UrbanEd Podcasts

English Teacher Hopes Writing Center Allows Students to Thrive

Tommy hopes the writing center he co-founded with a colleague at his current high school will help students thrive and become a space where they can not only share and learn from each other, but have a better appreciation and understanding of their own writing.

* Tommy Jolly is an alumni of the more »

English Teacher Returns Home to Instill Multiculturalism in Students

After returning to his hometown in Jackson, MS, Chaka says one of the best aspects of the M.Ed. in English Education program was its focus on pluralism and multiculturalism – two concepts he hopes to instill in his students.

* Chaka Mason is an alumni of the Master of… more »

K-5 Teacher Wants to Bring More Math Discourse to the Classroom

Malika is a self-described math nerd who wants to travel the world and study how successful math teachers from other countries integrate math discourse in their classrooms as opposed to only focusing on the curriculum.

* Malika Meidinger is a student in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Elementary… more »

Math Endorsement Enabled K-5 Teacher to Have Meaningful Discussions with Students

Nneka says the K-5 Mathematics Endorsement courses have drastically improved how she teaches math, and has enabled her to have much more meaningful discussions about math with her students.

* Nneka Bennett is a student in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Mathematics… more »

ESOL Students Thriving in Math From Lessons Learned in K-5 Math Endorsement

Heather discusses how her ESOL elementary students are thriving in math with the lessons she’s learned after receiving her K-5 Math Endorsement.

* Heather Parnell is a student in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Mathematics program in the more »

After 32 Years of Experience, Math Educator Says Teaching is a Calling

After 32 years of teaching math at the high school and college level, Geoff says he’s remained in the profession because he was called to do it and loves interacting with students to help them rise to the occasion.

* Geoff Clement is a student in the Master of… more »

K-5 Teacher Researching Ways to Improve How Pre-Service Teachers Are Prepared to Teach Math

After teaching special education elementary students for four years, Tiffany wanted to improve how she taught mathematics, so she returned to Georgia State for an M.Ed. in Elementary Education with a Mathematics Endorsement.

* Tiffany Jacobs is an alumni of the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Elementary Education with… more »

K-5 Teacher Plans to Train the Next Generation of Math Teachers

Kayla’s love of mathematics fueled her passion to become an elementary math educator. After receiving her M.Ed. in Elementary Education, she decided to pursue a doctorate in Early Childhood Education and hopes to teach the next generation of elementary math teachers.

* Kayla Myers is an alumni of the more »

English High School Teacher Transitions to Teacher Development Specialist

After spending several years in the classroom as a high school English teacher, Sean transitioned into a Teacher Development Specialist after receiving his M.Ed. in English Education. As a testament to his successful tenure, his last group of high school students sent him off with this simple message, “we love you dad.”

* Sean Antonetti… more »