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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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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

The classroom is a place where children flock to learn new things, and it can be a bit crazy sometimes. As a teacher, you must remain positive and strong-willed. Read along as the Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, Christine Marsh, shares her wisdom on the topic of attitude and teaching. Christine Marsh is a teacher at Chaparral High School, and she passionately teaches 11th and 12th grade Advanced Placement English.

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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

A classroom is a diverse place where students of different ages, genders, cultures, socio-economic standings and religions all come together to learn. Therefore, it is important for teachers to promote diversity in the classroom. By doing so, students can learn the values of respect, acceptance and community. In addition, teaching tolerance in the classroom will result in students applying their knowledge and education to their homes and communities. Here are four ways to celebrate diversity in your classroom:

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By Kellianne Holland
Early Childhood Education Major, College of Education

Imagine a young student sitting in a classroom while a teacher is teaching them how to add and subtract. The teacher is speaking at the perfect pace and has a few examples written on the board. However, the young student is having a hard time grasping the concept that is being taught.

Overwhelmed, the young student begins to become restless and the teacher notices the student struggling. The teacher finishes up their lecture and pulls out five marker pens and places them in front of the young student. The teacher then explains the concept and allows the young student to experience adding and subtracting, kinesthetically. Finally, the young student understands and a big smile is planted on both the student’s and the teacher’s face. The experience has resulted in a learning success.

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Staying motivated is key for elementary educators, as teaching is an important calling. Grand Canyon University offers a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education that provides the tools and resources you need to be an effective an elementary school teacher. This program could be just what you need to become a motivated educator in the near future.

At this point, you may be wondering how to stay motivated as a teacher. Here are a few ways elementary educators can stay motivated in the classroom:

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By Marjaneh Gilpatrick, EdD
Executive Director of Educational Outreach and Chair of MEd in TESOL 

Those who have a passion to make a difference in their world and impact the future, often choose to teach. As teachers, they have the power to influence and guide students. Good teachers are those who embrace the qualities of effective teaching so that their students can become productive and contributing members of society. GCU offers education degrees in areas like elementary education, early childhood education, special education and many more, to prepare you for a successful career in education.

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By Meredith DeCosta, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Education

By Michael Kary, MFA
Faculty, College of Fine Arts and Production

By James P. Helfers, PhD
Faculty, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Grand Canyon University is celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with Shakespeare Week, taking place from February 1 – 5, 2016 on GCU’s main campus in Phoenix. Events will take place throughout the week, ranging from passage readings by GCU’s highly ranked Speech and Debate Team to performances from students in the College of Fine Arts and Production.

A highlight of the week includes a talk on Wednesday, Feb. 3 by Dr. Paul Hartle, Fellow and Senior Tutor from St. Catharine’s College at Cambridge University, and an expert on Shakespeare. “Shakespeare Mashups – Adapting Shakespeare for Today’s Young Audience” focuses on best practices for introducing students to Shakespeare and how schools in England make his works relevant for today’s students.

To kick off the week and celebrate the life and works of the Bard, we have asked professors from the College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Production and College of Humanities and Social Sciences to weigh in on the importance of Shakespeare in modern-day education.

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By Zel Fowler
Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators

In order to reach all learners successfully, there must be an effort to reach out in a circular motion from within the rectangular prism we call a classroom. It appears that once the classroom door shuts, the act of teaching and learning immediately begins.

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