• School-Based Work Aids Students, Interns, and Professors

  • Interns in the St. John's University RISE Program discuss the benefits of having a full school year to not only hone their skills as teachers but also develop deep relationships with their students—an asset that is particularly valued by the school’s principal. St. John’s faculty and administrators say their own presence in partner schools provides authentic settings for their lessons and also keeps them fresh. Together, the partners are changing the dialogue of what it means to be a teacher by bringing in passionate faculty, valuing practitioners as experts, and modeling professional collaboration to help students succeed.