Dr. Jack Beckman


Jack Beckman has spent over 40 years under the regulus and patterns of teaching and learning – initially as an Early Childhood educator in the classroom, then as an educational leader, and finally as Professor of Elementary Education at Covenant College. Each of these contexts has allowed him the privilege of working with students, teachers, and parents on a variety of levels involving instructional pedagogy, curriculum development, and teacher professional learning.

Over the past fifteen years Jack has moved to the other side of the teacher’s desk in his work with preservice elementary teachers at Covenant College. From freshman year Christian Mind through senior Fall Block and student teaching, he witnesses the progression of growth in their identity from students to full instructional practitioners ready for the classroom. It is thrilling to hear stories of how God is using their gifts and talents in His kingdom work. These dedicated teachers are His “faithful presence” in a world filled with many diverse needs.


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