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Wichita USD 259

High School Math Teacher

September 2020 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

My MT was very kind and helpful.

What I wish was different

Covid :(

Advice

It’s easy to get overwhelmed, just be kind to yourself and take in all the info from your MT that you can!
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Summer Latchkey Para

May - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I love working with the students they were amazing. I loved working with the other staff they are great. I also liked that I had a chance to write my lesson plans for the kids. I got to teach my lessons and help other teachers teach theirs. It was a great work experience for my future teaching career.

What I wish was different

The schedule was decided week by week and some weeks you worked every day and some weeks you only worked one day. Some days you only worked a few hours or all day.

Advice

Overall it was a great experience and I would do it again. It really helped me get my foot in the door and prep for my future teaching career. You just have to be willing to put yourself out there and ask for help.
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Elementary School Teacher

August 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Use all the resources that are available.
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para

January 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

As an education major, the time I have been able to spend in a local school has been so valuable. I've gotten to spend so much more time in the classroom because of this job and observe over 10 different teachers. They have been so flexible with my school schedule and I am thankful for that.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

I believe an education major should work for USD 259 as a coop student if possible. You get so much more time in the school compared to the time you spend in schools through your program alone.
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ARTS Tutor

September 2012 - May 2013 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

As a Freshman wanting to get an education degree, being able to go into a school and teach my first year of college was an amazing experience. Not only was I able to fully decide that teaching was what I wanted to do, but I also got a year of experience with actual students to help me as I took my education classes at school.

What I wish was different

I only wish I would have started sooner!

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for responsibility and take charge. You only miss the chances you never take!
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Language Facilitator

August 2012 - May 2013 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

The staff was great to work with and the school administration was very supportive.

What I wish was different

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Student Teacher

January 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

The teaching experience, great real career experience.

What I wish was different

The amount of time I was required to be

Advice

Take full advantage of every opportunity.
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Special Ed Teacher/ 5th Grade Teacher

January 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I was welcomed into the school with open arms. Many people told me that taking over a classroom at semester is hard, which it is but I had teachers from all over the building ready to help me with anything that I needed. The support that was given to me when I was having hard times was very important to me. My hard work from my student teaching experience and my work in the special education classroom allowed me to move to my dram job of 5th grade for the new school year. Wichita State College of Education really prepares you for what you need to do to be the best teacher that you can be.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Absorb everything that you can during your student teaching it is a good way to build up your tool belt and remember what helps with one class might not help with the next.
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temporary co-op aide

September - December 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Getting experience in the clasroom

What I wish was different

Having specific job roles and responsibilities

Advice

Get a co-op internship as soon as you can! Getting into the classroom before student teaching gives you a huge advantage and you learn so much.
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