Some Quincy University students got the chance to ditch the textbooks today in favor of a hands on classroom experience.
Nine education majors had the chance to shadow teachers at Quincy's Monroe Elementary.
QU students zeroed in on how teachers actually manage a classroom-- from dealing with rowdy kids to transitioning from one subject to the other.
The college students say the experience is priceless.
"Sitting in a classroom and learning out of a textbook, you really don't learn as much as you do getting in a classroom and making everything, it's just so worth while." said Jennifer Buss, an elementary and special education major.
"It gives me a chance to get in there and see the situations that occur, figure out how the teachers address them and how I can possibly address them when I'm finally there," said Abby Pyse an elementary and special education major.
QU students will also be shadowing teachers at Baldwin and Quincy Junior High in the coming months.
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