FreshmenCourse DescriptionsTLI SEMINAR I-ORIENTATION TO EDUCATION
Students who have enrolled in the program have indicated a career interest in education and leadership. In the 9th grade seminar, students focus on the nature of teaching and learning. They study the different learning styles and learn to identify their own strengths and weaknesses in the classroom. They study organizational skills, peer mediation, cultural and interpersonal awareness, and team building Students visit and observe different elementary school programs in the Rochester City School District. In their observations, TLI students investigate the school’s philosophy, special programs, socio-economic background and the ethnicity of the student population. TLI students reflect on what they have seen through participation in activities in the TLI seminar. Each visit is one hour in length; there are four site visits in the 9th grade year.