College of Education’s Year in Review

The College of Education has been up to a few things this past school year.  We’re very happy to share our Year in Review with our students and their families, alumni, and supporters. In this publication, you’ll hear stories from faculty, students, and alumni!  Please take a look at our Year in Review (PDF) magazine.  We’d love your feedback.  Comment on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

Lab School Yoga Featured on TV with Nikki Myers

Set your DVR’s for a very cool segment about teaching yoga at the Lab School with world-renowned yogi Nikki Myers and Lab School yoga instructor Heather Williams.  This program will air starting Tuesday, June 11, 6:00pm, on COMCAST Channel 20 and Bright House Channel 99.  It will replay for a month every Tuesday- 6p, Friday- 8p and Sunday- 11a.  Be sure to watch and learn more about the great program teaching students yoga at the Lab School, as well as learn some yoga poses from Nikki and Heather!


COE Alumni & Graduating Students: Job Opportunity at Butler Lab School!

The IPS/Butler University Laboratory School is currently searching for three classroom teachers and one studio teacher to join our staff for the 2013-2014 school year.  If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please see below for further information.  These openings will close on March 20th.


Studio Teacher Web Address:

IPS-Butler University Laboratory School – Application Packet – Studio Teacher


Classroom Teacher Web Address:

IPS-Butler University Laboratory School – Application Packet – Classroom Teacher


Applicants need to fill out the online application, upload transcripts, and send the reference request to 3 supervisors/supervising teachers/professors.  In addition to these application requirements, applicants must send a letter of interest, resume and response to a piece of text found in the attached application packet to Ron Smith at

Should you have any questions you can reach Ron Smith at 317-226-4260.

Lab School Featured on Cadwell Collaborative Website

The Cadwell Collaborative, LLC often posts about great schools and teachers that they work with all over the country.  Recently, the blog for this outstanding teaching collaborative featured the Lab School!  In the post, “Great Teachers”, they feature a photo of Ron Smith, principal of the Lab School and COE Alum with Lab School students.  The following quote comes from the post and embodies the vision of the Lab School:

“For (William) Cronin, the purpose of education is to nurture human freedom and growth.  Great teachers do that.  For great teachers, education (to apply Cronin’s observation of liberal education) is not something any of us ever achieve; it is not a stateRather, it is a way of living in the face of our own ignorance, a way of groping toward wisdom in full recognition of our own folly, a way of educating ourselves without any illusion that our educations will ever be complete.  The best teachers embody this tenet…they are clearly engaged in the learning process along with their students.”

To read the entire post, please visit the Cadwell Collaborative, LLC’s blog page.