Favorite Blogs of Spring 2016: Teaching in Purple

Teaching in Purple favorite blogs of 2016

Have you been keeping up with Teaching in Purple, presented by the College of Education? Part of the GCU Blogs Network, Teaching in Purple features posts written by GCU faculty, students and staff. These blogs explore current events, degree programs and helpful advice for current and future educators. In case you missed them, here are some of our readers’ favorite posts from spring 2016:

“Why Do We Study Shakespeare?” and Other Shakespeare Questions

Grand Canyon University celebrated the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with Shakespeare Week from Feb. 1 – 5. In honor of Shakespeare, professors from the College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Production, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences helped answer questions like, “Who was William Shakespeare?” “Why is Shakespearean language so hard to understand?” “Is Shakespeare in the curriculum?” and “Should we still read Shakespeare today?”

What Can Teachers do to Promote Cultural and Social Responsiveness?

Lisset Pickens, an adjunct faculty member in Grand Canyon University’s College of Education, encourages teachers, prospective teachers and parents to instill in children the ability to face adversity. She walks readers through three main components: facing biases (adversity), emotional responsiveness (true self) and changing the climate (reaction).

5 Reasons to Become a Teacher

There are often several factors that influence students to earn an education degree and become a teacher for future generations. This blog highlights five very important reasons to become a teacher. If you feel as though you are called to pursue this career, find out how Grand Canyon University can help you become a passionate educator dedicated to learning, leading and serving.

Degree Spotlight: Master’s Degree in Autism Spectrum Disorders

This blog takes a look at Grand Canyon University’s Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Readers learn how students in the program can make a difference in the lives of students with ASD, why the degree is in high demand and why GCU is a great choice for this program.

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