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Creating an innovative college classroom learning space for preservice teachers

Original Article Published in Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina (TEJSC) Abstract:  Creating an innovative space for P-5 preservice teachers to learn the craft of teaching and solidify their calling should be a priority in teacher preparation. This conceptual paper highlighted research-to-practice ideas and processes in creating an innovative learning classroom. Upon examination of the literature, a clear […]

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Adult Learners: Motivations for intellectual growth

For anyone teaching, training, or working alongside adults, Andragogy is a critical concept to know and understand. Like the notion that children’s learning may be enhanced through certain practices (pedagogy), andragogy asserts that adults learn best when some principles are applied (Knowles, 1968).  Malcolm Knowles, the predominant theorist behind adult learning theory, posits that six principles of […]

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Celebrations for Retention: The benefits for students and faculty

The need to belong is fundamental to all (Kirk, 2022). No matter where we go or what we are doing, we are all looking to find our place in the settings in which we find ourselves. College can be stressful and intimidating for students as they develop new relationships and a sense of belonging (Kirk, […]

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Internships help prepare you for your future

Within the past few years, ҹ첥 Southern has been expanding on the Experiential Learning Initiative. With how things have changed with this aspect of ҹ첥’s curriculum, it may be confusing to keep up with what it exactly entails. With that being said, this will be an explanation of what lies ahead for students when going […]

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College offers more than an academic degree

The experience of going to college includes values beyond earning a degree. Employees at ҹ첥 recently shared some specifics with me. Some similarities were seen in their responses, but the range of answers was evident, age and generation differences aside.  Critical thinking was a specifically important value to ҹ첥 Southern University President Dr. Dondi Costin […]

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How to: Beyond the lesson – Increasing retention and decreasing frustration

Whether you are a parent, pastor, coach, marketing executive, or any other myriad of positions, we are all teachers at heart. A parent may be teaching a child the difference between right and wrong. Coaches teach their congregation about Jesus. Marketing executives teach others about their ideas and try to gain support for them. Teaching […]

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Exam study tips

As a senior, I’ve had to learn study habits during my academic career. Maybe some of what works for me will work for you also. Study habits are personal and what works for you might not work for others, so it is important to understand what works well for your own learning needs. We are […]

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Where to study on campus

For Night Owls ҹ첥’s newest student lounge and dining option, The Buc Stop, is the perfect place for night owls to study. The Buc Stop grill is open until 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, but students are welcome to utilize the space any time. The lounge is crowded with students socializing and doing homework while […]

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