Monday, April 16, 2012

Rockstar Future Teachers

As it says in my sidebar "All About Me", I am a proud graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.  That is SAMford, not STamford as many mix up sometimes.  :)  I wanted to go to Samford since I was a little kid.  It has this magical little campus that is so quaint and precious, and SO ridiculously pretty.  I have many, many great memories from this incredible place.  Like studying (and sometimes napping, in that library in the picture above).

I lived here.  Right above that door!  {This girl is a Phi Mu!}

I learned to be a teacher (all while consuming crazy amounts of coffee) here.

And, I even got married here! 

Needless to say, I was SO honored and excited when I was asked to come in and share some of my classroom ideas with the future teachers at Samford! {And, if I am being totally honest, I was straight up terrified...because speaking to a room full of adults makes me a nervous wreck.  For real.}  They were an amazing group, and sweet enough to take a picture with me to share on the blog!  Thanks, ladies!  {I hope you don't think I'm a crazy woman--talking to stuffed birds named Richard and making you do sprinkler dances and such!  Ha!}

Look at these rockstar future teachers!  

So, many, many thanks to my newest friends over at Samford!  I hope to come back again soon!!!  :)


Tania Knapp said...

Look at those happy, exciting faces!! I still feel like that:)
I am sure you shared your best secrets and they are ready to conquer the world with their own set of kiddies.
My Second Sense

Tammy said...

What a beautiful campus. Congrats on your return visit.

❀ Tammy
Forever in First

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

That's awesome! (Samford's campus is TDF!...almost as nice as Montevallo's =)
First Grade Blue SKies

Mr. Jones said...

That's fun to be able to give a little back to the new crop. What a great way to give soon to be teachers a little perspective.

If you have a moment, check out my Clip Art/ Unit giveaway.

First Upon A Time

Sprinkle Teaching Magic (Sheila) said...

Those teachers are very lucky to gather your teaching wisdom! Looks like a beautiful campus. There is something so beautiful about brick buildings.


Sprinkle Teaching Magic

Miss DeCarbo said...

How fun! Congrats on such a great experience for you and those students!

Second Grade Sugar and Spice

YearntoLearn said...

What fun to be back at your alma mater and in such a special way too!

Yearn to Learn Blog

Carlyn Girl said...

That's a pretty little campus. Small universities are nice.

Vickie said...

I graduated from Samford in 2004! LOVED every minute of it...even Dr. Little calling my cell phone when I was out sick one day just to make sure my friends were telling the truth!
Mrs. Plant's Press

Erica said...

That's wonderful! I was a teacher at my university in October to teach future teachers, too. I hope you had fun!


Sprinkles to Kindergarten

Angie said...

I toured Samford, since it was only about 2.5 hours from home, but ultimately wound up in another state...Where I was a Phi Mu as well!

Meghan Barnes said...

I love your blog! It is totally cute! I was a Delta Zeta at Ashland Universtiy in Ohio and loved it! I am new to the blogging world come check out my freebie!

Jennifer Van Dyke said...

I graduated from Samford in 2009 and I was a Phi Mu!I was just back visiting some of my best friends in Birmingham this past weekend!
Dr. Little was my one of my favorite professors while I was there too!

Stephanie and Jamie said...

That is awesome! I know you inspired them all! I wish I could of been there to hear you! You rock! :0)

Amy Hoaglund said...

She did "rock"! We were so proud to have such an amazing teacher as a graduate of our program! Our future teachers have been following her blog and several of them requested that we have her visit. What a treat! Thanks Sarah for blessing us on Friday!
Amy Hoaglund

Rikki said...

I love your cute graphics. What program do you use to make them. I would really like to make my own graphics too. But I have no idea where to start. Can you help me?

Sarah Cooley said...

Thanks Rikki! I bought a bamboo tablet, and use photoshop elements to digitally color my art. I just draw my image, scan it in to the computer, and use the photoshop program from there!

Tina said...

What a fabulous experience and honour for you, Sarah! I have been asked to do the same next month at my University ... I am so nervous :S Wish I had your calm nerves!!I love the photo of you with all the rockstar future teachers ... it looked like it was a fun day:) Thanks for sharing!!
Good Morning Mrs Rubie

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah, I rushed up to 4th floor last week before 10:00 to visit with you but, alas, you were gone. I know you are an outstanding teacher and a wonderful, beautiful wife. You will always be one of my all-time favorite students at Samford!!

Dr. Little

Wright's Rippers said...

Love your blog and it was a BONUS finding out you are a Phi Mu too! I loved my Phi Mu days at FSU! Have a great end of the year. :)

Megan D said...

What an awesome experience. I am in the last week of classes at my university and then onto student teaching. There is nothing I love more than other teachers coming in to share their experiences and about their classroom. So inspiring.

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