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Christian Olson: History Teaching

Christian participated in practicum by taking HIST 478.

What type of projects did you work on as part of your Experiential Learning course?

The project was a 35 hour observation/teaching practicum.

What day to day tasks were part of this experience?

Aiding the teacher in classroom procedure or teaching actual lessons in a middle school environment.

What did you learn unexpectedly? 

I learned a lot. I learned how important classroom management is and how building positive interactions with students is very important for that.

How has this experience influenced your career goals? 

It has motivated me to work harder and be kinder.

What types of new opportunities are now available because of the experience?

It certainly created networking opportunities, and I met people who would write letters of recommendation.