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By Stephanie Knight
Adjunct Faculty, College of Education

Let’s face it. Teachers are leaders in their respective classrooms; they hold a high degree of responsibility for themselves and their students. Although it is probably one of the least discussed leadership proficiencies, self-awareness – which falls under the emotional intelligence umbrella – is possibly one of the most valuable.

Developing self-awareness is paramount in the navigation of a teachers’ career and for the students who sit in their classrooms. To develop self-awareness, here are some questions to ask yourself:

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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

Grand Canyon University makes it possible for anyone qualified to become a student, whether you are a recent high school graduate or a working parent. GCU’s education degrees online make it possible for aspiring educators to work towards their goals. Here are a few reasons why GCU is the best place to earn your online education degree:

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By Stephanie Knight, EdD
Adjunct Faculty, College of Education

What other profession besides teaching chisels at the core of one’s being and causes one to feel so deeply, besides perhaps the clergy?

We give so much of ourselves. Burnout lurks ahead unless steps are taken to keep the heart wholly grounded.

There is an inner practice which must take place in the heart of a teacher, and if completed, no matter what endeavor he or she participates in, the ability to handle such demands shall be much more doable. Schools do a great job of professional development and techniques for classroom management, but what about reflective practices for teachers?

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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

Earning a master’s degree can positively impact your career in many ways. Specifically, a master’s degree in education can provide education professionals with advancement in their knowledge and in their careers. At Grand Canyon University, the College of Education offers a wide variety of master’s degrees for those looking to take their studies to a whole new level. Here are a few reasons earn a Master of Education:

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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

Teachers who have a strong passion for what they do inspire their students. Teaching is not for everyone. However, when it is in the hands of someone who has an undying passion to not only educate, but also to impact the lives of students, it is a very rewarding career. Read along as Grand Canyon University alumna and Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, Christine Marsh, shares her experience as a teacher and what she has learned about the importance of passion.

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