Archive for Ellie Erickson

Furthering Awareness

From our class discussion on Monday I felt that I needed to learn more about the Muslim culture so I could become more knowledgeable on how to address controversial issues as a teacher and connect with all my students. While reading a couple of articles I discovered that I did not know much about these […]


I realize this is a little late, but shout-out to Jess Kullman and McKenna Jones for finishing a great week of kindergarten practicum. All of our hard work paid off and our plant necklaces actually turned out! YAY!!!

Teaching with Primary Sources

While at the MCSS Conference I attended a break out session on how to teach students through primary sources. The presenter told us that she uses primary sources all the time in order to get her students to take part in historical inquiry and she actually has been able to eliminate using a textbook in […]

TED Talk – The happiness advantage

In this Ted Talk, Shawn Achor discusses positive psychology and the impact it can have on a person’s happiness and success. I think this video has a lot of merit and can be easily applied to what we are learning as pre-service teachers. Please take a look, Shawn Achor is hilarious and this is truly […]

Hair! – Gustavus Event

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Gustavus musical “Hair”. Hair is a 1960’s hippy-rock musical  about young adults protesting the Vietnam War. The play did a great job of showing the different perspectives on the war and showcasing how feminists were viewed during the 1960’s. The play was based off of historical […]

Agriculture in the Classroom

Last week Sue Knott from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture talked to our class about how we might integrate agriculture into our classrooms. I was very impressed by her presentation and loved that she provided us with lessons that connected to multiple Minnesota Standards – in a variety of disciplines.  Her presentation was very informative […]

Shout out

Shout out to Emilie for getting an opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama!! Let us know how it goes 🙂