Jennifer Austin, I was able to experience a 5th and 6th period math class for a total of 2 hours on a Friday. The topic at hand focused on scale models, ratios, and

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What Gets Thrown Away?

For my Senior thesis I am looking at food waste reduction strategies in Brooks Dining Hall.  Through the month of October I have been gathering information based on the total amount of food that is wasted, including the content.  Rick Porter, the head of the composting program on campus has given me weights and the

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Danish Cuisine

Denmark cuisine is very unique and contains a wide variety of flavors that would be unheard of in the American culture.  Breakfast and dinner are usually eaten at home with the family, but most eat out for lunch with friends or co-workers at nearby cafes or restaurants.  For lunch, the foods are mostly served cold,

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Students For Zero Waste!

For my Fall Break, two of my friends and I decided to attend a conference in New Hampshire.  The conference was all about preventing the amount of waste that we throw out and eventually goes into the landfill. It was located at the University of New Hampshire and about 500 students attended the conference overall.

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Local Food=Happiness

I have been participating in the Dehart Local Foods Dinner for over 3 years now and it just dawned on me that this was my last year.  It is always a wonderful time for me, not just because of the wonderful local and fresh food being served, but the meaning behind it. This dinner was

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Middle Eastern Buffet

This semester I am taking a course called World Regional Geography with my advisor.  I was expecting it to be more environmental related since it was a course within my major, but it turned out to be more political than anything.  At first I was a little disappointed because I knew that political science was

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