LaNae H. Poulter
Scheduling Office Supervisor
193 Manwaring Center
Rexburg ID  83460-1705


Phone: (208) 496-3120
Fax: (208) 496-5148
poulterl@byui.edu 

 

 

Educational Philosophy

It is my educational philosophy that students should be anxiously engaged in their own learning rather than just enduring it. The role of the teacher is to enable students to discover for themselves the truths and values of the learning opportunity. It is my philosophy that students learn best when they recognize how the subject applies to the world in which they live. As adult learners, students contribute to the depth of understanding based on their own experiences and expectations. A teacher should give guidance and encouragement. It is the role of educators to help others discover their own potential. I agree with the observation of John L. Clarke who 27 years as president of BYU-Idaho (then known as Ricks College); he said, “There are extraordinary capabilities in ordinary people.” Furthermore, I delight in the wisdom of President Gordon B. Hinckley:  “The work of the world isn’t done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people who have learned to work in extraordinary ways” (dedication of Gordon B. Hinckley Building, BYU-Idaho, 22 Oct. 2002).

Professional Writings