Monthly Archives: October 2010

TF Classes of ’01, ’02, ’03 updates and other alumni news…

Meet Ava! See any resemblance to anyone you might know? Find out which alumnus this little one belongs to, who is teaching in Amsterdam, who is connecting with student alumni in unexpected ways, and who took a globetrotting sabbatical to Ecuador and Peru. Read on for exciting updates from Liz Najjar, Sarah Holden Chokshi, Anna DiPerna, Susie Robidoux, Chris de Beer, Ragan Hudson, Jessica Neel, Carrie Baldwin, and Alissa Farber. Continue reading

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Cat Biddle works to close the education gap in rural India

After graduating from Brown, Cat was interested in education, but wasn’t ready to jump into the classroom fulltime. She was looking for a program “with a lot of scaffolding,” and was immediately attracted to the training and support that Citizen Schools offers. Cat joined the Teaching Fellowship program in 2006 and taught for two years at the Gavin Campus in Boston. During her time at Citizen Schools, Cat learned the basic blueprint of a nonprofit organization and, when she graduated from the fellowship, she used this newfound understanding to help strengthen the Nanubhai Education Foundation, an organization dedicated to youth education in rural India.

Aside from teaching in Boston, Cat had the chance to work in several different Continue reading

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Ways you can help out…

Be a Career Advisor to a Teaching Fellow

230 Teaching Fellows!? %@#$!!!! A record number of teaching fellows have invaded Citizen Schools this year and will be in serious need of some career advising over their two year fellowship. Looking for a fantastic, fun way to give back to Citizen Schools and have some extra time? Be a career advisor for current Teaching Fellows. The commitment for this role is up to you, in terms of how long you hold this role and how much time you spend doing it. Please email Abby Robinson if you are interested. Continue reading

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Help Wanted!

Opportunities are knockin’! Check out these career opportunities from Citizen Schools, Achieve!, Boston Public Schools, On Ramps, Commongood, Teach For America, Jumpstart, CORO, and many more! Continue reading

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Tip from the field: How do you know if your students really get it?

Have you ever faced a classroom of empty stares? Do you feel as though your students nod at you, but aren’t really getting it? Part of a successful classroom dynamic is ensuring that your students are absorbing the lessons at every step, and that means incorporating ways to check for student understanding into every class. Continue reading

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