Teachin’ Tots

Posted by Paula Paine on February 14, 2011 in education, "School of Education"

Before kindergarten, parents teach their children everything from animal sounds to the alphabet. Kids attend music classes, preschool and ballet lessons. According to Assistant Professor Annette Blecha ’76, play and physical activity are important elements for not only physical...

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You’ve Been “Friended”

Posted by Paula Paine on February 9, 2011 in education, "The College"

Kylie Covey remembers sitting in her Introduction to Teaching class and hearing about an opportunity to be a Youth Friend. Four years and two students later, she is still volunteering. She says, "Obviously, I’ve been hooked, and I wouldn’t change the experience for anything...

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Changing Lives One Student at a Time

Posted by Janae Melvin on September 29, 2015 in College, education, of, School

After a successful career in the business world that spanned more than 20 years, Brian Watson ’01/MAEd ’15 was looking to do something new. He wanted to make an impact. He wanted to change lives. He wanted to be a teacher. It was 10 years ago when he began researching programs that would...

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Empowering Educators

Posted by Janae Melvin on September 29, 2015 in College, Education, Gifted, The

They are students we all remember in school. Sometimes they were pulled out of class for independent study, sometimes they were bussed to a different school for specialized classwork. They are gifted students, students that have an exceptional understanding of specific areas of study or interest....

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A Collaborative Spirit in the Classroom

Posted by Janae Melvin on October 15, 2015 in Arts, education, Festival, Fine, Ottawa, SWAN, Teaching

When Meg Dickinson moved to Ottawa with her husband in 2008, they purchased a home near Ottawa University. She didn’t know what opportunities might be available that would allow her to get involved with the University, but she was intrigued by the thought of working on campus.

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