Writing Coach Profile

Hi! My name is Jordan Taper. I’m a Junior (third year student) at UW-Milwaukee as an Education major. I want to teach Middle School English. Since High School, I have loved writing. During that time, as well as my first two years in college, I wrote songs in a lot of different music genres: Pop, Rock, and Country. I consider myself obsessed with music, and when I become a teacher, I want to incorporate it as much as I can into my lessons. Also in my second year of college, I took a Creative Writing class and wrote my own short story. Last year, I took a Teaching class and had field experience at Maryland Avenue Montessori School. It was a fantastic school with a friendly community and strong relationship between teachers and students, as well as a focus on independent work. I would recommend anyone to go and visit there. I look forward to working with all of you and I know this will give me practice on how to be a great teacher. Thanks!

http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/maryland/

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One comment

  1. Travis · February 15, 2016

    I think using music in the classroom is great, especially in the English classroom — even genres that are sort of “looked down upon” can offer great examples of different things you might teach in the classroom. The classic example is running through Alanis Morrissette’s “Ironic” and pointing out that most of the examples she gives are not, in fact, examples of irony.

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