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Morton Teaches club teaches how to teach

There are at least a half a dozen students at East want to be teachers — and they have joined the Morton Teaches club.  

In a random survey,  21 out of 100 Morton East students said yes, they would love to be a teacher.  Morton Teaches club has been at Morton East for the past four years.  Morton Teaches has about 6 students, but “is always looking for more.”  The club meets on Wednesdays after school in room 447. The only requirement for the club is to be interested in (possibly!) teaching as a career.  There, students learn how to develop mini-lessons, displays and participate in shadowing/observations of classes with teachers. Some of the most important parts of teaching are building relationships with students and fellow teachers, and they learn about this as well.  Students discuss classroom teaching strategies and learn how to set up a portfolio, so they can get a job later. 

“We just attended a conference at Illinois State University for future teachers, and students at East met those from West, who also are a part of the Foundations for Learning course in the CTE department,” Morton Teaches club advisor Veronica Rundell said. 

Teaching is like sports — there are competitions to see who does the best job under pressure.

“Some of the members compete at the state competition, which is held in March–and from there they can compete at the national competition that will be held in Washington DC this year,” club advisor Ms. Veronica Rundell said.  

Morton Teaches involvement may lead to some scholarship money.

“We just had Asst. Principal Arianna Gonzalez talk at our meeting to share her insight into the Golden Apple Scholarship program, which gives training and scholarship money (up to about $30,000) to students who apply and are accepted into the program,” club advisor Ms. Veronica Rundell said. 

”To help students out” Morton student senior Jayden

” its stressful and I don’t have the patience’s and its a lot of work to be done” Morton student senior A’Shiyah O’Neal said.

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