AUGUSTA, GA. – Educator Kathryn Edmonds, author of the textbook “TeamWork: Setting the Standard for Collaborative Teaching” stopped by to talk to education majors in Dr. Stacie Pettit’s Understanding & Teaching Early Adolescents class.
Edmonds’ book is the required text for the course, which describes interdisciplinary team teaching in a light-hearted, real-world context.
“She answered every question students asked, including rattling off an entire lesson plan for a new substitute teacher’s first day,” Pettit said.
Students gained expertise in communicating with parents, working with difficult parents, continuing interdisciplinary planning even in an environment that favors standardized testing and success in single subjects, and how to best serve special education students with inclusion classrooms.
College of Education faculty strive to provide a blend of academic and practical education for students across all programs.
“It’s very impactful for students to hear scholarly information from a current practitioner. It helps them to synthesize what they read in a textbook with what they experience in a classroom on a daily basis,” Pettit said. “Plus, she just gave great advice.”