Laying out the welcome mat: Behind the scenes with a SOLES Ambassador

A blog post from SOLES MA in Leadership Studies Ambassador, Kalie Sabajo.  Hi everyone! My name is Kalie Sabajo and I am an ambassador here at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at USD. I am about to enter the Continue reading

My SOLES Local International Experiences

A blog post from SOLES MEd in Tesol, Ambassador, Paz Valdivia. Hi everyone! My name is Paz Valdivia and in this post I will share how I completed my International experience requirement, and which of these experiences was my favorite. As Continue reading

The Great Equalizer

Education is often referred to as the great equalizer. While it is the mechanism that ideally create an equal playing field for all students in the United States, it is also connects students in America to students all over the Continue reading

Struggle for Educational Equity Along the Underground Railroad

Just one day after the national day of service honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., SOLES Ambassador Annie reflects on her course which took students along a route on the Underground Railroad.  EDUC 597: The Continue reading

Beginning the year at the end of the world

Here at SOLES, it is a requirement of all academic degree programs that you complete a global study course. From December 31-January 10, 2013 I was completing mine in a course designed to study School Change and Education Reform.  I Continue reading

Finishing Strong

“Finish Strong!” This is what I keep telling myself over and over again. I need to finish strong, and keep looking forward to accomplishing this amazing opportunity of graduating with my Master’s degree by next July (although I get to Continue reading

What does it mean to be well educated?

What does it mean to be well educated?: A response to Alfie Kohn  What does it mean to be well educated? My first experience with Alfie Kohn’s simple yet complex question was last spring when he came as a guest Continue reading

Teaching English as a Second Language

Earning a master’s degree program in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) can open many doors to your future as an educator, but does all the hard work and student loan debt really pan out in our failing economy? Continue reading

November, Already?!

It’s November, and I can’t believe how fast this semester has passed! Yet, I am enjoying and growing in the three classes I’m taking here at USD. I’m preparing my proposal for my Action Research in EDUC 500 taught by Continue reading