Week 6:
Enriching Experience


Benjamin International Fellow in Elementary Education

St. Matthew's National School | Dublin, Ireland

March 22, 2016 | This week was my last week in Ireland. It was quite a bittersweet moment. I am so thankful for all I have learned in my time here. I believe that I am more ready than ever to teach. Teaching abroad has been such a rewarding experience. I have a whole new outlook on teaching, especially […]

Week 5:
Extraordinary Lessons


Benjamin International Fellow in Elementary Education

St. Matthew's National School | Dublin, Ireland

March 14, 2016 | This week we were back to a normal schedule, and I think it was good for all of us. Although the students enjoy doing activities like art, music, and drama I believe they also like having structure. By having our normal schedule they were able to have that structure. Over the week I taught three lessons. […]

Week 9:
Final Days


Miller Fellow in Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Iowa Blumberg Lab | Iowa City, Iowa

March 12, 2016 | I could tell everything was winding down during my final week. My main task this week was to prepare a PowerPoint to present during lab meeting. I read a lot of articles to prepare on Monday afternoon and finished putting my presentation by early Tuesday afternoon. This is a demonstration of the benefits of the block […]

Week 8:
Completed Data


Miller Fellow in Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Iowa Blumberg Lab | Iowa City, Iowa

March 8, 2016 | For the first two days of this week, my primary focus was on finishing data analysis so I would have all of my data. Exciting right? But also sad because it means that this wonderful research experience is almost over. I got through all data analysis on Monday but Nick modified a couple of things […]

Week 4:
Preparation


Benjamin International Fellow in Elementary Education

St. Matthew's National School | Dublin, Ireland

March 7, 2016 | Wow! What a busy week in the class. This week we spent a large amount of time preparing for the assembly we were hosting at the end of the week. In my school each class holds assembly for the school. When they do it will vary depending on what class they are in. For example, second […]

Week 7:
Redo


Miller Fellow in Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Iowa Blumberg Lab | Iowa City, Iowa

March 6, 2016 | I began Monday successfully completing the second day immunohistology process with secondary antibodies, which takes about 2.5 hours. No, I do not have to watch the slides sit on the counter for 90 minutes; during that time, I worked on correcting some ROI’s that Nick saw slight issues with. He also showed me an amazing […]

Week 3:
Lessons Learned


Benjamin International Fellow in Elementary Education

St. Matthew's National School | Dublin, Ireland

March 1, 2016 | I continue to learn new things each and every day. Whether it is from something big like how to make lessons flow better, or something small like what a Pritt stick is. My major lesson learned this week was how to make lessons flow better. This came after I had given a math lesson where […]

Week 6:
More Image J


Miller Fellow in Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Iowa Blumberg Lab | Iowa City, Iowa

February 28, 2016 | Week 6, which means that I have more beautiful pictures of the cerebellum for you. For the majority of the week, I analyzed data and worked on fine-tuning my ROI’s. Nick pointed out a couple of flaws for me and realized that I have been making mistakes; but, from this, I have learned more about […]

Week 2:
Teaching Format


Benjamin International Fellow in Elementary Education

St. Matthew's National School | Dublin, Ireland

February 23, 2016 | Wow, how time flies! I have been in Ireland for two weeks now. I think I am finally starting to figure things out. I have caught up on my sleep and have not got lost since those first two days, so those are both positives! Since last week I have given one other lesson. I […]

Week 5:
Purkinje Cells


Miller Fellow in Behavioral Neuroscience

University of Iowa Blumberg Lab | Iowa City, Iowa

February 22, 2016 | Ashley Brodell, 16, Miller Fellow in Behavioral Neuroscience For the majority of the week, I worked on making ROI’s for images on Image J. There was an abundance of images to be analyzed, reflecting 4 pairs, or 8 animals. By the end of the week, I had gotten through most of analysis besides 1 pair. […]

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