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Welcome, Samantha!

Welcome, Samantha!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

JBU is excited to welcome Samantha McClain as our new Graduate Education Representative. Samantha will work with students who wish to pursue a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction or MAT in Secondary Education at JBU. A current student in the MAT program, Samantha chose JBU because of our reputation Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 1:22 PM

 
Last Day in Ireland

Last Day in Ireland

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Part of the learning process these nine days has been to notice vocabulary differences between the two cultures: USA and Northern Ireland. The following words and phrases resonate in my mind today as I write the final blog post for our group: Read More

Posted By: Bobby Hogan at 7:32 PM

 
Day 8 in Ireland

Day 8 in Ireland

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Castle from long ago built by the sea. Tales of mermaids and feuding clans, their ruins waiting for me. Reality of where we are standing begins to sink in. Peeking through ancient stones, an adventure begins. Read More

Posted By: Adria Trombley at 5:19 PM

 
Day 7 in Ireland

Day 7 in Ireland

Friday, June 13, 2014

The beauty of Northern Ireland is almost indescribable and difficult to catch within the lens of a camera. Wonder lurks around every corner. I have tried to capture some favorite scenes in both photographs and words. Lupines and poppies drape like necklaces around the Emerald Isle. Read More

Posted By: Susan Hensley at 9:46 PM

 
Day 6 in Ireland

Day 6 in Ireland

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Today we took a trip to Holywood in the County Down to visit Sullivan Upper Primary School. Sullivan Upper is a co-educational, inter-denominational, voluntary grammar school that was founded in 1877 and serves students aged 11 to 16. After observing and teaching, we enjoyed tea with the Headmaster Read More

Posted By: Jeannie Smith at 8:24 PM

 
Day 5 in Ireland

Day 5 in Ireland

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

TIreland day 5he wonderful Hadden Wilson joined us once again for a fun-filled day visiting Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland. Our first stop was at the site of the pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland- Navan Fort. We were treated with tea and scones before our tour of the site. Read More

Posted By: Jennifer Cook at 8:51 PM

 
Day 4 in Ireland

Day 4 in Ireland

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hello! This trip is flying by! Today was an exciting day. We had a little extra time to sleep in this morning, which was nice. At 9:00 am we loaded onto the bus and went to the Ulster Museum. The Ulster Museum had many levels. My favorite part was the World War I propaganda posters. Read More

Posted By: Samantha Stocker at 7:57 PM

 
Day 3 in Ireland

Day 3 in Ireland

Monday, June 9, 2014

Our day started out with a visit to Stranmillis College to meet with Dr. Maureen Thatcher for a briefing on the UK education system. With an opportunity to gain the background knowledge, we were prepared to begin visiting the schools for this incredible cultural exchange. We were able to share ideas Read More

Posted By: Jami Reed at 8:17 PM

 
Day 2 in Ireland

Day 2 in Ireland

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Today our graduate class had a full day and experienced many wonderful sights and sounds. We began the day by having a class with Dr. Hadden Wilson right here in the quaint and historic cottages of Ballydugan! After a classic European breakfast of cheese, meat, hard boiled eggs, porridge and tea, Read More

Posted By: Anna Johnson at 6:51 PM

 
Day 1 in Ireland

Day 1 in Ireland

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Day 1 is actually Day 2 for us due to traveling, but without the night of sleep in the middle. I guess that means the day starts with all nine of us finishing a long plane trip, getting through customs, saying hi to Dr. Gale, piling all of our luggage into a van, introducing ourselves to Read More

Posted By: Leah Humphrey at 7:08 PM

 
Greetings from Ireland!

Greetings from Ireland!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

A group of Graduate Education students is currently in Northern Ireland on an international studies trip. They'll be sharing their experiences on this blog during their time in Ireland. Yesterday I arrived at the Belfast International Airport and was delighted to be greeted there by Dr. Hadden Read More

Posted By: Dr. Gloria Gale at 8:37 AM

 
Happy National Teacher Day!

Happy National Teacher Day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6th is National Teacher Day, and it's a great reminder to honor those who've inspired us, challenged us, and taught us in their classrooms. So why not take a moment today and say "thank you" to the teachers you know? Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 7:44 AM

 
Using my love of reading to reach struggling readers

Using my love of reading to reach struggling readers

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I am a junior majoring in early childhood education and endorsed in 5th and 6th grade literacy and social studies, and I love to read. I can explore endless ideas, perspectives, places, and realities in the pages of a good book. During my education at JBU, I've learned how to strategically use my Read More

Posted By: Kati Watkins at 7:58 PM

 
American education system on trial?

American education system on trial?

Monday, February 24, 2014

I recently viewed two documentaries, directed by Davis Guggenheim: The First Year, and Waiting for “Superman.” These documentaries bring some important, disturbing details about the American education system into the public spotlight. Guggenheim effectively uses something like case study Read More

Posted By: Dr Gloria Gale at 2:40 PM

 
Good teachers as time-warp specialists

Good teachers as time-warp specialists

Friday, February 21, 2014

Today I was in a local public school classroom when the fire drill buzzers went off, surprising everyone. The classroom I was in was of one of our JBU graduates, who happens to be a first year teacher. Just a second before the buzzer she was talking with a student about some needed change because of Read More

Posted By: Dr. Margo Turner at 8:48 AM

 
Changing lives

Changing lives

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Education is about changing lives.” That sounds so cliché, but it is true. From the approximate ages of five to 22, students spend the majority of their days with teachers. Not only are educators providing opportunities to enhance students’ futures by teaching them in the classroom, Read More

Posted By: Nena Houston at 3:27 PM

 
Learning 21st century skills at JBU

Learning 21st century skills at JBU

Monday, February 10, 2014

“Wisdom begins in Wonder” -Socrates In addition to some wonderful alliteration, Socrates captured the essence of learning in four simple words. As educators, our goal is to cultivate both wisdom and wonder in our students as we facilitate a love of lifelong learning. Read More

Posted By: Susan Hensley at 8:14 AM

 
5 Reasons to Become a Teacher

5 Reasons to Become a Teacher

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Growing up the child of two teachers, I saw first hand the love and energy my parents poured into their students. Few professions offer you the opportunity to make a bigger impact on the world, and at JBU, we’re committed to training teachers who are leaders in their classrooms and beyond. Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 1:31 PM

 
See the world, change the world

See the world, change the world

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This summer, students in JBU's Master of Education (MEd) program will travel to Northern Ireland for a study abroad opportunity. The trip includes master's-level credit toward a degree in Curriculum and Instruction at JBU while exploring one of the world's most beautiful countries. Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 6:43 AM