MAT alum Zach Edson (Elementary ’15) reached out to the MAT Program to tell us of a unique way our recent Elementary alumni are supporting each other on their new-found professional journeys. Read his words below!
“I wanted to share with you something special that recent graduates of the Elementary MAT program have begun. In an effort to support one another professionally and strengthen our own practices, we have formed a professional development group. Our meetings are modeled after our ‘Analysis’ course, and so we are calling the group ‘Brown Alumni Analysis’.
Our first meeting was this past Thursday, and eleven Elementary MATs from ’15 and ’14 got together. We shared work from our classrooms and discussed solutions to dilemmas different teachers are facing in their early teaching experiences.
I wanted to share this because it reflects how our studies at Brown shaped our professional attitudes and gave us the resources to become the best teachers we can!”