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How do bachelor’s in education students challenge accelerated learners?

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The nation’s first school for gifted children opened in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1901. Since then a debate has swirled around gifted education’s implementation, effectiveness, and importance. But most educators agree that challenging material and a faster pace benefit high-achieving students. “Students with high abilities need gifted education programs that will challenge them in regular classroom […]

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March 24th, 2016

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Education Career Spotlight: English as a Second Language

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The population of Spanish-speaking Americans, the largest, fastest-growing non-English speaking group in the United States, will rise anywhere between 39 and 43 million by 2020, with the number of individuals speaking Spanish up 233 percent since 1980. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the District of Columbia and 24 states — including […]

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March 16th, 2016

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Bachelor’s in education majors specialize to teach middle school

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Most people aren’t too excited to look back at those pictures from middle school. But for some, it isn’t just because of braces and awkward bangs. The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) outlines an interesting conundrum: while during the middle grades, students are going through their most intense period of brain development (aside from […]

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February 11th, 2016

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Assumption Associate Professor of Education, Eric Howe, Ph.D. and the epistemology of science

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A timely topic of significant interest in education is the push for greater emphasis on STEM education. (See a previous bachelor’s in education blog post about this topic.) Associate professor of science education at Assumption College, Professor Eric Howe, Ph.D. shares, “anecdotally, I’ve found that there has been heightened interest in science teaching when we’ve […]

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January 12th, 2016

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Teaching teachers: Experiential learning taught through student teaching

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“Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement,” according to Edutopia. That is why Assumption students spend 400 hours in area classrooms learning with experienced mentor teachers and working with students at the grade-levels they aspire to teach. It starts in their first year and it’s […]

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December 22nd, 2015

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Education Course Spotlight: Effective Classroom Management

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Our best teachers and our worst teachers: we tend to remember these outliers. It’s possible, our bad memories of not-so-good teachers — and our great memories of the best — had to do with their effectiveness as classroom managers, and their care for us as students and people. The way a teacher manages a classroom […]

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November 17th, 2015

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Teaching and Traveling: Part 2

Assumption College Undergraduate

Last week, we discussed the growth and popularity of students with a bachelors in education who spend time abroad teaching and volunteering before committing to a career in the United States. We mentioned the rewarding experience, ability to explore  the world and experience new cultures, and a chance to meet amazing people from many different […]

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October 29th, 2015

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Teaching and traveling: Part 1

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The Boston Consulting Group reported in 2013 that Millennials are more interested than older generations in traveling — 23 percentage points higher. And, according to The Atlantic, young people are more interested in longer, more meaningful experiences; they are more likely to choose spending little and living like locals over luxurious beach vacations. Recent Assumption […]

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October 22nd, 2015

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In honor of upcoming Family Weekend: how education students can learn about getting parents involved

Assumption College Undergraduate

Assumption’s Family Weekend is September 25-27. Families are invited to come and spend the weekend with their Hounds and learn about life on campus. For education majors, the role of a parent or other family member in student success takes on added meaning. In the present, Assumption education students can show off friends and teachers, […]

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September 24th, 2015

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Getting schooled from the get-go: Assumption education course spotlight

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Schools in the United States didn’t always look the way they do today, but they’ve always had a similar goal: Creating responsible citizens, who had the tools, knowledge and ambition to move a nation forward. Assumption education majors get a taste of their future degree in their Education 101 course: Schools in American Society. Students […]

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August 4th, 2015

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