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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.

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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Dr. Jim Christman: Effective Leadership Education

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Dr. Jim Christman is no stranger to the ever-changing education profession. When he started with the College of Education at Lipscomb in 2011, he had 20 years of experience as an adjunct professor at a local university. Prior to that he had been a teacher, principal and education specialist for the state of Tennessee. Christman is currently working as an assistant professor in the graduate Educational Leadership program. More recently, he has been tirelessly working...

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Brandon Banes: A Passion for High Quality Math Education

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Over the next few weeks on the blog, we're going to introduce you to some of our "herd" here in the College of Education.  We want you to meet some of the people in our community and hear a little about their journeys in education. Talk to any one of Brandon Banes’ students and it’s practically a unanimous response, “You won’t be sorry if you take his class. He’ll help before or after class and...

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Innovation: An Essential Skill for the 21st Century

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By Hope Nordstrom A few years ago I was training to walk for my very first half marathon. I really looked forward to Saturday mornings because those days would be my “long walk” days. As I would head out of the house, it was always a hassle to gather all of my needed supplies—a water bottle (to keep hydrated), an energy bar (for that little boost I might need), my MP3 player (to listen to...

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