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By Meredith Critchfield, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Education

Most of us know how important it is to use groups in the classroom. Some of us have even tried creative grouping and collaboration strategies like those by Kagan. The world is shrinking more and more every day thanks to technology, making communication and collaboration more important than ever before. Rather than letting technology intimidate us, though, we should embrace tech tools to help improve communication and collaboration in the classroom.

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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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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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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

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

Preschool is the perfect time for young children to develop positive learning habits and self-confidence. There are many different kinds of preschool philosophies and pedagogies that support the functions of preschools.

At Grand Canyon University, a degree in early childhood education can prepare you to teach in different preschool settings. In addition, you will gain the confidence to give the next generation the tools for a successful learning experience. Continue reading to learn about various preschool philosophies:

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