Date of Award
Restricted to Claremont Colleges Master's Thesis
School of Educational Studies
Erica H Quinn
This ethnographic narrative spans my first year as a middle school science teacher. In it, I reflected on myself, my practices, my students, and the broader context of the school at which I was teaching, including the effects of the Covid-19 school closures. I interviewed students and their families, conducted home visits, interviewed teachers and administrators, and attended community events in order to build a story about how my identity, my students’ identities, and the histories of the community, school, and individual families all came together to create an ecology within our classroom. I then used this story to inform my classroom practices and set meaningful personal and professional goals, both for my first year of teaching and for the future.
Quinn, Erica. (2020). 2020 Hindsight: Reflections on My First Year of Teaching. CGU Theses & Dissertations, 183. https://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgu_etd/183. doi: 10.5642/cguetd/183