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Student Experience: A PhD's experience as a TA 

Student Experience: A PhD's experience as a TA 

By Michael Pitblado

Michael Pitblado is the 2017 Rose A. Freeman Memorial Award recipient. The award is given to a graduate student Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Education who directly contributes to the learning experience of Bachelor of Education (Con.Ed., B.Ed., Dip.Ed.) students through exhibiting outstanding commitment to the value of learning, availability to students, good organizational skills, and motivation.

Student Experiences: Innovative Solution to New Age Problem

As an aspiring educator enrolled in the Queen’s B.Ed. program I have been inside a wide variety of high school classrooms, teaching and observing almost every stream of mathematics education from grade 9 applied to grade 12 academic. Though the students in each classroom come from extraordinarily different backgrounds with unique learning goals and needs, I found that one issue they face remains consistent across the board. The prevalence of cell phone use in schools all over Ontario could be seen as a growing concern that needs addressing and as a member of the Tech Ed concentration at Queen's this issue has been at the forefront of my studies.