LTIP: Week 4

 

In the tram going up to the top of the St. Louis Arch

In the tram going up to the top of the St. Louis Arch

The fourth week of LTIP brought to culmination our time at De La Salle Middle School in North St. Louis. Each morning began with one hour of class at Glencoe, then we drove to De La Salle and the LTIPers spent the next three hours in field experience (or clinicals) with their cooperating teacher and students.  Once that was completed we had lunch at CBC and then two to two-and-a half hours of class. Our classes this past week ranged from state standards, to school law, to conducting a class (micro-teaching) on a specific topic dealing with the history of education The rest of the afternoons were free until dinner.

Mr. Frank Miley, an attorney and the current Director of Development at Cretin-Derham Hall, conducted a class on state regulations regarding Mandatory Reporting.  Mr. Miley has served as President of Holy Family Catholic High School, practiced law for Ramsey County directing  a truancy intervention program, and has served on a number of committees and boards for the Midwest District of the Christian Brothers.

Mr. Frank Miley, an attorney and the current Director of Development at Cretin-Derham Hall, conducted a class on state regulations regarding Mandatory Reporting. Mr. Miley  (seated beside his son, Joe) has served as President of Holy Family Catholic High School, practiced law for Ramsey County directing a truancy intervention program, and has served on a number of committees and boards for the Midwest District of the Christian Brothers.

On Friday, each LTIP participant received his first evaluation from his De La Salle cooperating teacher, as well as thank-you notes from their and students.  It all concluded in a final basketball game with the boys. Friday evening was spent downtown St. Louis and a trip to the top of the Arch.

Prior to the last basketball game with the DLS boys.

Prior to the last basketball game with the DLS boys.

A few highlights from last week:

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Eric: “When interviewing a student I asked if there was anything else he wanted. He paused and asked if I could stay another week.”

Sam with his cooperating teacher at DLS

Sam with his cooperating teacher at DLS

Sam: “Tutoring and working one-on-one with the kids…seeing how they learn and discovering their personality was a highpoint for me.”

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Kory: “I helped some students create a volcano and then conducted an experiment with them showing how it erupts.”

Marek during his presentation: The Impact of Sputnik on American Education

Marek during his presentation: The Impact of Sputnik on American Education

Marek: “Getting to know a student…and how she spoke about her father’s death was very moving for me. I also really enjoyed helping my students with math.”

Joe: “The opportunity to interview students and realize how important it is to let them know we care. I was also made aware that one of my students, who plays baseball, always had  to borrow a glove, but I had the resources to get him his own.”

100_2695We are currently in Kansas City at Holy Family Catholic Worker. Last evening the LTIPers prepared and served close to 100 people at this remarkable house of hospitality.

-Bro. Pat Conway, LTIP Director and Instructor

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “LTIP: Week 4

  1. admin Post author

    Keep up the great work, guys. Looking forward to seeing you next week in Chicago and Winona!
    -Bro. Larry

  2. Carolyn Morison

    Again, I cannot thank you enough for all of the work you did at De La Salle. The students (and staff) miss you all. I wish you all could have stayed through the end of the year!! Good luck with the rest of your time together through the summer! Amazing work you Young Lasallians are doing!! 🙂

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