By Rachael White
TLI internships are now in full swing. There are 17 seniors currently in the Teaching and Learning Institute out on internships. They are working with teachers within the Rochester City School District to get hands-on teaching experience working with students. These amazing students have the opportunity to work with seasoned teachers in classrooms and to learn about classroom management, the latest teaching techniques and building confidence in their ability to work with students. The TLI program director Mrs. Delehanty says students “gain a new appreciation of being a teacher as well as the experience of making a difference in others.”
Not only do these students gain valuable skills, they are also paid for their work in the schools. It is not all fun and games. There is a lot of work and responsibility involved with the internships. Mrs. Delehanty says, “We look at the ABC’s which is Attendance, Behavior, and Citizenship.” Students must also make up work from any classes that they miss at East High School. Keeping up with the requirements of the internship and their regular school responsibilities can be challenging. They would tell you that it is worth it though, to have the experience as well as to get paid for it. If you see one of these students, say hello and ask them about their experiences.