Lipscomb Education Connection
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Welcome to the Lipscomb Education Connection Blog! Look here for information and inspiration that can boost your professional practice. Each month we share articles written by various faculty members and news about Lipscomb University's College of Education.
May 01st Posted by Admin
By Keith Nikolaus At the root of many current issues in education is a fundamental question. What lessons must today’s children learn in order to lead meaningful and productive lives as adults in the 21st century? As I reflect on the question, my mind immediately gravitates toward my five grandchildren and the character, knowledge, and life skills that might serve them well as they live through a kind of second Renaissance driven primarily by technology and...Read More
Apr 10th Posted by Admin
Every year teaching fifth grade, I marveled at the differences in my students. The range of abilities, learning profiles, and perspectives was daunting, but afforded me a beautiful opportunity to meet students where they were, support their learning, show respect for their perspectives, and watch them grow. Differentiation is one of the leading buzzwords in education. As teachers, we know that a one-size-fits-all approach to learning is not best practice. If differentiation is an essential...Read More
Mar 06th Posted by Admin
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...Read More
From Clinical Practice II to Student Teaching: Collaboration and Co-teaching as an Undergraduate Education Major
Feb 23rd Posted by Admin
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...Read More
Feb 09th Posted by Admin
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...Read More