students should not be full of stress and confusion about becoming a
nurse. Why the mystification? We need to show students how to be a nurse
by treating them as we do our patients: with love, compassion, respect,
and enthusiasm for their success!" -Dr. Katie Love
Prior knowledge (roots): Knowledge and experience the student brings is the foundation from where learning begins.
Meet them where they are (earth): Making teaching responsive to the diverse learning needs of students, and where the teacher learns from the student.
Interconnectedness (trunk): Experiencing our connection to one another, being present, and growing together
Self-Care (leaves): Nurturing ourselves so we may nurture others.
Contextual Teaching and Learning (arch): Addressing the environmental factors that influence readiness to learn, such as mind-body-spirit imbalance, values and beliefs, with culturally appropriate education and holism.