Teaching & School Administration

Teaching in Purple

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Deciding What Type of School to Work in After Graduation

Most conventionally structured school systems include kindergarten through fifth grade in elementary school and sixth through eighth grade in the middle school, with the remainder in high school. It’s...

Top 8 Qualities of Effective Early Educators

At Grand Canyon University, the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree helps prepare graduates to find roles as highly-qualified kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers. The degree...

4 Ways to Incorporate Brain Breaks in Your Classroom

We all have heard the saying, “the body fuels the mind.” With diminishing time spent focused on physical education, including the absence of recess in some pre-K-5 schools, it is imperative that we...

3 Steps to Implement Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning (PBL) is an educational trend that helps students practice skills in direct ways. As students tackle the steps they need to complete a project, they learn academic and...

Essential Elements of a Literacy-Rich Classroom

Early childhood literacy is a necessity in education. As young learners enter fourth grade, they are expected to read much of the information they will learn. Those who are not already fluent readers...

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Education

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making big waves in education . Machines intelligence has changed the way we teach students, organize curriculum, collect data and hire teachers. Not long ago, there...

6 Tips for Teacher Interviews

It’s normal to be a little nervous before an interview. In teacher interviews, it’s important to be confident and familiar about various relevant topics in the field. At Grand Canyon University, the...

Why You Should Earn a MEd in Educational Leadership

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed for individuals interested in educational leadership or administration in the PK-12 and social services settings for children, but...

Top 5 Lessons About Finances to Teach Students

April was Financial Literacy Month, but teachers should think about bringing financial literacy into the classroom all year round. Financial literacy lessons can include any money-related topics from...

How to Incorporate Narrative Expository Text in Social Studies

Faculty, GCU Difficulties Reading Traditional Text Having difficulty getting students to read about history, especially upper elementary and secondary students? They say textbooks are boring and...

About Teaching in Purple

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