Teaching in Community 2006-2007

Group photo of Mariana Vilhena, Carolyn Cohen, Dan McGraw, Mark Reinhold, Steve Russell, Kelly Lalonde and Claire McGrail
Pictured left to right are: Mariana Vilhena, Carolyn Cohen, Dan McGraw, Mark Reinhold, Steve Russell, Kelly Lalonde and Claire McGrail

Photo of Kelly sitting on the ground Kelly Lalonde: “It is not often that we get the chance to just think about what we are doing. I appreciate being given this time and hope many others will be given the same opportunity. I feel refreshed and ready to try new things in teaching next year. TIC was a gift of time to reflect and make connections. Thank you for that gift!”
Mariana Vilhena: “TIC is a great opportunity to meet other teachers, discuss teaching and exchange experiences with them. I benefited enormously from this experience!”

Carolyn Cohen: “Partnering with Mariana was great and it turns out that she and I have very similar teaching styles, which reaffirmed how I teach.I really enjoyed my time in TIC and I am sorry it is over, but I created relationships that will continue beyond the program.”

Photo of Carolyn and Mariana sitting on a bench outside
Photo of Deidre and Mark Mark Reinhold: “I really felt like I connected with other people in my profession which can be hard to do when you’re isolated in a building no one ever comes to… I learned a bit about my teaching styles and some things that could maybe use some improvement. It was nice to go into another classroom and just observe, not feel like you need to participate, to see how other people craft their classes. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.”
Steve Russell: “The meetings probably took on a life of their own. Perhaps that life was more important than the agenda. The retreat was particularly well done. One thing that we all need to help us to be better teachers, I think, is time: time to prepare, to spend with our students, to think. The Saturday morning session particularly drove that home, the quiet time especially.”
Photo of Claire smiling, sitting on a bench outside Photo of Deirdre sitting on a chair outside
Photo of Judith and Mark standing arm in arm in front of the water Photo of Dan standing outside in front of the water, talking on his cell phone
Photo of Mariana standing outside with a camera around her neck Photo of Kelly sitting on a rock in front of the lake
Photo of Claire and Dan inside smiling and having fun Photo close-up of Dan smiling
Photo of the group sitting and working around a table with ballons, confetti and other assorted items on it Photo of Saleh - Looks Mahvelous!
Photo of Marina and Mark in front of the lake. Mariana is sitting on the ground taking a photo as Mark, kneeling on one knee, looks on Photo of Carolyn, Marcy and Kelly outside.
Photo of Mark and Steve outside in front of the Lake, looking at a large rock that Mark is holding Photo of a group activity inside
Photo of Marcy and Mom smiling, inside.
Photo of the group dancing, smiling and having fun
Photo of the Chef and friends
Photo close-up of Judith and Marcy, outside in front of the Lake
Photo of Carolyn, Marcy and Judith walking down the drive way (away from the camera).