Lab Schools rising to the challenge

University High School and Metcalf School

The Laboratory Schools within the College of Education have a wealth of excellent teachers who are going above and beyond in extremely difficult times.

Metcalf’s Jennifer Talbot earns state honors for teaching excellence

Jennifer Talbot in front of a banner that reads Keep Calm and Math On

Jennifer Talbot ’07, M.S. ’13 was recently awarded the Excellence in Middle School Mathematics Teaching Award from the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM). She sat down to discuss out more about her role at Metcalf and this fantastic accolade. What do you do at Metcalf? After starting my career teaching seventh-grade math at

Engaging students virtually

Chad Tallon

Traditionally, teachers are able to have their entire class in their line of vision, allowing them to make sure students are understanding the material as well as making each student feel seen.

2020 State of the University Address

image of Illinois State University President Larry Dietz

Illinois State University’s President Larry Dietz presents the 2020 State of the University Address, with introduction by Academic Senate Chair Susan Kalter.  

The show must go on

Richardson family picture

COVID-19 has affected virtually everything surrounding education, and teachers have had to be extremely creative in delivering learning experiences for their students.

Veterans Day celebration

Students thanking Veterans.

Metcalf Laboratory School faculty, staff, and students honored veterans on Monday, November 11, with an all-school assembly. Teachers Ronda Wilder and Crystal Patterson collaborated to honor the living, deceased, and currently serving military members connected to Metcalf. Families and veterans were invited to join the school as they acknowledged that our country’s freedom comes with