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Carol Gossett

I use a constructivist approach to teaching and encourage students to develop their own understanding of concepts presented in my courses. I sincerely strive to adapt to students' specific needs in order to insure that their learning experiences directly address their classroom strengths and weaknesses, district and state standards, their personal growth and professional development. My philosophy of teaching is: "if the child does not learn the way you teach, then teach the way the child learns."

Email: csgosset@fresno.edu

Professional Experience: Fresno Pacific University, Faculty/Director - 2002 - present; AIMS Education Foundation, 1993-2001; Educational consultant with AIMS National Leadership Network, 1987 - present; Kindergarten teacher, 1972-1993.

Personal Experience: Serve as Deacon for my church

Scholarly Interests: Technology, brain-based learning

Publications: California Kindergarten Assn. Research, Theory, and Practice Journal; National Kindergarten Alliance; AIMS Education Foundation

Honors and Awards: Past president, California Kindergarten Assn; Charter member and research chair, National Kindergarten Alliance

Recommended Reading: The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren

Favorite Music: Oldies and Soul from 1960's

Favorite Activities: Water sports, travel

Home Church: Trinity Presbyterian

Family Info: Married 37 years; 2 sons, one daughter-in-law, dogs, cats and fish

Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8 - 9

What Matters: Your personal relationship with Jesus Christ

Pet Peeves: People who are rude and inconsiderate of others

Subject Expertise: Elementary Education Multiple Subjects; Early Childhood Education

Education: BA Child Development, CSU Fresno; MA Math/Science Education, FPU; Ed.D in progress, Instructional Technology & Distance Education, NOVA Southeastern University

Home town: Clovis, CA

What I Like About FPU: The commitment to service toward students by the faculty and staff

Significant Influence: Early Childhood Education