Tegan Shelton ’19

Tegan is an elementary education major from Spring Grove, Illinois.

International Fellow in Elementary Education

Holy Family Junior School | Ennis, Ireland

Week 8:
Goodbye, Farewell, So long

December 15, 2018 | One Girl Two sets of visitors Three new countries Four forms of public transportation Five new family members Six hours of time difference Seven different classrooms Eight weeks abroad What an incredible journey this has been. It feels like a couple weeks ago I was sitting down to write my very first blog. I would […]

Week 7:
It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

December 8, 2018 | Continuing on the Christmas Concert practice from last week, this week the students and staff at Holy Family are working hard to prepare everything for the concert next week.  The concert features each class: Junior Infants, Senior Infants, and First Class students. The classes go up individually and then as the finale, they all are […]

Week 6:

December 2, 2018 | As week five came to an end, Emelie and I were in Amsterdam for Thanksgiving weekend. While in Amsterdam, we were able to accomplish so much in just a short amount of time. We went to the Anne Frank House, The Van Gogh Museum and did a Canal Tour. Getting lost in Amsterdam was an insightful […]

Week 5:
Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

November 24, 2018 | Week four came to an end and my family went back home to America. Beginning week five, I am thankful to have fellow Cornellian, Emelie Ahrendsen here to visit. Emelie and I have been living together for a year and a half and originally met during Cornell’s 2015 New Student Orientation our freshman year. During […]

Week 4:
Finding My Place

November 17, 2018 | Last week was loads of fun and having my family in Ireland has been nothing less than extraordinary. This week, week four, many things made a difference in my experience abroad: 1. Traveling around County Clare–Bunratty Historical Village: A beautiful quaint village just a twenty-five-minute drive from Ennis. 2. Teaching–In another first-year classroom (which compares to […]

Week 3:
Collecting Memories

November 11, 2018 | After my mid-term break in Germany, it is great to be back in Ireland. The week has flown by, and I cannot believe that I have been in Ireland for three weeks now. I am grateful to continue experiencing multiple classrooms and grow as an educator within my school placement. This week, I was given […]

Week 2:
Pure Happiness

November 5, 2018 | “Life is short, the world is wide.” This week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Germany and stay with family because it was the mid-term break for Holy Family Junior School. After being in a foreign country for just seven days, I traveled to another country for my second week. This was an amazing […]

Week 1:
Stamping My Passport

October 27, 2018 | Welcome to my blog, where I will be documenting my experience as a student teacher in Ennis, Ireland.  You will be provided with a summary of my experiences over the span of 8 weeks, where I will be living in County Clare gaining life experiences and memories as well as deepening my understanding and overall […]