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Newly Minted Math Teacher Loves Middle School

Steven Rittenhouse ’11 recalls a student-teaching “aha!” moment – a turning point both for himself, then an Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) undergraduate, and for a boy who dropped into his classroom during a planning period at Thomas Harrison Middle School (THMS). “He was visibly frustrated with his math homework. We worked with it together, and I helped him see he misunder ...More

Students Reflect on Semester in Spain/Morocco

“Adjustment,” “family relationships,” “frustration,” and “siesta” were some of the words students used to describe their cross-cultural semester in Spain and Morocco. The group shared the joys and struggles of their life-changing experience in a chapel service Wednesday, Dec. 10. Nineteen EMU students wh ...More