This seminar will provide opportunities for exploring the portrayal of teachers in the media. Students will have opportunities to watch videos (movies, commercials, etc.) and read texts (books, blogs, articles) by and about teachers, as well as participate in discussions with practicing K-12 teachers. Discussion will focus on the impact of such portrayals on the teaching profession and formulating a realistic vision of the rewards and challenges associated with teaching.
Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
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Amy Broemmel has been teaching for twenty-one years. She started her career teaching second grade in the small town of Byron, in northern Illinois before pursuing her Ph.D. at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Eastern Illinois University and the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, but the past twelve years have been spent at the University of Tennessee, where she is an associate professor in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy and elementary education, and coordinates a year-long graduate internship program. Her research interests focus on investigating how to prepare and sustain critically thinking teachers, often by examining what teachers themselves have to say.