Meet Irene Choi, a new graduate assistant and Elementary Teaching candidate in the MSEd program!
Theory and Practice Blog
MSEd student Carla Cuba reflects upon her experiences as a Peruvian-American. Posted in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2023.
Dr. Paula Hooper, Assistant Professor of Instruction for MSED, was featured on WBEZ Chicago's NPR segment Reset. She was asked to weigh in on summer learning loss, also known as "summer slide."
This unit is designed to cover the first five weeks of school for a 7th-grade English class. Prepared by Alumna Erin Swank (M.S. Ed, Class of 2021).
Northwestern University's Master of Science in Education Program is thrilled to introduce two exciting new endorsements: English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education. Read to learn more!
Empowering Parent Mentors: Alumna Xinyi Wu's Transformative Path from Master's Project to Project: VISION
Xinyi (Grace) Wu (M.S. Ed, Class of 2022) discusses how her master's project influenced her career trajectory.
Alumna Erin Swank (M.S. Ed, Class of 2021) created this Period Positivity Statement to display in her classroom. Please feel free to download this and hang it in your classroom! Posted in celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day.
MSED Student Dhruvi Soni reflects upon her student teaching experience at Elk Grove High School.
On May 4th, 2023, the Master of Science in Education Program held a panel discussion about violence prevention in schools. Three panelists from local school districts spoke about their approaches to safety and supporting students during and after crises. The panelists included Jadine Chou, Chief of Safety and Security for Chicago Public Schools, Mary Kalou, Assistant Superintendent for Maine Township School District, and Angelica Schab, Director of Family Services for East Maine School District. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Timothy Dohrer, Director of Teacher Leadership and former principal.
A middle school math lesson plan with a focus on equity. Prepared by Alumna Michelle Everly (M.S. Ed, Class of 2022). Posted in celebration of Math Awareness Month 2023.
Claire Koster (Alumna, B.S. Ed., Class of 2022) writes about how she designed her 7th Grade ELA classroom. Posted in celebration of Middle Level Education Month, 2023.
While leadership posters often boast a majestic picture of the bald eagle, the type of leadership that is more successful is not the watchful eye of a solitary eagle, rather the community of a gaggle of geese. Ironically, although many school mascots are an eagle, the type of school leadership that is truly effective has the spirit of a flock of flying geese.
The fact is that social emotional awareness and competence is not simply an inherent trait. It is knowledge that needs to be taught, acquired, and practiced to achieve success not only on an academic and professional basis, but also in our personal relationships. How can we expect students to learn to manage their emotions, be emotionally intelligent, and problem solve in an appropriate manner when we are not explicitly teaching these skills as a collective community?
Life is hard. It is complicated, capricious, biased and fickle. At least that is how it can feel. It is also a beautiful and magnificent opportunity… often for those same reasons.