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Welcome to the Lipscomb Education Connection Blog!  Look here for new blog posts every Tuesday from various faculty in the College of Education.

Are You a Program Builder?

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Have you ever been involved with building a truly successful academic program?   Perhaps you helped start a program from scratch and worked with it and nurtured it as it grew and matured until ultimately it impacted the careers and lives of a host of students and boasted scores of graduates who without hesitation speak highly of their experience and the benefit they personally gained from it?  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if institutions could claim that...

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From Clinical Practice II to Student Teaching: Collaboration and Co-teaching as an Undergraduate Education Major

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by Dr. Carrie Abood In Fall 2010, as Lipscomb University began thinking about its 125th anniversary in 2016, corporate thinking turned to who we wanted to be in 2016. The College of Education gathered to discuss competencies that our teacher candidates should have after having completed their education program. These competencies were ordered and categorized, and, much to our satisfaction, they fit within the C.A.R.E. framework that has driven the work of the College since...

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The Impact of Innovation

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When you use the word innovation in a conversation with other educators, you get a variety of responses. Some think immediately of technology while some roll their eyes and think “what now?” citing the various programs that have come and gone within the past ten years claiming to be the “magic bullet” of education reform. Still others have a twinkle in their eye as they contemplate the possibilities of a new approach or concept that...

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IDEAL Student Profile: Taegan Martin

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In January 2014 Lipscomb University started IDEAL, Igniting the Dream of Education and Access at Lipscomb, a new program for students with disabilities who just need a little extra assistance to attend college. One of the new students in this program is Taegan Martin, a young lady who always has a smile on her face. Taegan is a 2008 graduate of Independence High School in Thompson Station’s, TN. Prior to coming to Lipscomb, she worked...

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Choosing Core Values

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Over the course of the last few years, the Lipscomb College of Education has identified a set of core values, and each time we revisit that list, we debate each word, phrase, and concept. Does what we say or do demonstrate this value? Does this concept describe our work with our students? Is this word better than another word? We talk, we think, we tinker until the list of values seems solid and satisfies us,...

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