Deeper Learning: Presentation & Discussion on November 20th

Join us on November 20th from 5:00 – 6:30. Deeper learning is learning that is more relevant, rigorous, authentic, and engaging than traditional approaches. Last year, UVEI faculty partnered with more than thirty K-12 educators across nine schools in a year-long study focused on deeper learning in general, and student collaboration specifically. Coordinator of graduate […]

2019 UVEI Faculty Summer Reading List

The summer months, with more daylight hours and the promise of rejuvenation for weary teachers, provide a perfect opportunity to read deeply. UVEI faculty members share their summer reading lists, pulling from the worlds of math, feminism, creativity, leadership, and national trends to inform their work with novice teachers, experienced educators, teacher leaders, and principals. […]

Five Reasons We Belong in the Classroom

In case you haven’t heard, teaching IS inspiring, despite what national headlines about education might have you believe. There aren’t too many jobs out there that allow you to do intellectually stimulating work, impact young people (sometimes in life-changing ways) and make a decent living. If you need more convincing, here are five reasons why […]

Quit Your Job and Start a Teaching Career Without (Too Much) Fear

You’ve always thought about teaching. You have a career right now that’s, well, fine, but teaching has always been in the back of your mind. The appeal of teaching is not hard to imagine: teaching makes a difference in kids’ lives. Sounds cliche? It’s not.   But it’s natural to worry about what such a […]

Why Be a Principal?

If you’ve ever wondered if becoming a principal is in your career trajectory, now is the time to act. There is a dramatic shortage of school principals in both Vermont and New Hampshire. Principal and assistant principal positions appear on the Vermont and New Hampshire departments of education “critical shortage lists.” According to the Bureau […]

Congratulations, Kate Leathe!

Principal Candidate, Kate Leathe, ’19, has been hired to be Fair Haven Union High School’s assistant principal next school year. Congratulations, Kate! Kate reflects on what brings her to leadership: I have spent my career at Fair Haven Union High School (FHUHS) in several roles. I worked for two years as our Section 504 Coordinator […]

Faculty 2018 Summer Reading List

The summer months, with more daylight hours and the promise of rejuvenation for weary teachers, provide a perfect opportunity to read deeply. UVEI faculty members share their summer reading lists , pulling from the worlds of history, science, leadership, and national trends to inform their work with novice teachers, experienced educators, teacher leaders, and principals. […]

Synchronicity

As I prepare to embark on my new journey from being a math teacher at Williamstown Middle High School in Vermont to become the principal of Barre City Elementary School in Vermont, there are times when I ask myself, “What am I getting myself into?” Those thoughts are usually pushed out of the way when […]

Professional Education at UVGSE

As a classroom teacher and instructional leader, I LOVED professional development workshops. Generally, this meant a trip somewhere for a day or more, soaking up the latest trend in education with a room full of like-minded educators. The energy in the room was palpable. I would leave those workshops full of energy and ideas. However, […]

Graduate Profile: Ben LaRoche

Ben LaRoche has lived on both sides of the country and in a couple of places in between. But when it came time to settle down to a teaching career, he chose to “come back” to Thetford, Vermont. And he’s very happy he did. “I graduated from Thetford Academy in 2006,” he said. “My two […]