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Lorne Ranstrom

Dr. Ranstrom has been teaching at ENC since 1991, and is currently serving as Chair of the Division of Teacher Education and the Director of Field Placements. Previous to teaching at the college level, Dr. Ranstrom was a 7th grade teacher for five years, and an Assistant Principal at both the high school and middle school levels, for four years cumulatively. Since 1998 he has been a member of The Certification Review Panel for the Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, and has been a member of a number of Massachusetts State Dept. of Ed. accreditation teams.

Recent Posts

Career Changer – How Do I Do That?

Posted by Lorne Ranstrom on Oct 13, 2015 2:00:00 PM

I have worked in Teacher Preparation for several years and often receive calls from people like yourself interested in changing careers and in fact, thinking about teaching as one profession to explore.  A Career changer can be thought of as a person who is exploring the possibility of changing occupations.  Whether that is because a person is unhappy in his/her current working situation or is just interested in exploring another career, the transition can be daunting.  However, if there is a real need to begin to think about a change and in fact make it happen, there are a number of steps that you can take to being the process.

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Topics: Education, Academics, Internship and Job Opportunities

Why Consider Teaching? Hear From Teachers

Posted by Lorne Ranstrom on Jul 21, 2015 2:00:00 PM

To return to a theme of why should one consider teaching as a career, there are a number of amenities that the profession offers. In previous posts things like the opportunity to influence the lives of students in positive ways was offered. Additionally, another significant benefit of teaching is the opportunity to work with like-minded adults, all pursuing the same goals of connecting and working with students. The chance to have an impact in society also offers teachers meaningful work. 

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Topics: ENC Faculty, Education

Teaching in the STEM Fields

Posted by Lorne Ranstrom on Jul 7, 2015 8:26:00 AM

Have you ever thought about entering the teaching profession, particularly in a discipline where there is a need for teachers? When thinking about entering the profession, many focus on a particular age of student with whom they would like to work such as 3rd graders or high school seniors. I often hear students become animated when talking about working with students. I also hear students who are considering entering the profession become animated when talking about a particular content area in which they have an interest. 

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Topics: ENC Faculty, Education, Academics

Why Pursue the World of a Teacher at Eastern Nazarene College

Posted by Lorne Ranstrom on Mar 13, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Teaching is a rewarding profession. A teacher is permitted to spend days with students teaching and learning with them. In the course of doing that work, one might even call it the pleasure of doing that work; teachers have the privilege of inviting students into the life of the mind. 

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Topics: Education, Academics

Why Study To Become a Teacher At ENC?

Posted by Lorne Ranstrom on Feb 6, 2015 3:59:53 PM

Have you ever thought of a career in education?

Working in a classroom is a very important way to spend a life. As a teacher, you have the opportunity to help shape the next generation of leaders in your community and state. Teaching is a public service that impacts the lives of children and the teacher him/herself. It is an important means of influencing and contributing to the lives of children in positive and significant ways. Teachers help children/students find their calling in life. They provide experiences for them to grow intellectually and find new areas to explore. 

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Topics: ENC Faculty, Education