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  • Rosemarie Treanor 2:21 am on December 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Education,   

    Women’s Rights- An Off Day 

    Hi all-

    Last week we did women’s rights at Cardozo. When we started it was apparent that everyone was having an off day, it was a Friday afternoon, who could blame them! Honestly it was a typical day in the classroom. We did some activities, read some examples, and discussed our feelings. But what was most interesting was the game we played. Midway through the lesson everything was really slowing down, so my co-facilitator suggested “Big Bootie.” No joke. The “Big Bootie” sings a little tune and everyone has a number. You have to say your number than someone else’s number and keep with the beat. It really got everyone pumped up and happy, and it worked great! We were singin’ and dancin’ the afternoon away!

    This week is LGBTQ rights, looking forward to it!


  • Wyatt 2:48 pm on November 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bureau, Education, , , , , , , ,   

    Training Time 

    Many offices, especially the non-Congressional Federal government ones like State, offer free training classes in a bunch of different office related topics.  Some of them are helpful, some of them are boring, but all of them look good on your resumé.

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  • Rosemarie Treanor 3:06 am on November 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Education, , public school   

    The Death Penalty 

    I apologize for the absence of posts recently; classes at Cardozo were cancelled for two Fridays in a row. Fear not, I am roaring back to all your computers with a new and exciting blog post!

    I must admit that I really missed the students; it was strange not seeing them at the end of their week to catch up. Last week my class discussed the death penalty in the context of human rights. It was a daunting subject, and I had no idea how the class would proceed. We started with an open discussion on the death penalty and reasons behind crime. We watched a few interview clips of prosecutors involved with high-profile crimes, which were extremely interesting. The students were captivated. (More …)

    • Chris 8:45 pm on November 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What I would really like to know is how the students responded to the death penalty. Were any supportive of it being implemented at all?

      • Rosemarie Treanor 1:27 am on November 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Chris, thanks for reading. The death penalty received mixed reviews from the class, I don’t think anyone agreed with anyone else!

  • Rosemarie Treanor 2:15 am on October 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Education, holocaust, , students   

    The Holocaust and Human Rights 

    Hi readers! Last Friday I was back in the classroom at Cardozo, ready and excited for another class. When I entered the classroom a few female students and I chatted over my clothes and fashion, and I was happy to talk to them about a fun subject. Our topic of the day was the Holocaust, and the previous week most students expressed their interest in the subject.

    We started with some icebreaker questions, and much to my delight the students actively participated. I was introduced to two new students, and I was ecstatic to see we had seven students attending the class. We discussed facts about the Holocaust and other genocides, and I was thrilled by the responses from the students. Many made impressive observations during our conversations and told personal family stories. The conversation grew a bit hostile and heated when we began talking about immigrant rights, so we steered the conversation back to the topic. (More …)

    • Sara 2:23 am on October 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds like you are really starting to connect with them! Keep inspiring them with your fashion and sis-ness 🙂

    • Mike Martini 2:58 am on October 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Rose, you are an amazing person and an amazing role model for students who need it most!

    • Hannah 10:43 pm on October 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It sounds like you are really inspiring these students Rosemarie; I’d really like to be a fly on the wall in one of your classes. Keep doing the amazing things you are doing.

  • Rosemarie Treanor 6:05 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Amnesty International, Education, high school, , Universal Declaration of Human Rights   

    Human Rights In The Classroom 

    Hi all! I know you are sitting at the edge of your seats, waiting for an update. Here it is!

    Last Friday October 8th we had our first lesson at a classroom at Cardozo High. My co-facilitator and I used icebreakers so the students could get to know us, and everyone participated! I was thrilled! We talked about going to college, and shared some experiences. I found myself defending the AU basketball team- who would have ever thought I knew so much about March Madness? So many Georgetown fans in the classroom, sigh.

    We discussed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN, and why we need rights in general. The Human Rights Education Service Corps (program of Amnesty International) provided excellent resources. One of our activities was to imagine how the world might be a better place. My favorite activity was when I wrote HUMAN on the board, and everyone said words that came to their minds. We had an extremely lively discussion.

    The highlights of the day included full classroom participation. I reiterated a million times that it was a safe space, that we were all here to listen to each other. The teacher told me she has never seen everyone speak during class. At the end of the class a student came up to me and shook my hand, and told me he was looking forward to next week. I am still touched, his comment made every second in the classroom completely worth it. (More …)

    • Sara 6:56 pm on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Rosie you are doing something really great! I’m so proud of my friend. Keep making the world a better place!

      • Rosemarie Treanor 2:24 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you Sara! You’re wonderful!

    • Fran 4:31 pm on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Rosie, I like the way you started the discussion by writing the word HUMAN on the blackboard. You are a natural teacher!

  • mirandan78 11:58 pm on September 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: background, Education, intro   

    Welcome to my World 

    Hello there 🙂

    I always find blogging funky, but I hope after this first session I am a little more comfortable writing about my working life this semester. Here is some info about me, just in case you were wondering…

    My name is Miranda, and this semester I completing my second internship, and if you are wondering about my last internship and how it compares to my current one, do not worry! I am planning on doing a quick compare/ contrast for one of these posts so stay tuned!

    Other facts: I am a sophomore with a major in International Relations, concentrating on development and Latin America, but this information is not as pertinent for my current internship because my Education Minor is the focus of my internship.  Focus as in I am getting 6 credits for this internship that will go towards my minor! I know pretty awesome! I never planned on minoring in anything, let alone education, but it has already opened up so many great opportunities for me that I know it was definitely the right choice– PHEW!

    So, as you may have guessed my internship is in education. I am the k-12 Intern at a nonprofit in DC… not very descriptive yet so if you are still interested keep reading!

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  • Mohsin 4:53 pm on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Brookings, , Education, ,   

    Mohsin’s Introduction 

    I’m a first year M.A. student in IPCR (International Peace and Conflict Resolution) with a concentration on International Development. I’m currently working for the Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. My primary work duties include conducting intensive research and representing CUE at events around the city.

    • John Charles 10:34 pm on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Mohsin: Glad to hear you are at Brookings. Looking forward to hearing more.

    • FB 7:15 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What attracted you to Brookings? How did you get your internship? Have you attended a favorite event?

      • mohsin 11:38 pm on February 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I was obviously very much attracted to the high quality research reputation that Brookings has, and because I enjoy satisfying my intellectual curiosity by looking into things more analytically, this seemed like a perfect fit for me! When I was interviewed, I was very excited to be speaking with someone who had worked/written on education so of course I had questions for her. All events I attend are amazingly insightful!

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