Of course there are some silly things I had to do, learn to play song flute in "Music a Living
Mostly, I remember being encouraged to ask questions, Dr. Shelley was (and still is) a proponent of Reggio Emilia . I am, too, a believer more than ever that children are not vessels to be filled but learners to be respected and cultivated. Looking back the path I started at Butler has definitely contributed to my working with New Tech Network, where school culture,student/teacher empowerment and engagement are at the forefront.
Back in college, I wish I had had more time in classrooms, more discussions/debates, more on ed policy, that being said, can you ever have enough time in the classroom? and maybe as an undergrad I wasn't as passionate then as I am now about policy.
So what I want to know is....what kind of teacher ed program would prepare you the most for what the classroom is like today?
If YOU were designing a 4 year program for teachers what would it look like? Please add your ideas in the comments!