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So You Want To Work With Animals...

Posted by Jonathan Twining on Sep 29, 2015 4:13:08 PM

When I ask a biology student about his/her career interests for the first time, I often hear “I don’t know … I just want to work with animals.” Unfortunately, beyond a career in veterinary medicine, most students don’t know what possibilities exist for working with animals. And for some, becoming a practicing veterinarian may be out of reach for a variety of reasons. But that shouldn’t stop you from working with animals. One of my former students, Jen (Kitchen) Shepard, just completed an excellent veterinary technician program and is enjoying her work at South Coast Animal Hospital.

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Topics: Education, Academics, Environmental Science, Biology

Costa Rica Cup 'O Joe

Posted by Jonathan Twining on Sep 15, 2015 6:00:00 PM

I’ve been teaching college long enough to know that coffee is the first thing on the mind of most students in the morning.  As a scientist, I would hypothesize that out of 16 or so students on the first day of my upper division conservation biology course this fall, there will be at least 50% with a Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts cup.  And I can say with 95% certainty that at least one person will come to class late in the first two weeks of school because they were “in the line at Starbucks”.    Or they will come to class and immediately ask if they can please go get a coffee and come right back.

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Topics: Education, Academics, Environmental Science, Biology

Face-To-Face Learning; Why Is It Important?

Posted by ENC on Aug 25, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Over the years face-to-face has been the go to method for learning because it provides students with hands on experiences that apply to real life. It also gives students and teachers alike the opportunity to interact with and be accountable for each other. This is not to say that online learning has no value, but rather to point out the essentiality of face-to-face learning. 

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Topics: ENC Faculty, Education, Academics

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

Academic Quality – Small Campus Experiences Yield Big Opportunities

Posted by ENC on Apr 21, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Many colleges and universities promote “Academic Quality” as if it’s guaranteed once a student steps foot on campus and wears the school colors. Nationally published rankings are popular and can be helpful if high school students and families are trying to get a glimpse of what schools are like from a ten-thousand foot level. 

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Topics: 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