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6 Ways to Help Your ESOL Student Succeed in the Classroom

6 Ways to Help Your ESOL Student Succeed in the Classroom

Friday, September 15, 2017

If you’re a teacher, you will likely find yourself with a student whose first language is not English, which can pose a real challenge in the classroom. JBU’s Asst. Professor of Teacher Education Adria Trombley shares six simple methods teachers can use to help their students succeed in the classroom. Read More

Posted By: Jessica Turner - 9/15/17 2:00 PM

 
Meet Mark Bjornsen

Meet Mark Bjornsen

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mark Bjornsen was recently hired to serve as the Admission Representative for JBU's Graduate Education Program. He has several years of experience in education and is looking forward to participating in JBU's mssion. Welcome, Mark! Read More

Posted By: Jessica Turner - 8/26/16 8:00 AM

 
Perspective

Perspective

Monday, June 20, 2016

Amazing! This is the only word that I have to describe my adventures of the day. I spent the final day of my journey touring the northern tip of Ireland. I imagined what life would have been like at Carricksburg Castle, braved the rope bridge at Carrick-A-Rede, and hiked the Giant’s Causeway. I started walking, but I didn’t quite know what I was walking toward. I just knew it was a suggested “must see” of Northern Ireland. After walking…and walking…and walking, I began to see the interesting rock formations, boulders, and the cliff that lead to the waters edge. It was beautiful. As I climbed up the rocks, I was pleased that I made this trip. I took a few pictures, then made my way down to side to join the others, ready to move on to the next tourist attraction. Read More

Posted By: Nena Houston - 6/20/16 5:15 AM

 
Through the lens of an educator

Through the lens of an educator

Thursday, June 16, 2016

During the past few days, we have visited three schools and Stranmillis College. One purpose of our trip is to continue the relationships that were built during the last visit, as well as plan for next year’s summer trip. We will be working closely with Stranmillis College, as they support our visits within the local schools. There may even be opportunity for extended stays during the next few years. It is an exciting prospect that will be explored throughout this next school year! Our first stop was Sullivan Upper Elementary, a school that serves a selective, high-achieving student population. We were able to visit with the principal and tour the school grounds. This school provides academic, athletic, and artistic experiences to enhance the learning of students as individuals, enabling the students to develop their skills and talents. They had a wonderful art room, 3-D printer, a small machine shop, and whole floor dedicated to music development. Also, they were in the process of updating their athletic facilities. This school is the alma mater of Rory McIlroy, one of the top golfers in the PGA. Read More

Posted By: Nena Houston - 6/16/16 6:00 AM

 
It's a Narnia kind of day!

It's a Narnia kind of day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

What a privilege to worship with our brothers and sisters in Christ on Sunday morning! We attended a service at Parish of Dundela, St. Mark’s Church. This church was the home church of C. S. Lewis. His grandfather, Thomas Hamilton, was a rector of this church. We were welcomed by several of the people of the church and made to feel at home. As we were being seated, the bells began to peal! The beautiful sound of celebration. This service was a service of celebration and thanksgiving to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. It was a wonderful opportunity to be in town for this celebration. After the service, we were treated to tea and a tasty assortments of cakes and cookies. Upon entering the building before the service began, I was in awe of the ornate architecture and colors provided by the stained glass windows, flooring, and ceiling structures; however, I had no idea that each corner, window, tile, and architectural form had a significant meaning. \We were given a tour of the church and learned about each part. One rarely looks down at the floor for important symbolism, but there were even details in the flooring at St. Mark’s. Upon entering the church, black chevron floor tiles were intentionally set at the back by the baptismal font to point to the front of the church. They were to connect the two most important sacraments, the baptism and Holy Communion. As one walked forward, the tiles changed to vibrant color at the front, pointing the way to the table of Holy Communion. Read More

Posted By: Nena Houston - 6/15/16 6:45 AM

 

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