Director of Teaching & Learning Miles Azzeh's Academic Spotlight: Ms. Bolin and her Teaching as a Career Class
Our Lansing USD 469 teachers are incredible at engaging our students in fantastic learning opportunities to reach their full potential every day in our district. To highlight and bring recognition to this great work, Director of Teaching and Learning Miles Azzeh will be regularly shining a spotlight on a stand-out teacher through "academic spotlights."
February 24, 2022 Academic Spotlight by Mr. Miles Azzeh:
This week's Academic Spotlight goes to Maeve Bolin and her "Teaching as a Career" class which is part of the Teaching and Training Pathway at LHS. In addition to learning about future careers as teachers and trainers, Ms. Bolin uses Wednesday's block schedule to travel around the district to see teachers in action, as well as a time to invite district leaders as guest speakers. The students also go on field trips outside of the district, such as an upcoming field trip for a state competition and a visit later this semester to the University of Saint Mary for a presentation from the state teacher of the year finalists.
I'm honored to say that I was this week's invitee to present to the class. After doing an engagement activity with the students, I spoke a bit about my experience in public education and some of the core foundational principles and knowledge that I have learned over my twelve years working in multiple districts. The students were engaged and asked many deep questions that showed how much they had previously learned in class. I was very impressed and hope that if they do continue to become teachers, they come back to work here in Lansing!
Here is a quote from one of the students, Hanna Everett:
"Teaching as a career allows students interested in the teaching and training pathway to explore applicable skills. On Wednesdays, the class explores a variety of hands-on experiences, such as guest speakers, traveling to other grade levels, and even competitions."
Congrats to Ms. Bolin and her exceptional students!