Overview Reading 9 | Moving Beyond the Classroom 

Overview Reading 9 | The New Teacher BookFinding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom. pp. 249-272. 

  • Moving Beyond the Classroom  By Stan Karp
  • Q/A: As a new educator why should I be concerned about school privatization?
  • School Funding Basics  By Stan Karp
  • Why Teacher Unions Matter  By Bob Peterson
  • New Teachers to the Union: Count Us In!  By Gabriel Tanglao

New Map: School Funding Inequality

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.
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Fingerprinting & Background Checks


  1. You will need to call Campus Police at 216-397-2277. to schedule an appointment to have your background check done. You will not be permitted to enter the school until we receive the results from your background check. I suggest you call as soon as possible and make your appointment. You MUST complete an application form and print it out to bring to the Campus Police when you have your fingerprints done. You can access the form at http://webmedia.jcu.edu/css/files/2014/11/Fingerprint-form.pdf
  2. Under the section for “Reason for Fingerprinting (BCI only)” please mark “Applicants who have applied to a school district or for school employment in any position responsible for care, custody, control of a child ORC 3319.39.” Under the section for “Reason for Fingerprinting (FBI only),” please mark “Public School District or Chartered Nonpublic School (includes parochial schools) 3319.39.” Once you fill in all the fields you will need to print the form.
  3. You will need to have BOTH the BCI and FBI checks completed. The cost is $70. If you have had these done within the last year, please let me know because you may not need to do them again, but you will need to obtain a copy of the results.
  4. Once a placement is made for you, I will email you the details. Please contact your teacher within 48 hours of notification to schedule your hours. You may be required to pick up your results from Ms. Harrison and take them to your school. I will let you know if you need to do this.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you,
Lisa Sugar

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ED100 Introduction Questions Fall 2016








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ED100 Introduction Questions Fall 2015

Is there any certain sports you enjoy playing? If so which sports?

Also, how many years have you been teaching in your life?

What was your reasoning for entering the field of education?

What made you want to go into the field of higher education?

Where did you receive your undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate?

Have you always wanted to be a college professor?

Outside of teaching, what interests you?

What was it that made you stay an educator all these years?

What are your hopes on the future of education?

How did you become a professor?

How did you become interested/involved in blogging?

If you had the chance to go back in time, knowing what you know now, would you choose a different profession?

Is there any certain sports you enjoy playing? If so which sports?

One question that I have about this class is will we have more book work, or hands on work?

How many years have you been in the education field? Have you taught in different states?

Did you ever go back and forth between education and another profession?

What is the biggest challenge you have faced in becoming successful?

Will we be getting to interact with students during this course?

Do you have any pets?

What is your favorite subject to learn about and how do you enjoy being taught?

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Session 3: To Teach: The Journey in Comics ~ 1. Opening Day & 2. Seeing the Student


  • To Teach: The Journey, in Comics, Introduction: welcome to our comic book /William Ayers p. xiv

  • To Teach: The Journey, in Comics, Ch 1. Opening day: the journey begins /William Ayers p. 1

  • To Teach: The Journey, in Comics, Ch. 2. Seeing the student / William Ayers p. 13

Props & Some Possible Themes to Consider

  • Teacher as explorer
  • Myths about Teachers
  • Teachers to have one foot in reality and the other in what is possible
  • The Politics of labeling
  • Teacher as Student of her students: To see the student as fully as possible, to observe to take notes, to study, to understand, to encourage students’ to bring passion school.
  • The mystery and wonder of teaching
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A Radical Rethinking of Sexuality and Schooling

What do you know about the John Carroll Campus support for LGBTQ students?

Characterize how your HS supported LGBTQ students.  What role was played by students, teachers, administration?  Was your school hostile?  Were some people hostile? students? teachers? administrators?   What type of changes would you like to see?

In your small group (up to 3 students)

Explore your assigned resource and prepare to share highlights with the class. (Fifteen minutes to explore and prepare to share. (3-5 minutes to share)

  1. LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland
  2. Ohio Educator’s Guide to GLBTQ Resources
  3. The Trevor Project
  4. How to Start a Gay-Straight Alliance
  5. GLSEN — Northeast Ohio Chapter of the gay, lesbian and straight education network. 
  6. GLSEN 2015 State of Ohio Climate Survey
  7. Know Your Rights! A Quick Guide for LGBT High School Students
  8. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

For class next period, please prepare to discuss the following questions:

Rofes (2005) makes clear distinctions between liberal and radical conceptualizations of addressing homophobia and heterosexism in k-12 schools. Discuss these distinctions with examples from schools you attended. How does Rofes (2005) discuss childhood? What do the liberal and radical distinctions of addressing homophobia and heterosexism have to do with contemporary understandings of childhood? What do you believe and what is your vision for the school where you hope to be teaching in the next four years?

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