This group was founded in 2001 to give the TQE Middle School Cohort
Tutors a mechanism for support and friendship. The original group
members from CSU and our community college partners at Malcom X,
Kennedy King, Olive-Harvey, Daley, and Harold Washington Community
Colleges in the City of Chicago Community College System.
The members of this group are so active that they decided to merge into the main
CSU Future Teachers Club for College of Education level activities but
still meet separately for special events that involve the middle level. The Future
Teachers Club affliate partners at the community college
join our CSU Future Teachers Club in activities such as the CATs
Homework Club. The individuals in this picture are the founding
Officers and Faculty
A teacher is a person who is able to guide students to a high level of
achievement in both academics and societal goals. The person is
resourceful, creative, and energetic in imparting knowledge, as well as
accepting of constructive criticism from peers or as a reflective
practice. A teacher is an effective communicator with all stakeholders
including students, parents, peers, administrators, and the community
at large. They are life-long learners, having a sufficient knowledge
base to encourage students in their quest for learning.
A middle school teacher shares all of these qualities but also
possesses the unique understanding of and ability to work with this
particular population (5th-9th grade), by having knowledge of
adolescent development, being able to employ multiple teaching
strategies for the varied learning modalities, and blending the
characteristics of both an elementary and secondary teacher with
respect to content knowledge.
Here is a list of our favorite links to resources for the middle level
Here are some pictures of activities in which our CMLA/NMSA/FTC
members have participated:
Last Update 01/31/2007, Nancy C. Grim Hunter, TQE Director.