November 11, 2017

Careers in Early Childhood Education

By Dr. Annette Oliver, Assistant Professor of Education, Early Childhood Education Program Director | Education

There are many employment opportunities available if you have an interest in working with young children and families. Within each setting, the role, responsibilities, training requirements, and experience vary. Because of the diverse professional opportunities, it’s important to know how you want to serve in the field of early childhood education—this article will help you…

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November 5, 2017

What’s Grit Got to Do With It

By Dr. Andre Lawe, Adjunct Professor and Curriculum Designer | Athletics Administration

What separates winners from losers? It’s the age-old question that constantly lingers as we try to explain why some people are successful and why others never tap into their fullest potential.  Michael Jordan, one of the most decorated and well-known professional basketball players of all time, says, “I never gave up, I never quit.” He…

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November 1, 2017

15 Books to Celebrate National Author’s Day

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Blog

For this year’s National Author’s Day, we asked ourselves: What’s a better way to celebrate than curling up with a good book? Back in September, we hosted our annual Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival—with authors, illustrators and literacy experts from around the country. We reviewed the works of our conference leaders and pulled together some…

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October 25, 2017

‘Puzzle Planets’ App Gives Students a Map to the Night Sky

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

Did you know Earth is the only planet in our solar system not named after a Greek or Roman deity? Or that one of the largest and most recognizable constellations in the night sky is Leo, named for the Nemean lion in Greek mythology? While astronomy is a science that often relies heavily on mathematics,…

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October 23, 2017

6 Tech Trends Changing Education

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Education

It’s no secret that technology is changing every industry — quickly and constantly. Transportation has driverless cars, healthcare has telemedicine, the list goes on and on. And education is no exception. Consider that current K-12 students don’t remember a time without the Internet, and there’s no doubt that it will affect how they learn. Here…

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October 13, 2017

3 Tips for Christian Teachers in Public Schools

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Education, Faith

As Christians, our faith isn’t something that just peeks its head out on Sunday mornings and then returns to hibernation until next week’s service. Our beliefs and desire to live a Christ-centered existence pours out and impacts every aspect of our lives, no matter what our calling may be. That said, being a Christian and…

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October 9, 2017

3 Things You’ll Want in a Graduate Program When You Work Full-Time

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Admissions Advice

Deciding to go back to school to earn your master’s degree is no easy choice, especially when you’re working full time. And while it is one of the best decisions you can make for your career, you’ll want to make sure you find the right program to fit into your schedule. That’s where online degrees come…

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September 27, 2017

Costing Services in a Not-For-Profit Environment

By Steve Shively, Adjunct Professor, Managerial Accounting | Business

Not-for-profit entities that provide human services do so with a mission of helping others. While the missions are often of noble cause, they’re not free. And while organizations operating as not-for-profit can be viewed as benevolent societies forwarding their respective causes, the classification is more for tax purposes than anything else. Every company in business…

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September 26, 2017

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Author Spotlight: Melissa Sweet

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Admissions Advice, Education, Literacy Resources

This Saturday, thousands of reading and writing enthusiasts will stroll through the Concordia Nebraska campus for the 22nd Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival. We’ve already given you some background on author/illustrator Matthew Cordell. Now, meet Portland, Maine-based author/illustrator Melissa Sweet, who will give shed some light on what fuels her the most. When she’ll be…

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September 22, 2017

Rules and Routines: A Smooth Start to the School Year

By Anna Boriack, College of Graduate Studies & Adult Education | Education

My father was in education for many years, and before I started my first year of teaching, he gave me this great advice, “Start out tough and you can always relax, but start out relaxed and getting tough becomes a game.” I always reflect on those words when a new school year starts. What does…

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