Natural Resources provide some of the most fertile and interesting subjects for an educator to present. Yet, our undergraduate and graduate students are poorly prepared to be educators. Few Master's or Doctoral programs require any education courses before a degree is bestowed. We touch hundreds of students each year in our classes who will become professionals, but are we giving them the tools to pass on their love of the resource to the next generation? Undergraduates and graduate students who are taking our courses should, in my opinion, have the skills and more importantly the desire to pass on the knowledge we impart. Therefore, I believe we need to think about putting the I's and E's into our teaching so at least, when our students are Imitating their professors, the models will be beneficial and positive. We should exemplify the best we can be. We want students to Emulate our good Examples. I am suggesting that you try this Invigorating way of teaching so at the end of the semester everyone in class will move further along a continuum from learner to teacher.
San Julian, Gary J.
"I's and E's of natural resources education, or, moving from learner to teacher,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 9, Article 52.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol9/iss1/52