February 14, 2011
Lake Erie College Students Help Elementary Students Grow From Readers to Leaders
(Painesville, OH) - "Hands-on experience is the best teacher for a teacher" said Danny Sulecki, an education major in his senior year at Lake Erie College. He was speaking of Lake Erie College's "Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems" class for students aspiring in education. Every Tuesday, Lake Erie College students venture to Maple Elementary School in Painesville to read to 3rd graders in the after-school program.
The class is designed to give the future teachers real experience and interaction with young students and to practice techniques learned in the classroom. With the help of 5th graders also in the after-school program, Lake Erie College students teach the 3rd graders how to read and work through challenging problems. While there is plenty of learning going on, the experience is built to be a fun and exciting event for both the future teachers and the elementary learners. This past week, students were treated to a special guest reader, the College’s athletic mascot, Stormy.
Sulecki added, "There is big difference between learning in the classroom and in the field. I'm excited to be part of a wonderfully enriching program."