Monica Fischer

Monica Fischer

BS Education Blogger


Greetings! My name is Monica Fischer, and I am a junior Early Childhood and Special Education major at Franciscan. I come from a family of Franciscan alumni who put down roots in Steubenville after graduating in the 80s.
At a young age, I discovered play school and Crayola markers and there, my desire to become a teacher was born. Since then, I have been working on my degree and getting all the experience that I can (even some in Austria!). If I’m not working on lesson plans or covered in Post-it notes, you’ll find me frosting cupcakes and watching an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

Fischer: Teaching Reading to Onions

Have you ever tried to teach an onion? Moreover, have you ever tried to teach an onion reading? It is not an easy task. In this classic DreamWorks scene, when Shrek tells Donkey that ogres are like onions, Donkey completely misses the point. If teachers are not focused, they, too, can miss the point because their students also are like onions.