• Courtney Stempinski

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Courtney's Bio:
    I'm an Elementary Education major at CSS. I also plan to minor in Spanish. Having done PSEO, I came to CSS with more than 60 credits. I'm part of Volunteers Involved Through Action (VITA), Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF), and other clubs! Dance has been part of my life for 10 years, and now I'm trying to fit it into my schedule again. I love spending time watching Supernatural and Once Upon a Time, and reading Harry Potter and other great books. I live in a suite with 3 other girls, and we are always finding something fun to do around campus!

  • Marisa Hutterer

    Class of 2017
    Prior Lake, MN
    Social Work

    Courtney Stempinski

    Class of 2017, Graduate Student
    Cambridge, MN
    Master of Education

    Emily Nelson

    Class of 2017
    Rochester, MN
    Communications

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Morgan Richie

    Class of 2017
    Hudson, WI
    Biology and Spanish

    Cheyenne Lemm

    Senior
    Cromwell, MN
    History and Social Science Secondary Education

    Victoria Tabolich

    Sophomore
    Cambridge, MN
    Exercise Physiology

  • Semaj Moore

    Class of 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    English, Medieval & Renaissance

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Patrick Linn

    Class of 2017
    Roseville, MN
    Communication Major, Film Concentration

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Tayler Boelk

    Class of 2017
    Duluth, MN
    English

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN
    English

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Malvern Madondo

    Junior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Reading Lessons

While student teaching, I have mostly taught Reading/Language Arts. Some of the things I have taught I don’t even remember learning in 1st grade (the grade I’m teaching). It’s slightly confusing. I think people forget how much they learn at an early age. So lately, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to explain things that seem very simply for me, to very confused 1st graders. For example, I have been teaching students author’s purpose, but how can I teach them that when don’t know what an opinion or a fact is yet? Teaching shows you that you can’t just teach something the way you want and hope for the best. You have to figure out all the possible misconceptions students could have, all the ways lessons could go wrong, etc. I’ve definitely dreamed about lessons before. I think looking back even on a week ago, my teaching skills have improved. I guess you never stop learning even as a teacher!

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