Meet Erin-Jane Bolin and Jordan Sanger...


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Erin-Jane Bolin and Jordan Sanger

While in the BCU teacher preparation program, we were guided by leaders who were truly passionate and experienced, and we learned with reliable, motivated peers; this program definitely set us up for success!


— Erin-Jane Bolin

Education

Lifelong friends, Chargers, and teachers Erin-Jane and Jordan have both felt the impact of Briar Cliff's teacher preparation program on their careers. Erin-Jane now teaches in Sioux City while Jordan moved across the country to teach in Alaska! Erin-Jane shared their story with us in the fall of 2017.

"While in the BCU teacher preparation program, we were guided by leaders who were truly passionate and experienced, and we learned with reliable, motivated peers; this program definitely set us up for success!

We learned the ins and outs of classroom management and filled our teacher toolbox with many strategies. We, then, took all our learning and applied it in the classroom. Our Professional Development School gave us a chance to experiment, fail, succeed, and collaborate, which is what teaching is all about! It was like we had a year of “trial teaching” before signing that first contract!

The best part of about our PDS is that we were given immediate feedback. Appropriate scaffolding was implemented and we all soared. Learning was exciting and fun! We loved the collaborative atmosphere.

We have established life-long friendships through this program. Although Jordan is in Alaska, many, many miles away, she still shares ideas with fellow professors and classmates. Cheers to technology! Erin being local allows her to stay in direct contact with past professors and classmates. She even has professors visit her classroom every year!

This program set us both up for success academically, professionally, and personally. We are forever grateful that we chose BCU."

 

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