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’20 education majors reflect on first year in their classrooms
’20 education majors reflect on first year in their classrooms

Apr 30, 2021

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! On a day singled out to honor teachers and recognize the enduring contributions they make in our lives, we asked Class of 2020 education majors to reflect on their first year in the classroom as they launch into their careers to help mold and guide children in positive directions. As you might imagine, the pandemic threw them a curveball, but they walked through those challenges armed with a strong foundation gained at Heidelberg.

Here’s what five young alumni teachers had to say about their first year in the classroom.

Future teachers focusing on community, connections
Future teachers focusing on community, connections

Oct 22, 2020

Math Camps have been canceled. The usual casual conversations in the hallways of the Education Center aren’t taking place, nor are the impromptu pop-ins to professors’ offices. But instead of focusing on what they’re missing, students in the Heidelberg University Council of Teachers of Mathematics (HUTCM) have poured their energy into creative ways to stay connected.

Alum, bio teacher wins national award
Alum, bio teacher wins national award

Jul 23, 2020

Chris Monsour, ’99, an AP biology teacher at Tiffin Columbian High School, has been recognized by the National Association of Biology Teachers with The Kim Foglia AP Biology Service Award.

Tiffin City Schools announced the national award – the top award an AP biology teacher can attain.

Math Camp song wins award
Math Camp song wins award

May 11, 2020

The Heidelberg University Council of Teachers of Mathematics (HUCTM) is a student affiliate of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This spring, they entered their original math camp song, “The Math Git Up,” into the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) best math song competition. Out of 55 entries from across the country, Heidelberg’s song placed 5th.

“We were excited and surprised,” said Autumn Simpson, ’21, about hearing the song placed.

Making math fun, developing confident teachers
Making math fun, developing confident teachers

Jan 28, 2020

It was a good sign when Math Camp co-leaders and fellow education majors hosted 40 students for Collegiate Camp on campus in October. From that jumping-off point, the Math Club has soared with a variety of community and peer outreach activities designed to make math fun.

The fall semester was busy and the spring semester promises to be even busier.

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