Education Majors Receive Advice From Expert

Maureen Harness visited the Arkansas Tech University campus on Friday, March 9, to present future teachers with information on how to be successful as newcomers to the education profession.

Harness (photographed), teacher induction program advisor for the Arkansas Department of Education, led a discussion that broke the art of teaching down into four categories: organizing content knowledge for student learning; creating an environment for student learning; teaching for student learning; and teacher professionalism.

The seminar was based upon the PATHWISE Classroom Observation System, a statewide initiative that was put in place in 2002 as a way of mentoring first-year teachers.

June Lawson, director of Teacher Education Student Services and assistant professor of early childhood education at Arkansas Tech, invited Harness to campus to make the presentation to education majors for a second consecutive semester.

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