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By Jeff Glosser
Director, Strategic Educational Alliances

Being a teacher is a profession many choose out of a passion for making a positive difference in young people’s lives. The idea to “serve others,” is often the center of this profession, as the hours a teacher works outside of their classroom is often equal to or more than the time they spend in their classroom. These hours outside the classroom are often where the mentoring, life lessons and “planting seeds” take place for a teacher to make a positive impact of their students. 

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By Stephanie Knight, EdD
Adjunct Faculty, College of Education

Have you ever heard yourself utter one of these statements about a student?

“My student is just not motivated.”
“I just can’t get this student to want to learn.”

However, it is true that all of us are motivated to do something. Students, for example, will spend hours playing video games, texting friends or maybe skateboarding. There is more to it than what appears to be laziness.

Sadly, the answer to a “lack of motivation” from a child usually appears as a behavior problem; then, it is dealt with accordingly as opposed to finding the root of the issue. Fortunately, we can control our classrooms. So let’s do an inventory of ourselves to see how we are doing in our classrooms to meet the needs of these so-called unmotivated students:

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By Stephanie Knight, EdD
Adjunct Faculty, College of Education

When students move on from your classroom, with what do you want them to leave? More knowledge? Good grades? These are noble goals, but what about embodying a love of learning? We will examine what is each facet of learning (learning as curiosity, learning as opportunity, learning as reflection) and how to make this happen in all classrooms. Hopefully, it can trickle up, creating a culture of learning at the school.

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The evolution of technology is influencing all aspects of our society, including education. For this reason, educators who have an increased understanding of technology and how it can be used in the classroom, are valuable. Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Instructional Technology is designed to help practicing educators increase their knowledge of instructional technology.

Offered by the College of Education, this program’s courses are led by experts in their respective fields, such as digital literacies, distance learning, multimedia instruction and technology integration. Keep reading to learn more about how this degree program can prepare you to become a highly effective educator:

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By Nathalie De Vera
Alumna, College of Education

Student teaching is the time to apply everything learned in class. This is the time to learn from experience. Reflecting upon practice shows humility, eagerness, determination and a positive outlook that are all helpful in aiming to be a great teacher. I aim to be a great teacher because I want to inspire, educate and serve.

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By Stephanie Knight, EdD
Adjunct Faculty, College of Education

Instead of student engagement, we should focus on brain engagement! It is possible to influence students’ brain chemistry. This means that students would be wholly and fully engaged. Educating the whole child takes on a whole new meaning when an educator can engage all parts of the brain throughout the class time.

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Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education program is a great option for anyone interested in a career as an educator for young children. Offered through the College of Education, this degree program can provide you with the fundamentals for becoming a highly qualified teacher and the knowledge that you need to pursue an early childhood initial licensure. If you’re wondering if a career in early childhood education is right for you, then ask yourself the following questions:

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