Kelly Wilson: When somebody has a Master’s it’s like “wow. They’re really putting forth a lot of effort to continue to be the best that they can be.”
Judy Hobson: Today’s teacher really wants a Master’s or an advanced degree. I don’t think they want to stop learning.
Leslie Moore: Teacher’s don’t always have easy access to Master’s Degree programs, especially in TESOL.
Karen McGuirt: Education is always changing and growing and we have to change and grow with it.
Trisha Holliday: Change is the only constant right now in Education.
Aaron Kooistra: Kids were taught you’re supposed to learn this way. It’s all funneled into one way, but now the way we teach now we teach all learners like the hands on learners, the visual learners, the kinesthetics.
Anna Johnson: Children who are in a classroom where there is differentiate of instruction, where the teacher is the guide on the side – it means they have bought in to the education process. And that’s one of the great things about John Brown.
Kelly Wilson: The way we teach math, totally different. The way we teach literacy. There are so many different avenues you can go down.
Michael Bridges: This class learns differently than my class last year. That class learned differently than my class the year before, or the year before, the year before.
Anna Johnson: All of those things that happen in the classroom are all parts of the background of how a child grows and develops. And I get to be involved with that child and with their family.
Trisha Holliday: The teacher’s time is very valuable and very limited. They have a lot of demands on them in the classroom, which is why it’s important that we make whatever learning we are doing in the courses relevant to what they’re doing in the classroom.
Karen McGuirt: I have been doing some research so that I’ll have, at a glance, be able to view data to see that the gains that my students are making at all times throughout the year.
Trisha Holliday: JBU, I like the approach that they take.
Aaron Kooistra: We’re not trying to fit everybody into one hole. We are making our style fit to theirs.
Kelly Wilson: I am continuing to do what I expect my students to do, just to continue to learn and to learn all you can and soak it all up.