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Contemporary Issues, Methods/ Practicum in Elementary Teaching

September 04, 2006

Stillman, Jamy Silver_nugget
Contemporary Issues, Methods/ Practicum in Elementary Teaching

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Prof. Stillman is by far the best professor I have had at Barnard. She is so intelligent and insightful and you will leave each class feeling happy, inspired, educated and, in my case, in love! Stillman brought so much knowledge on Education into her classes and really inspired me to want to teach. I was never bored in her class. She had a tremendous amount of experience which she shares with her students and really makes an effort to get to know each one of her students on a personal level. That was one of her best features: through my papers and assignments, I feel that she really got to understand my thinking and know me as a person, inside and out. Def take advantage of her office hours.
She is a fabulous woman and teacher, and is also just so adorable and lovable. Take any class you can with her and try to build a relationship with her- its worth it becuase she is the type of person you want to be friends with forever. You will leave these classes fully prepared, if not over prepared, to be a teacher.

Workload:

Both these classes require a ton of work, but all the readings and assignments are worth it and interesting- you will learn so much. I took these courses the first time they were offered so the curricula may have been adjusted. In Contemp Issues you will create your own research project which is fun and independent. In Methods you will create your own teaching unit with a group which is hard but great teaching expereince. She is a fairly easy grader, if she realizes you put a lot of effort into your work.

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