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Summer 2021

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Open Access Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Teacher Education Internship Program (MA/Credential)


School of Educational Studies

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@2021 Joshua T Jackson


A dive into the ride of a first-year teacher, which was also taught an entire year virtually. An extremely intensive look into the skills needed to grow as a secondary school teacher, in a situation that has never been experienced before. This paper also explores the foundations and scaffolds a teacher needs in order to become both a critical and socially just educator for all students within their classroom. The aspect of community is felt heavily throughout this journey, and the idea that communities are the very keystone of every single classroom; student-to-teacher community, student-to-student community, and classroom-to-household community are all discussed and analyzed. As the work on this ethnography and the work at becoming an even stronger socially just educator continues, the one constant is that communities stay standing as long as they are built strong, regardless of the circumstances.