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Dowling Student Teachers: Making A Difference As They Learn
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He is DOWLING! His name: Napoleon "Alex" Iglesias. I have just returned from my fourth and last observation of him as his supervisor in the schools of Brentwood School District.
My first impression was that he has impeccable manners! His respect for the children and all those around him is inspiring! He lets the children know that he is there for them but they also know he has high expectations of them, including their manners.
On each visit, I have been stopped by a colleague, a principal and his cooperating teacher. Each deliver the same message: He is a phenomenal teacher and person. His lesson plans are intelligent, interactive, exciting, well-planned and developmentally appropriate. He has a passion for education. He puts that passion into action each day as he takes on the role of teacher and mentor. "Alex" Iglesias represents the best of education at Dowling!
Debora Sweet, Student of the School of Education at Dowling College, is completing a field experience at the Marrow school in Central Islip. This is a non-standard measuring lesson for second grade, explaining to students how to measure with non-standard measuring tools. Students are demonstrating where to place their measuring tools.
Michael Cipollino,seen here with cooperating teacher Loraine Seabury, uses digital environments to motivate his business class students. Upon entering his classroom, his students are surprised with PowerPoint visuals or oral representations. They include everything from beautifully displayed DO NOW's and tasks to Olympic Game theme music leading to learning subject matter in game format. Michael keeps motivation and enthusiasm at an extremely high level among his students. Learning is definitely FUN in Michael's classes at Connetquot High School.
Rita Gregorio, a senior at Dowling College, is pictured with three students from Andrew T. Morrow school. Miss Gregorio is currently student teaching in a second grade classroom of twenty students, in the Central Islip school district. The students and Miss Gregorio worked on the bulletin board in the background. The students spent a few weeks discussing, documenting and creating materials to ornament the bulletin board.
-Mr. Stanley H. Opas
Margery Fey, a student teacher at the RJO School in Kings Park, did an
"egg cellent" lesson with her fourth grade students. To learn about the
parts of an egg, they actually dissected them. It was "egg actly" what
science should be...hands on learning.
The student carefully looked at all of the parts and labeled them on
their diagram as Mrs. Fey discussed what the different parts were used
for in the development of the chick. Mrs. Boccio, her cooperating
teacher, and Mrs. Nelson, her field supervisor, were truly pleased with
her "egg periment" and feel she has the potential to become an "egg
Meg Sheehan has been student teaching at Nassakeag Elementary School in the Three Village Central School District this semester. Meg is a registered nurse who decided to fulfill a lifelong passion for teaching children. In her sixth grade placement she has engaged the students in such exciting activities as creating plant and animal cells, a jeopardy game as a review for the New York State Math test and a Web Quest. The Web Quest is a two week intensive research project that explores the concept of adaptations and culminates in a mock press conference. Mrs. Sheehan has integrated technology in her lessons using the Smart Board, Power Point, Excel and Web Questing. Her boundless energy is apparent in every lesson and her students enthusiastically tackle each assignment. Meg Sheehan is a stellar example of a Dowling College student whose professionalism will be an asset to any school district.