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jccohen's picture

Please post here a brief description of your field site with the times that you're there.  Thanks!


L13's picture

3-5 year olds

My placement is at a small school with 3-5 year olds on Monday and Wednesdays from 9-12. I have to drive there so if you were interested in joining me for a visit you would need to get a ride with me and stay for the whole time. 

sully04's picture

special education

I am working with a reading specialist at a school for students with moderate to severe autism. Our day is split between working with small groups of students and working with individuals. I go on Mondays from 9-230! The school is about 25 minutes away by car so I would keep that in mind.

transitfan's picture


I am in an elementary school music class at a private school in Bryn Mawr. I'm just starting now so one might want to wait until the first week of March before visiting to give me and the teacher a little time to settle in. It is a new teacher and a general music class, grades 3-5. The school runs on a 7-day rotation schedule so it varies a little, but in general it will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30-2:50-ish.

I also teach a music-reading/intro music theory course at Haverford for new students to chorale and anyone would be welcome to visit that once it starts. So far I have just been grading all of the new students' tests to see who will need to be in the course; the course itself might not begin until after break.

rbp13's picture

Elementary School in Norristown

My placement is in a second grade classroom at a public elementary school in Norristown. The times that I go are Monday and Friday 1-3:30.

abenjamin's picture

Art Center

My placement is at a community arts center in Wayne. It's best to get there by car. 

Thursdays, 9:00-11:15: This class is for two yr olds and a parent/guardian. There are three pairs enrolled in the class, one of them comes with her grandmother, the other two with moms. The instructor generally works with one color theme each day.

Fridays, 9:00-11:45: This class is for 4-6 yr olds. There are 9 children enrolled in the class. They work with many different materials, with the goal of modeling their artwork after modern artists.

jcb2013's picture

Elementary School in Philadelphia

I have a placement in a kindergarten class in Philadelphia.  I'm there on Tuesday from 9:30am to 3:15ish.  We work on writing/reading in the mornings before lunch, after lunch we work on math, then the students have music class, before returning for a half hour of humanities before dismissal.  It's easiest to get to my placement by car.

et502's picture

After school tutoring

I have a placement at an afterschool writing & tutoring center in NE Philly. It takes about 40 min to get there, and I think they would be very flexible about visiting volunteers. I haven't gone yet, but I'll be going on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:30 starting this week. I may also be working on a workshop for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. 

Uninhibited's picture


My placement is at an organization looking at college access in Philadelphia. I go Wednesdays from 11-4pm.

Julie Mazz's picture


My placement is at a media company that deals with public school news. I go on Tuesdays from 10:30am-3:30. I drive, and I was told that public transportation there is close to impossible, so you would have to come with me unless you have a car. 

ellenv's picture

6th Grade Lang Arts/Social Studies

I go to a 6th grade language arts/social studies classroom in a charter school on Tuesdays from 8AM-1PM. I work mainly with small groups of students during activities or one-on-one. The best time to come is on the earlier side (around the time that the students get there at 8AM)

Riley's picture

2nd grade independent school, Fridays 8 AM-1 PM

My placement is at a center city independent school in a second grade classroom. I go on Fridays from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM. 

ccalderon's picture

Placement in Norristown

I am in the elementary school in Norristown. It is a 7-10 minute walk from the r-100. I'm in a 4th grade classroom on thursdays from 9-11am and fridays from 9-12pm. (ELLs and Special Ed.) I come in during their reading and writting section of the day.

dharris's picture

Family Center in Norristown -- Mondays and Wednesdays

I'm at a  family center in Norristown - 2:30-6:00pm round-trip, Mondays and Wednesdays, or 1:30-6:00 if you wanna get some authentic Mexican food for lunch!  Many students from nearby elementary school in Norristown come to this family center after school.   Also, I'm working one-on-one with 3 students, 2 of which speak little to no English, so some level of Spanish profiency would probably be helpful.  (It also might be interesting to have someone with no prior Spanish experience though...)


dshu's picture

High School Math

This semester I am at a charter school in Philadelphia, PA. My schedule at my placement is:

7:58-9:53am (Geometry, Geometry) 

7:58-10:50 (Geometry, Geometry, Algebra) 

Laura H's picture

High School English and History

My placement is at a very progressive magnet school in center city Philadelphia. I am with 10th grade English and 11th grade American History. The classes are project-based and all students use laptops throughout the day to work on projects and facilitate learning. I am there on Tuesdays from around 10:15am-3:15pm.

mencabo's picture

Adult ESL

I am at a non-profit organization. I work with adult ESL learners. I'm there on Mondays/Wednesdays 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

mschoyer's picture

My placement is at two

My placement is at two Elementary Schools about 15 minutes from Haverford (a little closer to Bryn Mawr) that are in the same district as one another and with the same teacher. I am in two ELL classrooms and have 1st through 5th graders. We work on mostly reading, writing and speaking skills.

ccalderon's picture

I know I mentioned it in

I know I mentioned it in class but could I visit your school paticuluraly when you go to the Elementary on wednesday from 9-11?

mschoyer's picture

Sorry, I just saw this. I

Sorry, I just saw this. I have to double check with my placement teacher, but I'm sure it will be fine. I'll email her now and hopefully will have a response by tomorrow in class.

Sarah's picture

I have an on campus placement

I have an on campus placement through the Multicultural Center. I would have to check with my field supervisor, but if people wanted to do a cross-visitation, they could probably come to a workshop about privilege and participate in the workshop.  The dates/times are Saturday, March 2nd 1-3:30 and Saturday, April 5, 1-4:30.