Stories about "Teaching and education"
Q&A: ‘It’s a skill’ — Lindsey Hamilton ’05 explains the ins and outs of inclusive teaching and learning

Friday, November 18, 2022 11:32 am

A nationally regarded expert in the field of inclusive teaching, Hamilton is the inaugural director of the college’s new Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning. "The field of teaching is backed up with scholarship and evidence just like any other discipline. We can improve it but we just have to do things that we know work.”

Dana Hall re-opens to the Bates community on Monday, Aug. 29 from 2-4 pm for light refreshments and a chance to celebrate its renovation.The renovation of Dana is an important part of both our revitalization of STEM at Bates and creating new flexible classrooms for all - this is truly an all-campus building. You’ll see new student spaces throughout the building, teaching labs on the first and third floors, and three new flexible classrooms on the second floor. Core facilities and accessibility have been improved as well. We are excited about the impact these spaces will have on teaching and learning in the decades to come. We are looking forward to sharing Dana with you and to celebrate the work of the many Bates employees and our partners who made this renovation possible.
Campus Construction Update: Sept. 22, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:47 am

After a renovation that redefined Dana Hall’s role in Bates science education, the building reopened with an Aug. 29 celebration. Also: an abyss in Chase Hall!

Lewiston youngsters learn life lessons from Bates students — and the game of soccer

Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:55 pm

Youngsters in Lewiston are getting all sorts of life lessons — from leadership and resilience to mindfulness, empathy, and inclusivity — from Bates students, and from the game of soccer.

Meet the Bonney Science Center Places and Faces (No. 7): Four scientists who are opportunistic, chemiluminescent, continuity-minded, and nosey

Monday, May 16, 2022 2:07 pm

Our final installment of a series profiling the folks who work in the college's new Bonney Science Center: Four scientists who are opportunistic, chemiluminescent, continuity-minded, and nosey.

Assistant In Instruction Alyson FarringtonChemistry and Biochemistry BonneyScence Center laboratory, BSC 360
Meet the Bonney Science Center Places and Faces (No. 5): veteran custodian, neuroscientist giving signals, instructor with good chemistry

Monday, May 2, 2022 2:21 pm

Here’s the fifth installment of our series that profiles, in images and words, each and every resident of Bates’ newest academic building, Bonney Science Center.

$175,000 NEH grant signals Diverse BookFinder’s growing national reach

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:10 pm

On its fourth anniversary, the Diverse BookFinder is expanding to help educators use picture books to engage children in cross-cultural conversations built around curiosity, compassion, and understanding.

Q&A: Pandemic-driven Admission changes are ‘smart and long overdue’

Friday, August 20, 2021 11:50 am

With the Class of 2025 on the college’s doorstep, Dean of Admission Leigh Weisenburger talks about the implications of successfully recruiting and enrolling a new Bates class without ever leaving home.

Video: Works by Ashley Bryan, who ‘finds love and joy in what we live in,’ at Bates Museum of Art

Friday, October 23, 2020 11:46 am

Renowned poet Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni Jr. touched her heart with her...

Brian Evans - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Dance (bevans@bates.edu) Teaching in person:Dance Repertory
Meet new faculty: Brian J. Evans and the meaning of dance

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 4:15 pm

We create meaning with more than our brains, says Evans, a new lecturer in dance. Through the embodied arts, we can literally "dance through life" — and gain the power "to be unabashedly human.”

Zoe Knauss '23 of Buffalo, N.Y., who will declare as an ES major, and ES major Sam Gilman '22 of Mendham, N.J., , dig for soil in a field.Prof of Environmental Studies and Christian A. Johnson Prof of Interdisc Studies Holly Ewing and Lecturer in Environmental Studies & Learning Associate in Environmental Studies Camille Parrish take students in the Soils/Lab course for a field trip to Pettengill Farm in Freeport, Maine. A nineteenth century salt-water farm on the estuary of the Harraseeket River, the farm is owned by Freeport Historical Society(FHS). It includes a saltbox house (ca. 1800) on 140 acres of fields, woods, antique apple orchards and salt marsh. Most interesting are the etchings (sgraffitti) found on the plaster walls in the upper chambers of ships, sea monsters, longboats and animals. The farmhouse remains without plumbing, central heat and electricity and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Mildred Pettengill was its last resident and lived in the house until 1970.The students are digging up soil and making observations (soil profiles) before putting it back where it came from.ENVR 310 - Soils/LabDepending on one's point of view, soils are geological units, ecosystems, the foundation of plant life, a place for microbes to live, building material, or just dirt. This course takes a scientific perspective and explores the genesis of soils, their distribution and characteristics, and their interaction with plants. Field studies emphasize description of soils, inferences about soil formation, and placement within a landscape context. Labs investigate the chemistry of soils and their role in forestry and agriculture.
Picture story: “Thankful to get off campus and my hands dirty”

Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:01 pm

Follow along as Bates environmental studies students go off campus and dig into the science of dirt at a stunning coastal Maine site.

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