"From the Mouths of 2016-17 Completers"

2016-17 Completers’ Responses to a Question We Posed in March 2018

“My principal (or primary supervisor) would say the following about my preparation at Luther College”

K-12 Music Working in a collaborative environment and doing units across disciplines which train the whole mind and display the connections between all the different classes.

Elementary:

Instructional Strategist II; Reading

I think my principals would say I was as prepared as I could be for my job. I have had some pretty significant behavior issues this year, however, they have been some of the worst cases the district as seen. My principals applauded the way I handled the problems and supported everything I was doing/did in class to best support the student. They would probably also mention that I am "too" dedicated to work - meaning I am often there hours later than most of the staff.
K-12 Music He is excellently prepared with a clear vision of the potential of his students.
K-12 Music Working in a collaborative environment and doing units across disciplines which train the whole mind and display the connections between all the different classes.

Elementary:

Instructional Strategist I; Reading

I think my principals would say I was as prepared as I could be for my job. I have had some pretty significant behavior issues this year, however, they have been some of the worst cases the district as seen. My principals applauded the way I handled the problems and supported everything I was doing/did in class to best support the student. They would probably also mention that I am "too" dedicated to work - meaning I am often there hours later than most of the staff.
Secondary ELA Luther prepared me to build genuine rapport with students and to design standards-based curriculum that is creative and student-based.

Elementary:

Reading:

Middle School

Luther College prepared me well to teach all students and differentiate my instruction.
K-12 Art I think the top two things they would point out would be my knowledge of my content & standards, as well as my professionalism.
K-12 Music I think they would say I'm very knowledgeable in my content area as well as the developmental knowledge and best approach when it comes to students. I think they would say I can continue to work on the area of classroom management.

Elementary:

Reading

Luther has prepared me a lot with different experiences and has helped me grow and be adaptable in the classroom.
K-12 Music Professional. Prepared.

Elementary:

Reading

I am a valued member of my team because I am able to share the experiences and training I have received through the wide variety of clinical experiences I participated in while at Luther.

Elementary:

ESL;

Reading

My principal and colleagues say that I seem much more experienced than a first year teacher.  They would say that Luther as well as my work ethic have prepared me well to be a high quality educator.
Secondary Math Luther provides many opportunities to gain experiences in a wide variety of areas. For example, I had the opportunity to student teach in an international setting, in a classroom that required a significant amount of differentiation, and in four different grade levels. My principal was impressed by the experiences I brought with me to my current position, without having any previous teaching experience.
Secondary ELA My principal would say I was extremely prepared for the position. She believes I'm highly knowledge in my content area and continues to comment on my growth as a teacher.
Elementary I believe my principal would say I have been prepared well for my first year teaching.  Several teachers in the building have commented on the skills with curriculum and classroom management I have brought in, especially as a new teacher.  I reflect on my teaching practices daily and use what I have learned to improve the next day and the next lesson.
Secondary ELA At North Field High School, I believe there are 4 teachers who graduated from Luther College, and our principal has offered his praise for our work which began at Luther College.