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Benjamin Hotmire

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education

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authenticity in teaching mentoring reflective teaching practices student leadership

Benjamin Hotmire

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education

Education

  • PhD, Curriculum (cognates: Educational Technology and Social Foundations of Education), Ball State University
  • MA, Science Teaching, Wright State University
  • BS, Elementary Education (JH/MS Science and Social Studies), Taylor University

Biography

Advice to Incoming Students

Expand your horizons. Take advantage of opportunities to try something different, meet someone new, study abroad, serve in the community, and become involved in various groups on campus. Don’t be afraid to step into a new space and take on a leadership position. However, you’ve got to be careful and not do too much!! Maintain a healthy balance between classwork, social activities, and personal health.
 

Why I Enjoy Teaching at Taylor

I believe that there is not a more noble and important profession than being a teacher. Helping to be part of preparing future teachers is such a privilege, which is made even more special at Taylor. We are able to contextualize teacher preparation in a Christ-centered environment that is focused on high quality pedagogy, practical experiences, critical reflection, and a loving atmosphere. All of this is emphasized with a mindset to go serve the world—wherever we are called. 
 

Hobbies

Spending time with family, traveling, running/exercising, playing drums