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Education Course Spotlight: Effective Classroom Management

Assumption College Undergraduate

Our best teachers and our worst teachers: we tend to remember these outliers. It’s possible, our bad memories of not-so-good teachers — and our great memories of the best — had to do with their effectiveness as classroom managers, and their care for us as students and people. The way a teacher manages a classroom […]

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November 17th, 2015

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New research shows class size affects student outcomes

Assumption College Undergraduate

Class size. It’s a topic many parents worry about when sending their children through school, and it’s one factor future college students look into when they’re choosing a school. Justifiably so. Many Assumption students thrive in smaller, more intimate classes, where they can cultivate strong relationships with their professors and are comfortable with asking questions […]

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May 28th, 2015

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Science, technology, engineering, math…and art?

Assumption College Undergraduate

A recent post on Assumption’s Light the Way blog mentioned the growing need for professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Concurrently, individuals with creative and design skills are in high demand in the technology and engineering fields are pushing for individuals with creative and design skills more and more. The headlines alone tell the story: Microsoft […]

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May 19th, 2015

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Making the Most of Student Teaching

Assumption College Undergraduate

At this point in the academic year, many senior education majors at Assumption are gearing up for their semester-long student teaching requirement — an important step toward licensure in Massachusetts. As student teachers prepare to begin this new semester, it never hurts to remind oneself that teaching is more than a job, it’s an ongoing […]

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January 15th, 2015

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Supporting and sustaining talented low-income students in Massachusetts

Assumption College Undergraduate

Massachusetts teachers, gifted/talented coordinators, school administrators, researchers, and parents were among the thousands who attended the 61st Annual National Association for Gifted Children Convention in Baltimore last month. Speakers included Worcester’s own Michael Barney, Director of the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science. Barney also serves on the Board of Directors of the NCSSSMST (National […]

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December 18th, 2014

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