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Author: Dr. Cara Snyder

Education Students Reflect on Student Teaching Experience (1 of 3)

Adrianna Walton-Rogers, doing her student teaching in a 3rd -grade class at Kent Elementary in Carrollton TX, reports the following: Happy, sad, funny, and challenging—so much goes into being a teacher that people don’t know. I am much more appreciative of what teachers do, and now I can see why they say “We don’t get paid enough for what we do”—I agree with that 100%! One of my favorite things about teaching is seeing the kids mature physically, emotionally, and intellectually through this year. They have grown tremendously, and I am hopeful for their future. Among the funny things...

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Dozens of Students Honored in Chapel

DALLAS, Texas- Whether the school be giant or tiny, excellence emerges and deserves proper recognition. At the annual Honors Chapel this year, fifty students were honored. In a student body of roughly three hundred, that’s a high percentage of honorees, indicative of the spirit of Christian influence that DCC hopes to inculcate. After music by seniors Joshua Bowers, Amarys Chavez, and Caitlin Martin, singing “This Is the Day,” by Phil Wickham, Dr. Perry Stepp, academic dean, addressed the assembly, using as his texts Psalm 1 (read by Student Council leader Joey Martinez) and Luke 16.10. Dr. Stepp contrasted the...

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Professor Brian Horn Never Thought He Would “Teach Teachers”

“Those who can do, those who can’t, teach.” Ever heard that bit of nonsense? Dr. Horn not only heard it, but he had grown up with parents who were both educators and who wanted to see their son enter a profession that would earn him an easier life than teaching. So he determined early to become either a chemist or lawyer. At OU, he double-majored in pre-law and chemistry. About teaching, he says, “I did all I could to avoid it.” Then one summer in college, he found himself interning at Weyerhauser Paper Company with the task of coming...

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Students Go to the Races on Skip Day 2016

DALLAS, Texas- Since the advent of DART Rail service to Farmers Branch six years ago, Skip Day has become an inter-urban adventure by rail. This year seven teams of students, decked out in coordinated T-shirts, took off on a trail of clues through downtown Dallas and Irving. First stop—American Airlines Center: everyone raced away from the station, ran entirely around the huge building, and finally found the clue-man Dr. Hahlen patiently waiting at the station where he’d been all the time. Next clue pointed to House of Blues—race back up the hill to find Coach Maurice, who elicited an...

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