"Teacher's are those who use themselves as bridges,
over which they invite their students to cross;
then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging
them to create bridges of their own."
Nikkos Kazantzakis --- 20th Century Greek Philosopher



My name is Michael Swain and
I am a post baccalaureate (B.S Biology and B.S Earth Science ) student at
Eastern Michigan University
completing my course work for
certification in Elementary Education.

It has long been a dream of mine to teach.
I will see my dream come true when I graduate in December 2003.

To read more about my reasons for pursuing teacher certification  click on
"Why I Want to be a Teacher"



As part of the course work for certification, all College of Education students at Eastern Michigan University
are required to meet Michigan's Seventh Standard for Entry Level Teachers.

This site is designed to show how I have met the seven strands of the standard.

To view my level of proficiency and examples of my work in the  strands, click on one of the numbers below
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